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Bitcoin usage for underage children [closed]

Is there someone under 18 actively using Bitcoin? Could you describe your experience? Have you ever faced age restrictions using it like there are with the real world money? For those are over 18 ...
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Why is Bitcoin-qt use of my CPU at 100%?

I am running windows 7, and everytime I open Bitcoin - Wallet (v0.8.6-beta) during synchronization my CPU runs at around 95% according to the Windows Task Manager. As soon as synconization is finished ...
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my internet plan limits me from how much internet I use monthly so would bitcoin use up a lot of that internet usage?

I have a internet plan which allows me to use up to a certain amount of internet a month. If I exceed that limit I get extra charges so before signing up for bitcoin, I'd like to know whether the ...
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Naming convention: MilliBit or Millibitcoins (mBTC), microbitcoin or Mikrobitcoins (╬╝BTC)?

I heard about many use: Bitcents, Bitmills (or Bitmilles) 1.02 - One bitcoin and two bitcents 0.001 - One millibitcoin (nickname "one Millie") 0.000001 - One microbitcoin (nickname "one Mike") ...
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Please break it down for BITCOINS for dummies [closed]

Can you please speak English? I have been on your site 20 minutes and cannot understand what you do and why I would want to do this, though I GET and LOVE that this is an alternate currency. Is ...
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Are there time-series of Bitcoins in circulation?

For a study on Bitcoin, I would like to find (or construct) a timeseries of the total value of all Bitcoins in circulation (market capitalization). At least for the last two or so years. This could be ...
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What are good ideas to help promote Bitcoin? [closed]

Even though I'm a person that is usually informed about anything related to new technologies in any area, I can't believe how I didn't know about Bitcoin until a few months ago. Then I thought, ...
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Demographics on Bitcoin users?

Speaking with a large group about Bitcoins lately, I noticed that most people there came to like Bitcoins for different reasons. The shady ppl wanted drugs, the accountants wanted to avoid taxes, the ...
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Sale and Purchase Transaction Limits

Is there any limitation on the monetary size of transactions to be paid through BitCoins? I conduct a consultancy business where payments from clients can vary between about $5 for White papers to ...
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How to instantly give people a pre-filled wallet to introduce them to Bitcoin?

As a Bitcoin evangelist I like to introduce Bitcoin to my friends, and if possible even get them involved by having them own a few coins themselves. The settlement of a personal debt through Bitcoin ...
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Can you shutdown part way through synchronization process and start up again from the same point?

Can you shutdown part way through synchronization process and start up again from the same point? When opening bitcoin software again will the process start from where it left off or does it need to ...
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Largest current merchants accepting Bitcoin?

I am writing some rants about the use of Bitcoin, and would like to sum it up by naming some spearpoint examples of companies and service providers that use Bitcoin. Either solely or side-by-side with ...
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Best place to buy bitcoins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you obtain bitcoins? I live in Europe and, because of that, I would like to buy some bitcoins with my savings "just in case". I'm a student, so I'm talking about ...
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How can one redeem a Casascius Physical Bitcoin?

These physical coins are supposed to be worth 1 BTC each - they have a hologram and a private key that somehow gives access to a real (digital) Bitcoin. What is the process of claiming this real ...
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How do I configure the Bitcoin client for SSL on Windows?

Specifically I would like to connect to bitcoind from an outside system but I'm concerned about security. I've seen where others have said that SSL support is built into the Bitcoin client but how do ...
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Does flattr complement or compete with bitcoin?

I realise that the underlying technologies for Bitcoin and flattr are different, but do they serve the same purpose? For example: if I set up a webapp that uses micropayments for revenue (like github ...
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Which Bitcoin weakness most hinder Bitcoins ability to gain market and mind share? [closed]

Bitcoin has a few weaknesses. Among the well known ones are: Transactions are not instantaneous. Large numbers of transactions would bloat blocks. Transaction fees are needed in some cases. The ...
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How do I safely accept bitcoins without waiting for confirmations?

Are there any arbitrators that would guarantee the bitcoin transaction such that no one has to wait ten minutes to confirm the transfer of the said bitcoins?
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What are the perceived advantages of bitcoin as a means of exchange?

There are lots of ways to send money - western union, paypal, bank wire, etc that are more established and fairly quick. What are the advantages of using bitcoin from a bitcoin-proponent's point of ...
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Is there an easy way to give people a Bitcoin address?

I see that Bitcoin addresses have built in checksums that helps prevent typos (ie. it is highly unlikely that you can mistype a Bitcoin address and have it still be valid). However, I still think the ...
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Does the bitcoin design make bitcoins suitable as a medium of exchange, a store of value, or both?

Money is often seen as having various functions, such as "medium of exchange" (something useful for conducting transactions, and "store of value" (something valuable as an investment). Was bitcoin ...
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Where do bitcoins come from and what gives them their value?

Where do bitcoins come from? From the WeUseCoins.com video it appears they are just being produced by "miners" and sold to people. So who backs Bitcoin or gives it its value?
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How many bitcoins will there eventually be?

Since bitcoins are being regularly rewarded to miners, will the number of bitcoins continue to grow indefinitely, or will there be a maximum total number of bitcoins in existence? And if there is ...
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How do you obtain bitcoins?

This is a question many people ask when they're introduced to Bitcoin. Bitcoin sounds interesting, but if I want to use this system I will need to get some coins, otherwise there's no way I can spend ...
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What are some good resources for understanding Bitcoin?

I've tried to read about what a Bitcoin is, how to mine, etc. I find them to be confusing in that I don't understand the underlying factors driving Bitcoin. Everything I've read seems to assume the ...