[bitcoin-dev] Alternative chain support for payment protocol
jtimon at jtimon.cc
Mon Aug 10 19:44:43 UTC 2015
On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Luke Dashjr via bitcoin-dev
<bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> > Genesis blocks are not necessarily unique. For example, Litecoin and
>> > Feathercoin share the same one.
That's a fatal design in Feathercoin, not a mistake all altchains have
done and certainly irrelevant to Bitcoin.
> Regtest isn't really a network at all, just a testing mode of Bitcoin Core...
Regtest is a testchain just like testnet2 and testnet3. Testchains are
the only reason why Bitcoin Core supports multiple chains using
> Sorry, I meant to stress that BIPs are for *Bitcoin* improvements
> specifically. Things which only improve altcoins, while a perfectly fine thing
> to standardise, are outside the scope of what belongs in a BIP.
> Perhaps, however, this could be made to kill 2 birds with one stone, by
> ensuring it addresses the need for payments made of bitcoins on a sidechain?
> For this, a merchant who wants a sidechain payment would presumably be able to
> provide a script from the main chain already, but an extension allowing
> payment directly on the sidechain (at the customer's choice) avoids the need
> to round-trip it...
For the payment protocol testchains, sidechains and altcoins are all
But it is fine to just focus on testchains if sidechains and altcoins
are out of scope.
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