Re: [bitcoin-dev] proposal: extend WIF format for segwit

2017-09-17 Thread Mark Friedenbach via bitcoin-dev
Bech32 and WIF payload format are mostly orthogonal issues. You can design a new wallet import format now and later switch it to Bech32. > On Sep 17, 2017, at 7:42 AM, AJ West via bitcoin-dev > wrote: > > Hi I have a small interjection about the point on

Re: [bitcoin-dev] proposal: extend WIF format for segwit

2017-09-17 Thread AJ West via bitcoin-dev
Hi I have a small interjection about the point on error correction (excuse me if it seems elementary). Isn't there an argument to be made where a wallet software should never attempt to figure out the 'correct' address, or in this case private key? I don't think it's crazy to suggest somebody

Re: [bitcoin-dev] proposal: extend WIF format for segwit

2017-09-17 Thread Thomas Voegtlin via bitcoin-dev
On 17.09.2017 04:29, Pieter Wuille wrote: > > This has been a low-priority thing for me, though, and the computation work > to find a good checksum is significant. > Thanks for the info. I guess this means that a bech32 format for private keys is not going to happen soon. Even if such a format