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Bitcoin.conf not being read by Bitcoin Core

My issue is I cannot get RPC working with Bitcoin Core. I do not know what I'm doing wrong! When I first installed Bitcoin Core it did not come with a bitcoin.conf file so I created one with the ...
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Assuming that the block size fork goes through, will the Bitcoin developers use the alert key to tell people to upgrade?

The block size increase proposal currently under discussion would require all clients that process transactions to upgrade. Otherwise, pre 0.11 clients would reject these larger blocks, leading to a ...
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Cold storage companies?

I was curious to know if anyone knows of any bitcoin business that stores people's wallets offline? I'm looking to diversify my backup methods for cold storage and am wanting to send my backups to a ...
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Pairing pattern of txids in merkle tree

For constructing the merkle tree txids are paired and hashed. ¹ But how are these txids paired? Does it happen chronologically or is there a certain pattern of pairing?
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should i change my dogecoin to bitcoin? [on hold]

i've ~1.250.000 dogecoins... my questions is: is the hype about the dogecoins done or you think they would be jump to 1dogecoin = 50ct :-D or should i change my dogecoins to bitcoins?
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How would one mix NXT coins?

How would a user mix their NXT coins so they cannot be linked to previous accounts that sent it to the user? One way I thought up of was to deposit your NXT coins into an exchange and take it back out ...
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How to answer to whether Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme?

I was asked whether Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme as I was explaining Bitcoin. In support of the question I was presented with the following scenario. I didn't know what to answer. Let's assume ...
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Which files do you recommend I start with to learn Bitcoin?

In the bitcoin/src, which files are the "main" files I should start with if I want to learn how Bitcoin works? In other words, where's it good to branch off from? I'm new to C++, but can code okay in ...
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Blockchain won't download fully

We are currently trying to setup Bitcoind on our environment but have not been able to do so successfully. Two processes were followed in setting up bitcoind, to test the results of each individually; ...
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Alternatives to OP_RETURN to store data in Bitcoin blockchain

I am working on iOS camera app and would like to store hash of photos inside blockchain for the "proof of existence". AFAIK transaction with OP_RETURN in output has some disadvantages ...
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Expectancy of payout from bancrupcty claim mtgox

Now it is possible to file a proof of claim regarding the mtgox bancruptcy. What is the most likely outcome of this claim? What is the expectancy one can have as a former mtgox user on this claim?
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How to check BTC transaction when buying face to face?

I have never bought bitcoins face to face. Don't have iphone/ipad and therefore I would need answers on the following question: What do I need to have on my cell phone in order to provide seller my ...
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Can one set how many confirmations MultiBit requires for a transaction to be accepted?

Is there any way for users to specify the number of confirmations for a transaction? If not, how many confirmations does Multibit require to complete a transaction? And does the required default ...
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How does the SuperNet NXT Multigateway Exchange work?

I'm still trying to figure out how the multigateway exchange works for nxt. i see you can put your bitcoins and other altcoins into the system and trade on top of the asset exchange using the nxt ...
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Transaction inclusion into block

What are reliable and good sources for understanding the procedure of transaction inclusion into a block? Problem outline: Given, there are multiple peers - let's say 5 - in a test network, where 3 ...
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Regtest: One node nullifying other node's balance

I'm running 2 bitcoind servers on the same machine, called node0 and node1. In the following I'm listing steps I take and results I get and I'm wondering what is causing one node nullifying other ...
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Generating blocks in regtest: “hash doesn't match nBits”

I'm getting this error in regtest mode after setgenerate RPC: ERROR: CheckProofOfWork() : hash doesn't match nBits After looking for error text in src I found a match in pow.cpp (obviously ...
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What are these strange outputs in the Litecoin blockchain?

I have found that there are some strange outputs in the Litecoin blockchain that pay small amounts to the scriptPubKey 736372697074. In ASCII, this translates to "script", reminding me of how nodes ...
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what are my tax implications for cryptocurrency?

Do I pay any taxes to purchase or sell bitcoin? If I use a Bitcoin debit card and withdraw USD from an ATM, is it a taxable event?
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Calculating “total received” and balance by an address

This is something which I think should be simple but it's driving me crazy. See for example this list of transactions associated with an address: ...
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Taking control of the dynamic bitcoind tx fee

I'm running bitcoind for a service that works with quite small user withdraws most of the time. Recently I noticed that instead of the standard 0.0001 tx fee from the recent past, it already charges ...
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How does Electrum make a keypair out of a seed?

Electrum uses a seed of 12 words to generate a keypair and then hierarchically generates addresses out of that keypair. I know how to generate hierarchic addresses from a keypair, but what I don't ...
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Transaction too large error

I have over 1400 small transactions in my wallet that add up to a little over 0.2 BTC. I am trying to send them, but keep getting a transaction too large error. I have tried to set a custom ...
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Two identical transactions and hashes in Block Hashing algorithm

As I was reading Bitcoin hashing algorithm, I see that a Block Header contains hashes in the form of fields like hashPrevBlock , hashMerkleRoot . I have following questions: 1) Are the transactions ...
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Does having twice as many miners give you twice as much revenue?

