How to keep an open secret with mathematics.

From Standup Mathematician.

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Shamir’s Secret Sharing on wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamir%27s_Secret_Sharing

I made the animated parabola in GeoGebra with help from my mate Ben Sparks. Here is the GeoGebra5 file if you’d like to have a play:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zydcy38eedahbfu/quadratic%20from%20SUMS%20video.ggb?dl=0

Read about finite fields on MathWorld:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FiniteField.html

Shamir Secret Sharing used with Bitcoin:
https://blog.trezor.io/shamir-backup-the-revolution-of-private-keys-backup-is-here-858687ed7fe7

And for balance, an argument against using Shamir Sharing with Bitcoin, but rather Multisignature.
https://blog.keys.casa/shamirs-secret-sharing-security-shortcomings/

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