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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Have any SPV users lost money because they accepted forged bitcoins?

I'm making a list of real-life examples of occasions where bitcoins were lost to various known attacks. One of these known attacks is that lightweight (SPV) wallets can't verify whether a transaction ...
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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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Estate planning: how can I ensure my bitcoins are inheritable?

What are good ways to ensure my bitcoins can be inherited by my family when I die or become permanently incapacitated? I think there are probably two significantly different situations to account ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to verify the signature of a raw transaction

I know there are many tools to check an ecdsa signature of a bitcoin transaction and I understand the ecdsa algorithm. It takes three inputs, a hash of the transaction, the digital signature and the ...
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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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RFC6979; (v, r, s), what is v?

Deterministically signing a Tx with RFC6979 returns v, r, s, where r and s are the 2 values used in standard ECDSA signatures. v = 27 + (y % 2), so 27 + the parity of r, as pybitcointools indicates. ...
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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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