Here is my transaction that I'm trying to spend:


which has the folowing redeem script:

2 OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 OP_CHECKSIG

But got an error when I broadcast it (after two block confirmations left):

mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed (Non-canonical DER signature) (code 16)

I have no issues to spend transaction if I:

  1. Just specify 2 CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY (can spend anyone)
  2. With standart transaction HASH160 f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 OP_EQUAL

but none with combination of them. Here is a signed transaction:


Can someone explain me what I'm doing wrong?

P.S. With the folowing redeem script (OP_DROP added)


2 OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY OP_DROP f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 OP_CHECKSIG

I got another error

(Script evaluated without error but finished with a false/empty top stack element) (code 16)



3 OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY OP_DROP OP_HASH160 f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 OP_EQUAL

Then trying to broadcast this tx:


I got

error code: -26
error message:
mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed (Script evaluated without error but finished with a false/empty top stack element) (code 16)

Here is a privatekey


Can someone spend it?


You must provide a scriptSig that, when executed with scriptPubKey results in a true (or any nonzero item) on the stack (and passes all verification ops).

The scriptPubKey you need to satisfy (with a scriptSig) is:

2 OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 OP_CHECKSIG 

(note this is not the redeemScript)

There main problem is:

OP_CHECKSIG is looking for a public key, but you have provided a script hash: f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04. This will never be satisfied so this transaction output is not spendable.

If you want to use the same redeemScript as before, you probably want the following scriptPubKey:

2 OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY OP_DROP HASH160 f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 OP_EQUAL

Note the OP_DROP because the OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY leaves the 2 on the stack.

In order to spend this, you must provide any signatures and the redeemScript whose hash equals f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04.


The redeemScript is still wrong. Instead of 03e8546cfe53ca9014f6a352bc2e5c1f7cec1f5b344c73d4db3ed3b8f075d5c9ef, try 0014e17bbad678e82f8188099a351170c3e0efd4011b. This is the P2WPKH script you used previously in https://tchain.btc.com/46894d9dd5e20147826523b1a3ac8e8c5c64603338430d04bd6f5846af2bb9b4. Also note this is a segwit script so it will look for the signature and pubkey in the witness data: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0141.mediawiki#p2wpkh

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  • Shouldn't that be OP_DUP OP_HASH160 <hash> OP_EQUAL OP_CHECKSIG? Your example only verifies that the pubkey matches, it does not verify the signature. – Raghav Sood Nov 14 '18 at 15:04
  • I was attempting to provide a P2SH example, not a P2PKH. – JBaczuk Nov 14 '18 at 15:19
  • Ah, of course, my mistake then! – Raghav Sood Nov 14 '18 at 15:21
  • Please, see my updated post – Andrew Nov 14 '18 at 17:45
  • @Andrew It looks like you're providing a public key 03e8546cfe53ca9014f6a352bc2e5c1f7cec1f5b344c73d4db3ed3b8f075d5c9ef that doesn't hash to the right value for the OP_EQUAL check. You need the redeemScript that hashes to f45d94733d430261962932e0c847075195916a04 – JBaczuk Nov 14 '18 at 18:33

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