The blockchain is a list of all transactions that have occurred using the Bitcoin currency. DON'T USE THIS FOR THE SERVICE NAMED 'blockchain.info'!

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Raw Block data in Hexadecimals

Is there any Web API available for us to query Blockchain data in hex format? The format should follow the standard (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block#Block_structure) structure rather than JSON.
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Is this pattern a tracking method or just a Bitcoin wallet making change to itself?

While following a particular transaction from a donation received in 2011 I noticed a pattern in the block chain. The entity donating would send .001 to an address and the remainder of the wallet ...
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What can a dishonest node do (or try to do)?

Except this kind of attacks: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Double-spending For example can he simply create a new block that includes some invented transactions that steal money from real address? ...
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my bitcoins did not transfered to a hidden wallet

it appears that it was send but i never received them in the hidden wallet, is there a miss step i did not do? o how do i get them back? what i did was i took a picture of the QR code then i send the ...
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Bought a bitcoin, sender said it was sent, not showing in blockchain or wallet. Where is it?

So I bought a full btc off of localbitcoin with amazon giftcard code. I sent the code and clicked that payment was completed. It's been about 2 hours. About 1 hour since he said that he sent the ...
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Why the same confirmed transaction in the Testnet has different block hash and other fields?

Chain.com http://explorer.chain.com/transactions/a4bfb8e21ae3d6232183dfb8ef5fcee8c9b8f223c2d25738e24765a75abd009b Chain.so ...
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Why does Bitcoin-QT not seem to be catching up on my Mac?

I've had Bitcoin-QT running for about six total hours, and the rate at which it's catching up is glacial at best. It takes about an hour to advance a week, which would make the process take about 4 ...
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Erroneous blockchain transactions…more coins than I specified!

This isn't directly related to Bitcoin; rather this is related to Infinitecoin, however the technologies are virtually the same. The other day I sent 2,000 IFC from my wallet (Infinitecoin-QT for ...
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How can I run bitcoind in pruning mode?

I read this comment: You could consider running a pruning node, which is practically the same as a full node (including security), except it throws away some of the old history. Version 0.11 ...
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Blockchain over 36GB and causing disk space issues

I want to install the bitcoind daemon on a computer with relatively little free space (about 35GB available). I thought that the blockchain was some 20 GB in size and figured that would be no problem, ...
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Call function for block n on blockchain

I've been going through main.cpp in order to roughly find out which function calls the best block and I found out depending on situation there are several similar-sounding function names and code ...
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Blockchain Receive Payments API Not Working

I want to accept payments with the Blockchain Receive Payments API (https://blockchain.info/api/api_receive) but I can't seem to figure out how to work it. I cannot test it too much because there is a ...
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“Array& params”: How to understand “&” after “Array” - type modifer?

I'm trying to understand how "invalidateblock"-function works, literally line by line. Since I'm at basic level in C++, I couldn't explain to myself what's the "&" after "Array" there to achieve ...
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Blockchain API - Returns “Read timed out” when calling my website callback

I'm receiving payments using Blockchain API. The receiving payment part works but after that, when it's supposed to call a link on my website to inform about the payment, it's not working. I'm using ...
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I run bitcoind in linux centos server. but it give me error “sendto: Operation not permitted”. why?

root@srv [~/public_html/server/bin]# ./bitcoind -daemon Bitcoin server starting root@srv [~/public_html/server/bin]# sendto: Operation not permitted What is the problem? Also, bitcoind didn't ...
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Valid fork in regtest

I've created a regtest network consisting of 2 nodes - node0 & node1. I'd like to have a fork on the common blockchain and seemingly achieved it by doing so: nodes start node0 adds node1 via ...
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All Bitcoin Public Keys with non-zero balance

I want to get a database or otherwise retrieve a set off all bitcoin public keys (not addresses) that have non zero balances. What would be the easiest way to do that? Is there an API that could do ...
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Is it time to move data storage (of things like music, images, virus definitions) out of the block chain?

This is a technical question and I don't have the answer. I would like someone to explain why this data is necessary. If your answer is receipts or smart contracts, then my question is, "Why not put ...
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How is a blockchain split resolved?

Let's say two miners created 2 different blocks and broadcast them into the network. Now some clients see blockchain 1 and other blockchain 2 which are different from each other. I would like to ...
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Parameters in UpdateTip - calculation of log2_work

I looked up log2_work inside main.cpp and I can't follow its calculation by log(chainActive.Tip()->nChainWork.getdouble())/log(2.0). a) What is -> explicitely indicating? (I'm at basic level of ...
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How to start https and http call according to enviornments

I am using insight api's for block chain. I have installed an ssl certificate for secure connection. In development mode, all calls should be http; in production mode, all calls should in https. There ...
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Alternatives to OP_RETURN to store data in Bitcoin blockchain

I am working on iOS camera app and would like to store hash of photos inside blockchain for the "proof of existence". AFAIK transaction with OP_RETURN in output has some disadvantages ...
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How to check BTC transaction when buying face to face?

