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How to Enable Port Forwarding for Litecoin Mining?

I've just started Litecoin mining, and I've realized that my blockchain takes eons to download, even though its only less than 4GB. I've read several other posts on the same problem, but none of them ...
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Running multiple BTC nodes on separate VMs on the same host machine?

I've got a server running 24/7 with lots of resources left. I want to run a full Bitcoin node, but actually, I thought of running a few virtual machines on it (using virtualbox) and running a full ...
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Has anyone ported the Bitcoin software to “pure” Clojure?

Has there been any attempt to rewrite Bitcoin in Clojure? I know about BitcoinJ, so I imagine that should be easy to port. But what about a "pure" version? Without calling Java directly? Easily ...
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Has anyone ported the Bitcoin software to plain C or Objective C?

I'm not a big proponent of either C++ or Boost. Has there been any attempt to rewrite Bitcoin in plain ANSI C, or maybe Objective C? Thanks.
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Following transaction's lifetime from wallet to miner to all the other P2P wallets

I'm trying to understand a transaction's lifetime and haven't yet found a technical, linear "timeline" of events that occur when a P2P transaction occurs. This is my understanding so far; please ...
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What ways does a miner differ from a wallet?

I'm trying to understand how transactions are broadcast, the time is synchronized, and the chain extended. I have a wallet on OSX that required me to fully synchronize with the network. Contrasting ...
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What if ISP's block port 8332?

Hypothetically, if it were a well coordinated NSA-type shut down and ALL ISP's suddenly blocked port 8332 (major ones anyway), how would the Bitcoin system immediately handle it?