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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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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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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Which release fixed CVE-2010-5141 (attacker can spend any coin)

This post by Mike Hearn relates an interesting bit of history: When Bitcoin was first released, it contained two completely fatal bugs that made the entire system worthless. Fortunately, they were ...
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Is the SPV client model scalable?

SPV clients typically connect to full node peers and set filters on what information they download. How many SPV peers can a single full node support, typically? Is it reasonable to expect millions ...
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Provable Solvency Implementations

Is there a list of provable solvency implementations? It appears to be that each company is taking their own unique swing at the problem. This strikes me as an area that could benefit from ...
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What was the vulnerability in v0.3.4 that allowed an attacker to steal coins?

Reference: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-5141 What was the specific exploit in the Tx script evaluation process?
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Law / country specifics to start Ripple Gateway

There is requirement in https://ripple.com/wiki/Gateway_Integration_Manual Gateways should comply with the BSA, have AML policies and require KYC information. As i understand this requirements can be ...
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Bitcoin privacy metrics?

I'm looking for a numerical privacy scoring system that estimate the degree of linkage between the members of a key pool (or even just individual key pairs). Ideally, the method should be easy to ...
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Is there a more space-efficient way to prove that a transaction is contained within a block?

SPV clients, like Electrum, ask for cryptographic proof that a transaction is contained in a block. This is done by including each merkle branch necessary to get a hash that's equal to the merkle root ...
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Procedure for calculating taint?

I'd like to understand taint analysis quantitatively. Blockchain.info offers a service that will calculate taint, but I've found no good explanation for how taint is calculated. The best (and only) ...
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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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Cannot create a transaction

I am trying to create a transaction on the bitcoin testnet, using bitcore: Error Message : SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data Here is my code: ...
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Working example of raw transaction utilising Boolean (OP_IF, OP_ENDIF) scripting REQUIRED

I recently posted this Testnet TX (TxID 2d0daa01da8294a54178f8111eb2a02010c425fd15957d8baee8717edcfbe105) which successfully spends an output (TxID ...
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getblocktemplate times out after being called many times

I am writing a program about bitcoin mining. It calls the RPC method getblocktemplate every second. Sometimes bitcoind doesn't reply to my RPC getblocktemplate request, but bitcoind still accepted new ...

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