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Understanding Bitcoin protocol (through practice)

OK, firstly, Ken Sheriff (the guy who mined Bitcoin using pencil and paper) has posted some fantastic Bitcoin articles on his blog. In "Using Bitcoins the Hard Way" he writes (emphasis added): It ...
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I am eager to know details about distribution of bitcoin

Bitcoin only has 21 million possible coins so far I know. Who hold these coins? I just want rough estimation.
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Things to know for trading in alt-coins?

I am interested in Bitcoin and its prospects as a future currency. However, I am not aware about the technical steps associated with trading of Bitcoins (or alt-coins) such as mining, buying, selling ...
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Litecoin formal description

Is there a paper with a formal description of a Litecoin? And a paper explaining what a miner does? I would like to understand how to mine "manually", I mean I dont need a tutorial on how to install ...
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What's a good resource to learn how [technically] bitcoin works?

What are some good resource(s) for learning how bitcoin works? I can't seem to find any resources that are any more detailed than the basics - how you have wallets, the blockchain, confirmations, ...
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Slow but effective mining as a learning tool

Most discussion about mining is from the perspective of serious Bitcoin users who are trying to profit from it. I’m curious to try mining, only to experiment and become more familiar with ...
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Bitcoin Step by Step [Kindle Edition] by Michael Caughey - worth buying?

Courtesy of bitcointalk.org fame. Sure, the Internet is full of free info but some time it might worth to pay for information, doesn't it? The funny thing is that he only sells it as a DRMed Kindle ...
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How is it possible that transactions can be added to a block currently being mined?

It seems counter-intuitive that the current block can be hashed and transactions can be added to it, however that is what this thread indicates. Can someone help me connect the dots (not necessarily ...
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How do I solo mine on a mac?

I know it's pointless. I just want to learn how to do it. Are there any guides out there?
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How do I get started in finance & market analysis?

I'am currently new to bitcoin & doesn't any finance or market background, currently I got huge interest to how this currency system will affect our life, as I spend more and more time reading ...
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Which of the open-source Bitcoin clients has the most thoroughly commented source code?

Learning from a source code is very useful at times, but it is a pain if the code is not commented well. Which of the open source Bitcoin software have the most thoroughly and understandably commented ...