something that is not directly useful (like a commodity) but which can be used as a medium of exchange or a store of value. Essentially, money.

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Compiling litecoind on Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to compile litecoind on Ubuntu 15.04 and I stuck here: /litecoin/src$ make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=- make: makefile.unix: No such file or directory make: *** No rule to make target ...
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I am looking for a reliable and low cost way to make loan repayments from Asia to the US. Are there any banks in the US that will acept Bitcoins?

I'm looking for a reliable, low cost, transparent and efficient way to make monthly loan repayments from Asia to the US each month. Are there any banks in the US that will accept bitcoins? So, I'm ...
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What is the most widely distributed crypto currency?

I've been doing research to find a crypto-currency that is "fairly" distributed among the population. Being "fair" is quite subjective. We can all agree that 10 people that control a coin is not fair, ...
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NXT - What is the difference between an Asset and a Currency?

Reading the NXT website, it talks about an Asset Exchange and a Monetary System. First seems to be regarding assets, while the second article one is talking about currencies. Is there any difference ...
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Reasons to mine Litecoin?

Many examples exist to show that Bitcoin is accepted in online transactions in exchange for goods. But for Litecoin, I haven't found any such examples, so what is the value in LTC mining? What is ...
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Is new cryptocurrency that runs only in raspberry pi possible?

Is it possible to create a cryptocurrency software that can run efficiently on a raspberryPi and has a mechanism to detect (based on maximum coin production?) if a node is using a better computer so ...
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What's the best way to introduce Bitcoin to the family and friends? [closed]

What's the best way to introduce Bitcoin to the family and friends? Has anybody succesful experience in the topic?
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Multi-currency wallet api

I need a api or an application that can generate and handle (send/receive and so on...) multi currency wallet. For an example: It can generate dogecoin address, bitcoin address, litecoin address, ...
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I paid in bitcoin, now I'm owed a refund. Can I demand it in bitcoin too?

This is, I suppose, a legal question so I should point out that I'm most interested in US and European law. I made a payment to a company for a product more than a year ago in bitcoin. The amount ...
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An “Almost” decentralised currency

I've been interested in Bitcoin for a while. I've been thinking I'd like to give it a go and see if I can make my own cryptocurrency, just to see if I can. I run my own small web hosting company, the ...
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avoid rounding errors in javascript with bigdecimal?

a user submits a buy request: 0.0104 BTC at a rate of 345.92 EUR config: var mode = RoundingMode.HALF_EVEN(); var satoshi = new BigDecimal("100000000"); user input: var btc_b = new ...
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Reliable method to convert national currency to bitcoin [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency so please excuse my newbie question. I'm looking for a reliable method to convert national currency (i.e. "normal" money) into Bitcoin. A quick ...
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Automatic transfer of funds between exchanges

I need to circulate money between exchanges automatically. I want to transfer cryptocurrency (BTC, LTC) between exchanges. I find that these exchanges have API calls for withdrawal options: Cryptsy, ...
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How to connect pool worker to another stratum pool bitcoin

I have own pool server.In that pool server,i have created workers.I need to connect this worker to another pool worker (like stratum pool URL,worker username ,password) Is this possible in ...
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Cryptonote vs an X11 Coin

Which one is a more desirable feature in an altcoin? The X11 or the Cryptonote? Also why cnt the 2 be implemented together? X11 seems to allow 11 algos to mine the coin, and cryptonote is based on ...
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Is there an API that provides this functionality?

Sorry I couldn't make my title more descriptive, but it might be a little long winded. What I need is the following, and preferably an API that can support the popular crypto currencies, not just ...
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Anonymous transactions technology for a cryptocoin? [duplicate]

I’m thinking of investing in a cryptocoin with anonymous transactions feature. So far there are 3 well-known technologies for that: coinjoin (Bitcoin), masternodes (Darkcoin) and CryptoNote ...
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Is demurrage already integrated into Ripple? If so, how does one create a demurrage currency?

The Ripple wiki has a page about demurrage currencies being a possibility in Ripple. However, it's not entirely clear whether this feature is already implemented in the server or client, and if so, ...
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What are the biggest motivations for common people to adopt crypto currencies?

So far I've seen only two sets of people using crypto currencies: 1. Who does illegal things (like black money/drug trading etc) 2. Who sees them as shortcut to become rich But what are the other ...
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Which transactions are being submitted in the very first blocks of some digital currency?

This is more like general question about digital currencies rather than about Bitcoin specifically, but it still is relevant to Bitcoin I guess (at least this SE section is more suitable for this ...
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Export Market realtime rate

Please is there any web site that purpose web services, to export Market rate value of different currency even bitcoin.
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Does it make sense to use BitCoin to transfer money to yourself internationally?

If you have a bank account in the US and an account in the UK, and you want to move money from one to the other, is Bitcoin a sensible way to do it, or are you better off using TransferWise or just ...
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Creating trade engine steps [duplicate]

How cryptocoin trade engine works? I want to build a simple trade engine(trading bot) in ruby on rails for cryptocoins. Can anybody lead me through proper steps. I am a newbie to cryptocoins.
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Which cryptocurrencies deviate significantly from Bitcoin?

