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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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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1answer
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How can I execute a 3-way escrow with 1 unknown party?

Good Evening- I'm trying to execute an unusual 3-way transaction, where in one of the parties is not known at the start. PartyA would initiate the transaction, and provide funding. My thought was ...
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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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How can one realistically model the distribution of the network's unspent transaction outputs?

I am working on a simulation to explore the usefulness of a patch for the CoinSelection behaviour of BitcoinCore. To that end, I am looking for statistics on the distribution of unspent outputs ...
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Before Mining Genesis Block

Im trying to make a test altcoin and I created the genesis block, merkle root and nonce. When I compile and run the daemon, The coin is trying to connect other IPs for hours so I can't mine the ...
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1answer
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Building from source static bitcoind on Ubuntu

I'm trying to build bitcoind from source on Ubuntu 13.04: $ apt-get install libboost-all-dev ccache pkg-config # deps $ git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git $ cd bitcoin $ ./configure ...
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CPU Mining: Optimal Number of Threads

(I guess this question in principle applies likewise to Bitcoin, but given how un-profitable CPU mining of Bitcoin seems to be, this question actually arose with regards to Yacoin mining). I am ...
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Where is the bitcoin wedding transaction?

There has been some buzz in the news about a wedding that put a statement in the blockchain declaring their message. Here is one source that reported on the news. Can anyone provide a link to the ...
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How do I extract my private keys from a protobuf wallet?

Recent changes to Andreas Schildbach's Bitcoin client for Android have removed the option to export private keys. This has been replaced by an option to back up the entire wallet. Unfortunately, the ...
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GPU mining strategies (algorithm)

I am currently in the process of creating a fairly simple bitcoin miner for CPU and GPU (for demonstration purposes not for money earning). However I am having a little troubling understanding how ...
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What is BIP32-style derivation?

I am reading the technical "specification" for stealth addresses, available here. The core idea is described in the following paragraph: Using Elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) we can generate ...
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How is the target section of a block header calculated?

I've been poking around https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Target and I've found the current target, but I can't seem to find how it's generated. It's supposedly generated when the difficulty is adjusted, as ...
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What's the proper way to scale p2pool?

At the moment I have ONE linux server acting as the "APP" server for bitcoind/p2pool applications and another linux server with nginx proxying web traffic from the APP server, while behind CloudFlare. ...

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