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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Fastest filesystem for blockchain?

I am running Linux with a harddisk. Currently the blockchain is on an NTFS partition, which probably isn't the fastest. Which filesystem should I choose? As I understand it, a Bitcoin node will only ...
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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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Wanted to back up blockchain to save space, now I cannot open bitcoin QT?

I wanted to back up the blockchain on my hard drive as it took around 50 GB on my laptop. I did so and deleted all the blk000.dat and the rev000.dat from (~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/) which ...
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Upper limit on the blockchain file size with pruning?

If blockchain pruning is implemented is there a theoretical upper limit on the blockchain file size? My thinking is something like with "pruned" blockchain you only store the details of the unspent ...
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Can I download the whole block chain from somewhere?

Every time I turn on the Bitcoin client it takes days to catch up with the block chain. Are there alternatives to getting it trickling through the peer-to-peer network? Can I just download it ...
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How to apply blockchaining to data?

I would like to apply blockchaining on unstructured data (any kind of data). I have seen BlockSign use similar concept to sign a document by storing a hash of the document in OP_RETURN block of ...
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Is it possible for computing power to increase quick enough to break mining retargeting?

So from what I understand, mining bitcoins basically becomes more difficult as more bitcoins are mined. This is done so computing power doesn't get so strong that bitcoin mining becomes trivial to ...
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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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How much space does the blockchain take up per day and per hour when running bitcoinQT on my computer?

the blockchain is about 20GB today, but i was wondering how much space does it take up each day if i were to leave bitcoinqt on regularly? also by hour? reason why im asking is im thinking about just ...
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How long does it take to download blockchain

My question is how long does it take on average to download whole blockchain and set-up new wallet with standard Bitcoin-QT client.
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Bitcoin-QT v0.6.3-beta transaction not coming in to my wallet. Please i really need help with this im a real newbie! [duplicate]

Im waiting for a transaction being made to my wallet on Bitcoin-QT. It has synchronizing with network and is going really slow 46.66% is done 136640 block(s) is left in 3 days. I Dont know what to do! ...
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Bitcoin client 0.4.1.1 stuck at block 176947

Bitcoin client stuck. Tried to rebuild whole blockchain, but it went up to that number and got stuck again. Here's a screenshot: http://vvcap.net/db/2IR75OWyJj5AsUW7eo_i.htp Any suggestions?
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Why does the initial blockchain download get stuck part way through?

I am trying to get Bitcoin up and running on a fairly underpowered laptop and Windows Vista using Bitcoin-Qt 0.5.0.1. After installing and starting the program, I am stuck at at the syncing stage at ...
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What can I do when the blockchain synchronization is stuck at a specific block?

I hadn't started/used my Bitcoin client for ages. Now, whenever I start the client, it is downloading block 135407 and does not progress past it. What can I do?
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How does a blockchain store any data?

I read here that since Bitcoin is a networked ledger, it is a good way to back up data. I would like to know two things: How does a blockchain store 'any' data? I would like to know more about a ...
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How to handle POST data sent from Blockcypher WebHook API

I've been trying to get this to work for the past 3 days and I've all but given up on it. Basically, I've used requestb.in to monitor if any POST requests are going through; requestb.in always ...
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Bitcoin-QT: which external memory (connected via USB2.0 + TrueCrypt) would work?

Background I have Bitcoin-QT 0.9.3 (zip version). bitcoin-qt.exe sits on the internal HDD of my laptop. All of the other stuff (blockchain, wallet,...) on a 128GB USB drive, fully encrypted with ...
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What is a soft fork?

When people talk about possible changes to how Bitcoin works they sometimes say a particular change can be implemented as a soft fork. What does that mean? How does this compare to a hard fork?
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Best method for getting bulk address information (total sent, received, and final balance)

I need to go through a large list (about 100 000) of bitcoin addresses, and, if they have a final balance, find that as well as the total sent and recieved. I am working in python, and I have looked ...
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i set API whitelist for my server IP (site) and restricted others, i'm no longer able to login

i set one IP whitelist for my server IP (site) and restricted others. I think it was for API but looks for all the wallet access. i'm no longer able to login. What can i do now to have access again? ...
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Why hasn't my bitcoin transaction gone through?

So about 3hrs from now I made a transaction to a different wallet of mine and the money didnt come through in 20mins I checked the blockchain and the number of confirmations kept rising and its up to ...
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Is 250mb/month enough bandwidth to support the internet needs of 4 mining rigs?

So this question was posed in 2011; I figure by now there may be slightly different factors at work, but mainly I ask if i can use a prepaid hotspot plan for 250mb to connect 4 sp20 mining rigs each ...
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Custom altcoin won't sync with node and neither will accept a miner connection

I forked the BlackCoin source, changed the ports, generated the genesis block, merkle, blah blah blah. I set up a node on a DigitalOcean server and compiled my coin daemon there as well as on my local ...
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Please help! How do I transfer my wallet from bitcoin core to MultibitHD?

