[Bitcoin-development] Plans to separate wallet from core

Jorge Timón jtimon at monetize.io
Tue Jun 24 13:26:19 UTC 2014


On 6/24/14, Tamas Blummer <tamas at bitsofproof.com> wrote:
> 3. Services e.g. exchange, payment processor .... This is where core +
> indexing server talking SPV to core is the right choice

I think this is my main question, what's the advantage of having the
processes talking via the p2p protocol instead of something more
direct when you control both processes?

Wladimir, of course headers-first is generally good, and of course
nobody will be force to separate the code in a way he doesn't like, I
was just testing the waters to see what people had in mind, since I
realized the ideas could be more different than I had assumed.
I don't have any issues with electrum, I'm just not convinced by the
arguments that say that the indexes must be necessarily out of the
core, specially when some of them could be committed in the future.
So I'm all in favor of modularity and competing codebases, I'm just
not convinced that the "core full-node" must be necessarily restricted
to validation only (for example, I think it should maintain a minimal
and non-optimized mining functionality,even if it's only used for
testing purposes).

So far it is great that everybody seems to agree that the wallet code
needs to be separated.

Thanks everyone for sharing your views on the subject.




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