Questions tagged [blockchain]

This tag should be used for questions pertaining to the blockchain. The blockchain is a list of all transactions that have occurred using the Bitcoin currency. It consists of blocks which are linked to each other, and each block consists of transactions. DON'T USE THIS FOR THE SERVICE NAMED 'blockchain.info'!

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Peergroup download of the blockchain stalls?

I'm using bitcoinsharp to build my client. I try to download the blockchain in a peergroup network. Download starts, but when progress is 98%, the download is stopped & the client is waiting (2 ...
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Can*t call chainActive.Tip()->nHeight in core.cpp

I want to call chainActive.Tip()->nHeight in core.cpp. It is not possible, I am interested in every idea. https://github.com/LIMXTEC/BitSend/blob/DEV-joshafest/src/core.cpp Here is an example : ...
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How do I remove Wallet from Bcoin?

I'm playing with bcoin cli and created lots of wallets. Is there any way to remove wallet via WalletDB Api?
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What information is available from the blockchains of privacy currencies?

Some currencies such as Monero and Zcash focus on protecting user privacy as much as possible. What information is available from the blockchains of these currencies? Number of wallets? Transaction ...
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Verification progress decreasing when validating genesis block

I've been experimenting with the litecoin source and have decided to make my own token network for personal use. I've mined my own genesis block, and assigned unique identifiers for base58Prefix and ...
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blockchain - Anti-virus service

I hope this is the right place to ask a question on how does block-chain help this theoretical requirement. I have also asked this question on SO; so far, no response. And, Ethereum SE is still in ...
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Querying insight-api to dump all addresses with a positive balance

It's been some time I've been using 'insight-api' (https://github.com/bitpay/insight-api) and I couldn't find any documentation / anything helpful to query leveldb in a way that all addresses with a ...
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download testnet block chain?

I suspect the router in my network prevents the block chain from being sucked into my machine, using the classic way, i.e. bitcoin-qt or bitcoind. Is there a way of dowloading the testnet block ...
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Is there a tool that searches for a specific BTC amount in a specific date range?

Suppose I want to search for a transaction of exactly 445 BTC in the date range 27 July 2013 and Aug 3rd 2013 ... is there an (online?) tool that has this kind of search capabilities?
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What is the best way to implement withdrawal in online service?

Suppose we have a service, which holds user balance in Bitcoin. How to implement withdrawal from bitcoin perspective? Which RPC call to use? How to archive transaction to have a proof of sending ...
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How the process “ lock a certain amount of coins into the network as their stake” achieved technically in the Proof of stake algorithm

i am trying to understand deeper the proof of stake algorithm. i think i understand the basics but i am struggling to understand how this achieved thoroughly under blockchain network and how the nodes ...
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How do different implementations of the Bitcoin Cash client know which type of coin they're processing?

TL;DR: Where in this code does the SV client figure out that it's not processing an ABC blockchain? This image prompted my question. There are a couple different mutually incompatible (I am assuming ...
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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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API for multiple blockchains

Is there an API to get data for multiple blockchains? Most blockchain explorers already offer an API but I'd like to be able to get information for different blockchains through the same API.
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Is my understanding of Blockhain Endianness correct?

I know questions on this topic have been asked to death in a number of different ways. I also know that what endian order refers to specifically is dependent on context. What I want are some ...
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Blockchain explorer for regtest mode

I'm looking for a Bitcoin blockchain explorer that will work in "regtest mode", mostly for demo proposes. Any suggestions?
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How to delete last n blocks / roll back to specific block number in Bitcoin Core? (Like `monero-blockchain-import --pop-blocks n`)

I have Bitcoin Core's bitcoind running and synced in a VM. Now I want to clone the VM and run one of the various hard forks (such as Bitcoin Cash) in the clone. The plan is to roll back my copy of the ...
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Is there any blockchain-based mail services available?

According to technology behind the Bitcoin, I'd be interested in using decentralized blockchain-email. Cryptamail was only one I found but they've been told that it is in beta right now but last ...
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Is it possible to interact with the blockchain through bitcoin-core without a wallet?

Im running a full node and am developing an application that interacts with it. One of its features is users should be able to create a pair of Bitcoin PrivKey and PubKey. But for security reasons, I ...
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The blockchain lookup speed in a local machine

How to determine the exact required time (seconds, milliseconds) to find a particular block when searching within a local blockchain using address? Is there any way to make a benchmark to study the ...
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Method to measure “distance” between 2 transaction id's

Is there a blockchain tool/code that takes two BTC transaction ID's and determines a distance between them. It's 2017 and Bitcoin Privacy (aka trying to walk around in the public without a sign over ...
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Can't access Blockchain.info API using ASP.NET

I am using ASP.NET(VB) to call API Try Dim strUrl As String = "https://blockchain.info/tobtc?currency=USD&value=500" Dim request As WebRequest = HttpWebRequest.Create(...
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Is there a robust way to test for a corrupted blockchain?

While running bitcoind I once had the blockchain get corrupted and it manifested as a non-obvious error message which unfortunately I can't remember. I would like to know if there is a robust way to ...
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How do i loop through all the related address in a given wallet address

I am using bitcoin block chain API, it is possible to get amount sent in a transaction id and the addresses it was sent to. My problem is getting the RELATED ADDRESSES to the address that sent the ...
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Synchronisation stopped at one specific blockchain

I've successfully been using Bitcoin core for the past months, but since two weeks ago its synchronisation is always stopped at the exact same blockchain. 2 weeks later, sync is behind by 2 weeks. And ...
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bitcoind crashing due to insufficient memory?

