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1 MB Block Size as a Anti-DoS Attack Measure

Wikipedia explains the rationale behind the 1 MB block size limit as follows: The one megabyte block size limit was added in 2010 by Satoshi Nakamoto as a temporary anti-DoS measure A SE post ...
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unconfirmed transaction 1/2fdlhhxj

I have seen a transaction in my wallet that was not made by me how can I stop it please it’s still on 1to6 unconfirmed
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Do all of the records in the same block share the same hash?

From what I have read, when a transaction is settled, the record is added to a block among with other records. The block is given a new hash as well as a hash from previous block. So does that means ...
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How does a Bitcoin block get generated and 'agreed upon' by everyone?

When a set of new transactions is broadcast to all the Bitcoin mining pools, my understanding is that they all start working on a new block to include all those transactions. But how is it agreed ...
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Does bitcoin mining pool hash randomly and separately

When it comes to hashing does each mining entity use total random seed for each of their hashing function or do they have a range like " Im gonna cover from 0 to 500, and you cover from 500 to ...
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Can two related “spends” be in the same block?

Consider the case where: Address A has some BTC. Address B is empty/zero. Address C is the intended recipient. B sending to C is invalid on its own, but does make sense if associated with A sending ...
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Why are block header bits necessary? (Valid difficulty is already implied by chain history)

Difficulty or target is implied by chain history, so why does it need to be explicit in the header? I suppose it exposes miner-intended-difficulty, but I don't see why that would be relevant without ...
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How do I double SHA-256 the header of block #59,500?

I'm not sure how to combine all of this information. https://blockchain.info/block/00000000096af43105123c499521e1d131d172e7e1bf2ed0843290a921f1f6a7 Version 1 Time Bits 470771548 (is this the right ...
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Do Miners get a reward for re-confirming blocks?

As far as I know, to ensure double-spending didn't happened and also for other security reasons, there is minimum number of confirmations that a transaction should have to be accepted. That value is ...
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How do I call getblocktemplate from C#'s bitcoinlib?

How do I call getblocktemplate from the bitcoinlib package for C#? This call does not work ICoinService CoinService = new BitcoinService(useTestnet: true); var blockTemplate = CoinService....
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How to search for an address in last block?

I want to check in bitcoin-core and see if there is any of my watching addresses in last block. So my question is how can I know a specific address is included in last block or not? I can search with ...
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I'm not able to spend unconfirmed balance bitcoin core spendzeroconfchange option not working

I'm trying to make my wallet to spend unconfirmed transactions , I searched over the internet with no luck to fix this , I tried spendzeroconfchange=0 spendzeroconfchange=1 in bitcoin.conf still ...
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Is there any python library could be used to decodescript in output

For example decode the ScriptPubKey like 4104678afdb0fe5548271967f1a67130b7105cd6a828e03909a67962e0ea1f61deb649f6bc3f4cef38c4f35504e51ec112de5c384df7ba0b8d578a4c702b6bf11d5fac to some data like ...
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Block with a smaller height mined after blocks with higher height? [duplicate]

According to the Timestamp: 2020-11-05 16:03 of the block 655534, this block was mined before after the subsequent block: 655535 Timestamp: 2020-11-05 15:31. How can this be?
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Why is the block size so big, taking into account a relatively small number of transactions?

Why the size of the block 656143 is so big (Size: 2,337,727 bytes), taking into account a relatively small number of transactions (Number of Transactions: 84)? Extra question: What is the block size ...
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Question regarding stale blocks and the heaviest chain

According to this website: https://forkmonitor.info/stale/btc/644543, at the block heigh 644543 multiple blocks were produced. If I understand correctly, in Bitcoin, the heaviest chain survives, while ...
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Upgrading - OLD PC - Wallet v0.8.1-beta and qt v4.8.3

Can you advise me on upgrading my wallet and bitcoin software. Are there files I should save before upgrading? what should I upgrade to? Other basic questions. I have a number of bitcoin files in my ...
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How bitcoin network appends new block in its Block-chain

Well, According to my research, After solving the cryptographic hash, when the multiple nodes broadcast the block at the same time as a suggestion to be the next block in the chain. Bitcoin network ...
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What pools will allow asic block erupters these days? [closed]

I'm a Ubuntu cgminer/bfgminer guy and purchased 6 asic block erupters and a newbie to mining. Could never get into slushpool, but have been mining for poolin for about a week and really don't see any ...
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Which blk*.dat file contains a particular block?

Is there a way to find out which blk*.dat file contains a particular block? For example, it would be useful to know which *.dat file contains block 478558, which is the point where BCH forked from BTC....
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What is the total number (or rate) of orphaned blocks in Bitcoin in 2020?

Apparently, blockchain.com stopped to provide such information in 2017. Obviously, we still have orphaned/stale blocks in Bitcoin (see, e.g., BitMEX Research: Bitcoin Has a Stale Block For The First ...
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Is every copy of the blockchain the same? If I have an error within file should I be able to copy this file from a backup and reindex chainstate?

I recently moved the first 2000 files of my blockchain from the SSD to a HDD. The HDD gets mounted in /mnt/ext. A symlink per file is then put into blocks that points to the remote files. So my blocks ...
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Why does the txn_count field exists in a block?

I was wondering why the txn_count field in a block exists. The count of transactions could be determined by parsing the txns field in tx format, right? Same for 'tx_in count' and 'tx_out count' in a ...
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Is it normal that blk and rev files are blank?

