Unanswered Questions

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Peergroup download of the blockchain stalls?

I'm using bitcoinsharp to build my client. I try to download the blockchain in a peergroup network. Download starts, but when progress is 98%, the download is stopped & the client is waiting (2 ...
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Legal status of Blockchain proof-of-existence TX (USA court)

Is there any real USA court cases with Bitcoin's Blockchain used as an proof-of-existence/timestamp service (without BTC transfer)? Can Bitcoin's Blockchain be used as a 'signing' utility same as ...
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How thoroughly has Segregated Witness been tested?

I've encountered claims that Segregated Witness was "not really tested" and is being "rushed". It is my understanding that SegWit had been running on Elements for more than half a year already, and ...
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Mediated transfer of funds between three parties

Alice wants Bob to transfer 10btc to Carol, and is willing to pay Bob 11btc for the transfer. They both entrust Trent to mediate the transaction, and Alice is willing to pay Trent 1btc as commission. ...
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Are there any projections about when transaction fees per block will equal block reward?

A spreadsheet with a base projection and the following editable variables (for a given block height) would be great: BTC transaction volume per block Number of transaction per block Average ...
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Are there drawbacks to the Thin Block patch?

Mike Hearn talked about a patch he applied to BitcoinXT recently in his AMA: I posted a patch last week that makes XT download blocks as lists of hashes instead of duplicating the transaction ...
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Starting out with Armory - can I make it go faster?

Does anyone know of a way to make Armory do an initial sync any faster? I've downloaded the blockchain but so far it's been processing/synchronizing with the network for 17 hours, and it claims it ...
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Bitcoind Performance for production usage

Lets say we have one instance of bitcoind running on the production server. And our exchange software/application interacts with it using RPC callbacks for: address generation withdrawal ...
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How many addresses are sent in response to a getaddr message?

I've been trying to determine the number of addresses a node sends when it receives a getaddr message but I'm a little confused. On one hand, on addrman.h/.cpp I can see that: // the maximum ...
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Recovering the last few digits of a Litecoin private key

Is it possible to recover the last few lost digits (10) of my Litecoin wallet private key? Are there any recovery tools available? Or will I have to try and roll my own? Crucially, what crypto ...
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How does the thunder network work? And how does it keep things decentralized?

How does the new thunder network work? How does it keep things decentralized?
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Testnet wallet fully sync block height different to testnet blockchain explorer

I run bitcoin core into testnet mode for learning/testing purpose. My client/wallet/node are fully sync, based on the "check mark" at the bottom right of the GUI-client. Via getinfo command I obtain : ...
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Transaction fees and transactions with bitcoin-cli. Wallet address balance negative

I'm trying to make a bitcoin website and I tried to implement a sort of 'withdraw' button which would allow you to send your money in the wallet address to some other address. The problem I am facing ...
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How would SPV proofs be verified when moving assets back in 2-way pegged sidechains?

I've seen similar questions posted all around, but haven't found an answer I can comprehend. Ok, so the process of 2 way pegging is: I move some coins to OP_SPVPROOFVERIFY on the parent blockchain. ...
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Testnet: mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed when doing OP_RETURN

For some reason I keep getting error: {"code":-25,"message":"Missing inputs"} EDIT: Updating error now that the full testnet blockchain is downloaded "code":-26,"message":"16: ...

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