[Bitcoin-development] After compressed pubkeys: hybrid pubkeys

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 23:39:00 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Gavin Andresen <gavinandresen at gmail.com> wrote:
> RE: 0x06/0x07 'hybrid' public keys:
>> Any opinions? Forbidding it certainly makes alternative implementation
>> slightly easier in the future, but I'm not sure the hassle of a network
>> rule change is worth it.
> I say treat any transactions that use them as 'non-standard' -- don't
> relay/mine them by default, but accept blocks that happen to contain
> them.
> I agree that a rule change isn't worth it right now, but making them
> non-standard now is easy and should make a rule change in the future
> easier.

ACK.  Hopefully no one will mine these before we can merge denying
them into another rule change. But if they do, oh well.

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