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Bitcoin user characteristic

I am starting with the execution of internet marketing activities for one Bitcoin gambling site that I owe, and I am trying to figure what best describes owners of bitcoin. Are there any ...
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Accessing certain parts from the 'listunspent' array

I am developing a web application in PHP. I wish to be able to detect incoming transactions whenever they come, by using the 'listunspent' Bitcoin JSON RPC call. As expected, a long list of ...
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Just-Dice or some other Gambling API?

Is there a gambling site where they expose an API for it? I want to build an application that leverages a crypto/bitcoin gambling site's bank roll. Just-dice seems to have the biggest bank roll to ...
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Provably fair unknown event time for Bitcoin gambling

I have a bitcoin lottery that is still in the prototype stage (bitsplit.it). I believe that the game will be much more appealing, for certain reasons, if players (and the house) both don't know when ...
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What's needed to host a competitive game site

Let's say I wanted to host a site in which users create their own accounts they deposit bitcoins in said accounts a commission of, say, 0.05% is kept of all the bitcoins that are deposited in the ...
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What is wrong with using hmac_sha512(block_hash, trans_id) as the resulting hash for a provably fair game?

Let's assume someone wants to make their own version of Satoshi Dice. Satoshi Dice states that the winning output of the game is determined in the following manner. The lucky number used to ...
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Is there a Bitcoin casino that is willing to collaborate on some economics research? [closed]

Am looking to collaborate with the owners of some of the online Bitcoin casinos. I am in the process of designing some behavioural experiments to test for biases in Bitcoin gamblers. I will sign NDA ...
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Third party gambling

In my country of Norway online gambling is legal, but the banks are not permitted to transfer money to online gambling companies. So all transfers of money to online gambling sites are done thru third ...
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For US Tax purposes, is Bitcoin mining more like property, “work to solve a puzzle” or “winning a lottery”?

From a taxation perspective, I think it's important to clarify if running a Bitcoin mining operation is more like property exchange, labor to solve a puzzle, vs winning a lottery that runs every 10 ...
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Casino games using bitcoins [closed]

I have a new question about the ability to play and to use the bitcoin for that. Can one play online casino games using the bitcoin currency ? Thanks
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Security advise on setting up a gambling Bitcoin site

I have written a Bitcoin gambling site and am planning on the best approach to host it/manage it securely. The site is implemented in Java using the BitcoinJ API and servlets etc are handled via the ...
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How to use block and transaction hashes for generating simple stochastic chances?

Many online Bitcoin gambling websites use the block chain info to prove fairness. Most of them use rather complex algorithms for this with pre-published secrets. What most of them basically achieve: ...
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Why do transaction/blockchain based gambling sites use such complicated methods for proving fairness?

Doesn't the block hash or the transaction id provide enough entropy (for example, by using block_hash % 37 to generate a random number between 0 and 36)? Block Chain Roulette determines the lucky ...
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What provably fair Bitcoin gambling sites work well on a mobile?

Are there an Bitcoin-based gambling sites or apps that work on a mobile? Most of the sites seem to be assuming the player is on a full size display. If the service isn't considered "provably fair" ...
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Are transaction hashes random?

Why does satoshidice have to re-hash the transaction details in order to determine your "lucky" number? Are there no publicly viewable randomized numbers or hashes that are impossible for the sender ...
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Who is the programmer behind SatoshiDice?

I have talked with Erik Voorhees and I learned that he is not the person that programmed SatoshiDice. Does anyone know who is the developer behind this game is?
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Where are Bitcoin online casinos hosted?

With a few Bitcoin-powered online casinos popping up every now and then, I am wondering where they are hosted and if they operate legally in the given area?
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How to implement a game like SatoshiDice?

Everyone knows what SatoshiDice is. Their core mechanic is gambling through the use of Bitcoin transactions with the payout being directly linked to the transaction that fuelled the bed to avoid ...
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Is there a reason SatoshiDice & BitLotto use 0.00543210 BTC, and not 1 satoshi, to customize pay-to addresses?

SatoshiDice and BitLotto allow players to customize where winnings are sent by including an extra 0.00543210 BTC payment to the desired address as part of the entry transaction. Is there a technical ...
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Which Bitcoin-powered gambling sites are “provably fair”?

Through the spread of Bitcoin for the purposes of online gambling, the concept of "provably fair" games came more into the limelight. Which of the Bitcoin-powered gambling websites are provably fair? ...
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How can a wager with SatoshiDICE be proven to be fair?

What steps will let a person manually verify that the DICE roll was fair?