[Bitcoin-development] Export format for xpub

vv01f vv01f at riseup.net
Mon Feb 2 14:47:44 UTC 2015

On 02.02.2015 15:17, Andreas Schildbach wrote:
>> 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.

First that is a pitty .. as its simply a waste of storage.

but back to Pavol's point: IMHO no harm to anything, as Bitcoin never
has any valid timestamp below ~1230768000 (jan2009) and thus will always
have 10 digits.. you can easily identify 8 char long timestamp as the
proposed format.
And there never is anything wrong with having a transparent, human
readable option - especially when it saves 2 bytes in e.g. qr-codes.

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