Configurable derivation path for custom RPCs


  • MetaMask uses m/44'/60'/0'/0 as the derivation path (BIP44),
    and this value is hardcoded to be the same for all networks.
  • I would like to be able to set a custom value for the derivation path,
    especially when configuring a custom network.


  • This is important because MetaMask is used on other networks (including RSK),
    and these may use different derivation paths.
    • The MetaMask already uses derivation path conforming to the BIP39 and BIP44 standards;
      and its custom network configuration screen already supports specifying different chainIdsā€¦
      so it would make sense to allow for custom derivations paths as defined in SLIP0044
      (Registered coin types for BIP44)
  • This is also important for Ethereum users who originally set up their wallets
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  • BIP39, BIP44, SLIP44

(Would add hyperlinks, but new user restrictions! also had to split this post up for some reason)

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Just signalling my support for this. Being able to customise the derivation path when importing a hardware wallet would be super duper helpful!

Thanks the request! This looks like an interesting submission!

We will be sure to look into this and discuss the feasibility.