[bitcoin-dev] Alternative chain support for payment protocol

Jorge Timón jtimon at jtimon.cc
Mon Aug 10 13:06:51 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Mike Hearn <hearn at vinumeris.com> wrote:
> We're not modifying BIP 70, it's now immutable and can only be extended.

Well, yes, I guess it's modifying that in the extension BIP.

> There's really not much point in having a dedicated chain ID for regtest
> mode. You shouldn't be finding BIP70 requests for regtest outside of your
> own developer machine, where the id doesn't matter.

The point is not having exceptions and treating all supported chains
in the same way in the code.
Having a special case for regtest makes the code more complex, not simpler.

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