Tool to encrypt / convert with base 58 composed of alphanumeric characters except 0,O,I,l to avoid reading errors.

Base 58 Cipher - dCode

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Tool to encrypt / convert with base 58 composed of alphanumeric characters except 0,O,I,l to avoid reading errors.

The **base 58** was created to code large integer numbers, like any base in arithmetic, it uses symbols for the digits. In **base 58**, these are the 58 symbols 123456789ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyz (the numbers 0 as well the uppercase letters I and O and lowercase letter l have been removed from the 62 classic alphanumeric symbols so that they cannot be misread by a human or a machine)

Encryption of a number is done by performing a change of basis.

__Example:__ $ 1234_{10} = 21 \times 58^1 + 16 = \{21,16\}_{58} $ or NH using the symbols of **base 58** (the 21st symbol is an N and the 16th symbol is an H).

To encrypt a message, you must first convert it to a large number, using the ASCII or Unicode table.

The decryption of **Base 58** consists of a conversion of the message considered into **base 58**.

If the expected result is a number then convert **base 58** to base 10 to obtain an integer.

__Example:__ The message in **base 58** 38 corresponds to the calculation $ 2 \times 58 + 7 = 123 $ or 123 in base 10.

If the expected result is a message, then convert the **base 58** to binary or hexadecimal and use the desired coding table (ASCII or Unicode) to obtain a plain message.

The message is composed of at most 58 distinct characters, and must not contain a digit 0 (zero), nor a letter I (capital i), nor a letter O (capital o) or letter l (lowercase L).

Any reference to Bitcoin or its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto or to any other cryptocurrency like Ripple is a clue.

The symbol alphabet used to code **base 58** may be completely different from 123456789ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyz.

A classic variant is 123456789abcdefghijkmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ (uppercase and lowercase inverted, used by Flickr) but many other alphabets, including deranged alphabets can be used.

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