Re: [Bitcoin-development] About watch-only addresses

2014-10-20 Thread Mike Hearn
This feature makes possible Bitcoin Core to read a balance of any public address via RPC call or, after importing the balance, it became available only via QT interface? Neither. A watching wallet still has to be synced with the chain in the same way as any other wallet, i.e. after adding an

Re: [Bitcoin-development] Two Proposed BIPs - Bluetooth Communication and bitcoin: URI Scheme Improvements

2014-10-20 Thread Mike Hearn
Hey Andy, Thanks for starting this discussion! One thing this brings up is the never-resolved issue of whether BIPs should document how we'd *like* things to work, or how things *actually do* work. BIP32 is an example of the former - it was new technology and the spec was finalised before any

Re: [Bitcoin-development] About watch-only addresses

2014-10-20 Thread m...@bitwatch.co
This is just a guess, but I can imagine sipa's address index branch might be more suitable for an use case where information about any address is required - jmcorgan continued to maintain a usually somewhat up-to-date version: https://github.com/jmcorgan/bitcoin/tree/addrindex As for balance