[Bitcoin-development] Export format for xpub

Andreas Schildbach andreas at schildbach.de
Mon Feb 2 14:17:41 UTC 2015

On 02/02/2015 01:59 PM, Pavol Rusnak wrote:
>> It's h=bip32 for the hierarchy used and
> Do I understand this correctly and h=bip32 hierarchy means that both
> xpub/0/i and xpub/1/j chains are scanned? (So it applies to BIP44
> generated xpubs as well?)

Yes, except that BIP32-hierarchy and BIP44 differ in some requirements
(e.g. gap limit).

>> c=123456 for the creation date of the wallet (in seconds since epoch).
> Uff, I would expect YYYYMMDD there so it's human readable as well.

Those strings are not meant to be read by humans. YYYYMMDD is more
complicated than necessary, given that Bitcoin deals with seconds since
epoch everywhere.

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