BIPs bitcoin improvement proposals

179 - Name for payment recipient identifiers

<pre> BIP: 179 Title: Name for payment recipient identifiers Author: Emil Engler <me@emilengler.com> MarcoFalke <falke.marco@gmail.com> Luke Dashjr <luke+bip@dashjr.org> Comments-Summary: No comments yet. Comments-URI: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/wiki/Comments:BIP-0179 Status: Draft Type: Informational Created: 2019-10-17 License: CC0-1.0 </pre> ==Abstract== This BIP proposes a new term for 'address' ==Specification== The new term is: ''Bitcoin'' '''Invoice''' ''Address'' The ''Bitcoin'' and ''Address'' parts are optional. The address suffix should only be used as a transitional step. A ''Bitcoin'' Invoice ''Address'' is a string of characters that can be used to indicate the intended recipient and purpose of a transaction. ==Motivation== Bitcoin addresses are intended to be only used '''once''' and you should generate a new one for every new incoming payment. The term 'address' however indicates consistency because nearly everything on th...