Namecoin is a domain name system based on the same blockchain technology as Bitcoin. It is also traded as a currency.

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name coin applicability to RDF data model URI specification

In the RDF data model things are named with URIs which are essentially just URLs with more precise information appended to them. See here: @prefix eric: ...
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namecoin name_firstupdate

Hey I am trying to connect to my namecoin server. I have hosted and done the first name_firstupdate. I am using easybitcoin.php. I have stored the rnd and txid I need from the name_new step but when I ...
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What is the maximum number of names (domains) that can be registered with NameCoin?

Is it 21,000,000 / 0.01 (the cost of naming) = 2.1B? from docs: "The name_firstupdate transaction has a network fee. The network fees represents namecoins (NC) that are destroyed. " Am I missing ...
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How to migrate wallet from namecoin to namecore?

Today I updated namecoin by building the new "namecore" reimplementation but when starting namecoind I got this message: Error opening block database. Do you want to rebuild the block database now? ...
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Signing data with a namecoin private key?

Consider the following scenario User A stores an image on a DHT and receives a SHA-256 hash in return. User A wants to prove ownership of the data has, so he registers a username on the namecoin ...
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What is Namecoin's blocksize limit?

Bitcoin's blocksize limit is currently 1MB. It seems as if Namecoin would have to be bigger due to it proving 512 bytes of storage with a name update, but it also has slower average block times (about ...
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Can you register a .com with namecoin?

Namecoin is a generic name-value store, so I'm wondering if its possible to register .com domains in namecoin. The answer here seems to suggest you can register any domain you want How do I register a ...
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Complete list of merged mineable coins? SHA256 + Scrypt

mmpool.org mines these SHA256 PoW coins: Bitcoin Namecoin Ixcoin Devcoin I0coin Groupcoin https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Merged_mining_specification claims that it is only used by Namecoin Is there a ...
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Namecoin - How to Find Block Height via Block Hash?

Is it possible to use namecoind to determine the block number from a block hash? Going from height to hash is easy: namecoind getblockhash But going from hash to height appears to be impossible... ...
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How are block rewards claimed in merged mining?

How do you claim a block reward on a merged chain? If I understood it right: let's say you are mining Bitcoin and Namecoin. When you find the solution to a BTC block, you include a transaction in the ...
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How does Ethereum domain registration works?

I am wondering how does the Ethereum domain registration works? From what I can see in the whitepaper, I know there is account-specific data storage, but I don't know if that would be the ideal way to ...
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How does namecoin and other merge-mined coins prevent pre-mine attacks?

So, namecoin supports merged mining against bitcoin. My understanding of the merged mining protocol is that basically miners can use the primary coin's POW solution to solve the aux coin's block. It's ...
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Build Namecoin from source

I'm trying to install the current version of namecoin from github. After much trouble and poking around, I found the official install instructions ...
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Can I view .bit domains without having internet through my ISP provider?

I think the title says it all. But I will say this, I know I can view websites hosted on my server without having internet. I just have to be viewing the site on my network. I wanted to know that ...
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Could I store a bitcoin private key value in a Name Coin?

If so: would it be useful for anything? would it be risky as BTC and NMC are linked.
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Viewing .bit Domain Names in Firefox

I'm following the instructions on http://dot-bit.org/How_To_Browse_Bit_Domains and I have installed foxy proxy and I have gone to several .bit sites. But all of them I see are exactly the same. All of ...
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Are Namecoins obsolete with the upcoming Bitcoin 0.9?

After I have read this article (Smart Property, Colored Coins and Mastercoin) on coindesk I guess that Namecoin is obsolete. I have read the possible use cases for Namecoin and as far as I understand ...
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Does Namecoin support the bootstrap.dat file?

If I create a bootstrap.dat file for Namecoin from an existing install will it use it?
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Scalability of namecoin

It seems that an idea to store all information inside a blockchain would lead to its bloating. There are about 250MM of domains in the web, namecoin allows to store 1Kb of data per record, it leads ...
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Namecoin Offline Wallet Generator

I want to keep some NMC offline. Is there a way to generate an offline wallet like bitaddress.org that I can run on a live CD, generate wallet and keep offline?
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How can I use the USB block erupters to mine Namecoin?

Since the block erupter is useless to mine for Bitcoin now. From what I understand the only other two options would be is to mine Namecoin or Devcoin since they use SHA256 encryption. But how can I ...
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Is there a namecoin (or similar) social network? How would it work?

I'm looking for information on how Namecoin could create a "Facebook-style" social network and what prior work exists. I understand that namecoin has fundamental problems and fledgling support, but ...
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Is there a Bitcoin, namecoin and litecoin mining pool?

Id like to know if there is amining pool that allow us to mine Bitcoins, Namecoins and Litecoins at the same time. I kow there is some that allow us to mine Bitcoins and Litecoins but I couldnt find ...
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Can I attach a photograph to a bitcoin?

