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Where did the idea of blockchain come from? Git was already using it since 2005

With bitcoin's blockchain, each block's hash is computed with the previous block's hash. That makes all blocks an immutable chain. This is not the first time people used a hash-chain. As far as I ...
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Why does Satoshi's public key have the uid “BuZz Spacedout”

This is more of a historical question about bitcoin than a technical question. Hope that's okay... Does anyone happen to know why the public key numbered: pub 1024D/5EC948A1 2008-10-30 ...
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The begining of Bitcoin [duplicate]

I want to ask, how was the first Bitcoin made? And how can it be made? Every time I think of Bitcoin, these questions come to my mind.
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What explanations are there for the bubble of 2013 and subsequent Bitcoin price in 2014?

I'm having a look at the price history of Bitcoin/USD, and there's a significant spike around the end of 2013 (to USD 1137), followed by a very volatile year in 2014 that ended with Bitcoin around USD ...
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When did the ASIC mining era begin?

I am trying to figure out when the ASIC mining era began. A Bitcoin magazine article from January 23rd 2013 announces the imminent arrival of the first batch of Avalon miners in early February. Is ...
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What is the “1 RETURN” bug?

From Nathaniel Popper's “Digital Gold : Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money", this heavily edited (by me, for clarity) excerpt: “In late July ...
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“Sipa” definition? (old terminology, circa 2011-12)

Vanitygen refers to "Sipa" format here: Currently, it is difficult to import the private key into bitcoin. Sipa's showwallet branch has a new command called "importprivkey" that accepts the ...
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Where can I find a full list of all Bitcoin mining hardware ever used?

I want to know where I can find a full list of Bitcoin mining hardware. I don't want a list of the most profitable hardware, I just want a list with the greatest number of Bitcoin miners (don't care ...
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Testnet version history

From Bitcoin Wiki: Testnet There have been three generations of testnet. Testnet2 was just the first testnet reset with a different genesis block, because people were starting to trade testnet ...
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Total number of Bitcoins generated by pool mining

Hi I'm doing some research regarding bitcoins and pool mining, however I couldn't find the following information online. Total number of Bitcoins generated so far by pool mining and how many miners ...
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What are the 'historic retailer milestones' in Bitcoin adoption?

The History page doesn't list ANY retailers that accept it. Care to help by adding a few historically significant retailers to the list? Clearly Overstock and Dish should be on there, but I'd like ...
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History behind the scripting language in Bitcoin?

What is the history of the current existing scripting language in Bitcoin? Satoshi's original whitepaper on Bitcoin makes no mention of a stack based scripting language. So who was the first person ...
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Satoshi's final statement

I read some articles about Satoshi's history and strumbled about this one: No one knows what Satoshi is up to, but one of the last emails he sent to a software developer, dated April 23 2011, said ...
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Duplicated hash values in mining reward

This transaction is contained in two MainChain-Blocks: https://blockchain.info/tx/e3bf3d07d4b0375638d5f1db5255fe07ba2c4cb067cd81b84ee974b6585fb468 On Blockexplorer there is a note of this anomaly: ...
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Where are statistics data about stolen bitcoins and successful attacks?

I am looking for data about stolen bitcoins. Is somewhere statistics about how many bitcoins were stolen etc.? I only know that bitcoins were stolen in Mt.Gox and Flexicoin...
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The correct term for Bitcoin currency

I have been reading about Bitcoins, and the history of it. But I was not able to find a term that acutally describes Bitcoins. I am looking for a term that is not only for Bitcoins but any digital ...
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History of cold boot attacks on Proof-of-Stake miners

Have instances of theft due to cold boot attacks been recorded? If so, is this a common problem? If so, are miners installing memory encryption software like Trezor?
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When was MyBitcoin created?

MyBitcoin used to be an online Bitcoin shared eWallet. It was the go-to place for easily handling bitcoins. The site eventually shut down with a major loss of coins, widely suspected to be perpetrated ...
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Earliest bitcoin forex & product purchases

How did bitcoin trade for conventional currency in the earliest days? Was there much demand to exchange it for conventional currencies, or were those who sold goods & services content with ...
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How big is the Bitcoin network?

How big is the Bitcoin network in terms of total number of computers (peers, clients) that are connected together? Are there any network statistics or historical size data available?
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Who has named 10e-8 BTC “Satoshi”?

When and where did the term come up for the first time? Did Satoshi Nakamoto comment on the naming?
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Can somebody provide me with the $price per GHps in mining since the old CPU days til present pre-orders?

Can somebody provide me with the $price per GHps in mining since the old CPU days til present pre-orders? I don't mean energy usage or price vs price of btc.. simply hardware costs relative to how ...
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Is the news story about the missing hard drive containing £4 million GBP of Bitcoins technically feasable?

I'll admit to being a complete newbie to Bitcoins. The whole thing has up until now passed me by, until my interest was peaked by this news story about a gentleman in the UK who supposedly threw away ...
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Who got the bitcoins when nobody was mining it in the very begin?

Who got the bitcoins when nobody was mining it in the very begin? If nobody mined it what used to happen to them? Cheers
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How has mining evolved since the start of Bitcoin?

