[bitcoin-dev] RFC: Deterministic Entropy From BIP32 Keychains

Peter D. Gray peter at coinkite.com
Fri Mar 20 20:02:53 UTC 2020

I like this proposal and I see it's value: "One seed to rule them all."

Not hard to implement either.

Peter D. Gray  ||  Founder, Coinkite  ||  Twitter: @dochex  ||  GPG: A3A31BAD 5A2A5B10

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 03:44:01PM +0000, Ethan Kosakovsky wrote:
> I would like to present a proposal for discussion and peer review. It aims to solve the problem of "too many seeds and too many backups" due to the many reasons stipulated in the proposal text.
> https://gist.githubusercontent.com/ethankosakovsky/f7d148f588d14e0bb4f70bb6afc509d0/raw/6da51e837b0e1f1b2b21f3d4cbc2c5a87969ffd5/bip-entropy-from-bip32.mediawiki
> <pre>
>   BIP:
>   Title: Deterministic Entropy From BIP32 Keychains
>   Author: Ethan Kosakovsky <ethankosakovsky at protonmail.com>
>   Comments-Summary: No comments yet.
>   Comments-URI:
>   Status: Proposed
>   Type: Standards Track
>   Created: 2020-03-20
>   License: BSD-2-Clause
>            OPL
> </pre>
> ==Abstract==
> This proposal provides a way to derive entropy from a HD keychain path in order to deterministically derive the initial entropy used to create keychain mnemonics and seeds.
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