Holding and Transferring Cryptos – Introduction to Public Keys and Private Keys

Public and private keys are an integral part of cryptocurrencies. They allow you to send and receive cryptocurrencies without requiring a third party to verify the transactions. These keys are a part of the public-key cryptography (PKC) framework. You can use these keys to send your cryptocurrency to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The public and private keys fit together as a key pair. You may share your public keys in order to receive transactions, but never share your private key. Your private keys must be kept secret at all times. If anyone has access to your private keys, they will also have access to any cryptocurrency associated with those keys.