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Shamir Secret Sharing


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Where users need to back up data or keys to the federation, Fedimint utilizes the popular and time tested algorithm for Shamir Secret Sharing.

This allows data to be broken up into discrete shards, which can be placed with different parties and reassembled only if a threshold of the shards can be found.