Custom derivation path


Instead of using bip32 or bip44 paths what if I use a custom derivation path,
For example: m/0/0/55/1/1/0

I am thinking even if the private key is exposed then can someone guess the derivation path ?


Posted 2018-06-07T12:23:56.783

Reputation: 181

If the private key for an address is exposed you don't need to guess the derivation path – Raghav Sood – 2018-06-07T12:41:03.870

Ie the above paths private key is exposed and using that private key anyone can get the other private keys ie address 0,1,2,3 – f4r4 – 2018-06-07T12:43:22.657

So are there any advantages in having custom derivation paths ? – f4r4 – 2018-06-07T12:45:12.710

Some projects use them to specify derivation schemes not covered by BIP44. Otherwise, not really. The whole point of the path is to create a standard, reproducible flow. – Raghav Sood – 2018-06-07T13:37:30.470

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