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Timelocked bribing

Did anyone observe any instance of Timelocked Bribing in Bitcoin transaction? Are there any specific articles that points out that the attack has been mounted in reality?
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Is it possible/feasible for nodes to redact information (for example inappropriate images) in their blockchain and remain part of the network?

With the freedom to run nodes being critical to bitcoin's success, I'm concerned that if someone successfully writes highly inappropriate or abhorrent information/images as a valid transaction then ...
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Could the Bitcoin network freeze someone's assets?

Strictly as an example, let's say some businessman owns a lot of Bitcoin, and he makes a disparaging comment online about a certain country that happens to have the majority of Bitcoin miners. Could ...
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Supposedly six OFAC sanctioned transactions were missing from blocks. Which transactions are these?

As of today Nov 21, 2023. A user on twitter reported about the missing transactions from blocks. Which transactions is this user talking about? And how is it missing from blocks? Why can't it just get ...
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Is Bitcoin fee attack preventable?

A block on Bitcoin blockchain contains about 4000 transactions. Since a block is added approximately every 10 minutes, in 3 months, about 51 million transactions can be added (4000 x 6 x 24 x 90 = ~51 ...
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List of popular protests and revolutionary movements that accepted permissionless cryptocurrency to avoid donation censorship?

Where can I find a list of historically-important protest and revolutionary movements that accepted bitcoin (and/or other permissionionless cryptocurrencies) as a result-of (or to preempt the risk-of) ...
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What is the backup plan for the social organization surrounding Core development?

The question of GitHub alternatives has been raised and closed. Alternative, backup repos exist. That said, I have not seen any contingencies for planning the social move to those repos and organizing ...
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Could centralisation of miners lead to censorship?

Censorship meaning: Only government approved addresses are allowed to have their transactions added to the blockchain. Scenario: Miners are centralised within a geographic boundary with significantly ...
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Can someone with majority hashing power decide what transactions are included in my block?

I read this paragraph about if a mining pool controls the majority of the hashrate on the network: Blocking Transactions: Anyone who controls the majority of the hashing power can decide which ...
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What command does a c-lightning node run, after did broadcast fundchannel from my side, when they establish a channel with me? Can they be censored?

c-lighning's user has the option of funding a private channel with fundchannel's announce=false flag. The user, such as myself, executes fundchannel and, provided that the fee was sufficient, soon has ...
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How will censorship affect the lightning network?

If the Bitcoin lightning network were to become widely used, what will prevent regulators from cutting people off? The lightning network provides participants with the topography for the purpose of ...
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What (if anything) in the bitcoin protocol prevents bias against certain accounts?

The bitcoin protocol allows miners to choose which transactions to include when they create a block. They can't include any inauthentic transactions, but to allow for an open market of transaction ...
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What would stop some major company from blacklisting specific Bitcoins based on the "inputs" used and their "origins"?

I remember news about some exchange actually banning users based on some kind of "reputation score" on the inputs/coin parts they controlled/used, or got Bitcoin sent to them from. So even ...
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If bitcoincore.org goes down how can I access it? What can I do to help others access it?

bitcoincore.org is a trusted resource for information on new Bitcoin Core releases and soft fork upgrades. How do I access it if it is taken offline? How can I help others access it if it is taken ...
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How does an individual access the Bitcoin Core repo and contribute to it in the case that GitHub boots Bitcoin Core or the individual off GitHub?

It is not looking like Bitcoin Core will be moving from GitHub anytime soon (unless forced to). How does an individual access the Bitcoin Core repo and contribute to it in the case that GitHub boots ...
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Would it be possible for miners to discriminate Lightning Network transactions?

What do transactions creating LN payment channels and resolving them look like? Are Lightning Network transactions distinguishable from other multisignature transactions? Would it be possible for ...
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What exactly does censorship resistance mean?

What features are needed for censorship resistant blockchain? In what situation can you say it's not censorship resistant?
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