What are the WIF prefix values for ZEC private keys and addresses?


#1

I'm just grabbing the github zip but if anyone can comment, that'd probably be faster. btw I'm interested in mainnet and testnet prefixes...


#2

Judging by the testnet addresses I've converted back to hexadecimal, zerocoind and bitcoind are using the same WIF header bytes.

This page has a short list of WIF header bytes used by some other coins - http://cryptocoinjs.com/modules/currency/coininfo/


#3

This will likely change before 1.0. Protected (i.e. zero-knowledge) addresses will probably start with 'z'.


#4

The relevant issue ticket is https://github.com/zcash/zcash/issues/812


#5

Rechecking weeks later...

Currently, it seems that ZCash private keys have a WIF prefix of 0xef (which corresponds to an interesting character - ï ) and the public addresses have a WIF prefix of 0x6f (which corresponds to ascii o ).