Occasionally, a Bitcoin client will come across a fork of blocks that is longer than the chain it is currently on. Depending on how often orphaned blocks occur, this could be quite often. When this ...
Intrinsically useful proof-of-work using Mersenne or Fermat numbers factorization. Could it be possible? [closed]
I was reading this question and got myself thinking - why can't a crypto-currency use as proof-of-work a difficult problem that has value outside of the network? I understand the effort to produce all ...
If the creator of BitCoin, whoever he/she is, was the one that started the block-chain and with every cryptographic operation deriving from that initial key, would the network be under the complete ...
I've watched the video on weusecoins.com and read some of the FAQ, read information about wallets etc, but I still can't find any information about why we should use Bitcoins? What are the issues with ...
I have no doubt that the person who designed Bitcoin was many times smarter than me but with the benefit of hindsight was the decreasing number of bitcoins a good design decision given the 'hoarding' ...
I've been messing about with TCP/IP stacks on some fairly powerful MCU's lately (mostly the ARM M4 series), and this sort of led to the crazy idea, that I could somehow create an embedded platform ...
There has been some criticism from cryptography experts about the current Bitcoin algorithm(s). Now that Bitcoin has been released to the wild and everyone has had time to study it, is there any ...
In my related question about mining algorithms that balance CPU and GPU it came up that such an algorithm would tremendously increase the incentive for people to create mining botnets. The prospect of ...
The mining algorithm for Bitcoins (and most alternative but similar currencies as well) is purely computation hard, but not decision hard or memory hard. This caused the unexpected effect that GPUs ...
One of the arguments made against bitcoin's design choices is that is wastes resources authenticating transactions. In particular, finding small hashes is completely useless for the world. Are there ...
What is it that makes Bitcoin unique amongst crypto-currencies? Is it just the most popular one or does it have better design aspects too?