Continuing the discussion from Does Mnemonic implement BIP39?:
@dskloet and I were talking through verifying public/private keys generated from Mnemonic seeds using the BIP 32 + BIP 39 + BIP 44 standards, and had some thoughts about how to improve the the bitcore.io documentation.
Here were our conclusions:
- For the Mnemonic documentation, reference is made to BIP 39 on the “guide/docs” page but not on the “API” page. If you are only looking at the API documentation, it is not clear that Mnemonic follows BIP 39
- It would be nice to show an example of deriving BIP44-adherent wallets. Perhaps on the Mnemonic “guide/docs” page, there could be an example of how to go from Mnemonic seed all the way to external address, with a like to BIP44 that allows folks to more easily find documentation of the standard. (EDIT: I wrote an example in the linked thread that could be used if this seems like a good idea.)
- I also personally find it a little bit confusing or maybe redundant that there are two separate info pages: “api” and “guide”. I understand the reasoning behind each, but it seems that they say a lot of the same things.
I know that bitcore.io is on Github. Are members of the public allowed to make pull requests if we write up something that we think would be useful?