Release v0.8.0

By Alekos Filini

A new release of BDK is out: v0.8.0 brings new APIs and other minor bugfixes and internal improvements.

You can find the full v0.8.0 changelog on GitHub.

What’s new in v0.8.0

Below are some highlights of the new release:

Getting the Derivation Index

The Wallet::get_address() method now returns an AddressInfo structure, rather than a simple Address. This new structure contains the address but also the derivation index, which can be useful in some contexts.

Since the structure implements Deref<Target=Address> it can be used directly as a &Address, which simplifies migrating to this change a little bit.

let address_info = wallet.get_address(AddressInfo::New)?;

// Print the address and derivation index
println!("Address #{}: {}", address_info.index, address_info.address);

// Use the `AddressInfo` structure directly like an `Address`
let script_pubkey = address_info.script_pubkey();

Explicitly Enable non-ALL Sighashes

To mitigate potential attacks in multiparty protocols, this release includes a new SignOptions::allow_all_sighashes option that must be explicitly enabled to let the signers produce signatures with any non-ALL sighash.

let mut psbt = ...;

// Fails if the psbt uses non-ALL sighashes
let finalized = wallet.sign(&mut psbt, SignOptions::default())?;

// Produces a signature successfully
let finalized = wallet.sign(&mut psbt, SignOptions { allow_all_sighashes: true, ..Default::default() })?;


A huge thanks to everybody who contributed to this new release with suggestions, pull requests and bug reports.

Since the v0.7.0 release around a month ago, we’ve had 39 new commits made by 6 different contributors for a total of 1540 additions and 1380 deletions. Here’s the full diff.

A special thanks to the new contributor for this release:

  • [@futurepaul][@futurepaul] - Paul Miller