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What are layer 2 protocols?

People often talk about building a protocol “on top of” the bitcoin blockchain. Those same people often call this building a layer 2 protocol. To be clear, “on top of” is clearly metaphorical ...
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New Venezuelan crypt worth it? [closed]

Venezuela is about to launch its own Petro cryptocurrency Could the chaotic economic scenario the country have lived be a good chance to change the usual currency to a criptocurrency? I mean, What ...
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Can i convert BAR ( Tidex ) to XRP ( Binance ) ?

I need some advice, I do have some BARS with me on Tidex but I would like to send them to my Binance account but in other coin format e.g BARS to Ripple. Is it possible to do so, if any option please ...
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What is the advantage of a market-specific cryptocurrency?

Reading this article, http://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/the-coming-demise-of-altcoins/, I wonder why there would be a separate coin for each market, like a coin just for buying bananas, marijuana, ...
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Altcoin Genesis block fails after changing block reward

I have been struggling with this issue for a week. I have created an altcoin forking litecoin code, i have mined genesis block, the compiled code works fine with 50*COIN genesis block reward. When i ...
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Are there any other blockchains that can spawn child-chains within their own blockchain like NXT's Ardor platform?

NXT is transitioning into a child-chain or sidechain type of blockchain as a service model. I know Bitcoin has the ability to issue colored coins on counterparty and colorcoins, but is there something ...
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How important is the hash power in solving a block?

What is the role of hash power in solving a black, I have read at numerous place it's more like a lottery to successfully form a block in bitcoin and any such crypto blockchain currencies. Is it ...
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I am looking for a list of all the public repositories for as many different cryptocurrencies as possible

I am interested in reviewing github repositories of many different cryptocurrencies to enhance my understanding and know the differences between them. Does anyone know of an online list of the links ...
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Are there any coins which BTC does not trade with?

For example, ADABTC, LTCBTC, are there any which do not trade with BTC. If so, are there any that do not trade with BTC, LTC and ETH?
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How do decentralized exchanges prevent front running?

With the coming rise of decentralized exchanges for bitcoin and altcoins. How do these exchanges prevent front running of trades? Since all the transactions are transparent, what stops someone from ...
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How do I mine VoteCoin?

First I am not trying to open a bank but I have a core i3 3210 @ 3.20 GHz and a gt 210(pretty bad).I know I am late at mining so I thought of alt coins,like people who invested in bitcoin first, now ...
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What advantages do “alt-coins” have over bitcoin?

I'm struggling to see the importance of alt-coins. It seems to me that one of the major selling points of the various alt-coins is their quicker confirmation times. The common argument is: this is ...
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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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Building enviornment, libraries, and compiling… What does that mean? [closed]

I'm an absolute beginner and I am reading the guide on how to build an altcoin (forked from litecoin) here and I am confused on the first steps. I don't want someone else to do it, I want myself to do ...
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Viewing total number of coins mined for an Altcoin

I am a newbie to crypt-currencies so for school, I forked a coin from litecoin to help me understand how it works and so far, I got it to work using a VPS with some other friends mining on it. I am ...
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ERROR: ReadBlockFromDisk: Errors in block header at CBlockDiskPos(nFile=0, nPos=8)

For study and fun I try to create my own altcoin. I forked Litecoin, removed checkpoints, changed nTime, *pszTimestamp, noNce and hashed new hashes for genesis block in main net, testnet and ...
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How do new Cryptocurrencies prevent a 51% attack?

I've seen similar questions, but not specifically in reference to new altcoins. When a new cryptocurrency is released, the developer(s) have limited amounts of resources. What prevents a group from ...
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The $20,000 Startup Mining Question [closed]

I am looking to put $CAD 20,000 into a startup mining project at home to learn about the business, assess longer-term viability and of course to have fun. I was wondering what you would recommend to ...
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Determining total blocks solved

How do you determine the total blocks solved among all clients in the source code of an Altcoin? Is there a file in the code that can be viewed to see how many blocks have been solved in the meta data?...
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How do websites get prices for a coin? [closed]

There are websites with historical data of coins. How do they get it? Do they get the price from 10 exchanges at the same time, then divide by 10?
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Compare altcoins in one chart

Is there a website where I can compare several altcoins in one chart? In particular, I am looking for a chart where each coin, that I want to consider, starts with the same value (say a value of 100$)...
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I have set blockgeneration time to 15 second but blocks are generated with the speed of 1 block per min(avg)

I have forked Litcoin 0.8v to make my own costomized coin(learning purpose), with some changes in parameters: 1. Total no of coins to be mined = 270,000,000. 2. Block formation time = 15sec. 3. ...
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How can I generate addresses for all altcoins?

I want to develop my own exchange website having all the altcoins addresses. I am doing research from past few days and I came to know that I need a copy software client of all the altcoins, and then ...
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Historical intraday data for altcoins that can be exported?

I've been looking around lately for historical data, like opening price, closing, high, low etc for altcoins. All I have come up with is daily data or higher, but what I need is like 5, 10, 15 minutes ...
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C++ error building a fork of Bitcoin-ABC

I'm creating a Bitcoin-ABC based altcoin, everything was fine when I compiled dynamically for my Ubuntu machine, but when I try making a static release build I get: CXXLD libbitcoinconsensus.la ....
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Relation between bitcoin price and other cryptocurrencies prices [closed]

If bitcoin price goes up, Will that increase the value of the other cryptocurrencies? Edit: If yes, then WHY? Seems a mystery for me since I guess every coin has its independent price. Thank you
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How is IOTA's Tangle different than classical blockchains?