I (should by now) have bitcoins in my wallet,I sent them to my wallet whilst i was using bitcoin core but after taking days to sync (and it still hasn't synced) i have given up and installed ...
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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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Blockchain not sending my IPN to my website

Ok, so I have set up my blockchain API. But when I send a payment to the address given, it doesnt send the data. I use the exact same settings and callback in the testing, and it works amazingly. The ...
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How to check if the block chain is up to date using bitcoind or json-rpc?

I read the full api method list and did not seem to find one. I suppose there is no command specifically for that purpose, so what is the general way of doing this? I would consider checking the ...
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Can a client leave its mark on the blockchain?

Would it be possible for a client (eg the core client) to leave its mark in the form of META data on the blockchain or even in the mempool so that we know that this client was used to create or send ...
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What is a step by step way to insert data in OP_RETURN?

I was following https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=453086.0 for creating a message in OP_RETURN. I am able to decode my raw transaction, but on signrawtransaction it gives error: ...
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Is there a service that can track how a coin flows from one wallet to another visually?

I sent some coins to an address and would like to track how these coins are flowing into other wallets. Is there a service that shows this visually? My main point is that I want to know if these coins ...
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Cannot access blockchain.info through Tor browser?

I created my first wallet using bitaddress.org and put some money in it, which I am not able to spend, since this wallet doesn't have that function. So I decided to import this wallet to blockchain ...
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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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POS Receipt payment identification

Lets have a scenario where POS software wants to support bitcoin payments with zero risk. Ideal is to store Merchant's Bitcoin address in POS settings. The intention here is to uniquelly bind receipt ...
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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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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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Can bitcoin and altcoin co-exist in sidechain? If Yes, strategy

I have private block chain - tweaked bitcoin blockchain with a private coin by creating a Genesis block. Lets call it "PrivateCoin" I also have a sidechain elements/alpha instance, I effectively ...
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Service that displays how many inputs/outputs there are in the blockchain?

Ideally, I am looking for a service like http://statoshi.info/, but one that displays the real-time number of inputs and outputs in the blockchain. Note that I am not looking for information on the ...
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Can Bitcoin-Qt be configured to trim the blockchain?

I run Bitcoin-Qt and Bitcoin Armory on a laptop. I don't have the space to store the whole 20 GB (or however big it is now) blockchain. I understand the need to run through the entire thing for ...
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Problems with Blockchain API

Im having problems because when a user pay to a forwarding address, the forward address receives bitcoins instantly, but takes nearly 1 hour to send those bitcoins to the destination address, the real ...
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Multiple transactions from a single wallet in one block [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how it would be (and if it is) possible for a single wallet address to have more than one transaction in a single block? Does a previous transaction of a wallet address need ...
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Is there a (potential) “Blockchain size problem”, and what solutions are available?

As more and more Bitcoin transactions are produced, the growth of the Blockchain may well, one day, become a problem for systems which want (need?) to store the whole blockchain. Storage usage ...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

i have installed bitcoind on ubuntu server, and when i run screen -x for btc it says error -10 blockchain is downloading, How do i know the progress level, currently 125600 blocks are downloaded, how ...
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Sending funds on same block of received funds. Confirm sending not received?

My question in quite conceptual: For creating a raw transaction, I just need the txid from the older transaction and the address to send it. Put the funds, the change, what's left is the fee. Sign it ...
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Is a private blockchain better in any sense than a database?

Since the banks appear to be currently looking into the idea of "blockchains" but don't want to be dealing with "Bitcoin", it seems that there is a lot of hype for private blockchains out there like ...
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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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Erroneous blockchain transactions…more coins than I specified! [duplicate]

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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Why does bitcoin core need to download the blockchain

I understand that the blockchain is what keeps track of who has what coins and makes sure that everything is correct and secure, but why do I have to download it? Isn't that where the miners come in? ...
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How to monitor the blockchain for new blocks

I want to scan new transactions as they are added to the block chain. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to do this. Are there any APIs that allow for this? Or is there a way to directly tap into ...
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Blockchain - How can I cancel my blockchain transaction, unconfirmed after +1 day

I am using blockchain.info. I have made a bitcoin transaction of 4.79 BTC to the address 1DWaEfPbcKQvjMi9D9eNMrVRQzWiSLVvaS. (exchanger) You can see the transaction at ...
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How to get receiving transaction information from bitcoind (bitcoin server)

I installed bitcoind on a vps and generated an address I sent some bitcoins to from Blockchain.info wallet. One day later, I still don't see any info about it in bitcoind while there are now 75 ...