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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to make PoW ASIC-resistant through dynamically generated hash chains?

Bitcoin's static proof-of-work function SHA256(SHA256(data)) was apparently easy enough to be implement as ASIC which lead to the re-centralization we see today. But what if the PoW function changes ...
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What could be the reason for one loop being significantly more power hungry on an SP20?

One of the loops on my Spondoolies SP20 is misbehaving. I underclocked everything but this loop (number 4) does not seem to care what settings I make. It seems to be running at twice the speed (and ...
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Prevent rounding errors when displaying bitcoin values in javascript

What is the correct way to prevent Floating Point Precision errors when displaying bitcon values in javascript? I've seen many answers on the topic, but they all seem to have their drawbacks. Here's ...
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How many transaction and btc have been cancelled?

How many btc have been transferred in orphan blocks, but then never included in any later block? How many btc have been transferred in zero-confirmation transactions that have never been included in ...
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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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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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