[bitcoin-dev] [BIP Draft] Allow zero value OP_RETURN in Payment Protocol

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Tue Jan 26 03:04:33 UTC 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 3:01:13 AM Toby Padilla wrote:
> > As I explained, none of those reasons apply to PaymentRequests.
> As they exist today PaymentRequests allow for essentially the same types of
> transactions as non-PaymentRequest based transactions with the limitation
> that OP_RETURN values must be greater. In that sense they're basically a
> pre-OP_RETURN environment. OP_RETURN serves a purpose and it can't be used
> with PaymentRequest transactions.

OP_RETURN can be used, but you need to burn coins. I don't see any benefit to 
changing that. It is better that coins are burned.

> > I have no idea what you are trying to say here.
> I think if you think through how you would create an OP_RETURN transaction
> today without this BIP you'll see you need a key at some point if you want
> a zero value.

You *always* need a key, to redeem inputs... regardless of values.


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