[bitcoin-dev] BIP39 seeds

Pavol Rusnak stick at satoshilabs.com
Sun Dec 23 18:46:12 UTC 2018


On 22/12/2018 00:58, Aymeric Vitte via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> Has anybody already looked at this: given N randomly chosen words
> belonging to a BIP39 2048 words dictionary, what is the probability to
> get a "valid" BIP39 seed (ie with the right checksum)?

1:256 for 24 words
1:16 for 12 words

This ratio is not too great and will be improved in the upcoming SLIP39
standard: https://github.com/satoshilabs/slips/blob/master/slip-0039.md

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Best Regards / S pozdravom,

Pavol "stick" Rusnak
CTO, SatoshiLabs


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