Bitcoin BIP-85 Deterministic Entropy: 10,000 Seeds; One Backup

Bitcoin BIP-85 Deterministic Entropy: 10,000 Seeds; One Backup

Article - 10 mins

by Coinkite

| Self-Custody |

Published January 1, 2021

Generate thousands of seeds with BIP-85 deterministic entropy
BIP-85 is a Bitcoin standard that introduced a process to mathematically derive multiple seeds from the value of just one seed. The derived seeds are unique and cannot be traced back to one another, nor can they be traced back to the original seed value. You can use the original seed to recreate any derived seed should you need to do so. Backing up your original seed backs up all the seeds derived from it. This is possible due to deterministic entropy.