Unanswered Questions

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Was a timejacking attack ever performed?

The timejacking attack appears to be a pretty straightforward attack to pull off successfully. I was wondering, whether it was ever performed and documented somewhere, or was it just theoretically ...
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0answers
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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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6answers
465 views

Accepting Bitcoin payments on my website using bitcoind? Many questions… no apparent answers

I am trying to design a system that lets me accept Bitcoins on my website. I would like to use bitcoind, or bitcoinj. However, I have many questions regarding this setup. FYI, I already read similar ...
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0answers
555 views

Has anyone ported the Bitcoin software to “pure” Clojure?

Has there been any attempt to rewrite Bitcoin in Clojure? I know about BitcoinJ, so I imagine that should be easy to port. But what about a "pure" version? Without calling Java directly? Easily ...
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Is there a good tutorial on how to use bitcoinjs exit nodes?

The documentation that I found seems to contain info about specific API calls, but no top level explaination/example. Where can I find a practical concise example of using exit nodes? I'd like to ...
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2answers
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What are the key features of eMunie, a crypto-currency that's not a Bitcoin fork?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=220530.0 The ANN is not super clear. From what I understand, the supposed key features are: Immunity to 51% attack "protection against hoarding" ??? (someone ...
6
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1answer
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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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1answer
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How did transaction malleability/DDOS attacks allow an exchange's internal accounting system to get “out of sync”?

This Coindesk article says that: “So as transactions are being created, malformed/parallel transactions are also being created so as to create a fog of confusion over the entire network, which ...
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1answer
1k views

Backtesting mtgox for historical trade analysis?

I want to test out a few trading ideas for bitcoin. It seems to work on a small time horizon, and I'd like to backtest the past year or so of MtGox data. Is there a service that provides this? If not, ...
5
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1answer
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Setting up BAMT root access

The official BAMT faq says "never use sudo. never never, always log in as root. [emphasis in original]". Is this a BAMT-specific issue, a more general issue with sudo that I should ask about on Super ...
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752 views

Does Mt. Gox's “Redeem a wallet.dat” feature require an unencrypted wallet?

Just added to Mt. Gox's API documentation is the ability to Redeem a wallet.dat, which allows a simple way to import (via upload of wallet.dat) all your private keys to be managed by Mt. Gox. All ...
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3answers
75 views

Safely convert paper wallet to encrypted online wallet

I started investing a not insignificant part of my salary into BTC a few years ago. I created 10 paper wallets (using bitcoinpaperwallet.com) on a dedicated laptop disconnected from the Internet. I ...
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1answer
510 views

Why GPU (cgminer) scrypt mining generates so many false-positive nonces?

I understand that GPU might have less accurate results of real numbers because speed/performance is the target. But I don't understand why it also occurred in integer numbers. Taking mining ...
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0answers
121 views

How do I empty the memory pool?

I have some transactions pending in the memory pool, how do I empty the memory pool without restarting bitcoind ? I would like the transactions to be cancelled also.
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3answers
155 views

What is the most reliable way to calculate the amount of fiat value that has been transferred into the bitcoin economy?

I would like to know what are the most sophisticated ways to estimate the amount of bitcoin that has been bought globally with various fiat currencies. Exchange data is only one source, and may well ...

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