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Say I have 1000 users, each one with its own account with paths m/49'/0'/{user.id}', and I am controlling received/sent funds.

Could I collect all the funds (i.e. inputs) in a sole fat transaction output even though they belong to different accounts of the same HD Wallet?

  • note that since you are using hardened keys at the user level public derivation won't be possible. if you instead use non-hardened keys at that level you can store the xpub for m/49'/0'/ on the server and and derive addresses for user level accounts. it's safer than storing the xpriv on a server which you would need to do for hardened derivation. – Abdussamad Oct 22 '19 at 15:18
  • It might be, but that'd deviate from the standard, which would make the wallet much harder to export and manipulate in a different scenario, isn't it? – Molina Oct 22 '19 at 16:28
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Yes. Each input has its own signature with which to sign, so as long as you possess the private keys (or a master private key above the account level), you can add those inputs into any transaction you want.

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  • Understood, thanks! – Molina Oct 22 '19 at 13:11

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