[Bitcoin-development] Draft BIP for seamless website authentication using Bitcoin address

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at bitpay.com
Fri Apr 4 13:47:56 UTC 2014

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
> These are the kinds of problems that crop up when you mix together two
> different things: the act of paying, and the act of identifying yourself.

This is precisely why SINs use a different version byte from bitcoin
addresses.  There should never be any confusion between money/payments
and identity.

Jeff Garzik
Bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist
BitPay, Inc.      https://bitpay.com/

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