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Can stolen or otherwise tainted coins be laundered through mining fees?

Do chain analysis techniques consider the fee portion of block rewards as tainted funds? e.g. if known stolen funds are moved in a certain block, the fees the sender pays end up "polluting" ...
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Are the blocks in blkxxxxx.dat files ordered by block height?

I'm parsing out de blockxxxxx.dat files for the bitcoin blockchain. Are the blocks ordered by height? So is the order of the data for everybody the same?
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What's up with the block size of block# 295182?

I found an anomaly in the block size data: block 295182. This one seems to have a way higher payload. What happened there? Or is this there something wrong with my parsing? This file block does ...
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Are blocks stored in blkxxxxx.dat files per line?

Simple question. Is each line in a blkxxxxx.dat file a block?
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Why is data stored in reverse in the blockchain files?

I'm parsing the binary data from the bitcoin core blockchain blkxxxxx.dat files. If I read out the magic number I get this: \xf9\xbe\xb4\xd9\ Why isn't it stored the other way around, as the magic ...
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Calculating exchange reserves/inflows/outflows

I see that there are a few sites that provide analytics for this kind of data (here's one: https://www.tokenanalyst.io/dashboard). I'm wondering how these companies are able to track this information. ...
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Looking for someone to help me recover stolen BTC [duplicate]

I need help recovering 7.01386067 BTC that was stolen from me through an investment scam. I have included a picture of the blockchain transactions of the bitcoins i purchased: BTC purchased of which ...
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Is there a bitcoin explorer that can visualize where the coins are flowing from one address into another?

I remember playing with a bitcoin explorer tool awhile back where one can input a bitcoin address and see all the coins flowing into it in a tree like structure. I want to be able to investigate where ...
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Determine which transaction output is a change address and which is not [duplicate]

Is there a way to determine which transaction output is a likely a change address and which is not? Looking at this transaction, there are two outputs - a change address and the output address. ...
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Is there a way to link a bitcoin user's transaction to entering a lightning network channel?

Since lightning channels are offchain. When you send bitcoins to a lightning network node or wallet. Is there a way for companies like chainalysis to see if your on the lightning network? And then ...
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How does one monitor all bitcoin address that hold more than a certain amount and detect movement from cold storage?

Is there a service or site where one can monitor all large bitcoin hodler addresses to detect movement? And as seen below with the mt.gox trustee moving coins from his cold storage. How does one find ...