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Is BItcoin the only truly decentralized cryptocurrency?

Is Bitcoin (and likewise Bitcoin Cash)the only truly decentralized cryptocurrency? It appears that all the other altcoins are connected to companies or individuals who control them.
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Framework for handling transactions/wallets in multiple altcoins generically [closed]

I'm wondering the framework Poloniex, C-CEX and other bigger exchanges use to handle accounts and transactions for such a high number of cryptocurrencies. What could I use to generically be able to ...
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Why do prices of different cryptocurrencies on exchanges often go up/down in synchrony? [closed]

This might be a dumb question, but it's been puzzling me for a while. I have noticed that oftentimes, prices for various cryptocurrencies go up/down almost simultaneously. I do understand that ...
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Is there a paper wallet for all crypto-currencies?

I am relatively new to crypto-currencies and I am just wondering if there is inherently a paper wallet for all crypto-currencies made? Do they all have public and private keys that you can write down ...
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A read only balance tracker

Is there an app where I could add my public keys for several alt-coins that I have, to see the current balances. Kind of like a multi-currency wallet/tracker, but read-only.
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What are the additional benefits of having a blockchain behind a web service?

I'm still in the process of trying to understand cryptocurrency markets, and the factors behind their monetary value. Today, I have seen an ICO for a token called DetectorToken, which is a service ...
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Why do different currencies use different units of difficulty? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the relationship between difficulty and network hash rate. I feel like I understand it for Etherium, where the difficulty is the same as the total number of hashes the network ...
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Cannot quickly move Tether out of the exchanges into my wallet compared to other pairs (why)? [closed]

Getting my feet wet trading on a few exchanges (takes forever to get verified BTW) and have persistent problems over the past few months getting Tether out of the exchanges. My wallet is fine, the ...
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Why is it harder to compute nonce for a hash with a certain number zero prefixes than it is for any other hash?

Based on my rudimentary understanding of Bitcoins and altcoins, network difficulty is adjusted by asking the network to target a hash smaller than a specific number, which translates to calculating ...
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What coin offers a decentralized ledger, without mining and transaction costs?

How much will transaction fees eventually be? describes that current transaction fees are untenable. The transaction cost for users, I think should be the only upward driver for the price of bitcoin. ...
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Have a bunch of wallet.dat files. What alt-coins do they have (and may be how much)?

A few years ago I mined a couple of alt-coins. Now I have approximately 5 wallets which are named in non-suggestive way: wallet_01.dat, wallet_02.dat, ..., wallet_05.dat. Each of them has reasonable ...
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New params of chainparams.cpp. What put on them and how generate?

What do these parameters do and what to insert there uint256S("00000fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff"); //what this do ? end what put to here consensus....
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Opinions on Siacoin's cloud hosting platform? You mine Siacoins by hosting files, and their current storage rates are 10x less than AWS [closed]

I was hoping to get some insight on how useful or competitive Siacoin's file hosting platform is compared to competitors. You mine Siacoins by hosting parts of files, and they claim for their cloud ...
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Sending encryped messages using INSaNe. Messages not sending [closed]

I forked INSaNe https://github.com/CryptoCoderz/INSN from github, changed genesis hashes, mined, and sended some coins between two localhost wallets. When i tried to send message from first address to ...
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New altcoin. Cpuminer gives me “booo”

I made a new altcoin based on "INSaNe" https://github.com/CryptoCoderz/INSN I changed genesis hashes using this code: if (true && (genesis.GetHash() != hashGenesisBlock)) { ...
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how to be a maker for either bid or ask orders on bitcoin exchanges? [duplicate]

Using a random coin as an example, if the last price is 1.08999944 how can i chose either a buy or sell price that will be a valid 'maker' price ? Can i just bump the price by one Satoshi i.e. 1....
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Is there any app that show every coin(including litecoin) price and exchange? [closed]

M investing in a lot of altcoins but can't find any apps that support every existing coin's real-time price
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What is the DubaiCoin, what does it do, how does it work and what platform is it based on?

Please help on specifics. Provide any additional information you consider relevant.
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CheckProofOfWork() Linux error on old altcoins

I've seen the following error on Linnux online with several old altcoins now, the one below is UFO coin. It will sync exactly 500 blocks and then throw the following error, if I restart the client the ...
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First altcoin with integrated Tor

I'm trying to rebuild the commit history of a coin and it starts with a single dump with a port from another alt. It comes from NovaCoin but has Tor added. Does anyone know what the first coin with ...
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With just standard desktop or laptop, is it possible to mine obscure altcoins in the hope that one of them will take off?

So just from the listing at coinmarketcap.com, there seems to be 954 cryptocurrencies right now. I imagine it's a bit like a startup, in that most of them will not survive. It's too late to mine the ...
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What coin to mine to maximise volume of return [closed]

I'm interested in mining some of the newer, more obscure coins. This is mainly for learning purposes. I'm not too worried about profitability. But I want to maximise the volume of coin that I can ...
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IOTA Security with Tangle

I don't know if this is the best place to ask this, but I've been reading about an interesting cryptocurrency called IOTA which doesn't use a blockchain exactly but instead uses a directed acyclic ...
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Building an blockchain address monitoring service. Best way to monitor an address for bitcoin and other altcoins?

