What are the private key, mnemonics, and recovery seeds?

An example of the private key / public key / address:

*Private Key: 0xb271f04aaa7a724f25c62db1010e394a9ed04af6a99b58d2a7c9409f81a30676
*Public Key: 0x03345935794ec806aa5d964ca3c13c8b7df2eca8646acaba8e6376fb99a6fe685d
*Ethereum Address: 0x6BFe0BD6c4dc52e477db10Ec04b6b2668AD3590D

When a blockchain wallet (account) is created, a specific pair of "Public Key" and "Private Key" is also created. The private key is the most important key to any blockchain account. Not only because both the public key and blockchain address are derived from the private key, but it is the true "key" to the wallet ownership.

As you can see in the example, the private key is long and not easy to memorize. Therefore, the BIP39 (Bitcoin Improvement Proposal) proposed a "Mnemonics" way to convert the private keys into combinations of 2048 words. Since then, mnemonics have become a popular representation/format of the private keys, and each "word" of the mnemonics is called the "recovery seed".

Using this method, the private key 0xb271f04aaa7a724f25c62db1010e394a9ed04af6a99b58d2a7c9409f81a30676 can be converted into the following mnemonics:
below mail interest onion resource cotton victory three faint blossom call stomach actual inform like cotton salt tourist
(Wow! That's a lot more memorizable.)

Warning: The above information is for educational use. Do not attempt to deposit any assets into the address or use this set of keys.

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