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LeeFlemingster
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Fair enough. Why a new reusable address though? What's wrong with bip47 payment codes?
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.. put directly in bitcore-wallet-client / server, which is a major reason why I chose to build on that infrastructure. There is a PR for it already.
LeeFlemingster
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Ok, thanks. I remember stealth addresses. Don't know how they differ from payment codes though. I'll have to look into it again.
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The current working group is putting emphasiz on the optionality of the notification though, allowing it to happen off-band - which is bad for backups but great for privacy.
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They main difference is how they notify the receipient so that it knows to look for funds. BIP 47 has a one-time setup before sending, while stealth addresses inform on every send.
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... but I expect there to be a handful more months before the first wallets adopt them. It's being spearheaded by copay developer ematiu, so initial code should be..
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(cont)... thankfully, there is a working group implementing Peter Todds stealth address specification with a focus on wide support and high scalability. Some code is already in place..
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I love the BIP47 payment codes, but the wallet support is nonexistent and they don't allow for multisig and have high implementation costs. (cont)...