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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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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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Where can I get tick by tick historical BTC volume data?

Related to Where can I get tick by tick historical BTC price data? but I need volume data in association with price for all the time tick by tick Thanks!
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Detailed overview over old exchange rate

I would like to create a detailed overview about the exchange rate of bitcoins over the last months. Unfortunately, all I can find are lists with one value per day, but I would like to have much more ...
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History of cold boot attacks on PoS 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 Tresor?
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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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Bitstamp order book history

The current state of Bitstamps order book is available here: https://www.bitstamp.net/api/order_book/ I want to analyze the history of the order book. Do someone know if its available?
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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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Historical archive of Mt.Gox trading engine lag values

Can I get to know Mt.Gox lag value from a specific date/time in history? For instance, what was the lag on April 10th at 21:15:27 GMT?
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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 early history of the BTC exchange rate?

Trading on Mt. Gox, which is now the largest Bitcoin exchange, started in July 2010 at an exchange rate of $0.05 USD. This comment suggests that on May 2010, bitcoins were traded at bitcoinmarket.com ...
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Are there time-series of Bitcoins in circulation?

For a study on Bitcoin, I would like to find (or construct) a timeseries of the total value of all Bitcoins in circulation (market capitalization). At least for the last two or so years. This could be ...
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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?

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

As I heard the Bitcoin bubble started around April 2011 due to an article on Bitcoin in some news website. What article started the Bitcoin bubble?
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When was the first GPU miner made available publicly?

The GPU miners are widely used nowadays, but that wasn't always the case. When was the first GPU mining software made available publicly?
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What are the most notable attacks on pools?

Since Bitcoin's inception there have been several attacks on mining pools. There was the Linode problem, where some 46,000 BTC were stolen from pool accounts. What are some other notable attacks on ...
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What is the story behind MyBitcoin?

The name of MyBitcoin eWallet comes up quite often here and there. What is the story behind it and the attack on it they claimed occurred?
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Why did Bitcoin first start to gain economic value?

I am really having difficulty answering this: Why does a bitcoin have an economic value, such that there are people willing to trade US$ (or any other traditional currency) for these virtual ...
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Is pruning transaction history implemented in Satoshi's bitcoin client?

The original bitcoin paper suggests a method to discard old transactions. One should compute the Merkle Tree of the entire transaction history, and store only part of the tree. However, I didn't ...
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What are some of the Bitcoin inaccuracies in the CBS Show “The Good Wife”?

The CBS Show "The Good Wife" had a series of shows speaking about the Bitcoin and its creation. Although the show is entertaining, it is prudent for those of you who know the truth to record it for ...
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Any free books about Bitcoin? [closed]

Are there any free (e)books about Bitcoin? There are many articles, blogposts about it all over the internet. But is there actually any comprehensive book about it? Covering not only technical ...
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Tick and price data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a graph of Bitcoin value vs USD for over 60 days? Where can I get raw data series of Bitcoin prices? Where can I get historical price data for ...