Peercoin extended key prefix? (BIP32)


#1

For consisten BIP32 wallet generation, a public and private extended key prefix should be used.
Does anyone know which ones to use for Peercoin?

More info:
http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/35403/how-do-you-determine-magic-byte-or-version-for-alt-coins


#2

[quote=“hrobeers, post:1, topic:3916”]For consisten BIP32 wallet generation, a public and private extended key prefix should be used.
Does anyone know which ones to use for Peercoin?

More info:
http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/35403/how-do-you-determine-magic-byte-or-version-for-alt-coins[/quote]
As far as I know, nobody has proposed standard prefixes for Peercoin yet.

https://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=3954.msg40550.msg#40550


#3

I’d follow mably’s lead and use the original values
https://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=3954.msg40550#msg40550


#4

Thanks guys, this is exactly what I needed to know.

I don’t get why we need different prefixes for different networks anyway.
For Addresses I understand, but for these extended keys, these shouldn’t be user facing.

Any way we can formalize this decision?
Or do we just provide this answer to anyone posing the question?

Thanks!


#5

[quote=“hrobeers, post:4, topic:3916”]Thanks guys, this is exactly what I needed to know.

I don’t get why we need different prefixes for different networks anyway.
For Addresses I understand, but for these extended keys, these shouldn’t be user facing.

Any way we can formalize this decision?
Or do we just provide this answer to anyone posing the question?

Thanks![/quote]

I agree. There already is BIP44 which defines how to derive altcoins from a master extended key. I don’t think any altcoin should change the extended pubkeys prefix.