[Bitcoin-development] BIP32 "wallet structure" in use? Remove it?

Pieter Wuille pieter.wuille at gmail.com
Sat Apr 26 13:41:56 UTC 2014

On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Pavol Rusnak <stick at gk2.sk> wrote:
> On 04/26/2014 12:48 PM, Tier Nolan wrote:
>> Maybe the solution is to have a defined way to import an unknown wallet?
> That is nonsense. There is no way how to import the wallet if you don't
> know its structure.

I agree. Especially when multiple chains are combined (multisig) for
P2SH usage, defining things like a gap limit becomes impossible
without knowing some metadata.

However, perhaps it is possible to define something like "BIP44
import-compatible", meaning that the application doesn't actually
support all of BIP44 features, but does guarantee not losing any funds
when imported? Similar things could be done for other purpose types.


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