# Public Key Encryption

Public key encryption is truly one of those things that, once you understand the concept fully, just makes you say “wow, that is indeed a miracle of modern computer science”.

### What is Public Key Encryption?

Public key encryption, or public key cryptography, is the most commonly used form of **asymmetric encryption**.

This diagram should make it clear enough for now, until I can come up with a better description

*Last modified: November 15, 2022*