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Can I look for transaction in the genesis block?

I'm testing bitcoin and, as an experiment, I added a transaction after the coinbase to the genesis block. However, it appears that it can't be searched with the rpc commands. Why is that? I already ...
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Risk of using pre-release test build

Installing bitcoind from github, I forgot to pass "git checkout v0.8.6" (current version at time of writing), and of course, go the following error in getinfo. "This is a pre-release test build - use ...
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How to avoid Bitcoin-QT's transaction fee or change size limit?

I'm trying to find an easy way to enable my website to accept bitcoin payments. I'm trying to test out Blockchain.info's "receive payment API" (http://blockchain.info/api/api_receive). Near the ...
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Easiest way to accept BTC and test

We are building an online game and planning to enable our players to play for bitcoins. Therefore, we need to enable players to deposit and withdraw bitcoins. Which way is the easiest to start ...
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Is there a sandbox in bitcoin for testing?

Is there a sandbox in bitcoin for testing, so that i can create sample bitcoins with out mining and do transactions as a testing purpose. update: I checked this question: Mining on the testnet I ...
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How to test bitcoin distribution mechanism

Now I'm developing a bitcoin distribution mechanism (according to users' submitted shares count). The complete workflow is: Users submitted shares to my pool, then my pool submitted these shares to ...
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I'm developing on the Test network. Are there any “rules” or communication methods I should adopt?

I'm testing a C# port of the client on the Test network and need to test for a variety of conditions. Should I communicate to others regarding my actions on the network? If so, what method of ...
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Example accepted getwork function input and output?

I'm looking for example getwork input and output of a successful block hash to verify a getwork client I've implemented. I'd also accept suggestions on better ways to verify this. I've looked at ...
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How do I run my own testnet? What's testnet-in-a-box?

If I want better control of my test environment while developing a bitcoin-related application it seems useful to run my own testnet rather than use the public testnet. How can I do this? What is ...
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How can I work with multiple testnets?

Apart from running a private testnet-in-a-box there are also the public testnet instances. You can use this instead of the regular (production) bitcoin network by setting testnet=1 in your bitcoind ...
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Relative performance of various mining software?

Has any measured the relative performance of various mining software? I figure such a study would be very beneficial for all the miners to choose the most optimal software out there to squeeze out the ...
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Reduce difficulty on testnet-in-a-box?

I'm doing some testing and often find myself needing to generate 6 blocks quickly to confirm some tx. Each block takes a few minutes to generate on my macbook so this slows things down considerably. ...
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Is there any software available for testing of Bitcoin security?

I'm currently in the process of working on my thesis about Bitcoin security and I'm wondering if there's any software available for testing of Bitcoin security? For example, are there any programs ...
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Are there any mining pools operating on the Test Net?

Are there any mining pools operating on the Bitcoin Test Net, or do pool owners just test their code using their own machines without keeping the test pool up for too long?
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Does the main Bitcoin client blacklist addresses?

Does the main Bitcoin client blacklist any addresses that send too many erroneous messages? If so, how can one whitelist a particular address? I am developing an app that will be communicating with ...
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Can a Bitcoin node send messages to a program on the same machine?

I`m currently programming some TCP communication in my custom Bitcoin client. I am wondering if it is possible for the official client to communicate with it if they are sitting on the same machine? ...
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What does -keypool=1 do?

I am doing some test, and am getting weird behavior with keypool. In the 0.4.0rc1 bitcoin client: If I set keypool=1, how many times should I be able to do getnewaddress? Are there any resources ...