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Segwit message signing is not compatible with other software #3861

SomberNight opened this issue Feb 6, 2018 · 3 comments


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commented Feb 6, 2018

AFAICT there is no clear consensus how to sign messages with segwit addresses (txin type of p2wpkh-p2sh and p2wpkh)

We do one thing, and Trezor does something else. Bitcoin Core so far has this disabled.
Maybe we could transition to what Trezor does, in a way that:

  • signatures created by new Electrum
    • can be verified by new Electrum software, but not verified by old
  • signatures created by old Electrum
    • can be verified by both new and old Electrum

Electrum issue/commit

Bitcoin Core issue

Trezor issue/commit/tests

gribble PR doing what Electrum does

@bauerj bauerj added the enhancement label Feb 6, 2018


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commented Feb 6, 2018

I don't mind following what trezor does.
The only drawback is that we might have to change it again if Core introduces a new method


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commented Mar 6, 2019

at the moment Trezor-generated signatures will fail to verify in Electrum because how from_signature65 decodes it. That's probably worth fixing, without touching the other parts.


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commented Apr 9, 2019

Is there any consensus yet on test vectors?

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