2018-06-07 Developer Products Engineering Meeting

Date/Time: 2018-06-07 @ 13:15 UTC / 09:15 EDT / 21:15 HKT
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Length: 30 minutes
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/966890423

This meeting is for issues around our developer-facing products such as the blockstack.js and the mobile SDKs.


Please reply to this forum post with items you would like included on the agenda.

Each item should include:

Item name
Background information: Links to github issues, forum posts, etc with background information on the item
Desired outcome: what decision or deliverable would you like from the discussion of this topic at the meeting?

We’ll save ~10 minutes or so for community questions or comments at the end of the meeting.

Meeting Notes


  • Larry
  • Aaron
  • Hank
  • Muneeb
  • Ryan
  • TN
  • Saud
  • Liz
  • Jeff
  • Sebastian

Key derivation path

Relevant issue: App private keys should use longer derivation paths · Issue #1367 · stacks-archive/blockstack-browser · GitHub

Action Items:

  • benchmark the derivations on a variety of devices, see if this is an issue at all
  • if it is, we’ll evaluate whether or not the shorter path is secure

Variable consensus hash validity periods based on namespace

For collaborative naming, multi-sig signing of a name transaction can be difficult to accomplish in 4 hours.

Option: add a namespace type which allows setting a custom validity period for consensus hashes

Related issue: Support configuration of the time a consensus hash is valid per namespace · Issue #833 · stacks-network/stacks-blockchain · GitHub

Next steps: this needs more thinking through before committing to it.

Bitcoin addresses versus Stacks addresses

Issue: Unique Stacks address format · Issue #832 · stacks-network/stacks-blockchain · GitHub

Action item: Needs more brainstorming and user-test naming format