Unanswered Questions

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What's the status of alternative full node implementations?

In "Does running an alternative full node implementation benefit the Bitcoin network?", I asked about running an alternative full node implementation for the benefit of the Bitcoin network. What is ...
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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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How to determine what type of coins a wallet.dat contains?

I have a number of wallets. Is it possible to detect the type of (alternative) coin it contains?
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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 ...
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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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Are virus signatures a serious threat to the bitcoin network?

I read this in a forum post on another site. Here's my recap. But by "I" I mean me, not the original poster. All transactions over the bitcoin network is stored as raw data forever in the distributed ...
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What are the limits of m and n in m-of-n multisig addresses?

This method describes how to create a 2-of-3 multisig. I heard that there is an inherent limit with the number of multisig parts, limiting them to 3. Does the standard method described above of ...
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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, ...
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Bitcoin-Qt listing all Transactions as occurring at same date and time

Any ideas about this one? I've imported addresses into my wallet and on rescan, all transactions come up as same date and time?
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How are the seed nodes chosen?

I'm currently doing a research project about Bitcoin and I've particularily been investigating the seed nodes and I have two questions about them : How are they chosen ? Well, they have to be nodes ...
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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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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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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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