[Bitcoin-development] After compressed pubkeys: hybrid pubkeys

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Sun Jun 17 01:15:54 UTC 2012

On Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:39:00 PM Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Gavin Andresen <gavinandresen at gmail.com> 
> > 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.

I'm willing to make Eligius reject these as well, if someone provides a patch 
that doesn't depend on IsStandard being enforced...

Same goes for rejecting OP_NOP<n> - I can't see any legitimate reason we'd 
want these on mainnet right now.


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