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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Getting bitcoin globe data

I just saw this bitcoin globe https://blockchain.info/nodes-globe?series=topBlockRelay It has two modes,"Online Now" and "Miners". I wanted to ask if anyone knows what the bars and colors stand for ...
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How does the bitcoin network recover in case of a hash collision in the block hash?

A Bitcoin client has to download the whole blockchain from the P2P network in order to become a full node. A full node is able to determine, if a transaction in the network is valid or not. To ...
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Ubuntu. (blockchain of version 0.9.3 compatible with 0.10.1?)

I have version 0.9.3 of bitcoind on my Ubuntu server and I want to upgrade to 0.10.1, I have nothing in my wallet. Does the blockchain 0.9.3 compatible with 0.10.1? Do I have anything to keep from ...
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Blockchain API whitelist all IP addresses

I am currently trying to implement the blockchain API in my application. I have done this successfully however, I am having trouble whitelisting IPs. Each time a user accesses the app with a different ...
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Block Chain Library

I was wondering if there are any open source blockchain libs that I could use to build a project with? Thanks
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Its been hours and still unconfirmed! [closed]

http://puu.sh/iIjyz/e992fbe540.png What the hell is wrong? I sent almost 600 euros of bitcoins to blockchain and still can't use any of them! Example one of my transactions has 18 confirmations, BUT ...
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Stress test? Whats it for?

How long does the stress test usually last on the blockchain? Also what is it for? I'm fairly new to bitcoin and was having trouble processing transactions in a fair amount of time earlier.
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How to access peer's tip of chain?

In case I'm a selfish miner and have successfully forked the blockchain, I'd like to know the state of progress of my honest nodes at any given time - how can I achieve this? Do peers on separate ...
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How to access locally stored inventory data?

I'm looking for objects in the source code of Bitcoin Core that record all block inventories distinguished by their miners - Is there a container that keeps track of blocks on chainActive and stores ...
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C# parse bitcoin blockchain to get balance of an address

Is there a way to scan the Bitcoin blockchain in C# without using an external API? I am looking for the amount of spendable money of a Bitcoin address. I am using NBitcoin. // create new key pair ...
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What is the mechanism of determining the transactions of a new block

I am newbie in the Bitcoin field. I have read about the transactions, blocks, blockchain and other materials. As I know, when a new valid block is found and announced by a user, other users start ...
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Bitcoin resistance against forged slow chain

I'm implementing a new protocol with a custom blockchain, and I'm trying to figure out what is the correct way to deal with the "slow chain" problem. In the Bitcoin protocol, nodes constantly gossip ...
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Source for blockchain dump in machine readable format

Where to get blockchain dump in machine readable format. Text files of JSON will be perfect . I found PSQL database at http://dumps.webbtc.com/bitcoin/ . Any other source?
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Where can I direct download the NXT blockchain data instead of from the client?

When installing the nxt nrs client from scratch I need to redownload the nxt_db database blockchain. Is there a place where I can just download it from directly on a fast connection? It seems that it ...
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What security threats does blockchain technology solve or present?

I am interested in security, identity and authenticity in electronic networks. What sort of security concerns could blockchain technology help with and what sort does it pose? Are there entry and ...
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blockchain.info transaction timestamps set into the future

There seem to be some irregularities with Blockchain.info's transaction timestamp (aka Received Time) for a set of blocks. The transaction times are recorded with unix timestamps well into the future ...
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What are the best criticisms of blockchain technology?

What are the best criticisms of blockchain technology? Specifically, what are the top flaws of the blockchain as it's currently implemented by Bitcoin?
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Amount of block locator hashes in “getblocks” message

How many block locator hashes are sent in a getblocks message? And how distant are these locator hashes from one another?
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What are some causes for long chains?

Blockchain.info shows a graph of transactions excluding "long chains" of more than 10: https://blockchain.info/charts/n-transactions-excluding-chains-longer-than-10 This seems to indicate that ~68% ...
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How to accept payments with Blockchain in PHP

I am trying to set up sort of a BitPay system where 1) User selects how much money they want to send (price in BTC) 2) PHP Gives user amount of money they need to pay and the address they need to ...
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bc.info transactions with no timestamp

The last transaction in blocks 219882, 219888, and 219892 don't have a timestamp. And by last transaction I mean the last transaction shown in the json file. 219882 219888 219892 I find this to ...
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Are there any blockchain inspection tools/libraries?

I am going to write software that gets information from the blockchain directly. Are there any tools or libraries to speed up that process? I am looking for things like decoding and encoding ...
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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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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 - Change blockchain via RPC?

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 ...