Bitcoin-Qt is an MIT-licenced Qt 4 GUI application for the original Bitcoin codebase.

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Gitian Build Issue - Windows

Got a little issue when compiling Windows QT using Gitian. BTW Im using a Ubuntu 12.04 64bit VPS. So I am using the instructions here : ...
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How to make bootstrap.dat work with bitcoin qt

I have downloaded the bootstrap.dat torrent to make bitcoin qt synchronize faster. I have searched the bitcoin directory by writing in the Run Application "explorer %APPDATA%\Bitcoin" I have dropped ...
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Windows 8 Tile Change Background Color

Does anyone know how to change the tile colour in Windows 8 in the source code so that I can create and distribute clients while controlling background tile color? I found the following which ...
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Bitcoin-qt transaction not initiated by the wallet owner

I was just mining for some Dogecoins with Eobot and parallel I had BGFminer set on solo mining + 4 pools from eclipse. The issue is that the moment the Eobot kicked in (it started on mining Dogecoins ...
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Bitcoin-qt import private key crash

Importing a private using the debug console causes a crash, I always have to kill from shell the bitcoin-qt app and restart it. Is there any way to prevent this? Is there a way to import the private ...
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When do P2Pool Node Fees get paid?

I have set up a node and been running for a few days now and a couple of payments have gone out form it which is good. These payments are going to a coinbase wallet and there is a local wallet ...
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10 weeks behind on bitcoin-qt and it just stopped working, keeps going back to saying “synchronizing with network”

I left bitcoin-qt running all night. When I woke up this morning, I was 10 weeks behind, but it went back to saying "synchronizing with network". I tried restarting bitcoin-qt and it said "importing ...
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How does Core distinguish between confirmed & unconfirmed Tx in memory?

Looking for a low-level answer, links to reference code would be helpful: Is there a difference between a Tx message received from a peer, and a Tx item as included in a valid block received from a ...
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How can I convert a bitcoin public key to a bitcoin address?

How can I convert a bitcoin public key to a bitcoin address? Note: I am using PHP. Is there an existing bitcoin API or PHP-API to do that converting ?
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getrawtransaction doesn't work for every transaction with -txindex=1?

i put txindex=1 in bitcoin config and reindex blockchain after that when i call getrawtransaction for some transactions didn't exist in my wallet and work well like: [Working] getrawtransaction ...
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Build Altcoin-qt, keep getting 'This application has request the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way' error

I successfully built my coin on my laptop using Qt4.8.6, but get this error when I try to solo mine it. I can solo mine, but the error pops up. If I click 'ok', it shuts the program down and I can't ...
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How can i request balance of bitcoin address from Bitcoin-Abe using PHP?

i installed Bitcoin-Abe. How can i request balance and transactions of specific bitcoin address from Bitcoin-Abe using php ? Is it make by query database or what ? Can someone explain how can i ...
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How can i get balance of bitcoin address not exist in my wallet?

How can i get balance of bitcoin address not exist in my wallet ? I try to use bitcoin-Abe but it is complicated and take seral days to full database with blockchain. Is there exists other tools ...
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Multisig doesn't work unless all keys were generated from the current wallet?

I tried to create a multisig in both the Bitcoin network and the Bitcoin testnet. It seems to work only when all public keys are from the current wallet. That means when I call listunspent after I ...
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Building Altcoin, getting undefined reference to CTxDB error

I am trying to build an altcoin under Windows. It has compiled just fine under Linux. I installed all the dependencies, updated my path, and installed Qt for qmake. I am partially following the guide ...
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Error compiling altcoin-qt for Windows, getting a GCC internal compiler error

I think I managed to get all my dependencies and libraries right (fingers crossed), but now when trying to build blackcoin-qt, the QTSdk compiler gives me this error while building qtipcserver.o: In ...
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GetBlocks Message containing Transaction Hashes

I'm sending a getBlocks Message which returns me an Inv Message containing up to 500 block-hashes as specified in the Protocol Specification. The Specification says: The maxium count for a an ...
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How do I prevent Bitcoin-qt from having to keep reindexing the blockchain?

Is it likely that anti-malware or anti-virus software is causing this issue? (I have told such programs to exclude the Bitcoin folders from scans)
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Priorities in Bitcoin-qt Client

On the bitcoin wiki its says: Transactions need to have a priority above 57,600,000 to avoid the enforced limit (as of client version 0.3.21). This threshold is written in the code as COIN * 144 / ...
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Help me work out a transaction fee

I am having difficulty working out how to work out a transaction fee. I've read the theory, but don't understand how to get the values to put the theory to practice. Can someone please help me work ...
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What is chainwork?

If I run the RPC call getBlock on the bitcoin-qt client it gives me field called chainwork containing a hash. I cant find any information what this value is about. Request: getblock ...
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Purpose of a BlockChain in local wallet application

I have installed the BitCoin wallet application on my PC, so that I can cold store my BitCoin. It's "Synchronizing with the network" and has 272 weeks of BC left to download (painfully slow!!) What I ...
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Where can I get the source code of Bircoin or ANY other cryptocurrency compilable in Visual Studio?

I really want to study the source in detail. I'm using windows so can't compile the source on Github. I found one here : http://bitcoinqtmsvc2012.codeplex.com/, but couldn't get it to compile even ...
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How can I connect to bitcoin-qt client with public ip address

I used the bitcoin client but i want to connect to it using public ip adress not localhost. From that machine i could reach bitcoin using localhost but when I am using public ip address with the ...
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How do I switch from MultiBit to Bitcoin-QT?

