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Is it technically possible to send a payment consisting of several outputs, of which two (or more) are the same?

ie input collected 10 btc -> output to 1abc 1btc, output to 1abc 1btc, output to self 8btc (change)?

Will the client allow it? Can it be handcrafted?

I'm building a merchant-type app, and am trying to account for strange, non-standard transactions.

Thanks!

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    I'd expect so. No reason to specifically invalidate this, and it should be valid (though a little wasteful, in terms of transaction size and processing fees for both you and the owner of 1abc). I think this falls under the "go ahead and try it" category. – Tim S. May 2 '14 at 16:04
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Yes, absolutely.

You can chop a 1 BTC input into 5 equal 0.2 BTC outputs, all to the same address. These are not strange at all.

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