How is IOTA's Tangle different than classical blockchains? What are the main differences and how do they translate to real world usage? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Tangle?
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Stratum proxy on Windows

I am looking to do solo mining on a SHA-256 altcoin by purchasing hashrate from NiceHash. I have the client set up on a Windows Server 2016 VPS and the blockchain is synced. For NiceHash to point the ...
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What happens under the hood when I use BTC to buy an Altcoin on an exchange?

What happens under the hood when I use BTC to buy an Altcoin on an exchange? I recently used Binance to buy an Altcoin using BTC. After making the trade I was expecting to obtain a transaction ...
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Which crypto-currencies can be mined effectively with GPU

We often hear both CPU and GPU mining are dead. There is a number of new currencies designed specifically for CPU or GPU mining. Which are these? Can you mine them effectively with GPU?
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Bitconnect transactions show in block explorer, but one transaction is missing from wallet [closed]

My Bitconnect address 8Y7D6YfD7htnQ7uYaDHZzQSHtjiXRZfsZ9 has received 2 transactions according to this Bitconnect block explorer tool but only the smaller one for 0.01 is showing up in my Bitconnect ...
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How difficult is it to invent a new cryptocurrency? (In regards to time, money, technical knowledge, etc.)

Although I initially believed there were only a couple cryptocurrencies available on the market, after some research, I've discovered that there are well over a thousand different cryptocurrencies!......
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Why do altcoins vary so along with bitcoins?

Today bitcoin has dropped by 20%, so I looked for alternative cryptocoins with better performance. But, hey! Litecoin, Iota, Ripple, Ethereum, all of that has the roughly the same graph along time in ...
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Can Circulating supply decrease?

Looking at the historical data of Loopring, I noticed something strange. On Jan 4, Market cap was $163,805,000 and closed price was $0.65. That means, circulating supply was around 252M. On Jan 5, ...
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Payments without private key/address in wallet [OWN COIN]

currently I am creating/sharing an own crypto currency. Details about it are that it is a Scrypt Coin with Proof-Of-Work. But that's not really the question. I will build a website around the coin ...
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What can you do in case the number of blocks becomes greater than the maximal number of files that can be stored in a file system (ext4, FAT, etc.)?

In this case (which has actually happened to me), if I sync all blocks, they fill up the whole file system table of the volume. What is the best way to solve it? Using one directory that is split ...
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Where to find last x hour/minute trading volume for a given coin

Coinmarketcap shows trading volume for the last 24 hour. Where can I find trading volume for the last x hour/minute? Or How can I calculate it myself programmatically?
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What would happend if a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency? [closed]

What would happen if instead of depending on dollars or gold, a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency, would this benefit its citizens and the country itself? How? I've read this answer but ...
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Are Monero Transaction Anonymous?

Lets say i have a monero address and want to send my coins to another address. Will that transaction be private? Can somebody find out that i sent those coins? Are there any altcoins that i can use to ...
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Spreading reward of a block over the miners proceeding it

Say I want to implement a rewarding scheme that spreads the reward of a block over its own miner and the miners that build on top of it. Is it possible? More concretely, say each of my blocks bring ...
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Current transaction fees for various cryptocurrencies

Is there a place that lists current transaction fees for various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash etc.? The best would be fees converted to some fiat (USD, EUR) ...
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Digibyte Wallet Hash

I recently invested in digibyte. As someone of IT-security field, I'd love to know how the passphrase is stored in digibytes wallet.dat. The Bitcoin2John doesn't work on it and hashcat, too, has no ...
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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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Mining Builds How many GPU's and why?

I have been looking into mining recently and i realize that i am a bit late to the bubble bu would still like to invest in building my own rig and start mining Altcoins such as ETH and Zcash. Now to ...
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In altcoins, why is it that sometimes the volume increases when the price stays relatively stable or even goes gown? [closed]

Naturally, if the volume of a market increases, then I would interpret that as increasing demand of that market and expect the price to go up. But it seems that this is not always the case. I've ...
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What are the chances that Bitcoin changes its proof-concept one day?

Is it realistic/possible that the bitcoin core team make a new Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) on day in which they propose to change Proof of Work (POW) with something else (proof of stake for ...
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Is it possible to mine altcoin with antminer?

Uh..I'm not sure if it's allowed to ask this kind of question here but anyway... I saw some comments at other forum said that theoretically it's possible to use like antminer s9 from bitmain to mine ...
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Which exchanges are good for altcoins?

To trade Altcoins nowadays, which exchanges are good to use? Bittrex and Bitfinex are both out of option due to their temporary block on new accounts.
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Tronix cryptocurrency

How can I create a tronix (trx) cold wallet? I see no info on the Internet. Both a link to a key generator script and website with wallet creation would be ok. Thanks.
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Altcoin based on Litecoin [closed]

I've compiled the Litecoin source using a custom genesis block to create a simple Altcoin for fun. I just have some questions about Bitcoin/Litecoin Qt. When I mine a block using the generate ...