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Using blockchain to publish downloadable software verification codes

What is the point of comparing sha256 of downloaded file with published on the same website code? Why can't developers of currencies publish file version and sha256 hash on blockchain as alias or ...
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What is the point of comparing sha256 of downloaded file with published on the same website code? [closed]

Some websites publish sha256 to check authenticity of downloaded file. I suppose this is to protect against man-in-the-middle attack - that my file was not altered during download. What prevents ...
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bitcoind in testnet is not synchronizing

I installed bitcoind into Linux. I'm running it in testnet mode but it is not synchronizing as it is not downloading blocks. I have the following in bitcoin.conf: rpcport=8332 # Needed for testnet ...
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Download only first few blocks of blockchain

Is there an archive location or a place where I could be able to download only the first few hundred blocks of the block chain?
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download the entire blockchain? [duplicate]

Im new to this so say sorry now... I downloaded and used bitcoin wallet, gave the address to someone and I have received a small payment, however do I need to download the entire blockchain to see my ...
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What is the fastest possible way to download the blockchain?

How to download the blockchain with full bandwidth? How to download the blockchain fast?
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What makes the initial download of the blockchain so slow?

If you download a bootstrap copy of the blockchain through torrents, it will be faster than getting that same data through the Bitcoin network. Ofcourse the BitTorrent protocol is more optimized for ...
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Repeated error synchronizing Bitcoin client

I've tried unsuccessfully 2 times to download the application from this site https://www.weusecoins.com/en/getting-started. Last failure stopped at around 16,000 blocks. I am trying to get setup with ...
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How to use downloaded blockchain on ubuntu?

I am using a fresh install of Bitcoin and have no wallet with coins at this time, and want to use the Bitcoind service in short time (loading blockchain using bitcoind will take days because of slow ...
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Why is downloading blocks taking longer and longer?

First off, this really needs to get fixed. I'm downloading blocks for at least 8 hours now, and it's still not done. I know the problem of having to download the entire block chain is being worked on, ...
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Are there ready-to-use indexed bitcoind data files available somewhere?

I tried bootstrapping bitcoind, but it's slowly downloading and downloading. I tried putting these files first, but it is still downloading something a bit, stays 100% CPU, iowaits, fills up the ...
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When downloading the blockchain for the first time using bitcoind, how do I know when it's done?

I'm using bitcoind on Ubuntu, headless. So there's no GUI to tell me when it's done. So how do I know?