Bitcoin Improvement Proposals

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People wishing to submit BIPs, first should propose their idea or document to the mailing list. After discussion they should email Amir Taaki <>. After copy-editing and acceptance, it will be published here.

We are fairly liberal with approving BIPs, and try not to be too involved in decision making on behalf of the community. The exception is in very rare cases of dispute resolution when a decision is contentious and cannot be agreed upon. In those cases, the conservative option will always be preferred.

Having a BIP here does not make it a formally accepted standard until its status becomes Active. For a BIP to become Active requires the mutual consent of the community.

Those proposing changes should consider that ultimately consent may rest with the economic majority.

Number Title Owner Status
1 BIP Purpose and Guidelines Amir Taaki Active
10 Multi-Sig Transaction Distribution Alan Reiner Draft
11 M-of-N Standard Transactions Gavin Andresen Accepted
12 OP_EVAL Gavin Andresen Withdrawn
13 Address Format for pay-to-script-hash Gavin Andresen Accepted
14 Protocol Version and User Agent Amir Taaki, Patrick Strateman Accepted
15 Aliases Amir Taaki Withdrawn
16 Pay To Script Hash Gavin Andresen Accepted
17 OP_CHECKHASHVERIFY (CHV) Luke Dashjr Withdrawn
18 hashScriptCheck Luke Dashjr Draft
19 M-of-N Standard Transactions (Low SigOp) Luke Dashjr Draft
20 URI Scheme Luke Dashjr Replaced
21 URI Scheme Nils Schneider, Matt Corallo Accepted
22 getblocktemplate - Fundamentals Luke Dashjr Draft
23 getblocktemplate - Pooled Mining Luke Dashjr Draft
30 Duplicate transactions Pieter Wuille Accepted
31 Pong message Mike Hearn Accepted
32 Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets Pieter Wuille Draft
33 Stratized Nodes Amir Taaki Draft
34 Block v2, Height in coinbase Gavin Andresen Draft
35 mempool message Jeff Garzik Draft

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