[Bitcoin-development] Another weird transaction question...

Richard Moore me at ricmoo.com
Wed Aug 13 18:00:22 UTC 2014

Hey all,

Sorry to keep bugging you all, as I slowly verify the blockchain one transaction after another with my own implementation, but I have found another transaction that is obviously correct (as it is verified by the legit client) that has me seeking clarification.

This multisig output script:

https://blockchain.info/tx-index/12809044/0  (txid: 274f8be3b7b9b1a220285f5f71f61e2691dd04df9d69bb02a8b3b85f91fb1857)

contains a public key:


Are invalid public keys permitted and silently ignored? Or does the 0x00 prefix have some interesting meaning?

Thanks again,



Richard Moore ~ Founder
Genetic Mistakes Software inc.
phone: (778) 882-6125
email: ricmoo at geneticmistakes.com
www: http://GeneticMistakes.com

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