I'm looking to build a blockchain address monitoring service for bitcoin and other altcoins. What is the best way to monitor a bunch of addresses for incoming/outgoing transactions? Currently I ...
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Reddcoin Paper Wallet [closed]

I am new with crypto and need your help! I create a Reddcoin Paper Wallet with a generator from walletgenerator.net I already deposited an amount there! Now I have another reddcoin address where I ...
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How can I evaluate the prospects of mining vs investing? [closed]

I have a few thousand dollars that I want to invest in cryptocurrencies now or soon, and was wondering how the current prospects look for ROI of setting up my own 6 gpu mining rig (ether/Zcash/Monero/...
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What are sidechains and drivechains?

Altcoins have existed for many years and there are many hundreds of different ones already. A more recent concept is sidechains and drivechains. What are sidechains and drivechains? How do they ...
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Is there a bot or service that buys a diversified portfolio of altcoins on a schedule?

Is there a service or a script that just buys a mix of altcoins on a set schedule, like every week? Instead of trading, I just want to buy the top 20 coins by highest volume every week regardless of ...
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Is it safe to transfer coins directly between exchanges?

Say you want to transfer some coins from one exchange to another, and you want to do that directly without sending them to an indermediate address. Bittrex' Terms and Conditions, for example, state ...
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Where can I find altcoin inflation rates?

I know I can use coincap.io and CoinMarketCap to see a lot of good information about altcoin relative values, and cryptocompare has good detailed information, but where can I access inflation rates ...
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Tezos vs Decred

What are the main differences between Decred and Tezos ? Both integrate a governance mechanism so they don't seem very different to me.
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Cryptonote Based Altcoin All Transactions Locked

I've created an altcoin based on the Cryptonote protocol. I have two seed nodes and am mining (successfully) on both of them in order to test the network. However, all mined coins are showing up as "...
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Wallet for Rise currency

Does anyone know if there's a wallet application for Rise currency? Thank you!
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One pub address to many cryptocurrency

I've found this in the code on Github: This pubkey can accept any type of coin, please leave this in your config to help support development. ...
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Should I start to buy OneCoin?

I am a professional software engineer and freelancer. I have heard about Bitcoin (and recently OneCoin) a long time ago, but I was not interested to indulge in this business. Now, a few days ago a ...
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Persistency of Seed Nodes

A few of the guys at work have asked for me to make them a cryptocurrency (god knows why but I'm happy to oblige). I'm basing it on Cryptonote and have got it all built. I understand that I need at ...
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What precisely are vSeeds “seednodes”, how to they work, how to create one for a new network?

In this question we have a superficial explanation of vSeeds (seednodes), from the Bitcoin wiki, we have: DNS Addresses Upon startup, if peer node discovery is needed, the client then issues DNS ...
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which parts of the bitcoin core codebase need to be removed to create an altcoin? [duplicate]

As I was going through the bitcoin core code with a mind towards creating a brand spankin' new altcoin, I came across some parts that are (seemingly) obviously irrelevant/unnecessary/hinderance-ish: /...
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do you need to independently create a genesis block for a new altcoin?

So if one was to try to create an altcoin that was a fork of the bitcoin code would he/she have to create a genesis block independently first? static CBlock CreateGenesisBlock(uint32_t nTime, ...
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Are price movements of Bitcoin and altcoins inversely coupled?

It is said that when the value of Bitcoin rises altcoins lose value, or at least their price in BTC falls, and I would like to understand exactly why. If I have spend $10 in BTC to buy BLK, and BLK ...
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What is meant by “Maintenance” of a Crypto Currency Wallet?

I have invested in AltCoin XtraBYte XBY on c-cex.com exchange. My account now as XBY funds frozen because the XtraBYte Wallet status is on "Maintenance". see https://c-cex.com/?id=ws Where maintenance ...
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Is there a Shapeshift service for Testnet coins to convert Bitcoins to other Altcoin testnet coins?

I'm building an app and I'm working with btc testnet coins, but I want to be able to convert them to other altcoin testnet coins. Is there such a service out there?
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Why do people mod the bios of his RX 480 card? [closed]

I have a single RX 480 card that I use to mine ethash at miningpoolhub. On factory settings, I did 24Mhash/s If I overclock the memory to 2250 MHz, I got 27.5 Mhash/s Some people say that moding ...
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Can a Butterfly Labs Jalapeño be used to mine Zetacoin?

Can my Butterfly Labs Jalapeño be switched to mine Zetacoin?
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Idea on how to keep my altcoin private, make it impossible for others to mine even if they have my altcoin's source code

I've been doing freelance to create an altcoin and my client wants this new coin to be private which means only authorized users can mine and use the coin. What I've been doing so far is to make a new ...
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Compiling an ALTCOIN on Ubuntu, getting errors during make

Hi I am compiling an ALTCOIN forked from another coin, I'm using Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS via SSH from a remotely hosted server. I believe I installed all dependencies because I have already compiled ...
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Which altcoin would be the easiest to fork a cryptocurrency from for educational purposes?

Which codebase would you recommend for a novice who wants to create and run an altcoin in order to understand the technology - like a student compiling their own version of MINIX in order to ...
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Historical price of various cryptocurrencies [closed]

I am currently in need of the historical prices of bitcoin and various altcoins for a project I am working on, but I am only able to find historical prices back to around December 2015 using http://...
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What other decentralized bitcoin / altcoin exchanges are there besides Bitsquare?

I recently found out about Bitsquare's decentralized exchange that lets you trade altcoin or fiat. But are there other decentralized altcoin exchanges out there like bitsquare?
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Create Android Alt Coin Wallet

I am looking for base steps or general guidelines how to create lightweight android wallet for existing alt coin "X". So, lets start with simple questions: Do I need to run a node on the server Can ...