[bitcoin-dev] BIP39 seeds

Tiago Romagnani Silveira tiago at posteo.de
Mon Dec 24 14:58:43 UTC 2018

Why is this a SLIP and not a BIP?
Will it require a BIP39 seed, or will work with any seed format?

On 12/23/18 19:46, Pavol Rusnak via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> 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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