Deterministic Wallet Formats#

Type 1: Single Chain Wallets#

A Type 1 deterministic wallet is the simpler of the two, which can create a single series of keys from a single seed. A primary weakness is that if the seed is leaked, all funds are compromised, and wallet sharing is extremely limited.

Type 2: Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Wallets#

Overview Of Hierarchical Deterministic Key Derivation

For an overview of the HD wallet, please see the developer guide section. For details, please see BIP32.