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 ?

  • If the private key for an address is exposed you don't need to guess the derivation path Jun 7, 2018 at 12:41
  • 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
    Jun 7, 2018 at 12:43
  • So are there any advantages in having custom derivation paths ?
    – f4r4
    Jun 7, 2018 at 12:45
  • 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. Jun 7, 2018 at 13:37


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