I have never bought bitcoins face to face. Don't have iphone/ipad and therefore I would need answers on the following question: What do I need to have on my cell phone in order to provide seller my ...
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Regtest: One node nullifying other node's balance

I'm running 2 bitcoind servers on the same machine, called node0 and node1. In the following I'm listing steps I take and results I get and I'm wondering what is causing one node nullifying other ...
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Calculating “total received” and balance by an address

This is something which I think should be simple but it's driving me crazy. See for example this list of transactions associated with an address: ...
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Best way to update an outdated blockchain

I have a relatively slow computer and a slow internet connection. For this reason, I only open the bitcoin client when I really have to (because it uses a whole lot of bandwidth and CPU to download ...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level without blockchain explorer?

so my problem isn't with bitcoin particularly but with a dying altcoin, I have the same problem as here. But can't use a blockchain explorer site, since there doesn't exist one. Is there any way to ...
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When all bitcoins have been mined, how can the Block Chain's interaction be supported? [duplicate]

I've understood for a while that bitcoin mining was a process that required computers to solve increasingly difficult problems in order to mine a block. It wasn't until now that I realized those ...
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Using Bitcoin or another Altcoin for Decentralized Database Storage

I was wondering has there been any attempts on using the blockchain as a decentralized database storage system? Would it be feasible to use it on Bitcoin or another Altcoin and if so which altcoin ...
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Bitcoin database needs to rebuild every time after defrag or reboot

I'm running Windows 10 technical preview 10049 and I'm running bitcoin-qt from my data hard drive with 1.17TB available disk space. It is a striped volume and due to much data writing and deleting it ...
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How can services that use the bitcoin blockchain help secure it?

There are many projects being worked on that involve using the bitcoin blockchain for its public verifiability and immutability. A few examples would be Counterparty, Medici, Factom, etc. But each use ...
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Why do some outputs have a zero value and no address?

What does it mean when an output has a value of zero and no address? I'm looking at some fairly recent transactions, and I don't understand what this means. Here's an example: ...
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What happens when the Block Reward of a Currency is Changed to a Greater Value? [duplicate]

What Happens if the Reward for block solving is changed to a very great extent and if most / all of the users update to that version with the edit.. For example if block reward is 12 x and it is ...
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How does “headers first” effect BLKxxxx.dat structure?

Assuming a full node running Bitcoincore v0.10 (with txindex=1), how exactly does the new "headers first" functionality affect the structure of the blockchain data? (Specifically, the blkxxxx.dat ...
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Bitcoin transactions over Ripple Network

I am interested in using the ripple network in conjunction with bitcoin transactions, but am curious as to interplay between the ripple ledger verification and the bitcoin blockchain verification. I ...
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Can coin wallets create their own network/blockchain?

In other words, I want a coin with NO premine and NO mining. Can the wallet, alone, generate the coin(s) and the blockchain, based solely on inter-wallet communication (establishing a wallet ...
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Is there a special name for the block currently at the head of the chain?

Just as we have the genesis block which is block 0, is there a special name for the block currently at the head of the chain? Obviously such a block would be observer dependent and never absolute but ...
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Blockchain parser for transaction level details

I'm looking for transaction level data for both inputs and outputs. The znort block parser returns the type of data I'm looking for, however it doesn't seem to detect multisig transactions. Has anyone ...
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Create alternative blockchain with proof-of-work

For learning purposes, I want to create an alternative special-purpose blockchain. It would use a proof-of-work function that is different than the one in Bitcoin. Short of forking bitcoin and going ...
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What is the minimal block time practically possible? [duplicate]

There have been so many altcoins that experimented with parameters like block-time, and I was wondering what turned out to be the minimal feasible time? If its 10 seconds for example, there will be ...
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Live Blockchain Backup

What is a good strategy for backing up bitcoind's blockchain files (not its wallet file) without having to take (e.g.) a bitcoind that is powering a counterparty-server instance offline? Copying the ...
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How to generate a private key to create wallet through api in Block chain

I need to pass private key while creating a wallet in blockchain.info through api call which is defined here https://blockchain.info/api/create_wallet I'm using php for creating wallets. Please ...
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What is the estimated size of complete blockchain when all bitcoins are mined. i.e around 2140?

By size, I mean how many GBs or TBs of data storage I would need to save entire blockchain starting from Genesis block when all bitcoins are mined?
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How to store blockchain data

If I wanted to imprint the blockchain data on a database, with the purpose of performing complex or just different than the RPC-based queries, how would I do it? Would I have to go for a relational ...
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blockchain.info and blockexplorer.com show different balance for the same address

Does blockexplorer.com have a bug or some other reason? https://blockexplorer.com/q/getreceivedbyaddress/1KWd23GZ4BmTMo9zcsUZXpWP4M8hmxZwRU 1.95331249 ...
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Blockchain (lack of backwards) compatibility in Bitcoincore 0.10.x

From Bitcoincore release notes: Because release 0.10.0 makes use of headers-first synchronization and parallel block download (see further), the block files and databases are not ...
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Blockchain.info RPC API and deposit/withdraw problem

I'm using blockchain.info RPC to detect deposits using Node.JS as server, using listTransactions method. Because blockchain.info doesn't has walletnotify api. When processing deposits, there is no ...
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If bitcoin fails as a currency, how will blockchain tech still be secure for other applications?

We often hear proponents, like Andreas Antonopoulos, say things along the lines of Bitcoin being an application of the Blockchain technology and that Bitcoin as a currency can fail, but blockchain ...
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What do people mean by solving bitcoin transactions? [duplicate]

I have been looking at a lot of posts about how bitcoins are generated. They keep talking about how miners do computations of other "transactions". Do they mean bitcoin transactions or other forms of ...
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How to generate a Litecoin Private key and correspondent Public Address in C#

I found this C# tool to generate addresses for Bitcoin (compressed and uncompressed): https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Address_Utility https://github.com/casascius/Bitcoin-Address-Utility It ...