[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin address TTL & key expiration?

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at bitpay.com
Tue Jul 15 14:02:40 UTC 2014

BIP70 does not work well for unknown number of future payments of
unknown, unpredictable value.

On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 6:25 AM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
>> The request:   It would be useful to limit the lifetime of a bitcoin
>> address.
> Not only useful but essential! Otherwise mobile clients can run out of RAM
> and have to cycle around and reuse addresses.
> Which is indeed why BIP70 has this feature. It was thought about quite some
> time ago. Addresses are an evolutionary dead end, they will never do
> everything we need them to do. If there's somewhere that's using addresses,
> that's somewhere we will eventually need to upgrade to use BIP70 instead.

Jeff Garzik
Bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist
BitPay, Inc.      https://bitpay.com/

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