[Bitcoin-development] minor bitcoin-qt gripes moving BTC off specific key

Gavin Andresen gavinandresen at gmail.com
Tue May 7 12:28:15 UTC 2013


"sweep private key" is the missing functionality.

I agree, it would be nice to have.


On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM, Adam Back <adam at cypherspace.org> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Three minor security/other issues:
>
> 1. please a way to unlock the wallet without displaying wallet password in
>    console screen (console unlock wallet, to import priv key); or
>
> 2. a button to import a private key (and option to transfer it to another
>    key - if you are not the sole controller the private key)
>
> 3. a UX way to transfer BTC off a specific adress (eg choose from
>    address), rather than having to spend the entire wallet onto a new
>    address, just to get BTC off a specific address.  Doing it that way has
>    problems: creates more network traffic/bigger packets, higher fees (if
>    any transactions are young/low confirmation), and generally damages
>    privacy as all your funds end up linked.
>
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Gavin Andresen
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