Questions tagged [doublespend]

This tag should be used for questions related to double spending. Double spends are when a money is spent more than one time. This is considered a form of fraud.

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Does double spending happen at all?

I'm a complete beginner to anything and everything about cyrpto. I've been trying to research a lot about it, and I have recently just been trying to learn and understand some of the basics. I was ...
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How does the blockchain prevent spending money during a “short fork”?

I'm currently reading "Mastering Bitcoin" (i haven't finished it tho, but i don't see my answer and it bother me so I prefer asking it here) and there's something i don't understand. So from what I ...
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Wallet's role in a double spend attack

How does my wallet allow me to double spend? As soon as I make a payment, shouldn't my wallet delete those bitcoins or does it leave them until the transaction is added into the blockchain?
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Understand double spending through an example

Let’s suppose you have 1 BTC which you try to spend twice. You made the 1 BTC transaction to a merchant (Transaction T1). Now, you again sign and send the same 1 BTC on another Bitcoin address to try ...
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What happens if I spend a double spend?

Given I can receive a double spend and potentially re-spend it after 1 confirmation, what happens to that transaction once the double spend is detected during a blockchain reorg?
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Which wallets support double spending?

Which wallets support double spending? i.e. cancelling a transaction with 0 confirmations by using higher fees
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Double Spend Behavior on First Network Propagation

Supposing there is a double spend, call the transactions T1 and T2. If someone propagated both transactions within a short space of time to the network, of course only one of them can make it into the ...
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Single tx included in two different blocks

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/a7bacce00e5df85d3547a3f83ac10c65eec30f715c1d77d8d4a7bc17fd470965 How is it possible that a single tx is included in two different blocks? Isn't it considered double ...
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reproduce CVE-2018-17144 (inflation bug) on regtest for learning

I'm reviewing CVE-2018-17144 inflation vulnerability for learning. I think I reproduced the error on regtest. Is it a correct way to reproduce it? I want to know if I'm missing something about it. ...
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Does proof-of-work contribute directly to prevent double-spending?

I know similar questions have been asked before (e.g. How proof of work prevents double spend) but I'm struggling to visualise the solution to double-spending being directly reliant on proof of work. ...
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Double spending on testnet or regtest?

I'm currently doing a research on bitcoin and I would like to know if there is anyway to replicate double spending in the testnet or regtest? If isn't possible is there any other type of "attacks" ...
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How to prevent double spending Bitcoins?

If I create a transaction, my node will check my UTXO's and if i have enough BTC to do this transaction it will be mined. So let's say I want to spend 12 BTC to Anna. The System will check if i ...
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Bitcoin Transaction Stuck, Attempt to double spend with higher fees

I made a BTC transaction a few days ago, where I set the fee amount way too low. It seemed that the transaction was lost in limbo. I did some research, and apparently you are able to double spend ...
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How would one relay a raw tx double spend to a node that accepts it?

All of the pushtx sites reject the tx as a double spend. Would I have to run my own node through bitcoind? How would one do this?
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Understanding a Bitcoin Double Spending Transaction by Performing one on yourself

Everyone talks about preventing a double spend transaction, but how does one do one to yourself in order to better understand the steps involved by the attacker? What is required to do a double spend?...
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Bitcoin, BTC.com and monitoring double-spend attempts

I'm reading Analysis of hashrate-based double-spending article. On page 10 there's a table listing probability of successful double-spend attack in relation to required number of confirmation. ...
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What is a Finney attack?

What is a Finney attack? Extra points for explaining its purpose, the prerequisites for it to be possible, how the attack can be performed and the origin of the name "Finney attack".
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Can a malicious Internet Service provider launch a double spend attack?

If a malicious internet service provider completely controls a user's connection, can it launch a double-spend attack against the user? How much computational effort would this take?
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How does bitcoin double-spend influence on omni asssets?

I have a question about omni layer and bitcoin double-spend. I'd be very grateful if someone answered on it. Assume that I performed a transaction tx_1 in bitcoin network from address X to adress Y ...
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Who first defined/coined The Double-Spending Problem?

The Double-Spending problem is a variant of the Byzantine Generals Problem which has a nice write up by Lamport, Shostak and Pease. But who first coined/defined the specific Double-Spending problem? ...
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What happen when 2 transactions with one doublespending the other reachs the same block?

Let’s have 2 transactions. The second one is duplicating Input of the first one. Both have very high fees so they are selected by miner to be included in the same block but before passing validation (...
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Proof of Stake - double spending

I'm unsure how Proof of Stake prevents double spending. In PoW it's evident that I need 51% of the hashing power of the network, to "overtake" the real chain with my fraudulent fork. But what stops ...
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Can someone explain this double spend on blockchain.info?

I'm confused by double-spend linked below, in which both transactions ended up in blocks mined by different miners. Specifically, I'm wondering if there's any way to tell what exactly happened based ...
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How to minimize risk when accepting zero confirmation payments?

I'm trying to setup a way of accepting Bitcoin payments in real life situations, where waiting for confirmations is typically not an option. I understand this is never 100% risk free (especially with ...
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How to perform a double spend attack in websites that accept transactions with 0 confirmations?

To perform a Finney attack or a 51% attack I need to have lots of computational power, but in this case (a website that accepts transactions with 0 confirmations) it seems to me that I only need to ...
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how is the current hashing power (of the entire network) measured (in real time)?

