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Digital Signatures

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What is it?

Digital signature is like a regular signature, but instead of your hand and pen - you're using your ethereum account. Yeah, it may sound like a magic, so let's dive a bit deeper.

How they are used?

Digital signatures are used to prove account ownership. In fact, when you're trying to send some funds - your wallet does nothing except creating and signing the transaction. That's how the cryptocurrency works in general, but how can to sign a message, not a transaction?

Creating a digital signature

To help you with this trouble, we wrote tutorials about how to do it with different wallets.

MyEtherWallet (MEW)