[Bitcoin-development] Proposal: allocate 8 service bits for experimental use

Matt Whitlock bip at mattwhitlock.name
Tue Jun 17 08:02:41 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, 17 June 2014, at 9:57 am, Wladimir wrote:
> Yes, as I said in the github topic
> (https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/4351) I suggest we adapt a
> string-based name space for extensions.

Why use textual strings? These fields are not for human consumption. Why not use UUIDs, which are fixed length and will not waste as much bandwidth in the protocol? Or if you'd prefer a hierarchical namespace, you could use OIDs, a la ASN.1.

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