[Bitcoin-development] BIP32 Index Randomisation

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Fri Mar 13 18:04:57 UTC 2015

It sounds like the main issue is this is a web wallet server of some kind.
If the clients were SPV then they'd be checking their own balances and
downloading their own tx history, which would mean the coordination tasks
could be done by storing encrypted blobs on the server rather than the
server itself having insight into what's going on (see: Subspace).

So whilst you might be able to use some scheme to avoid the server knowing
the xpubkey, if the server still knows all addresses and all transactions
because the clients are web wallets ..... is there any point? It seems like
maybe going from server knows everything to server knows 95% of everything:
maybe not worth the engineering cost.
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