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How to start programming using Ethereum?

I'd like to listen opinions of people that have created already their own working contract. What have you read at the beginning and then? What was the most powerful source that helped you understand ...
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Constructing, signing, and pushing a Bitcoin transaction by using pybitcointools with Python

I'm utilizing the pybitcointools module in python 3.4 I've went through time and time again in the examples listed on the github page, but it isn't documented very well nor is the code. My situation ...
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How can I request payment to a set of addresses?

I am building a payment processing service where a single payment may be split among multiple individuals. While it would be possible for me to write the service in such a manner that a customer pays ...
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Send and Receive Bitcoin - development

How to develop send and receive bitcoin using coinbase api, i need to use in java. i tried the sample from https://github.com/coinbase/coinbase-java by using readme.md instruction. but facing issue. ...
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What is the function of LOCK(cs_main)?

Does LOCK(cs_main) pause and branach the program in order to do some necessary job before going on? I'm trying to publish blocks reactively (as a selfish miner) upon receipt of inventory message from ...
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how to add extranonce-subscribe to mining pool?

i setup a pool my pool. miner can mine without new protocol extranonce using "no-extranonce=true" setting . but some miner seems pool dead without it. i want to add extranonce-subscribe support to ...
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block found in wallet, receving rewards, but not tracked by pool

i setup altcoin mining pool . some of wallets shows block found and receive rewards by miner , but not tracked block in pool. there are some wallets working well. ...
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Display missing parameters in cli help command on web page with JSONRPC

I am trying to get the entire contents of the "help" command to show up on a web page I am working on. Currently print_r($coin->help(); shows most of it, but all of the required parameters, except ...
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Want to write my own solo cpu bitcoin miner

I just want to understand how this mining process works (from the developers point of view from very start to end). Can someone guide me towards a doc or a open source code (I am newbie here so a VERY ...
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BIP39 Japanese Mnemonic vector unit test process

There is a json for unit tests of Japanese characters which I want to validate using Python, specifically with this fork of pybitcointools, which has bip39 functionality. Unit tests from Trezor's ...
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what is the real formula to calculate difficulty of share received from miner with params(nonce,ntime,target,diff1)?

how can i calculate share difficulty? i have higher share difficulty value issue at this calculation. using coiniumserv pool. ...
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Can an Ethereum contract be updated without having to be re-submitted?

I am wondering - can an Ethereum contract be updated without having to be re-submitted? Say, if I find a bug in my contract, can I fix it without having to create a new contract and making my ...
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Is it possible to schedule function calls to an Ethereum smart contract?

I am wondering - is it possible to schedule or somehow trigger function calls to an Ethereum smart contract based on the current block height or timestamp? This would involve some pre-payment of gas ...
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What data is available to Ethereum smart contracts?

I'm wondering - what data is available to the Ethereum smart contracts? I stumbled upon some tutorials on how to write the contracts that give some indication as to a few examples of the data is ...
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Naming Convention In Bitcoin Source Code

Is there specific reference for naming conventions in Bitcoin Core source code? I see regularity in class naming with prefix "C" (Chain, CInv etc.) or pointer naming with "p" (pprev, pnode etc. ) and ...
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How do I print unspent transaction outputs of an address using pybitcointools

I am a beginner looking to write a simple program that takes an input (address) and prints the unspent amount in it. I copied some code from chapter 4 of Mastering Bitcoin to generate a random ...
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How to pass parameters for multisignature addresses from Perl to the JSON::RPC::Client?

I'm trying to create a multisig address with JSON::RPC::Client but I don't know how to pass the parameters. I can pass simple params such as in validateaddress that requires only ...
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Is there a more space-efficient way to prove that a transaction is contained within a block?

SPV clients, like Electrum, ask for cryptographic proof that a transaction is contained in a block. This is done by including each merkle branch necessary to get a hash that's equal to the merkle root ...
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listsinceblock returning block on fork

Im considering using listinceblock to monitor incoming bitcoins to my app. What happens if the block returned by listsinceblock ends up being on a dead-end fork?
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What Ripple API libraries are available?

I am wondering, what libraries are out there for communicating with Ripple through its API (either websocket or JSON RPC)?
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Working example of raw transaction utilising Boolean (OP_IF, OP_ENDIF) scripting REQUIRED

I recently posted this Testnet TX (TxID 2d0daa01da8294a54178f8111eb2a02010c425fd15957d8baee8717edcfbe105) which successfully spends an output (TxID ...
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How does Cryptsy's Trade Key system actually work

I am building an altcoin to altcoin trading site wherein any Member can trade any altcoin for any other altcoin ... (Top 60 or so Altcoins are supported). I need to know how Cryptsy's Trade Key ...
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Solving PyCrypto 2.6.1 errors for Python 3.4 (Windows7 x64)?

Whilst there's less of an issue with Python 2.7, Python 3.4 relies on the pycrypto library for numerous wrappers/APIs/tools such as BlockTrail, pycoin, pybitcointools, etc etc. The error I'm ...
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Creating your own Bitcoin price ticker

Say that you wanted to build your own Bitcoin price ticker from scratch, and not rely on other tickers; how would you go about that? What variables would come in to play? How would you gauge the ...
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What programming language should I learn to create a new altcoin?

