how are you doing! I would like to know what happens if from a ethereum seed I derive a wallet using BIP49, BIP84 derivation path and then send ethereum from another wallet which is BIP32 or BIP44, what will happen ?

because BIP49 starts with 3, and BIP84 with bc1, I know they are related paths to BTC but in etherum It will work then?

thanks a lot

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Ethereum commonly uses m/44'/60'/0'/0/0, but you can use other derivation paths. Using a BIP-49 or BIP-84 (segwit) derivation path works just like normal, assuming that you have an application that can derive Ethereum addresses from one of those paths. In the end, you still have a normal Ethereum address where you can send ETH to.

  • ok, thanks a lot for the response i thought that it will generate an error by EVM or nodes and even lost of etherum because of different path, thanks.
    – andrew007
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 21:52
  • An Ethereum address is just a hash of the public key (which is derived from the private key). Even with the different paths, you still end up with a regular Ethereum address. Bitcoin's address generation is different from Ethereum, so with Bitcoin you get different address types with the different paths.
    – Morten
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 22:36

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