[Bitcoin-development] Address Expiration to Prevent Reuse

Matt Whitlock bip at mattwhitlock.name
Wed Mar 25 10:09:44 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, 24 March 2015, at 6:57 pm, Tom Harding wrote:
> It appears that a limited-lifetime address, such as the fanciful
> address = 4HB5ld0FzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v_349366
> where 349366 is the last valid block for a transaction paying this 
> address, could be made reuse-proof with bounded resource requirements, 

The core devs seem not to like ideas such as this because a transaction that was once valid can become invalid due to a chain reorganization.

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