EDIT 3 Bumping my VPS to 1GB of physical RAM stopped the crashing issue... UNTIL said VPS ran out of disc space. I added prune=10240 to my ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf file such that the blockchain file ...
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Can we know the address list which blockchain API has created?

I am currently using blockchain payment API. This API has created the addresses for receiving payment. https://blockchain.info/api/api_receive Can we know the list of unused addresses this ...
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Iterating through LevelDB or .DAT files to enumerate bitcoin addresses

I'm looking for a library that can parse either the .DAT files or the .ldb files to enumerate bitcoin addresses. Alternatively, if that can't be done via the standard .dat or .ldb, I'll take a ...
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How will Bitcoin and the Blockchain scale in the future?

I wonder how the whole Bitcoin blockchain system will scale in the future. Given the fact that the size of the blockchain will grow exponentially (roughly a tenfold every ~3 years, looking at the ...
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Bitcoin .11 Initial Blockchain Download Problem with OS X 10.10

I am loading the blockchain for a new wallet. Initially I had problems due to ISP issues. This issue is fixed and I now have 8 outbound connections working well with ping times ranging from 50-800 ms. ...
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Get as many blocks as possible (stale, invalid, orphans)

I would like to download (and access) as much blocks as possible - including stale (extinct) blocks, orphans blocks and invalid blocks. I have 0.11 official client. My node is already synchronized but ...
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What restrictions does merged mining place on the sidechain?

What restrictions are imposed by merged mining on the structure or functionality of a side chain (besides it having to use the same PoW schema)? For example, could the side chain have a higher block ...
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Filter transactions per block 50 BTC or Higher

I'm using the blocktrail python api, to try and display transactions above 50 BTC per block for a visualization project. I think I'm almost there but can anyone help me understand where I'm stuck? ...
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Just installed bitcoin, but it won't connect

Total newbie at bitcoin; long time Linux user. kubuntu precise 64: My first attempt was just to download it (a slightly older version than the one from the ppa below), untar it and run the executable....
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Bitcoin-qt database for BitcoinJ downloadBlockChain()

I am using bitcoinJ to develop a bitcoin based payment module for my project. I have the complete block chain downloaded/in sync with the network on the bitcoin-qt client. Is there a way I can use ...
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How can I record block solve times on OSX?

I need to be able to record the times blocks are solved as they are solved. Bitcoin-abe would be nice (overkill, actually) but I can't get it working on my mac. Anyone know of a mac compatible method ...
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How to use downloaded blockchain on ubuntu?

I am using a fresh install of Bitcoin and have no wallet with coins at this time, and want to use the Bitcoind service in short time (loading blockchain using bitcoind will take days because of slow ...
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What is the required input for python-bitcoinlib getrawtransaction command?

I am running a bitcoin node on my machine, fully synced with RPC commands enabled, rpc server live and txindex=1. In the command-line I can run the following RPC call and obtain the information ...
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Analysis on the Block Chain for Dead Bitcoins

My understanding is that the blockchain is currently 6.5 GB in size and will continue growing at a fairly hefty rate. Has anyone attempted to analyze the blockchain to attempt to determine dead ...
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How do I make my coin seeds?

I want to add DNS seeds – like bitcoin – to my alt-coin. Is bitcoins generate-seeds.py and makeseeds.py the scripts to register DNS-seed ips?
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Blockchain, correction of blocks

How do a malicious nodes correct their blockchain if they have it wrong? If they don’t want to fix it, what happens then?
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Does everything of a Blockchain Network rely on its underlying “Consensus Protocol”?

I have been reading about and researching on Blockchain Technology for quite a while now, and what I can comprehend from the very primitive architecture of these "Distributed Databases" is that ...
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How is the fault tolerance measured?

“If the number of nodes that agree exceeds 2/3, the blocks or transactions of clients will be accepted” Practical Byzantine fault tolerance (pBFT) : (n - 1) / 3 I read those 2 things in a PDF that a ...
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Proof-of-Stake: How to ensure immutability of the blockchain?

In Proof-of-Work, a miner tries to solve PoW puzzle based on the hash of previous block, such that in case of changing block B_i, all blocks after that (blocks B_i+1, B_i+2, ...) are no longer valid ...
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Can I transfer it from the wallet file of blockchain.com?

Can I transfer it from the wallet file of blockchain.com? Since trouble continues at blockchain.com, I want to transfer it to bitcoincore.
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How do different blockchains communicate?

I've learned that the different cryptocurrencies have their own P2P blockchain networks. How do exchanges convert coins from one network into a coin on another network?
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Why Spectre has a “weak” liveness?

According to this article: (https://medium.com/@avivzohar/the-spectre-protocol-7dbbebb707b5) written by one of Spectre's author (Aviv Zohar), it is mentioned that Spectre has weak liveness. What is ...
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How does the bitcoin network remove duplicate blocks being generated by multiple miners?

Say there are two minersA&B and each of them have produced the next block almost at the same instant. In this situation how is the network going to decide which one is the main block and abandon ...
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UTXO are not being listed while they have conf over 100 (btcd + simnet)

I am using BTCD and while in Simnet, I generated 104 block (Best block : 104) But when I listed utxos, transaction from block 3 and 4 (which have 102 and 101 confirmations) don't be listed. So balance ...
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Idioms of use/ bitcoin heuristic

I already know the answer of a) part which is Alice. Can anybody help me in finding answer of b) part.