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Obtain the information about a bitcoin address

I have a bitcoin address. How do I get it's balance and the amount of BTC (preferably in Satoshi) it's ever sent and received? I don't want to use any third-party bitcoin services, I want to do it as ...
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Logical flow to check for receipt of a bitcoin payment [duplicate]

I'm experimenting with writing some Bitcoin software in Node.JS using the node-bitcoin lib to talk directly to my own bitcoind via JSON-RPC, and I am trying to work out the best-practice way to ...
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Do receiving addresses expire on Multibit?

Okay so I have tried Resetting Blockchain and Transactions plenty of times. The only thing is I used an old receiving address that I used about 2 months ago. Do these addresses expire? Can they only ...
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What is the maximum of receive addresses the default wallet can handle?

I guess there is no limit. But on tests, what is the maximum before the bitcoind start to slow down in a specific machine?
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How do I receive my first bitcoin?

My first experiences with bitcoin: I downloaded Multibit and then went to the CoinbitGet website. I copied and pasted my address at the site as they instructed and after verifying that it was the ...
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How is the wallet balance split across keys?

I suppose it's advisable to use a new key frequently for bitcoin receive address for anonymity. If each received amount goes to a new key, will my wallet size become unmanageable if I receive a number ...
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Problem with receiving bitcoins on my vps

I installed on my VPS (with debian 6) bitcoind v.0.8, then I generated a wallet for it: 12VWVmNEM1q6N9zMjX9aH3wSfRUbjVkZ21. Here is my transaction to this wallet, but when I'm looking for this wallet ...
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Where/How does Bitcoin-qt check for receives to it's addresses?

How does Bitcoin-qt technically check for receives to it's own addresses. I know it has a list of addresses loaded in from the wallet.dat, but when a new block or new transaction arrives, what logic ...
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How to handle a ridiculous amount of receiving addresses?

By ridiculous I mean something absolutely absurd. 1 million+ addresses. Like say if Amazon had started to accept payments, how could they possibly keep up? Bitcoind probably can't keep up? How would I ...
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What is the safest method managing a large number of receiving Bitcoin addresses?

Say I want to run a big project, where users can continually request new addresses to deposit Bitcoins in their online account. I suppose I will have to pre-generate thousands of Bitcoin key-pairs and ...
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Sending and receiving address

What's the difference between sending and receiving address? I mean, if for mistake I asked to send a payment to my sending address, have I lost my bitcoin? TX
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Need help! Initial sync not progressing, BTC sent already, + warning message

Please help! I look forward to your intelligent caring responses. Here is the situation: I'm trying to do the initial synchronizing of Bitcoin-QT, which hasn't progressed in 14 hours, and: - ...
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Sending bitcoins to myself

If I send bitcoins from my wallet to an address I created in my wallet, will I get more than 1 confirmation eventually? And do I have to wait for all the block to be downloaded to my wallet so I can ...
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How do I spend these coins?

I installed my Bitcoin client after I bought my coins, and a received a confirmation email saying that they will immediately show up in my wallet. My client shows 0.00 balance! I did not specify any ...
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How do I receive Bitcoins from my clients who owe me money?

How do I receive Bitcoins from my clients who owe me money? I do not have a web site. Currently I send my clients an invoice. They discharge the invoice by sending me a check drawn on their bank ...
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Can the sender of a MtGox code see which account the code is redeemed to?

In other words, if I receive a MtGox code and redeem it to my account, can the person who gave me the bitcoins, via the code, see that my account was the account that redeemed it?
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what's the principle of sending money and receiving money? who do the work to put money into account?

If i want to send money, Who gives the payment address. You know, it is said there are no center. Another question is that if someone send money to me, who help me put the money into my account?
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How can a transaction have more than one recipient address?

I see a lot of transactions which have more than one recipient address. Examples: Transaction 1 Transaction 2 Edit #1: I just saw a tag call multi-sig-transactions. It is obviously what I am ...
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Bitcoin wallet taking days to receive coins

Previously withdrawing bitcoins from Intersango has only taken 24 hours. This particular transaction has taken several days and I still haven't received the bitcoins. I withdrew the coins from ...
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New User, New Wallet

I recently purchased some bitcoins, which were sent via coinapult to my cell phone. I received a text for the amount with a link to an online wallet (apparently not a true wallet but just an account ...
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Sending and Receiving Mechanics

I'm new to bitcoining and am considering allowing people to pay for my software with them. Before I continue I would like to clarify some things. My googling did not get me the answers I was after. I ...
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Why I haven't received my transfer from BTCGuild? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long does it take to receive bitcoins? At BTCGuild site it shows on Payout History: 2012-01-26 19:01:06 1BiNp9GmFJv1VuoudsJy8Ke79qvh6BPDzp 0.20000000 2012-01-22 ...
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Where are the receiving and sending address descriptions stored?

Are the sending and receiving address descriptions stored in the wallet file, or as some other file managed by the Bitcoin client app? If I move or copy my wallet to a new installation of the ...
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How long does it take to receive bitcoins?

I bought 1.25 BTC but after 2 days I see nothing. What is wrong? This is the transaction. Also, I went to freebitcoins.appspot.com, since they claim thay they give for free 0.005 bitcoins per ...
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Using QR codes for bitcoin giveaway

Suppose I wanted to have a bitcoin treasure hunt, where QR codes were used. The first person who scanned a given QR code should receive some preset amount of bitcoins. Is this possible? (Preferably ...
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What happens when someone sends bitcoin to my wallet?

I didn't get it. Should my wallet be online? What if it becomes corrupted before I make a backup? Can I use my backup wallet that was backed up few days ago?