1) does hash power refers to mining nodes only ? 2) we don't know how many nodes there are on the bitcoin network , correct ? how do we count them ? 3) would we need to know [2] in order to figure ...
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How confirm my own doublespend transaction got confirmed

Transactions in the testnet are right now almost always double spent with a new txid (possible due to tx malleability). This is actually quite nice for testing purposes. So I'm wondering - when I ...
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My blockchain.info wallet was hacked. How can I create a double send to foil the attacker?

This is the transaction. https://blockchain.info/address/1F8EP97jgQx8QD6XMRg2bCHHrJrZEMUTRt Which is still unconfirmed. I am trying to use https://coinb.in to create a double spend transaction with ...
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Ripple's validation of transactions / Ripple white paper?

Is there a ripple white paper or some safe source to understand how the transactions are validated and made in the ripple network? VS Bitcoin, XRP is not mined, so how is the agreement reached? (I ...
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Why isn't the block hash used to calculate accumulated work?

Why is this idea flawed? It doesn't seem to be a bad idea at first, because the miners should be incentivized to extend existing chain, instead of to "remine existing blocks", since such "remining" ...
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What is the Ripple equivalent of the “51% attack?”

In Bitcoin, if a participant gains control of more than 50% of the hash power, they can execute a double-spending attack. The "attack" could come from within, say if the existing powerful miners ...
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Can two or more transactions sent from the same address be mined in the same block in Bitcoin's blockchain?

Imagine a person Bob has 10 bitcoins in his wallet. He wants to send 5 bitcoins to Alice and another 5 bitcoins to Uncle Tom simultaneously (in separate transactions). Will both Bob's transactions be ...
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double spend attack: Is this actually true for the more time progress the higher the probability of success for attacker

I'm new here. I have a question here. Some experts keep saying that this assumption isn't formally correct and I don't really understand why or why they might be wrong. In the double spend attack; ...
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can attacker and honest node in double spend ever tie?

in bitcoin white paper there are only attacker and honest nodes. you have p, and q for probabilities. in double spend attack, in bitcoin whitepaper, can we talk about possible tie of attacker and ...
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Why “double spent” can only happen if attacker controls 51% (or more) of the network compute power?

As per many descriptions block hash is calculated based on it's headers and nonce field. The latter gives a chance to get the value that is less then a target by incrementing it. If it's a lottery why ...
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Sybil attack with IOTA? [closed]

IOTA is one of the DLTs uses DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) as data structure. The solutions to attacks proposed by IOTA white paper seems unconvincing, in particular, in case of double-spending, it ...
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in the white paper you have 2 sides : attacker and honest node

What does it mean that there is either the attacker or honest node. This means that within 10 minutes either attacker or honest node mines a block but what about neither OR another side ? How could ...
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What does a double spend (CVE-2018-17144) look like if I gettransaction it?

Just wondering what the output from gettransaction (or should I be using getblock?) would look like if I passed it a txid(or blockhash) that contained a set of transactions that exploited the double ...
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Is a 51% attack on bitcoin likely?

Given that the majority of bitcoin processing is done in China (source: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/report-links-74-bitcoin-mining-china-sees-threat-network/), is it possible for a single ...
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Regarding CVE-2018-17144 and test cases

Regarding the serious bug found (CVE-2018-17144) I am note sure if I understand the full scope of it correctly. As far as I understand, any block containing a double-spend of a transaction output ...
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Are bitcoins (or fractions of bitcoins) labeled with IDs?

Many sources describe the double spending problem by saying something like "people cannot be able to spend the same bitcoin twice." [1][2][3] So are bitcoins, or the smallest allowable bitcoin ...
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double spending problem

Why is double spending a problem. Suppose I have 1 bitcoin and I intend to send 1 btc to Alice and 1 btc to Bob. Once I send 1 btc to Alice, UTXO of 1btc will be unlocked,transferred to Alice.No ...
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In Litecoin every single block is mined every 2.5 minutes, double spending?

In Bitcoin it takes roughly 10 minutes for every block to be mined. In Litecoin it takes 2,5 minutes. 2.5 minutes in Litecoin mean that transactions can be confirmed faster. In Bitcoin these 10 ...
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How do I double spend using electrum?

I have created a transaction several days ago, with a very low fee. The transaction was meant to remove dust from my wallet, so increasing the fee won't help as the transaction is very big (1.6KB), ...
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double spending , you can create money out of thinner air [duplicate]

I am a little confused about how doublespending is done. The basic case is basically creating transactions to the seller and yourself and simultaneously broadcasting those. This is the very classic ...
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what does it mean to have >51% hashing power for mining a block? [duplicate]

Can someone please shine some light on this and how it links to the analogy between honest node and attacker ? also can attacker start mining 2 blocks ahead ? or 3 or 4 blocks ahead ? In the white ...
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Security via Proof - of - Work

I am reading Satoshi's original paper, merely for the sake of understanding the concept. I have minimal computer science background (some), mostly just mathematics. In Section 4. Proof of Work of ...
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What happens if full nodes don't check for double spends or deliberately lets a double spend TX pass and then this full node relays the transaction?

I am studying about Bitcoin and Blockchain tech via the Princeton crypto course, and it mentions that Full nodes do the following checks : i)transaction is valid with the current blockchain, ii)...
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Why we need mining?

I know is related to these: What is the rationale behind Bitcoin mining? Why do we need Proof of Work in bitcoin? But I don't fully understand those answers, and I think usually is much easier to ...
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What happens to rejected transactions ( i.e double spend or invalid transactions)?

Do they get put in an orphaned block or not get put into any block at all?