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

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Tue Jul 15 15:41:52 UTC 2014


On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:11:25 PM Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Luke Dashjr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
> > They can already do this. It's perfectly valid for wallets/services to
> > ignore (and not consider as payment) transactions using an address more
> > than once. There might be race attacks if this is implemented in an
> > immediate fashon (attacker transaction gets mined first to kill a
> > payment), but should be pretty safe after a few blocks.
> 
> Sure it's valid.  However, few users will appreciate "you ignored my
> deposit" as a feature.
> 
> Payment protocol just doesn't well the use cases of,
> * an on-going payment stream from, e.g. Eligius to coinbase

https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0032.mediawiki#Serialization_format

> * deposit addresses and deposit situations

There's no reason deposits cannot use a unique payment request or address 
every time...




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