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Can you switch the method of blockchain download?

I torrented bootstrap.dat and used am using it to populate the blockchain. It is close to being complete, but my server has ran out of room. There is room for one copy but not enough for two. Is it ...
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Can I force the Bitcoin core client to keep the blockchain on another drive instead of AppData/Roaming? [duplicate]

I have been profiling my disk space and found that the blockchain has become pretty big 25GB or so. I would like to force the core client to save the chain on another drive that is much larger. Is ...
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What's the size of the last Ripple ledger and the indices to search through it?

What is the size of the current ledger and all indices required to efficiently search through it or query it? Also, how will this size grow relative to the number of Ripple users? Side-question: what ...
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Safely convert paper wallet to encrypted online wallet

I started investing a not insignificant part of my salary into BTC a few years ago. I created 10 paper wallets (using bitcoinpaperwallet.com) on a dedicated laptop disconnected from the Internet. I ...
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Electrum Offline Storage - two different OS, multiple wallets

Regarding the instructions to create watch-only wallets in Electrum, I am clear on the intial setup and functionality, signing transactions, etc. but I have a few questions about going forward: Is ...
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What do I need to consider, when I chose media to store a cold/offline wallet?

I'd like to stash away at least part of my Bitcoins in an offline wallet which I will put in a bank deposit box. Which media is recommended to use for that? Should I burn a CD/DVD or put it on an USB ...
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Can i store multiple crypto currencies in one wallet?

Is it possible to make a wallet for BTC and store LTC and NMC or other coins in it?
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how does ABE decode data from the blockchain, and why does it store that data in a database rather than simply pointing to the offset?

I can't figure out what the code in ABE is actually doing. Essentially I've determined they open a bitstream to analyze the data from the blockchain, but what I'm confused about is this: def ...
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Secure way to store BTC over a long time - and its risks?

What are the most secure way to store a huge amount of BTC over a long time and its (detailed) risks? A other assumption is that the owner does not have a very technical background, thus it will not ...
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What happens if I don't “pick up” bitcoins with a Bitcoin client? [duplicate]

Say I want to save ten bitcoins could I send them to myself and just not 'pick them up' with my client? In a way would I be storing the bitcoins in the blockchain and when I want them just start up ...
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What are good ways to storing backup of an encrypted wallet?

What are good ways and places for storing backup of an encrypted wallet? When somebody open encrypted wallet what all can he do when he does not have a key? asuming that the key to the wallet is e.g. ...
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My Niece is turning 4 and would like to give her BTC. What is the best way to give/store long-term?

My niece turns 4 next month and I'd like to give her a fraction of a Bitcoin for her birthday. What is a good way to do this so that she can hold on to it for 10 years or so? Should I just store in ...
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Suggestions for hoarding strategy and technics

I've finally managed to figure out bitcoin, it's fantastic, now I have a goal of buying some coins while they're still affordable. Please provide some advice for a fellow hoarder. Just keeping all ...
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What order do transactions appear in a block? Is it up to the miner?

It seems to be random or up to the miner from what I can tell. But to store blocks, one must keep the order of the transactions (in some position column, etc) because regenerating the block for later ...
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What is the safest medium on which to store my wallet/private keys?

What is the safest medium on which to store my wallet/private keys? I avoid eWallets like the plague. I have my wallet on my computer at the moment with the Bitcoin passphrase encryption and I have ...