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measure of uncertainty associated with a random variable

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Pin Entropy of Trezor versus Ledger Nano S

There have been discussions of adding hardware support for Monero, specifically for Trezor and Ledger wallet. How much more entropy does a 9 digit pin (Trezor) offer compared to a 4 digit pin (Ledger ...
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Is Monero's wallet creation truly random?

The wallet creation with monero-wallet-cli results in a seemingly random mnemonic seeds and wallet address. Since the result of any computer program is deterministic and thus relies on an external ...
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Is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same?

Since one is just another representation of the other, is the entropy for the mnemonic seed and the private spend key exactly the same? Are there any security benefits of using one over the other for ...
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Can my mnemonic seed be hex data instead of something ASCII based?

Can I enter my seed in as hex data instead of typing words in like normal? edit: I'm hoping to increase entropy of my key if I'm able to go past the 7F ascii Hex boundary.
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Does entropy vary depending on the language of my mnemonic seeds?

Are there more words in word lists in some languages than others? If so how would my language choice impact the entropy of my randomly created mnemonic seed?
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