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What is the estimated ROI for someone who bought in before 2010?

As the title asks, what kind of profits were available for those people who were lucky enough to have found out about Bitcoin prior to 2010? Or when it began?
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Antrouter not hashing.

So I got my antrouter the other day. I set it up with my bitman account. When I go to antpool a new tab shows up called antrouter. I thought I had done everything right. However when I check on my ...
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Why would I choose to use Bitcoin and not other crypto currencies? Why is Bitcoin better or worse than the rest?

The title basically says it all, I'm a new investor looking to fill out my portfolio but I also want to know the lay for the market, what cryptos are worthwhile, and why?
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Will This Work?

I made a cloud server at THIS PLACE it can load apps from GitHub I found a Bitcoin Miner called Hamiyoca I edited the credentials.class.php. All the info needed was at www.p2pool.com. The system ...
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Interpreting results from “bitcoin-cli getmempoolinfo”

A bit of a conundrum interpreting the results from "bitcoin-cli getmempoolinfo". Straight from https://chainquery.com/bitcoin-api/getmempoolinfo: getmempoolinfo Returns details on the active state ...
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Trial recovery of blockchain.info Wallet to MultiBit HD wallet

Situation at time of writing: Written as of 29 May 2016; web based Blockchain.info wallet is HD; MultiBit is also HD. The Query/Story Since its become a little uncertain whats going to happen with ...
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A hashrate of 1.42 EH/s, really?

According to http://bravenewcoin.com/news/number-of-bitcoin-miners-far-higher-than-popular-estimates/ there are 100,000 miners and blockchain.info claims a hashrate of 1.42 EH/s. How is it possible ...
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How does a node compare two blockchains?

Let's say an attacker connects to the Bitcoin network. Let's say this attacker possesses an old ASIC HW and she used it to generate a blockchain of half a million blocks, with faked timestamps and ...
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What benefits does Tau-Chain add over conventional solutions?

I'm currently doing some research on Tau-Chain and its various claims. One of the biggest ways it tries to differentiate itself looks to be the focus on decidable programming languages, instead of ...
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Which country has the most friendly regulatory environment?

There has been a lot of discussion of the most oppressive jurisdictions. Which countries have taken notice of these failures and have set up the best regulatory environment to attract Bitcoin related ...
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See How Many Bitcoins Existed

Is there any way I can find out how many Bitcoins existed at a certain point in time? Are there charts where I could, for example, see how many Bitcoins were in existence in 2011, so I could compare ...
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How do I reward a miner who made a block I like?

Some decisions miners make are reflected in the blocks they solve. Is it possible to send those miners some extra BTC without knowing who they are? It seems obvious that you could just send some ...
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Why websites as satoshimines or bustabit generate new wallets every time?

Why a single wallet is not enough? Can't they just check the transactions? And if I want so, how can I generate unlimited wallets, send and receive from them? I am searching for an alternative to ...
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Why do most alt coin developers choose to remain anonymous?

Is having a known public identity not helpful in building reputation for a project? Are the privacy and security concessions associated with revealing your identity not worth the perceived benefit?
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What percentage of altcoins are based on Bitcoin?

What percentage of altcoins share the same codebase as Bitcoin?
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Largest Bitcoin transaction fee ever paid?

What was the largest transaction fee ever paid? Assuming that payment was an accident was the sender able to contact the miner who mined that block and negotiate a full or partial refund?
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Streaming API for confirmed transactions?

Is there an API that makes streams transactions as they're confirmed? Everything I can find seems to just be putting out unconfirmed transactions in realtime, rather than waiting for confirmation. To ...
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If there a formula to decide when more decimal places will be added to Bitcoin?

I know it is possible to allow for more than 8 decimal places in Bitcoin. We all hope that Bitcoin will become extremely valuable one day and increments smaller than 0.00000001 BTC will be helpful. ...
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Which country has the highest number of Bricks and Mortal merchants who accept Bitcoin per Capita?

I have seen many online directories of Bitcoin merchants but fewer bricks and mortar directories. Is https://coinmap.org comprehensive? The great majority all of the listings are for North America ...
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Without side chains will transaction fees rise as block rewards fall?

Transaction fees are currently minuscule when compared to block rewards. Even if transaction volume was 10x higher than it is now, this would be the case. Is there any realistic scenario where ...
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How to detect a fork with bitcoin-cli?

I'm keeping a simple log of blocks, and storing them in an array. When a new block arrives, I add it to the array. Let's say this is my block chain array: E <- tip D C B A Now, say a new ...
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How multi-signature wallets comunicate with each other?

I wonder How multi-signature wallets comunicate with each other? My favorite is copay. How do they comunicate with each other before payment is done? How is privacy handled between each multi-sig ...
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What is the safest physical to store a private key only to be accessed after death?

Assume that my friend would like to encrypt his Bitcoin private key(s) and safely store them in a secret location. This located would only be identified to heirs after death in his will. Should he put ...
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Are there any Bitcoin wallets with native I2P integration?

Tor usage seems to be fairly common with Bitcoin, but I have heard less about efforts of integrating with the I2P efforts. Tor and I2P both have their pros and cons, but I am curious to here about ...
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Why does Base58 WIF-format of PK have '5' prefix (the standpoint of mathematics)

I'm trying create raw private keys using the steps: Take a version of PK (0x80) and concatenate (as prefix)with my pseudo-random 32bytes-array. Take a calculated checksum (4bytes) and push it to the ...
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Lightning Network scaling alternatives?

