[Bitcoin-development] Export format for xpub

Andreas Schildbach andreas at schildbach.de
Tue Feb 3 00:05:06 UTC 2015

On 02/02/2015 03:56 PM, Pavol Rusnak wrote:

> To me it seems more important to describe how addresses should be
> discovered (i.e. to scan xpub/0/i and xpub/1/j chains using gap limit G)
> instead of how the xpub was created/obtained (bip32 vs bip44).
> What do you thing about changing ?h=bip32 to something like
> ?t=01&g=20
> - t=01 meaning that chains 0 and 1 should be scanned (feel free to
> change "01" into any other descriptive string)
> - g=20 meaning that gap 20 should be used

I don't think that parameterizing will work, we can't predict future
BIPs. It's the same as for BIP43, in the end we agreed on just putting
the BIP number.

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