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Top new questions this week:

How does the bech32 length-extension mutation weakness work?

A bech32 address ending with p can be modified be inserting or removing q characters immediately before the final p character to make a new valid bech32 address. Why does this work? Are there any ...

bech32-address  
asked by jnewbery 5 votes
answered by Pieter Wuille 6 votes

Are BTC Private Keys evenly distributed in 256bit space?

If we assume that there are ~2^96 private keys for EACH bitcoin address (2^256-160) and we assume that in cryptography it is considered good property of every hash function if it evenly distributes ...

cryptography  
asked by Lethaldose 4 votes
answered by Rene Pickhardt 4 votes

Can a bitcoin transaction from a specific bitcoin address be banned? (via mining pools)

Can a bitcoin transaction from a specific bitcoin address be banned? (via mining pools) Suppose Satoshi Nakamoto wants to send some bitcoin from one of his bitcoin address, can the mining pools ...

transactions mining-pools unconfirmed-transactions  
asked by VivaFx 3 votes
answered by Andrew Chow 4 votes

Was it always required for the Coinbase transaction to be the first transaction in a block?

The user tempo mentioned on another topic: "At least in the early protocol versions it was possible to put the coinbase transaction not on the top of the outputs." I have never heard about ...

consensus coinbase-transaction history  
asked by Murch 3 votes
answered by Andrew Chow 5 votes

Throughput of Lightning Network

Is there any reliable source of information regarding the estimation of the number of payments that occur in Lightning Network every day? If the total number is impossible to estimate are there any ...

lightning-network payment statistics lightning-nodes  
asked by George 2 votes
answered by Rene Pickhardt 3 votes

Will a channel be automatically closed if there's a expiring HTLC that doesn't have its own output in the commitment transaction?

When routed Lightning payments are smaller than some amount they don't get their own HTLC output in the commitment transaction. Instead the funds reserved to it are directed to transaction fees. When ...

lightning-network  
asked by fiatjaf 2 votes
answered by Ugam Kamat 0 votes

lightning network bitcoin howto install

Hello fellow bitcoiners, I would like to install lightning over Bitcoin core - I already have a full node. But every guide I follow ends up with a broken build or some issue preventing to finish the ...

bitcoin-core lightning-network  
asked by cr1ptal 2 votes
answered by Rene Pickhardt 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Where are the user's bitcoins actually stored?

On the person's computer? On bitcoin.org? :) Where does that information reside that tells others and me how much bitcoins I have? I assume it can't be on my PC because I could easily hack the file ...

blockchain wallet  
asked by Alex 41 votes
answered by David Perry 51 votes

Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...

exchanges mtgox trading bitstamp arbitrage  
asked by Pacerier 87 votes
answered by Daniel S. 76 votes

What is the difference between kH/s, MH/s, and GH/s?

I started mining on a friend's computer and it shows 300 kH/s. But when I research other peoples' hash rates I usually see MH/s. Are these speeds the same as kilobytes and megabytes? Also, when I say ...

hashpower terminology  
asked by Sarmen B. 51 votes
answered by Stéphane Gimenez 55 votes

Can I damage my computer by mining bitcoin?

I have been mining Bitcoin for a while on a few systems, some CPU mining (which has proved to be basically useless) and some GPU mining. The GPU miners are workstations, which have midrange graphics ...

mining-hardware gpu-mining  
asked by Josh 18 votes
answered by ThePiachu 15 votes

Where can I buy Litecoin?

I know Litecoin is sold on Coinbase, but I'm wondering if anyone has compiled a list or knows of other exchanges selling the currency?

exchanges litecoin  
asked by Loourr 24 votes
answered by Loourr 9 votes

Is it safe to store all my coins on Coinbase?

Is it safe to store my coins (BTC & ETH) on the Coinbase platform or is it safer to download a wallet to keep them in?

wallet security exchanges  
asked by Coffey 8 votes
answered by marshal craft 6 votes

Wallet gone and lost recovery phrase, how to get back my bitcoins?

I lost my phone where I stored my 12 word recovery phrase. How can I get back my bitcoins?

wallet-recovery  
asked by József 11 votes
answered by Callerap 23 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Processed withdrawal not reflecting in my blockchain wallet

Given below are the transaction details for the transaction which is not reflecting in my blockchain wallet, Transaction batch :f28888630e090d083ce2be5658f526b148d3e8259a33bbcfa58063cc13e8a4c0 ...

transactions  
asked by user100618 1 vote
answered by Sun 0 votes

Decoding hex scriptsig in Python

Running decodescript on d1a076722d11ddfd0fadb96d6d960b8b2ad6c6369570cd00df70a801a6be9e44 is returning: { "asm": "0 ...

script python scriptsig  
asked by Tony Sanak 1 vote
answered by sr-gi 0 votes

Why is there no decentralized Bitcoin trading API?

Since nobody has answered me the last 30 times when I asked for decentralized Bitcoin trading APIs, I can pretty safely conclude that it just doesn't exist. So that's why I now ask why this is. Don't ...

api script trading decentralization automation  
asked by Bitloin 1 vote
answered by tempo 0 votes
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