[Bitcoin-development] Presenting a BIP for Shamir's Secret Sharing of Bitcoin private keys

Tamas Blummer tamas at bitsofproof.com
Tue Apr 22 08:39:19 UTC 2014


Extra encoding for testnet is quite useless complexity in face of many alt chains.
BIPS should be chain agnostic.

Regards,

Tamas Blummer
http://bitsofproof.com

On 22.04.2014, at 10:35, Matt Whitlock <bip at mattwhitlock.name> wrote:

> On Tuesday, 22 April 2014, at 4:11 am, Matt Whitlock wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 22 April 2014, at 10:06 am, Jan Møller wrote:
>>> - I think it is very useful to define different prefixes for testnet
>>> keys/seeds. As a developer I use the testnet every day, and many of our
>>> users use it for trying out new functionality. Mixing up keys meant for
>>> testnet and mainnet is bad.
>> 
>> A fair point. I'll add some prefixes for testnet.
> 
> Testnet encodings are added: https://github.com/whitslack/btctool/blob/bip/bip-xxxx.mediawiki
> 
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