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Regarding the underlying algorithms related to Bitcoin protocol.

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Probability of Orphaned Blocks

This is a question regarding the probability of orphaned blocks depending on the block interval. I am using Bitcoin vs Litecoin as an example. Assuming equal hash rate and number of transactions, ...
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Ws2tcpip.h and winsock2.h on Window QT Wallet

Been trying for the past few days but couldn't get it working, I already download the latest cryptopp library but its seems that maxcoin got some issue compiling If I qmake "USE_UPNP=-" maxcoin-qt....
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How do Bitcoin and Litecoin compare in scalability?

Bitcoin and Litecoin are very similar, however they differ in the hash algorithm, the block interval and reward schedule. How do these characteristics impact the scalability in terms of e.g. ...
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What is the difference between X11 and X11 Ghost (Gost)

I'm looking at SIBCOIN. Its algo is X11 Gost. I've been trying to see what differentiates that algo from "plain, vanilla" X11.
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Is the whole idea of proof of work or proof of stake quite unnecessary and superfluous for cyptocurrencies?

I only have a vague idea of proof of stake, but I think I reasonably understand proof of work. In the case of bitcoin, the whole hash thing business has to be combined with a mechanism to increase the ...
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which cryptocurrency using Slasher algorithm for Proof of Stake mining process?

Ethash algorithm for PoW mining process on my own cryptocurrency. I need to use Slasher algorithm instead of Ethash algorithm for Proof of Stake process. My question is Which cryptocurrency using ...