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I'm using parity as node/JSONRPC and I'm generating a HD wallet with it. Basically I have one address and, according to the Parity documentation, I can generate a new address with this command:

parity_deriveAddressIndex

The documentation says:

Derive new address from given account address using hierarchical derivation (sequence of 32-bit integer indices).

It takes the followint Parameters:

Address - Account address to export.
String - Password to the account.
Array - Hierarchical derivation sequence of index and type (soft or hard). E.g. [{index:1,type:"hard"},{index:2,type:"soft"}].
Boolean - Flag indicating if the account should be saved.

I am a bit confused with the third paremeter: what is the difference between using soft and hard hierarchical derivations?

  • have you found any answer to this ? – Pavel Niedoba Dec 10 '18 at 17:48

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