Let's say I'm a photographer, and I want to sell my photograph as if it were fine art, so there's a limited edition print, or even just one which has been signed by me and can be thought of as ...
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Namecoin: This transaction requires a transaction fee…But I have NMC

When I am attempting to reserve a name using the command: namecoind.exe name_new d/ I keep getting this error... error: {"code":-4,"message":"Error: This transaction requires a transaction fee of at ...
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Namecoin name_new fee for already taken

I'm very new to Namecoin and tried to to register a domain with name_new d/<name>. I received the tx and rand response which seemed normal. Later (after 12+ blocks) when I did firstupdate and it ...
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Where can I trade my altcoins?

I'm looking for an exchange to trade my altcoins against each other to take advantage of the volatility. Any suggestions for altcoin exchanges?
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Are there many Namecoin domains in use?

I know that the idea of namecoin is to create distributed DNS system. I also know that one can by bit address with namecoin. But I have never seen any bit domains. If they do exist, how reliable are ...
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Is namecoin a currency?

It seems like a very cool way to decentralize a DNS table (name -> IP address, right?) But I don't get why it has an exchange value to BTC or USD... Is there a fixed NMC price to register a domain ...
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How are Namecoins managed by the system?

First of all, sorry for a potentially silly question, but I flicked through seven pages of questions here and I couldn't find a specific answer for that: How does Namecoin basically work? I ...
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Is Namecoin actually being used for anything significant?

I have some idea of what Namecoin was trying to achieve, but as of yet I've never seen it actually used. Is it being used for anything of significance yet, or are there plans by anyone to do so in the ...
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Merged Mining Disadvantages

What are the disadvantages of merged mining? I'm very interested in p2pool and since I have to "run my own server" I've been considering enabling merged mining. Besides the obvious administration ...
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Where can I download namecoin client? [duplicate]

I got bitcoin I got litecoin. Now, where can I download namecoin client? I don't see it here. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Namecoin A wallet client that can do many coins at the same time would be ...
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Is it safe to connect multiple alternative crypto currency clients to the same TOR socks port?

Or should I create multiple TOR socks ports and use one for each client? I plan on running bitcoind, namecoind, litecoind, etc... all on the same ubuntu machine running under different users but all ...
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How do I extract the private keys from my namecoind wallet?

Seems like namecoind doesn't support the dumpprivkey command.
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What problems exist with the alt coin Namecoin and what can be done to fix them?

I like the concept of using a key/value store that is separate from the Bitcoin chain (preventing bloat), but utilizing the Bitcoin hashpower for security. What are the dominant issues working ...
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What example Bitcoin block has a Namecoin hash in it?

I'm looking for an example Bitcoin Block that would have a Namecoin merged-mined Tx in it. Can anyone direct me to a block that has such a hash?
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Is there a way to tell which *coin is most profitable to mine?

Basically a program that could run some hashes for all of the different hash functions that are used in the different big cryptocurrencies and then get the current difficulty from all of them. From ...
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What is the size limit in namecoin transaction?

This is quite a basic question. Namecoin allows any arbitrary text as data:value pairs. How big can the data be? 100 bytes? 1 MB? I am not sure.
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How exactly does namecoin work on “low” level?

I know a bit about "low level" of bitcoin (transactions, blockchaon, script, network instructions...). Now I want to read something about namecoin and all the online sources are very vague. So, I ...
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Can ASICS Merge-Mine?

Can ASICS in general, and specifically any of the models coming out soon merge-mine other cryptocurrencies?
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Is my p2p server set up correctly? When will I see inbound connections on 8333?

I've had a Windows host up at 23.23.246.5 for both Bitcoin and Namecoin and I'd like to make sure its configured correctly. So far when I run a netstat I see the services below and a few things ...
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Why are a majority of the namecoin sync messages “ConnectInputsHook() not in pending - must be someone elses”

I'm comparing the run time debug logs of namecoin and bitcoin and noticed that much of namecoin's initial sync processing is dominated by the following command: ConnectInputsHook() : connecting ...
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How do I list all of my addresses in namecoind?

I just created a new address using namecoind getnewaddress and am trying to figure out what command lists them (in case I forget mine). What is the command to list my addresses (that I have a private ...
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How do I register a .bit domain name with Namecoin?

I have several namecoins and would like to register a name. That name could either be for TOR, DNS, or any other purpose. What are the steps needed to spend these coins?
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What is the math behind popular Bitcoin graphs? I want to graph Namecoin (or similar *coin) technologies?

How can I create graphs similar to http://bitcoin.sipa.be, and blockchain.info for Namecoin? For example this thread discusses how to analyze difficulty over time and provides this equation and ...
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What is needed to create a pool with merged mining?

What is needed to create a new pool with merged mining? (Bitcoin, NameCoin, and possibly others)? I'd like to create a new pool that will Include transaction fees in the payout Charge no pool ...
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Are there any combination of letters that a namecoin address cannot start with?

It recently came to my attention that some Namecoin addresses might not be generated at all (see https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=84569.msg1370025#msg1370025 ). Namely, there are issues with ...
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Is DNSSec needed / Possible with namecoin?

I'm interested in the most secure and reliable Namecoin DNS resolution as possible, although I admit I don't fully understand how these concepts relate to each other (Namecoin and DNS) Is DNSSec ...
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How do I create a Namecoin address?

My mining pool has merged with Namecoin, and I need a Namecoin address. How do I create one ? Do I need to install another client ?