I've been wondering. What programming language is needed to develop and maintain an altcoin? Because I've been thinking to try creating my own altcoin. I've seen a lot of services to develop an ...
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What is NXT's “lessor”?

While reading NXT's API wiki page I came across something called a "lessor", but I can't find its definition anywhere. What is a lessor?
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Mastercoin API - what to use?

I am interested in communicating with the Mastercoin network through an API to control various assets. In Bitcoin, I would run the Bitcoin daemon and use the documented API. For Mastercoin, I'm ...
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Sending bitcoins to same address

I am using the BitcoinJ API to create my wallet. When I create a transaction, I provide the change address to which change should be sent. For example: let there be 1 bitcoin at address A; then I ...
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What programming language should be used to develop Bitcoin exchange software? Why?

I've only heard PHP is terrible (e.g. in the context of Mt. Gox) and a more efficient/more security-oriented language would be preferable for matching orders and account security. Which programming ...
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Blockchain programming books C#?

EDIT 1: It seems that what I really want to learn is how to create software which makes use of a distributed hash table. ORIGINAL QUESTION: I want to learn about coding my own blockchain based ...
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Difference between Outpoint structure returned from Blockchain.info and what is in the Protocol Specification

if you follow this link, you will see a specific bitcoin address. If you look closely at the prev_out field, it is not an outpoint structure. Inside of the protocol specification under transactions, ...
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Why is Python popular in Bitcoin projects?

When checking out open source projects related to Bitcoin, I see that many are written in, or make a large use of, Python language. I mostly use Ruby and have little experience in Python; so, I would ...
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How to tell which account an unspent output is in?

When I go to send coins, I want the transaction to ignore the unspent coins in a certain account. I think I can do this in wallet.cpp, but I'm not sure how. Maybe in the AvailableCoins() function? ...
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How to best structure Internal bitcoin payments within a webapp?

I'm building out a pet project webapp called CollaboTree, a big part of it is allowing users to set bounties for completing/collaborating on little bits of work. I'd like these micro payments to be as ...
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Overview of Blockchain 2.0 smart contracts for the layman?

I have a pretty good understanding of how the Blockchain secures data using hashed inputs of the previous block and being secured by the P2P distributed network. What I'm interested in is a layman ...
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Bitcoin packages

Are there any bitcoin package/librairies in popular langage that would make the recuperation of prices easy ? I have the exemple of the Quantmod package for R that allows you to get market data from ...
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Blockchain command line tools

I was under the assumption that the bitcoind server allowed you to query the blockchain and run commands like bitcoind getbalance on any address. I'm finding out that you may query addresses in your ...
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What is the incentive behind using platforms such as XDP/Dogeparty?

ELI5: What can one do with XDP that s/he cannot do with DOGE? Is Dogeparty similar to projects such as Ethereum/Ripple? If I understand correctly one receives 1 XDP/1000 DOGE "burned". How are these ...
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Get private key from BigInteger

I have a BigInteger that represents a private key. How can I get that private key as a base58 encoded string? The following pseudo code does not work properly: base58.encode(bigInt.toByteArray) // ...
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Script for sending funds to a multisig address

Does sending funds to a multisig address require different script than the one used for ordinary addresses? If yes, how should this script look like? (Under multisig address I mean Bitcoin script hash ...
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How many bits are in a Bitcoin?

I need to track an amount of Bitcoins in a database. Is a UINT64 sufficient? I'd rather not deal with floating point types, and the rounding errors they end with.
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Transaction change calculation

I'm confused about how exactly I should compute a change for transactions. Say, for a given address I have 4 unspent outputs containing 2 BTC each and I want to send 5 BTC to other address. Here's ...
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WeaveCoin - Extremely High-Speed AltCoin - Is this Possible? [closed]

I've written a proposal for an extremely extremely high-speed transaction verification algorithm: http://kenthagerman.blogspot.ca/2014/08/weavecoin-high-speed-crypto-currency.html Is this possible? ...
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How do cryptocurrency exchanges like Mintpal manage so many?

As there are 100s of crypto coins each with their own QT-client, how do exchanges manage the transactions? Do they use the core client of every altcoin in the servers or will they be programming code ...
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Gitian Build Issue - Windows

Got a little issue when compiling Windows QT using Gitian. BTW Im using a Ubuntu 12.04 64bit VPS. So I am using the instructions here : ...
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Other ways to determine the validity of a public key

Public key 3, 4 fits the equation of y^2 = x^2 + 7 Yet this comes up as an "invalid public key". How is that invalid? Sure, it deviates extremely from other numbers, but what other equations are ...
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Ripple partial payments

I've read on the Ripple Wiki page for Transactions about partial payments. I am wondering how a partial payment would look when data is polled about an account? Would the transaction amount be ...
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How does bitcoind find p2p hosts? [duplicate]

I read the bitcoin references but I can't find a description regarding how bitcoin clients find other host in the p2p network. Would you please tell me?
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Modular Inverse for ECDSA in C++

I've seen several variations on "modular inverse" but I can't seem to identify the proper way of utilizing it for C++. I'm not sure how this python code translates into c++: def inverse(x, p): """ ...
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Is Block Height 1 is the genesis block?

As the question I asked before, I wanted to make an altcoin. The block height in main.cpp allows you to choose which block gets different rewards. If it does, do txNew.vout[0].nValue = depend on the ...