Okay, so I have seen the questions on how to go from Bitcoin Core to MultiBit, but I want to go the other way. Really, I downloaded and started using the wrong wallet. I wouldn't even mind MultiBit ...
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why does listunspent empty?

When i make lisunspent command on Bitcoin RPC console show me empty {}, but i have coins in my wallet. Why listunspent is empty ? and how can make lisunspent contains transactions ? Thanks Editing: ...
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How to receive payments online to single address per user in scalable way?

Suppose we are building online casino/market and want to receive payments. To be scalable, safe and have good user experience, we: cannot generate new address for every single payment. Having ...
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Bitcoin wiki docs, account or address?

listtransactions [account] [count=10] [from=0] Returns up to [count] most recent transactions skipping the first [from] transactions for account [account]. If [account] not provided it'll ...
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How do exchanges decide on cryptocurrency trading pairs?

Cryptocurrency trading pairs for example ltc/btc, doge/btc should be paired using some criteria. I'd like to comprehend on what basis they are paired.
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Can't get armory to work

When I try running armory, it seems to download the block change and actually gets to 0 blocks, but then all of the sudden, armory disappears. Anyone know why this is happening? In the log file, I ...
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Using paper based public/private keys in bitcoin-qt [duplicate]

If I only have a public key string and a private key string written on a sheet of paper. How do I use those in bitcoin-qt? If this can be added to bitcoin-qt, will it eventually show me how much ...
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creating our own coin - connection refused error

We are trying to create our own currency. We first started with testnet. The aim is to generate a genesis block and testnet did it very well. However, although we had connection between two ...
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How do you sweep a paper wallet with Bitcoin-Qt?

Sweeping involves importing a private key, then sending it's entire balance to a new address in your wallet via a new transaction. This would protect your paper wallet's bitcoins from being stolen if ...
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Would Bitcoin-Qt ever use an imported private key's public key as a future change address?

Let's say I import a paper wallet's private key into my Bitcoin-Qt client. I then manually sweep the entire balance from that private key to a different Bitcoin-Qt private key/address with a new ...
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Can someone explain double spending to me?

I am restoring a backup of my Bitcoin Core wallet on a new PC. I downloaded the complete bootstrap.dat and placed it in ~/.bitcoin. I thought using the bootstrap would make things faster, but ...
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Does the Bitcoin Core API support high-precision balance display?

I am currently working with a number of altcoins and and I need to support deposits and withdrawals in currencies with very large coin number cap like Dogecoin. I am wondering whether the Bitcoin Core ...
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How do I load wallet.dat on new PC and import everything into Electrum?

My primary PC died last month due to what I believe is a motherboard error. My EVGA board displays "FF". The fans, drives, everything powers up as usual. But I don't hear any beep, no POST, no BIOS, ...
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BitCoin RPC calls

What is the best method of getting the transaction id for the last payment sent to an address with n confirmations ? getbalance address with minconf will give me a balance but what I would like to do ...
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Transaction verification process in full nodes

I'm having some trouble understanding the process of transaction verification on full nodes. I understand how a transaction is verified via public cryptography (hashes, signature, etc, as it's ...
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Unable to establish connection to bitcoin using json and php

I'm newbie to bitcoins. Im trying to get the info, as much as I can. I'm trying to get the information by using getinfo() method that is mention in api documentation. The code i have tried is ...
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Why don't developers switch from bitcoin-qt to a cleaner implementation?

The "reference client" bitcoin-qt receives a lot of complaints from developers on the messy way it was coded. It seems to require a big overhead to learn, and a lot of time is being spent on ...
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What was the vulnerability in v0.3.4 that allowed an attacker to steal coins?

Reference: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-5141 What was the specific exploit in the Tx script evaluation process?
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Reclaiming Disk Space [duplicate]

According to section 7 of the original bitcoin spec. by Satoshi: Once the latest transaction in a coin is buried under enough blocks, the spent transactions before it can be discarded to save ...
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Running Bitcoin Core for first time

I was using the official Bitcoin client some time ago. It was version 0.5 I think. Then my computer crashed and didn't use Bitcoin for a long time. I was lucky because I had a backup of the wallet. ...
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How to import old wallet to Multibit?

I had 2 Bitcoins on my old PC and got a virus so did a format. But I also did a backup of my bitcoin wallet. Now I want to sell these bitcoins but when I went to the site, the official client was ...
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Bitcoin stuck, not syncing

I recently converted from Chakra Linux to Opensuse 13.1 without formatting the home partition (I took a chance) and didn't have to do the usual reloading of email, documents and bitcoin started ...
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Empty amount sent with bitcoind

i am usng JSON PHP to send money from my address to another one, He send the first time normally, tested with (0.002 BTC) And when i test second one, he send empty AMOUNT (0.0 BTC) and charge for ...
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Bitcoin Cold Storage Question

I am ready to put some of my BTC holdings into a couple different cold storage wallets. I went through the process already moving around a few mBits as tests, created the keys on an offline PC, sent ...
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How can I use multi signature addresses with Bitcoin Core?

Using the instructions on the debug window, I created a multi signature address as below: addmultisigaddress 2 "[\"Adres1\",\"Adres2\"]" MultiSigAddres My understanding is that one needs the ...
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descriptions of the bitcoin-qt files

bitcoin-qt creates files under ~/.bitcoin/ in my file system. i know that the ~/.bitcoin/blocks/blk*dat files contain the blockchain, but what do the following other files contain: ...