[Bitcoin-development] New BIP32 structure

Pieter Wuille pieter.wuille at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 20:08:18 UTC 2014

That's the point. BIP64 specifies such a structure, and you have to scan
all that it defines.

If you want to write wallet software that does not have the complexity to
deal with just one account, it is not BIP64 compliant. It could try to
define its own purpose system, with a hierarchy without accounts in it. I'm
not sure this is a very interesting use case, but I like how strict it is.
Construction of related chains for multisig addresses is perhaps a better
example of a different purpose structure.
 On 23 Apr 2014 22:03, "Luke-Jr" <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:57:46 PM slush wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:55 PM, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
> > > Any wallet should import all the coins just fine, it just wouldn't
> *use*
> > > any
> > > account other than 0. Remember addresses are used to receive bitcoins;
> > > once the UTXOs are in the wallet, they are no longer associated with
> the
> > > address or
> > > any other details of how they were received.
> >
> > Wallet don't see UTXO until it scans all branches/accounts on HD node
> > import.
> Yes, it should scan all possible (under the BIP-defined structure) branches
> regardless of which features it supports.
> Luke
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