What are the advantages and disadvantages of using P2WSH-wrapped P2PKH instead of P2WPKH?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using P2SH-wrapped P2WSH-wrapped P2PKH instead of P2SH-wrapped P2WPKH?

  • I’m kinda curious actually, in what context would this question even come up?
    – Murch
    Sep 14, 2023 at 17:32
  • @Murch here or here. :D
    – Mercedes
    Sep 14, 2023 at 20:12
  • I would guess that Pieter meant that as an absurd example. No idea why anyone would actually do it.
    – Murch
    Sep 14, 2023 at 23:33

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I can’t think of any advantages for either of those constructions. As far as I can tell they simply use more weight, are more complicated, and highly fingerprintable because they would be extremely uncommon. I can’t think of any reason for anyone to do either, except “because they can”.

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