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How do satoshidice's draws work? (HMAC hashes)

I am trying to understand how does a satoshidice draw work. As far as i have understood satoshidice generates daily two public hashes: HMAC hash (H from here on) Position hash (P grom here on) ...
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OpenSource Alt-coins Dice engine, is there?

Seems, nobody see the great rush of satoshi dice. From time to time, more than 50% of transactions were for only this game. Looks like founder of satoshi dice is a Bitcoin Billionaire. ...
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Force sender to include transaction fee

According to this article Instant Transaction Fraud: An Explanation, SatoshiDice required all incoming transactions to include fees. How do they do that? I assume that they check the "fee" data from ...
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Hashrate required for Finney attack on SatoshiDICE [duplicate]

Say I have an address with 1000 different 0.01BTC outputs. I send all of the outputs (in separate transactions) to the 48% SatoshiDICE address. At the same time, I craft a transaction for each of the ...
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Ways to verify SatoshiDice earnings?

After sending a bitcoin to a SatoshiDice address (e.g. 1dice9wVtrKZTBbAZqz1XiTmboYyvpD3t), how do we know whether we have won or lost (besides waiting for the winnings to enter our wallet)?
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Why will anyone still play SatoshiDice?

There seems to be a new SatoshiDice clone called BetCoinDice. Everything is the same, except the expected return for the player is higher since the house percent is lower. If this is the case, is it ...
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How can I tell what input address sent me coin? [duplicate]

Rather - how does SatoshiDice do it? I know it's not proper format and people advise against it, but how is it technically possible?
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Why does Coinbase block SatoshiDice transactions?

I noticed that Coinbase won't allow you to make transactions to SatoshiDice. Is this due to SatoshiDice being blocked in the US due to online gambling regulations, or are there additional reasons for ...
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Why do transaction/blockchain based gambling sites use such complicated methods for proving fairness?

Doesn't the block hash or the transaction id provide enough entropy (for example, by using block_hash % 37 to generate a random number between 0 and 36)? Block Chain Roulette determines the lucky ...
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Can a Finney Attack make SatoshiDice betting profitable? [duplicate]

Can a Finney Attack make SatoshiDice betting profitable? If you perform a Finney Attack whenever your bet fails (by replacing it with a transaction to yourself), then would it make betting profitable, ...
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Are transaction hashes random?

Why does satoshidice have to re-hash the transaction details in order to determine your "lucky" number? Are there no publicly viewable randomized numbers or hashes that are impossible for the sender ...
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Could a mining pool attack Satoshi Dice?

Is it possibile for a mining pool to attack Satoshi Dice? A strategy might be: bet on Satoshi Dice and if the bet wins, do nothing, if it looses, don't put the transaction in the block (try to double ...
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Who is the programmer behind SatoshiDice?

I have talked with Erik Voorhees and I learned that he is not the person that programmed SatoshiDice. Does anyone know who is the developer behind this game is?
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How to implement a game like SatoshiDice?

Everyone knows what SatoshiDice is. Their core mechanic is gambling through the use of Bitcoin transactions with the payout being directly linked to the transaction that fuelled the bed to avoid ...
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What wallets are compatible with Satoshi Dice?

Satoshi Dice requires wallets to be able to receive coins from the same address they are sent. What are some notable examples that are compatible and incompatible with this? What are the technical ...
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Does Satoshi Dice owe its customers money? How come?

From this analysis thread: SD Profit after fees: 22476.66146080 BTC (1.688%) Pending Liabilities: 6821.78965204 BTC Final SD Profit: 15654.87180876 BTC ... From now on ...
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“State of the Coin 2012” and the mention of Satoshi Dice

Jeff Garzik in his presentation "State of the Coin 2012" put the following slide: Bitcoin development Like trying to fix and upgrade a car, While the car is going 100 m.p.h., With users ...
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How can a wager with SatoshiDICE be proven to be fair?

What steps will let a person manually verify that the DICE roll was fair?
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How does SatoshiDice operate with 0 confirmations?

I understand they use your bet as an input, but what does that mean and how do they do it? Can they use the standard bitcoind as a server against which to run the API from?