Given that I have these two random generated bitcoin testnet addresses, could you tell if it is the bitcoin testnet, master node or derived nodes, if we discuss bip-0032 spec (Master key generation)?

**master node (m)**

**derived node (m/0/999999'/0)**

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I assume this question is about whether other people can tell whether there is a relationship between these two addresses:
Just from the addresses, third parties cannot tell that the two addresses are related.

Third parties may be able to guess that they are associated by analysing the transaction graph, though.

  • so, if there are no transaction between each other, we cannot tell they have any relationship even if we undergo chain analysis, right?
    – Ben
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 18:47
  • Correct. To third parties the two addresses appear completely unrelated.
    – Murch
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 18:54

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