[bitcoin-dev] Human readable checksum (verification code) to avoid errors on BTC public addresses

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 21:05:28 UTC 2021


Something that could work really well here could be having a norm of using
the checksum for bright colors, weights, sizes, capitalizations, and/or
spacing of the characters of the address, making different addresses more
clearly visually distinct.

Ethereum uses mixed case to do this a little bit:
https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-55#implementation

It seems to me the checksum at the end of the address is sufficient for
differentiating error, but making a checksum more visually distinctive is
indeed an opportunity to add another digest, reducing collisions and such.
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