Bitcoin’s ledger becomes more and more immutable as time passes. While in theory, a fork can be achieved at any depth, in practice, the computing power needed to force a very deep fork is immense, making old blocks practically immutable. Consensus attacks also do not affect the security of the private keys and signing algorithm (ECDSA). ECDSA and ECDH are from distinct standards (ANSI X9.62 and X9.63, respectively), and used in distinct contexts. X9.63 explicitly reuses elements from X9.62, including the standard representation of public keys (e.g. in X.509 certificates). Hence, ECDSA and ECDH key pairs are largely interchangeable. The need for scalability is well understood. Apart from simply changing the parameters [13,14], the efficiency of the original Bitcoin protocol still offers space for improvement [15–19]. Increasing the transaction speed without payment networks has been investigated. The Bitcoin system uses "Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm" or ECDSA, based on Elliptic curve cryptography. What we have seen above, is typically used to encrypt/decrypt data. Something that is called a "hash", or "digest", is an other sort of implementation. 2.2 A few words on Hashfunctions, Hashes and Digests. That wikipedia article is about TLS, and lists separately only EC curves that have assigned numbers in TLS; for TLS all other curves fall under "arbitrary prime" or "arbitrary 2^m".OpenSSL supports for non-TLS operations including ECDSA quite a few curves not numbered for use in TLS, including the three you list. As requested, I do not comment on their insecurity ;-()
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