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Buy alt coin with bitcoin and both go up 300%, so did I even make any money?

Seems that my poor and rich bitcoin holding friends don't seem to even know the answer to this :/ Say I used coinbase and transfer BTC to an exchange like bittrex and exchanged BTC for some alt ...
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Retrieving my unspent Bitcoin output

I have sent my only begotten BTC from my exchange currency account but not yet received in my blockchain wallet, and when I inquire with my transaction ID, I found my the transaction to be stuck for ...
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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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How important is Graphics Ram for hashing [closed]

Some altcoins are designed to be "memory intensive" to avoid use of ASICs to mine them. Does the RAM refered to here, mean the RAM of the computer or the RAM on the GFX card itself. When looking at ...
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LTC source code cloning to a new cryptocurrency?

How do I edit the code to make my own currency, while changing the name? Hey, I have downloaded LTC source code from its official github link. I want to create my own cryptocurrency identical to LTC, ...
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Repurposing old FPGAs

So, I have a couple of BTC mining FPGAs lying around from the earlier days when they were worth running (specifically a BPMC Red Fury and an ASICMiner Block Erupter). I'm wondering if these can be ...
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Are altcoins private companies?

As far as I have understood, Bitcoin is the Internet of money, using blockchain technology that is open, transnational, neutral, censorship resistant and there is no third-party controlling the ...
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Why can't the genesis block be found I create an altcoin?

I have built the bitcoin source code with a new pszTimestamp, hashGenesisBlock and hashMerkleRoot The code builds fine and does not run into any assert problems when validating these hashes on [line ...
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How do I create a new genesis block for an altcoin?

I'm trying to clone the Blackcoin sourcecode just for the hell of it but I can't seem to generate a genesis block. I can do it on normal coins, but not here. The Blackcoin developers seem to have ...
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Apart from its main purpose, what is bitcoin network used for?

In the Ethereum Homestead docs there is a paragraph But as bitcoin began attracting greater attention from developers and technologists, novel projects began to use the bitcoin network for purposes ...
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Are there any Bitcoin alt-coin creation tutorials above version 0.15.0?

There are many How to make an alt-coin tutorials out there, but all the ones I have seen are from 2015 or earlier (most are around 2013-2014). Bitcoin has changed dramatically since then, and I am ...
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How to make PoS system work?

In a r/bitcoin I've found the following statement: I think it should be noted that this paper covers a "pure" PoS system, but there have been some hacks to PoS systems to make them "work" (work ...
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Is it possible to set up electrum server for other alternative currencies

Here i am asking this question for knowing that the electrum wallet can support other currencies like peercoin novacoin etc. If you know something about this then please revert me and also please ...
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Looking for a specific mining pool [closed]

I'm developing a mining application that switches mining between different altcoins. I'm looking for a mining pool with an API that allows withdraws, so that I can automate the withdraw process for ...
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What are the pros/cons of this strategy

I would like to buy 10 crypto currencies ($100~$150) each and leave it for a long period. What are the pros/cons of such approach? Some things I can think of Coins disappear with time and some might ...
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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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How do I make my own Hyperstake coin [closed]

So ive forked the code but seems to be connected to the old coin stuff. What I am looking to do is fork their code and create my own coin! I know that I need to make a node but I can't find any ...
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Problem with NEON wallet [closed]

I just started using the neon wallet and everything was going fine. But after I closed it and tried to open it and login again with my key and passphrase it will go on to decrypt my key forever. What ...
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How to get difficulty for Bitcoin and other coins

How do I get access to the latest Bitcoin/Altcoin difficulties from the original "source/network"? I want to develop a C#/.NET application that collect this information. I know that there are web ...
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Python source code for issuing a new altcoin?

I was wondering if anyone here know a python source code for making an altcoin? I found some tutorial on C++, but since I am not familiar with the language I cannot understand the code fully? And if ...
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How do I determine the value of new altcoins?

So, I'm curious about the value of altcoins. Let's say I were to create an altcoin, and get some people to use it... how would I calculate the value of the coin? Is this determined by exchanges? Or ...
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how to build altcoin in mingw?

