[Bitcoin-development] New BIP32 structure

slush slush at centrum.cz
Wed Apr 23 19:06:02 UTC 2014

Using higher gap limit in the software is not prohibited, but then it
breaks the standard "as is", in mean that importing such wallet to another
BIP64 wallet won't recover the funds properly, without proper settings of
gap limit...

Gap limit 20 is the most sane defaults for majority of users (actually I
think it is a bit higher than is really necessary for 99% users) and
majority of users won't need to change it at any time.


On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Tier Nolan <tier.nolan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:46 PM, Pavol Rusnak <stick at gk2.sk> wrote:
>> > Setting the gap limit to high is just a small extra cost in that case.
>> Not if you have 100 accounts on 10 different devices.
> I meant for a merchant with a server that is handing out hundreds of
> addresses.
> The point is to have a single system that is compatible over a large
> number of systems.
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