I'm really looking forward to the Lightning Network and all the efforts being put in by Blockchain.info, Blockstream, and others. But I was wondering if there aren't other options for decentralised ...
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Blocked transaction wallet on my phone

Ok I have a wallet on my phone that I put bitcoins in on monday, They have been blocked now for a week. How do I unblock them and the wallet I am using I can get it on my mac. Its called bitwallet by ...
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transactions for future use

If bitcoins can be stolen via hacking, what's there to stop these already occurring events and bitcoins from falling right back into the hands of power. I mean bitcoins are capable of being ...
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Bitcoin without mining - what needs to be implemented

I have read this related question - Bitcoin without mining and I am trying to understand the very basics of Bitcoin network and the blockchain. I wonder, if we take the mining out of Bitcoin, what ...
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How to connect to a remote Bitcoin Core remotely

If I have 24/7 running bitcoind on a headless server, is there a graphical way to connect, maybe only temporarily to the server's Bitcoin Core daemon or its client to see if everything is going ...
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getting bitcoin address of blk*.dat files

I know that getting the address from the blk*.dat files is discussed a lot of times. But I don't get it why? When I have the raw scriptSig I can encode it and get the bitcoin address or not? E.g. the ...
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How many connections do I have on bitcoind?

How do I find out how many connections bitcoind has made? From terminal.
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How to get unique rpcpassword for bitcoind

I am on Linux Debian 8.4 and have one server running 24/7. I would like to help the Bitcoin network. On https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node#other-linux-distributions I got to the point where I should ...
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Can there be stale blocks in “header first” implementation?

The Bitcoin developer guide mentions stale blocks as not being in the longest chain, then moves on to orphan blocks. It states you don't get orphan blocks, "and if you do" they are just dropped. But ...
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How would I explain SegWit to a non-technical friend?

How can I explain the potential ease of scaling and feature benefits of Segregated Witness to a non technical friend? How can I explain the potential drawbacks of Segregated Witness in a non ...
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List transactions *relayed* by my full node?

Running Bitcoin Core full node 24x7, with 70+ peer connections. Is there a bitcoin-cli command that will let me see the transactions that my full node has relayed from its SPV "clients"? FWIW, I can ...
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What % of bitcoin transactions involve addresses of known charitable organizations

Blockchain analysis can come a lot way. Are we at the point where we can identify what percentage of transactions related to certain industries? What percentage of transactions involve a receiving ...
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A Wallet for many blockchains (not just the bitcoin blockchain)

In terms of the future of the trust network where there will be an increasing number of fit-for-purpose blockchains such as ones for proof of asset, proof of identity, proof of ownership etc., will ...
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Verification exception : Unexpected

i have cloned litecoin wallet and edit it connect to the network we have created. I disabled checkoints, changed params and the block syncs for 32 blocks. Then i get the following error 05-26 ...
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Micro-payments definition and ideal platform

Have developers come close to reaching a consensus on either: The definition of micro payments? Whether micro-payments ideally belong on the main chain or side chains?
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blockchain wallet dont work

i can not see my balance and history of transaction http://prntscr.com/b8mgoy also i cannot send any amount http://prntscr.com/b8mgy2 I have received a lot of transaction since yesterday on generated ...
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how to determinate which output is used as new inputs

i finding answer few hours yet so maybe someone can send me on right way please. i still dont understand well to this problematics: i want to find from which wallet(address) comes coins to newone... ...
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I have a stuck transaction (2 days already) [duplicate]

[SOLVED] I have this transaction : https://blockchain.info/tx/8fdb3e8a0a33b3d1721b6ef7c1c2608b1e1a8aacd8857e22287b120c09ee988a I understand it's stuck because of the low value i spended but look at ...
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How would one monitor an address for a transaction and 1 confirmation in PHP?

I have a small PHP script with my static bitcoin address shown. When someone sends any btc to that address, how can I get the PHP script to check if the transaction has had 1 confirmation? Do I have ...
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Sharing BIP32 extended master public key

I have User A who generates BIP32 Master Public and Private Keys. It shares the Master Public Key with User B. Using the Master Public Key User B generates Address of A and Issues bitcoins from ...
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What security weaknesses result from using off chain solutions?

What type of security weaknesses are potentially created by using off chain solutions (such as the lightning network) for a portion of Bitcoin network traffic?
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Is it possible to combine two separate transactions into one transaction by only using their signatures?

I have two valid txs and two valid signatures for those txs. Right now they look like: 1) A -> B 2) C -> D A and C are inputs & B and D are outputs. I want to be able to combine them ...
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Why are there different mining hardware for different hashing algorithms?

I have a question about mining hardware and hashing algorithms. Why are there different mining hardware for different hashing algorithms? Why can't we use antmine for ether or lightcoin mining? Is ...
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Why do leading ASICs manufacturers sell their chips? [duplicate]

I understand that some people have access to cheaper electricity than others. However why not just open mining facilities in the parts of the world offering the lowest cost structure? If that is not ...
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how does the creator of Bitcoin get paid?

Is the exchange the only people making money of the purchasing of bitcoin or is the creator profiting as well?

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