I am trying to run a full node on a Raspberry Pi 3. My computer is also not so good for initial block download. So I got a borrowed computer and synced the whole blockchain overnight. Then I copied &...
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What are the benefit of mining an empty block

Something peculiar just happened on the newly mined block number 655534, it contain only the coinbase transaction, nothing else. I have searched for a similar question but only found this one Why ...
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How much does a block's recorded time differ from the actual time that my node first sees it? [duplicate]

A block has a "time" and a "mediantime". Is it correct that the "time" is supposed to generally reflect the real time the block was mined and broadcast to the network? If ...
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Different balances in API block explorers for BTC

BTC.com block explorer shows bigger balance than for example Insight or Blockchair. For example: https://btc.com/1FLDCfr9iG7n6bAdGsqBXmhaLgC4aSze72 https://insight.bitpay.com/address/...
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bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo “blocks”: 0 “headers” 0

Noob question. I've been following the raspibolt set up (https://stadicus.github.io/RaspiBolt/raspibolt_30_bitcoin.html), but I'm stuck trying to get the initial sync started. It is active (running) ...
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Is a timestamp in bitcoin different than just the “stamp of time”?

In the "References" section of Bitcoin's whitepaper, Satoshi Nakamoto points to three papers that serve as inspiration for digital timestamping. When you read those documents it is clear ...
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Attacker Changing Address to Receive Block Reward [duplicate]

A miner creates a block B which contains address α, on which he wants to receive his rewards. An attacker changes block B, such that instead of α it defines a new address α’, which is controlled by ...
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what does segwit remove?

It's said that Segwit removes signature data from transactions which makes block have more space for more transactions. Question 1) If SegWit removes signature data, where does it put it exactly ? ...
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how does node remove conflicting transactions from memory pool?

Sorry for the long text. This is just my observation and was wondering if you could let me know if I am correct or not. Case 1) Let's say minerA and minerB both have the same transaction in their ...
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Given a bitcoin block, what's the easiest way to determine the minimum net fee rate (including ancestors) for transactions in that block?

Given a bitcoin block, what's the easiest way to determine the minimum net fee rate (including ancestors) for transactions in that block? A naive approach would be to just find the minimum fee rate ...
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In Math or Python notation - How to convert bits to difficulty?

Questions What are the equations to convert between bits and difficulty? & understanding bits and difficulty in a block header ask how to convert between bits and difficulty. Unfortunately, I ...
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List of different unknown mining pools

A miner can identify himself when he receive his coinbase transaction, we can view them on website offering block explorer like https://www.blockchain.com/charts/pools Some of these miners are listed ...
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anyone can help me recovering my bitcoin bip38 password? [duplicate]

i have bitcoin wallet with more than 1 btc but i cant import it without losing this amount cos i forgot the bip38 password public key: 1CZosSHnf87ZqZ3fRiAuikpzdCZhAKsi3y private key: ...
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Tiny 1-block forks in blk.dat files

I just completed parsing the Testnet3 Bitcoin blockchain stored in the blk.dat files into a database. Since I was using multi-processing to parse several files at the same time, I didn't add the ...
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How is data in a blockchain stored? Structure of block and blockchain

I'm trying to build a blockchain-based application and I have a problem with understanding some crucial issues. What exactly is a block? I mean, I've seen application where blocks were just String ...
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How many transactions are there in one block

What I understand: When a transaction is made , miners compete to validate it and create a hash . If one miner creates the hash and more than 51% of miners agree on the validity .Then the a block is ...
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Why are mined blocks not always full

Why do mined blocks tend to vary so much in size. If the miner's objective is to maximize their revenue from transaction fees they should add transactions starting with the one with the largest fee, ...
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How come the bitcoin blockchain is only 285gb only?

I found some statistics that the bitcoin blockchain is 285gb. https://www.statista.com/statistics/647523/worldwide-bitcoin-blockchain-size/ Bitcoin has been around for how long? 10 years? with 1mb ...
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How to see highest available block number in “Bitcoin Wallet” app for Android (Schildbach wallet)?

If I have downloaded the "Bitcoin Wallet" by "Bitcoin Wallet Developers" (Schildbach wallet) onto an Android phone from the Google Play store, how can I see the latest block number ...
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How to know Block height when a transaction entered Mempool?

I'm hosting a Listening Bitcoin Node in Capital of Pakistan. I want to know the Block height when Transaction entered the mempool. Right now I'm using the time from the Json format of the Transaction ...
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Some miners set the nVersion field of the block header to 0x8000004. What were they signalling for? Was this an error?

Some miners set the nVersion field of the block header to 0x8000004. What were they signalling for? Is this an error? I have been through a lot of the BIP documentations, but cannot seem to find any ...
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What is the block verification procedure, and will it ever become too expensive?

I'm trying to get a grasp on which items the network is responsible for validating / enforcing. If I understand correctly, when a new block is received, the recipient needs to verify the following: ...
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Which cryptocurrency has the smallest block time?

What is the lowest block time of any cryptocurrency? I don't mean the time of an individual block, but the target time per block. What is the shortest reasonable block interval?
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bitcoin block time after halving? [duplicate]

I would like to know why the bitcoin block time is taking longer than 10 minutes, I know that bitcoin halving had decrease reward and increase difficulty but according what I read the blockchain ...
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How to get the time when a block is received at a node?

Is there any variable in the bitcoind code that records the timestamp when a block is received for the first time by a particular node? To be more precise, for transactions, transaction information ...
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Pruning Blockstore has been running for days

After activating the core (Testnet - Pruned) with the command bitcoin-qt i received the following error: Corrupt Block Database I restarted the synchronization always using the Pruned mode. The core ...
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Corrupt block database

I activated the core with bitcoin-qt as I always do. What can be the cause of the database loss? Synchronization is restarted from the genesis block. I use the testnet with Pruned mode activated.

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