[Bitcoin-development] Presenting a BIP for Shamir's Secret Sharing of Bitcoin private keys
gmaxwell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 02:07:45 UTC 2014
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Matt Whitlock <bip at mattwhitlock.name> wrote:
> On Monday, 7 April 2014, at 5:38 pm, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Nikita Schmidt
>> <nikita at megiontechnologies.com> wrote:
>> > Regarding the choice of fields, any implementation of this BIP will
>> > need big integer arithmetic to do base-58 anyway.
>> Nah, it doesn't. E.g.
> That only *decodes* Base58Check. It has no encode function, which would require biginteger division.
Yes thats only a decode but the same process (long division with
manual carries) works just fine the other way. There is absolutely no
need to use big integers for this.
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