[Bitcoin-development] New BIP32 structure

Tamas Blummer tamas at bitsofproof.com
Wed Apr 23 18:48:22 UTC 2014


The most useful meta data to optimize chain scan is the key birth date, then the allowed gap size. 

Tamas Blummer
http://bitsofproof.com

On 23.04.2014, at 20:39, Tier Nolan <tier.nolan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Different users could have different gap limit requirements.  20 seems very low as the default.
> 
> A merchant could easily send 20 addresses in a row to customers and none of them bother to actually buy anything.
> 
> Setting the gap limit to high is just a small extra cost in that case.
> 
> Bip-32 serialization doesn't have a way of adding meta data though.
> 
> 

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