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Is auditing a BIP32 tree only possible if it is non-hardened?

BIP 32 allows you to to implement the auditor use case: Audits: N(m/*) In case an auditor needs full access to the list of incoming and outgoing payments, one can share all account public ...
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Is the reference client of Bitcoin regularly audited?

I imagine that plenty of eyes have combed through the reference client's source code. But the code is still changing for a variety of reasons (features, patches, improvements, etc). I didn't find ...
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What does “proof of reserves” and “proof of liabilities” mean?

What is a brief way of describing what proof of reserves and proof of liabilities mean? What is their difference? I have searched and read but I haven't got it yet. Is it done by an auditor? Is it ...
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Is there a generally agreed on protocol for creating proof of solvency?

After the MtGox incident, a lot of Bitcoin exchanges started pursuing audits and creating a proof of solvency / liability to prove to their users they remain solvent. While proving that one owns the ...
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Is it possible to verify or audit an exchange to determine how much bitcoin they have on deposit?

Is it possible to verify or audit an exchange (for eg. mnt gox) to determine how much bitcoin they have on deposit? For example, they could publish one or more bitcoin wallet addresses and by ...