I have script to create a P2WPKH to P2WPKH transaction (1 input, 1 output) and sign it with the sighash type 0x01 SIGHASH_ALL.

Which fields would I need to change in the tx digest preimage to turn the signature into one with a sighash type of 0x83 (SINGLE|ANYONECANPAY)? I'm having trouble understanding the documentation in bip_143.

For reference, the tx digest preimage:

Double SHA256 of the serialization of:
1. nVersion of the transaction (4-byte little endian)
2. hashPrevouts (32-byte hash)
3. hashSequence (32-byte hash)
4. outpoint (32-byte hash + 4-byte little endian)
5. scriptCode of the input (serialized as scripts inside CTxOuts)
6. value of the output spent by this input (8-byte little endian)
7. nSequence of the input (4-byte little endian)
8. hashOutputs (32-byte hash)
9. nLocktime of the transaction (4-byte little endian)
10. sighash type of the signature (4-byte little endian)

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From BIP143:

If the ANYONECANPAY flag is not set, hashPrevouts is the double SHA256 of the serialization of all input outpoints;

Otherwise, hashPrevouts is a uint256 of 0x0000......0000.

All the details you need are in the BIP

  • Thanks. It feels like I've tried every combination of setting hashPrevouts, hashSequence, hashOutputs to 0x0000......0000, as well as the sighash type itself, but I keep getting the error message: error message: non-mandatory-script-verify-flag (Signature must be zero for failed CHECK(MULTI)SIG operation) (code 64)
    – Darius
    Commented Jan 8, 2020 at 10:06
  • Have you looked at the code? You might find it more helpful: github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/src/script/… or in bcoin: github.com/bcoin-org/bcoin/blob/master/lib/primitives/…
    – pinhead
    Commented Jan 8, 2020 at 19:53
  • Unfortunately I don't know cpp so it's a bit hard to follow
    – Darius
    Commented Jan 10, 2020 at 18:23
  • @Darius bcoin is JavaScript, if that helps. What language are you using to compute this sighash?
    – pinhead
    Commented Jan 10, 2020 at 18:26
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    Just took a quick look - you may need check that your txid is little-endian...
    – pinhead
    Commented Jan 10, 2020 at 19:57

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