Can someone post a detailed description on how mining has evolved since the introduction of Bitcoin all the way till today? I mean quantity of miners, hardware used, profits made, ROI etc. I guess ...
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Is it possible to determine Bitcoin ownership distribution?

Could someone guess on the most likely current Bitcoin ownership distribution? Are most bitcoins still owned by (early?) mining enthusiasts who are waiting for the price to go even higher?
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Why are the first 514 blocks on testnet3 dated much earlier?

This is kind of an obscure question, but I'm curious. In playing with Testnet (version 3), I noticed an odd jump in the block times. Blocks 0 through 513 have block times from 2-3 February 2011. ...
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What happened to the nonce distribution between blocks 24480-69120?

See: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=Sk6vyBRu (each row represents 1440 blocks, each column represents a range of 100M values, covering blocks 0-216000) I've been doing some simple nonce analysis, as ...
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Mining on Amazon EC2

Was there ever a time when mining on Amazon EC2 was profitable? When the difficulty was low, so was the exchange rate, so I'm not sure.
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Why does Wikipedia's Bitcoin entry imply Satoshi's whitepaper is from May 2009?

The first citation in Wikipedia's Bitcoin article is of Satoshi's original whitepaper. It is worded: Nakamoto, Satoshi (24 May 2009). "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System". Retrieved 20 ...
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Effect of media coverage on the exchange rate?

When mainstream media or some high-profile blogs etc. report about Bitcoin, does it have a direct effect on the exchange rate? Are there any examples in the past? Let’s say an author is about to ...
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Who came up with pooled mining?

What was the first implementation of pooled mining? Who came up with it? What protocol did they use and where can it be found?
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An Authoritative Resource for the History of the Bitcoin

I've been developing an introductory course on the and I'd like to have a lecture about the history of the Bitcoin. Other than wikipedia, does there exist a community accepted resource elaborating on ...
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Has the TestNet ever been reset?

The Bitcoin TestNet is a network identical to Bitcoin in every respect except that the bitcoins on it are worthless because no one accepts them in payment or values them for anything other than ...
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How can i consult my transaction history via Bitcoind/JsonRPCClient?

If you go to your Bitcoin-qt wallet, there is a list of all the transactions you have ever made, you can even see the transactions detals. Well, i cant find the way to get from bitcoind that same ...
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Is there any party who is archiving all transactions that have been broadcast?

There is a person claiming that Blockchain.info/wallet sent a transaction but for whatever reason that transaction never got included in a block. If the transaction is valid today but perhaps just ...
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How did mining occur before OpenCL?

According to the Bitcoin history, the OpenCL miner was released publicly in October 2010. How was mining done before that? There were about 4 million coins mined until then, so there must have been ...
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Current Bitcoin symbol: Who designed it, when and why?

I am looking for informations about the authors of the current symbol used for Bitcoin. I am also interested about any brand design explainations such as graphic guidelines, and the way this symbol ...
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When was block 210000 generated and who solved it?

When was block 210000, the first block to feature halved 25BTC reward, generated and who solved it?
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What is the Bitcoin Friday?

Recently the Bitcoin Friday event was announced. What is it all about?
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Have there been cases of traditional money theft from Bitcoin exchanges?

There have been a number of cases of thefts or losses of Bitcoins from a few Bitocoin exchanges, but has there ever been a case of traditional currency being stolen or lost by an exchange?
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What is the story behind Tradehill?

Tradehill used to be an important Bitcoin exchange, but it was closed earlier this year due to losing a lot of money to their payment processor. What is the full story behind Tradehill?
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What does the FBI think about Bitcoin, in brief?

Also related: The context of FBI involvement with Bitcoin The FBI document regarding Bitcoin that was leaked in May 2012 is very long. Is there a brief summary of the most important points somewhere? ...
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What is the story behind Bitcoinica?

Bitcoinica was a very popular service when it was operating. What is the story behind it - when was it started, what did it offer, and what hurdles did it face?
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What is the story behind MtGox and their French bank?

MtGox has their French bank account closed last year, as the bank stated they aren't legally allowed to undertake the activities they were doing in regards to trading Bitcoins. There have been a few ...
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What is the story behind US senators wanting to “crack down on Bitcoin” in mid-2011?

There have been two US senators, Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin, wanting to "crack down on Bitcoin" in mid-2011. How did the story start, progress and did it reach any conclusion?
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When MtGox was hacked on 15th June 2011, how many bitcoins were actually stolen?

When MtGox was hacked on 15th June 2011, how many bitcoins were stolen? I remember at the time that news articles reporting the incident talked about the size of the sell order the hacker placed ...
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What are the most notable cases of coins or wallet thefts?

What are the most notable cases of coins or wallets being stolen from Bitcoin users or services? When did they occur, how many coins were stolen and has any of the thieves been identified?
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What is the story behind the “Linode problem”?

What is the story behind the "Linode problem"? How did the service become compromised and what has exactly happened because of it?
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What is the highest recorded difficulty in the main net? [closed]

What is the highest recorded difficulty in the main net and which blocks was it used for?