OS : Windows 10 Installed Dependencies: -qt4.8.6 gcc 6.3.0 boost 1_55_0 berkeleyDB 4.8.30NC openssl 1.0.2l I tried compiling with the following commands: qmake "USE_UPNP=1" coin-pt.pro mingw32-...
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Do all Crypto Coins use the same Wallet Format?

There are many crypto currencies now, BTC, LTC, MTC, Potcoin and so on. Each of these have their own wallet.dat files used by the client software. My question is: Do all these crypto currencies make ...
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Transparent Crypto Bitcoin 2.0 Technologies vs Anonymous Bitcoin Crypto 2.0 technologies?

I'm still doing more research on Crypto 2.0 or Bitcoin 2.0 technologies and still weighing the pros and cons of each. So far we have the following technologies that are either backed by a company or a ...
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Telegram channels can pump a coin by 50%-200% [closed]

I ran into couple of this channels on Telegram (it's an encrypted messaging software like whatsapp) I joined a couple of them after a friend advised me and said there are channel who are giving ...
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What is Steem and Steemit?

I recently came across Steemit, a Reddit-esque platform which seems to be running on the Steem blockchain. It looks like it is paying its users to post and curate content. However, it looks rather ...
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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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Are there any properties of cryptocurrency that can help prevent accumulation of wealth by a few individuals? [closed]

Over time there seems to be a trend towards consolidation of wealth to a small number of individuals in human society. Are there cryptocurrencies with any properties that could help prevent that ...
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Which altcoins have testnets?

Bitcoin can be run on a public testnet (by using a different port than the real Bitcoin network). This is very useful for development, because you can test software handling Bitcoin without handling ...
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how is Proof of Burn policed to prevent simultaneous buying into multiple alt currencies?

Proof of Burn lets someone buy into an Alt Coin. How is it policed so that someone doesn't "double-spend" by using the same Proof of Burn to simultaneously buy into Alt Coin 1 and Alt Coin 2?
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I am looking for a step-by-step Guide to create a new Cryptocurrency, based on Bitcoin code [duplicate]

I am looking for a step-by-step guide on creating a new CryptoCurrency using BitCoin Code, particularly on Fedora. Can someone help? Thanks in advance.
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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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Trading bot - what is the maximum load an exchange server can take?

I did create my own altcoins trading bot in Python3. The bot trades on the minute market and is multi-threaded. Which makes that a lot of requests are send to the server of the exchange. I'm (was) ...
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Do I need to develop a separate blockchain for my altcoin (cloned on BTC)? [closed]

Hi I am looking to develop an altcoin or more specifically to clone Bitcoin / litcoin I have few questions in mind before starting that I’d really appreciate if someone helps. Do I need to develop a ...
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How can we mine first block on bitcoin fork? [closed]

We have created our altcoin and genesis block for educational purposes, but we couldn't start the mining process. Because of internal miner has been removed from bitcoin source, we can't mine. We have ...
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How do i trade bitcoin with an altcoin if my wallet doesn't support that altcoin?

Let's say i buy 1 bitcoin and i have it on my wallet. So let's say bought that bitcoin to trade it for komodo. how do i trade it, i mean how will i get in the posession of the komodo if my current ...
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How do i create my own cryptocurrency? [closed]

There are any guidelines about how to create my own currency from Ripple?
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Determine address balance using bitcoin core

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to compute the balance of a given bitcoin address using only the standard RPC API. I would like to extend this logic to bitcoin clones as well so the solution ...
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How does Whopper Coin released in the summer of 2017 on the Waves platform solve the native fee problem inherit with many colored coin approaches?

Whopper Coin was recently released in Russia using the Waves platform, but what is the native fee a user has to pay when sending the Whopper coin back to the establishment? If a customer receives ...
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How to dump all of addresses from wallet.dat for other alt-coins?

I'm on binarycoin now, with solo mining. Luck smile to me. I'm found 5 blocks. It is 100.0 binarycoins. I'm trying to use "aggressive" speed-up, my daemon compiled with -O3. After last block I ...
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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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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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digitalcoin wallet won't sync

I've had my digitalcoin wallet open for a few days now, hoping it would eventually sync back up but it's seemingly stuck, not necessarily at a specific block, but around 3 days back, whichever block ...
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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. ...