This patch enabled compressed pubkeys when -compressedpubkeys is passed.
These are 33 bytes instead of 65, and require only marginally more CPU
power when verifying. Compressed pubkeys have a different corresponding
address, so it is determined at generation. When -compressedpubkeys is
given, all newly generated addresses will use a compressed key, while
older/other addresses keep using normal keys. Unpatched clients will
relay and verify these transactions.
Introduces two new RPC calls:
* dumpprivkey: retrieve the private key corresponding to an address
* importprivkey: add a private key to your wallet
The private key format is analoguous to the address format. It is
a 51-character base58-encoded string, that includes a version number
and a checksum.
Includes patch by mhanne:
* add optional account parameter for importprivkey, if omitted use default