There's been dozens of alternate cryptocurrencies but I don't believe many of them did much other than find/replace some strings. We see Bitcoin as made up of the blockchain and proof-of-work via ...
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How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another

How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another. I want to send currency from dogecoin to bitcoin, I think trading engine do such process. Can I implement such process across local ...
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How accept trade works on creating order [duplicate]

I want to build a rails application to create buy or sell offer for coins. If buy offer is accepted by seller, How the coins exchanged between the buyer and seller. How can it be implemented? What is ...
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How can I create buy offer and sell offer using bitcoin daemon?

How do I support trading for multiple crypto coins? Is that possible to create buy or sell offer using bitcoin daemon?
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A crypto-currency for supporting informal education?

I am involved with Funoon (funoonfoundation.org), a non-profit working to organise informal learning spaces. These informal spaces are basically physical spaces where learning happens on a ...
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Which crypto currencies have shortest payment address?

Different crypto-currencies have different lengths of payment addresses. For example, LTC address length is 34 case sensitive letters and numbers. NXT address length is 20 digits. Short payment ...
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Is it possible to create a unified client that manages multiple cryptocurrencies?

Is it possible to create a unified client that manages multiple cryptocurrencies? Does such a client already exist?
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Coins with memory-intensive mining

Are there coins that demand system memory rather than computing power? Which coin brings me the most mining profit if I have a lot of system DDR3 RAM (say 64 GB or more) in my personal computer?
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can cryptocoins be put to good use? now or in the future? [duplicate]

it would be amazing is there was a Cryptocoin that could be put to good use. Like some sort of protein folding. Curecoin, CureCancerCoin exists but it doesn't put anything towards computational ...
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Is it possible to create a cryptocurrency that has a fixed value? [duplicate]

I like Bitcoin for its ease of use and security. It makes "money" transfer fast and easy, however a lot of people are afraid to use it because of its volatility, Would it be possible to create a ...
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Why is Bitcoin better than other cryptocurrency? [duplicate]

If there too many types of such kind of currency, will them be very cheap? I have 4 BTC and since the current BTC price waves a lot, I am wondering this. Thanks,
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Can Bitcoin save the U.S. Post Office [closed]

I noticed this article and was thinking about the possibilities of the U.S. Post Office seriously considering Bitcoin. ...
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Cryptocurrency from Scratch?

first question here I remember seeing a question a while back about how to code your own cryptocurrency here: How to fork Bitcoin and build own cryptocurrency Unfortunately, it seems to suffer from ...
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Complete Explanation of Mining [closed]

I have 6 miners, all with 3 R9 280x's. (Yes, not bitcoin mining, but there isn't a general mining stack site and it still uses cgminer so it's relevant) I've been working on getting them running ...
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Who proposed the XBT ticker for Bitcoin and why is it used over the more logical XBC ticker?

Some standard requires tickers for currencies to start with an X. So, the usual abbreviation of Bitcoin, BTC, cannot be used in contexts where this standard is applied. Usually, the unofficial ...
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Where can I find an overview of Bitcoin exchange APIs?

Where can I find information on a large number of "exchange" or "trading platform" APIs showing which currencies (digital and fiat) they convert between?
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What future can bitcoin have if more and more countries will ban it?

As of today, Russia added itself to a list of countries that ban bitcoin operations. So is there a future for bitcoin (and other cryptos) if more countries are going to ban them?
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Why should I start using bitcoins? [closed]

I've only just heard of Bitcoin and I wonder why I should start using bincoins. What is the benefit to me of using bitcoins? Why should I want to?
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Correct use of the word Bitcoin [duplicate]

I'm still unsure when to use Bitcoin and when bitcoin is more appropriate. Did anyone define when to use the word Bitcoin with a capital B? Is one used to talk about the currency as in "3 Bitcoin" and ...
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Do multi-signature transactions make a 'bitcoin kickstarter' possible? And what state are the bitcoins in, in the meantime?

This isn't a question about kickstarter really, just a way for me to phrase my question about the crypto in terms that I can understand. My understanding, based on this article.. Stop Saying Bitcoin ...
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What are the most popular crypto currencies after Bitcoin?

I am trying to determine which crypto currencies are the most popular with the assumption that Bitcoin is the most popular one. This question is up to different interpretations because "most popular" ...
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Will bitcoin's value be affected by other digital currencies?

There are many different digital currencies being released now, following in the footsteps of bitcoin and trying to improve upon it. Will these currencies, by giving consumers more options, reduce ...
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Open source doesnt mean transparency [closed]

Code released by the XRP businessmen for both the client and server...is totally controlled by the XRP owners. Preprinting(easier than premining) is dishonest, and against fundamental principles of ...
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Calculate the amount of Primecoin(XPM) mined/created so far

According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primecoin the reward given for finding a block is 999*(difficulty**2). So does that mean that you need historic data on the difficulty in order ...
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How to calculate the the amount of all Peercoins(PPC) in circulation?

According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peercoin the reward is halved every time the mining power increases by x16. So does that mean that you need historic data on the mining power in ...
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Will a bitcoin miner work for other currencies?

If I purchase a card (or similar device) that claims to mine Bitcoins at 10 GH/s, will that device also work for other currencies? That is, would the device also work on a multi-pool for litecoins, ...
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Comparison of different active cryptocurrencies [closed]

I haven't realized until recently how many different crypto-currencies have emerged the last years; coinmarketcap.com lists around 60 of them* and it seems that it isn't even a complete list (for ...