A good friend lives in an apt that includes utilities in his rent and I'm going to lease a desk space in his pad to mine bitcoins. I have a few questions before I get started. All of the mining ...
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How to sign a transaction using BitcoinJ

I am having problem signing the transaction using BitcoinJ library without the Wallet instance, I only have the Transaction class instance and the ECKey in order to sign the transaction. Is there a ...
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What is the future of the bitcoins? [closed]

It said that the last two years, bitcoins has been losing value. What would happen in the future? And what is the reason of this?
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Is it possible to use Selfish Mining to steal bitcoins?

Is it possible to use the Selfish Mining algorithm to steal bitcoins?
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OP_RETURN using python

I'm trying to make a simple program that can reliably upload an OP_RETURN transaction. I have found some examples online, but so far they don't work consistently. The ones that go through seem to be ...
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What is the most efficient way to store bitcoin addresses in a database?

Let's pretend I wanted to store 1MILLION btc addresses in mysql, I thought about saving the last 10 digits of each submitted address and testing against that but would 10 characters be enough to ...
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What is the maximum size of the memory pool?

The memory pool holds unconfirmed transactions in RAM. It seems that memory pool storage could overflow if no block is solved for a very long time and many transactions are published within a short ...
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Have the security vulnerabilities found in Bitcoin been fixed in other altcoins?

This page maintains a list of vulnerabilities found in Bitcoin, and when they were fixed: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Common_Vulnerabilities_and_Exposures Are major altcoins, being based off of the ...
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What is the most lightweight proof-of-work algorithm?

I know litecoin was created back in the day using Scrypt as to make it more lightweight but also harder to build ASIC hardware from - so everyday computers could mine. Are there other algorithms one ...
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I am looking for a reliable and low cost way to make loan repayments from Asia to the US. Are there any banks in the US that will acept Bitcoins?

I'm looking for a reliable, low cost, transparent and efficient way to make monthly loan repayments from Asia to the US each month. Are there any banks in the US that will accept bitcoins? So, I'm ...
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Recurring Bitcoin or Altcoin Payments as a Service?

I was wondering are there any recurring payment services aside from the obvious coinbase one out there. I want to be able to have a finer grain control. Say I wanted to send X amount of btc/altcoins ...
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Can I verify a sub public key came from it's parent public key in a HD wallet without involving any private keys?

I know I can sign a piece of text using a bitcoin private key to prove control over a public address but are there any operations I can perform to know if a public key submitted to me was derived from ...
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How are SIGHASH flags encoded into a signature?

This page describes SIGHASH flags: OP_CHECKSIG extracts a non-stack argument from each signature it evaluates, allowing the signer to decide which parts of the transaction to sign. Since the ...
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Is there a way to index transactions so that filterload commands can be answered without iterating through all transactions in a block?

Some SPV clients use the filterload command to only receive transactions to involving addresses in their wallet. Doing this takes the remote node linear time (with respect to the number of ...
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Single address wallets - no change addresses [duplicate]

Is it legal for Bitcoin transaction to spend output back to one of the input addresses? Namely, to create a single address wallet (paper wallet), so that change addresses do not need to be generated. ...
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How to get unspents for a specified bitcoin address?

I want to access unspent data of a specific bitcoin address. I am trying this command bitcoin-cli -regtest listunspent "some bitcoin address" But I am always getting an empty list. I am using local ...
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Open source ASIC design plans in Hardware Description Language (HDL) format?

Are there any freely-available ("open source") ASIC design plans in, e.g., HDL or AHDL format(s)?
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How to import data from Blockchain.info to Excel

can anyone explain how to transfer data from Blockchain.info to Excel. I am not familiar with the CSV format. Thank you in advance!
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Best way to update an outdated blockchain

I have a relatively slow computer and a slow internet connection. For this reason, I only open the bitcoin client when I really have to (because it uses a whole lot of bandwidth and CPU to download ...
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Does cpuminer do its work?

I have a question about using cpuminer to mine bitcoins. I know that it's not efficient, but I'm not about making any money from it (obviously), I just want to mine some fractions of a bitcoin. Now, ...
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Is it possible to copy other scriptSig for using in different transaction?

To use a UTXO one must supply correct scriptSig or "unlocking script" to the given scriptPubKey "lock script", I know the scriptSig in PTPKH locking is sig and pubkey. My question is what makes the ...
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What goes in to the message of a transaction signature?

I'm trying to create my own transaction from scratch, just to see how it works. I'm currently working backwards, and I'm stuck on the signature of a transaction... Here's my unsigned transaction: ...
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Can someone double spend long after the block chain is extended (not the fork situation)? [closed]

I am having this doubt, because every user, say Alice, has the digest of transactions from which it received the BTC (If Alice received 10BTC from Charlie, 5 from David). Now, it is not necessary that ...
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Does value 'True' at the middle of stack is valid transaction?

If at the middle of the execution of scriptSig + scriptPubKey we get the value 'True', while there are remaining values or operators in the stack, is the transaction valid? Or should the stack be ...
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Xemian Xchange Api for Java, returning a default of 100 market orders

For sometime I am using this java API http://xeiam.com/xchange/ for building bitcoin trading robots. Today I got a bit stuck and I wanted to see if somebody had the same issue before. I call the ...
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Mining strategy [closed]

Is there some strategy explained how to keep mining and not depend on old miners getting cheaper and new powerful miners getting expensive to replace? Can I sell old miners and purchase new, but ...

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