[Bitcoin-development] Public key and signature malleability

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 18:34:11 UTC 2012

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Pieter Wuille <pieter.wuille at gmail.com> wrote:
> What do you think about these rules? If people want these rules,
> nothing would happen for now - just start try to find software that
> doesn't produce complying data. In a second step, these could be
> enabled as check similar to IsStandard() - making it hard for them to
> get into blocks, but still be accepted when they aren't standard.
> Finally, when no significant amount of non-standard transactions are
> seen anymore, we can write a BIP and start enforcing this as a network
> rule.

I strongly support heading down this path. Malleability has produced a
steady trickle of surprising outcomes. In addition to the problems we
already know about and expect there may be additional security or DOS
problems that arise from allowing these.

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