[bitcoin-dev] Is Signet Bitcoin?

Matt Corallo lf-lists at mattcorallo.com
Tue Oct 15 05:33:53 UTC 2019


Indeed, Signet is no less (or more) Bitcoin than a seed format or BIP 32. It’s “not Bitcoin” but it’s certainly “interoperability for how to build good testing for Bitcoin”.

> On Oct 14, 2019, at 19:55, Karl-Johan Alm via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> The pull request to the bips repository for Signet has stalled, as the
> maintainer isn't sure Signet should have a BIP at all, i.e. "is Signet
> Bitcoin?".
> 
> My argument is that Signet is indeed Bitcoin and should have a BIP, as
> this facilitates the interoperability between different software in
> the Bitcoin space.
> 
> Feedback welcome, here or on the pull request itself:
> https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/803
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