[bitcoin-dev] Visually Differentiable - Bitcoin Addresses

Ben Thompson thompson.benedictjames at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 14:23:51 UTC 2017


The last few bytes can be generated to be the same also.

On Mon, 30 Oct 2017, 14:20 Ricardo Filipe via bitcoin-dev, <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> start double checking the last few bytes instead?
>
> 2017-10-30 8:56 GMT+00:00 shiva sitamraju via bitcoin-dev
> <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > When I copy and paste bitcoin address, I double check the first few
> bytes,
> > to make sure I copied the correct one. This is to make sure some rogue
> > software is not changing the address, or I incorrectly pasted the wrong
> > address.
> >
> >
> > With Bech32 address, its seems like in this department we are taking as
> step
> > in the backward direction. With the traditional address, I could compare
> > first few bytes like 1Ko or 1L3. With bech32, bc1. is all I can see and
> > compare which is likely to be same anyway. Note that most users will only
> > compare the first few bytes only (since addresses themselves are very
> long
> > and will overflow in a mobile text box).
> >
> > Is there anyway to make the Bech32 addresses format more visually
> distinct
> > (atleast the first few bytes) ?
> >
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