[bitcoin-dev] What is OpenSSL still used for?

Ethan Heilman eth3rs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 03:58:22 UTC 2016

I believe libsecp256k1 just performs Elliptic Curve operations
required by Bitcoin. OpenSSL is used for all other crypto.

For instance the PRNG appears to be OpenSSL:

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 8:39 PM, Andrew C via bitcoin-dev
<bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> In the release notes for 0.12, it says that we have moved from using OpenSSL
> to libsecp256k1 for signature validation. So what else is it being used for
> that we need to keep it as a dependency?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
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