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

Toby Padilla tobypadilla at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 03:07:40 UTC 2016


> I don't see any benefit to
changing that. It is better that coins are burned.

I think this is our fundamental disagreement. People will burn coins to
encode data, why allow this when there's a better alternative?

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

Correct, but with BIP70 that key is in the user's wallet and you can
construct transactions on another machine (thus not needing a key during
construction). Right now there's no way to do the transaction construction
on another machine with zero value OP_RETURNs.

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 7:04 PM, Luke Dashjr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Luke
>
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