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Cryptography - crytpo-assets (CAs).

Public keys are derived from private keys and this enables verification of transactions because of this public-private key pairing.

The blockchain validators (nodes) can check that the signer is the controller of those CAs on the blockchain.

Source - A treasurer's guide to opening a crypto wallet - ACT - May 2023 - p20 - member-only resource.

See also