Transcript for #bitcoin-dev 2017/11/16

08:01 wumpus dviola: there is a -wallet=<name>.dat argument that can be used to use a different wallet in the data driectory at startup
08:24 tomdickharry hoping somebody can help me out, i'm looking for a wallet via a hex searching tool and I need something I can search for....i don't know the address
08:25 eck explain
08:29 tomdickharry the wallet .dat extension was renamed or removed to hide it....i think the only way to try and find it is a hex search...
08:29 tomdickharry but i may be wrong
08:39 wumpus the string "fromaccount" is common in wallets
08:40 wumpus they're berkeleydb files, but those doesn't have a convenient magic at the beginning
08:43 wumpus to look for unencrypted private keys you can scan for the sequence \x01\x03\x6B\x65\x79\x41\x04 , then even works on raw disk images
08:47 wumpus ah no that pattern looks for pubkeys, anyhow, you'll find your wallet with it
14:15 grexeter ;;rainbow "If you think about it for a sec, does it make sense to scale bitcoin, by not scaling bitcoin at all (lightning)?"
14:15 gribble If you think about it for a sec, does it make sense to scale bitcoin, by not scaling bitcoin at all (lightning)?
14:17 grexeter ;;sl "site:axa.com axa blockstream 55million funding"
14:17 gribble https://www.axa.com/en/newsroom/news/axa-strategic-ventures-blockchain | Feb 4, 2016 ... AXA Strategic Ventures has announced its participation in Series A funding of $55 million for Blockstream, a leader in the sector, and invites us ...
14:17 grexeter ;;sl "henri de castries bilderberg axa"
14:17 gribble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_de_Castries | Chairman, Bilderberg Group. Spouse(s), married. Children, 3. Henri de La Croix de Castries (born 15 August 1954) is a French businessman. He has been chairman and CEO of AXA.
14:18 grexeter ;;sl "bilderberg wikipedia"
14:18 gribble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group | The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, Bilderberg meetings or Bilderberg Club is an annual private conference of 120 to 150 people of the European and ...
14:18 grexeter ;;sl "nsa ant"
14:18 gribble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_catalog | The NSA ANT catalog is a 50-page classified document listing technology available to the United States National Security Agency (NSA) Tailored Access Operations (TAO) by the Advanced Network Technology (ANT) Division to aid in cyber surveillance.
14:18 grexeter ;;sl "nsa tao"
14:18 gribble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailored_Access_Operations | The NSA ANT catalog is a 50-page classified document listing ... (NSA) Tailored Access Operations (TAO) by the Advanced ...
14:19 grexeter ;;rainbow "Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Bitcoin Core"
14:19 gribble Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Bitcoin Core
14:22 mlz !ops
15:32 surlyray nsh: you saw that, right?
17:33 dviola wumpus: thanks
17:50 Chris_Stewart_5 Should you end up with the same two child extended public keys (according to BIP32) in these scenarios
17:51 Chris_Stewart_5 parent priv -> child priv -> ext public key corresponding to child priv key
17:51 Chris_Stewart_5 parent priv -> ext pub key (corresponding to parent priv) -> child ext pub key
17:51 Chris_Stewart_5 assuming the indexes are teh same
17:55 arubi yea, the idea is that as long as the path from one key to another is public derivation, then the neuter function is good at any point