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Questions tagged [ethereum]

A blockchain-based "smart contract" system with a Turing-complete contract programming language. Questions about Ethereum can also be asked on the dedicated Ethereum site: https://ethereum.stackexchange.com.

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How does blockchain technology handle the actual transaction data?

My understanding of how a transaction is secured in blockchain, especially in bitcoin, is that the output of transaction data is locked to the recipient's address (a shorter version of his public key)....
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Differences/similarities of “Bitcoin script” and “Ethereum smart contract”?

Can we compare Bitcoin script and Ethereum smart contract ? And if yes, What are differences/similarities of Bitcoin script and Ethereum smart contract in sense of functionality, architecture and ...
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Exchanges and security

How can I ensure that my crypto-assets are secure when trading in a certain exchange? Even when I have my private wallet, I should deposit into theirs before trading.
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Trading ERC-20 based token

The 12th of February 2017 numerai gave 1M NMR to 12K users. NMR is based on ERC-20 (ethereum protocol). I was one of the lucky receivers. A few months later, crypto exchanges started trading with NMR ...
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What is the “main” difference between consensus mechanism of Bitcoin and Ethereum?

Bitcoin and Ethereum both use proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism. One of differences between Bitcoin Pow and Ethereum PoW is difficulty level, meaning that while in bitcoin block generation rate ...
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how to embed coin prices of my choice in my website [closed]

sorry for bad english, let's just say i want to embed specific price of coin for example ethereum and bitcoin $20 price in my website, in other words it shows $20 rate of btc and eth on my website not ...
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Is it possible for there to be a virus in the blockchain?

can a blockchain ever get a 'virus', that continually replicates itself, continues paying for gas (if on the ethereum network) and survives/self-replicates through the blockchain, similar to viruses ...
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Is it possible to deploy a python script on Ethereum Virtual Network or NEO?

Is it possible to deploy a python script as a dApp on the Ethereum or NEO virtual network?
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Ethereum's PoW difficulty

Bitcoin's block time is about 10 minutes while that of Ethereum is 15 secs. Both are using PoW at this moment, right? How come Ethereum's block time is so short compared to Bitcoin? Is hashing a lot ...
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PoS and Block Reward in Ethereum

In Proof of Stake system, is there a block reward for creating a block? Is the reward much smaller than PoW based system? Or under the system, all coins are already distributed and the block producer'...
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How is a node selected to run Smart Contract in Ethereum

A node that runs a smart contract will be paid with GAS. How is this node selected? I guess this node should be trustworthy. Or multiple nodes are running the same smart contract just to make sure ...
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What are protocols in Crypto? What are token protocols?

I understand how Consensus protocols work. They are essentially rules that nodes follow in order to validate transactions and blocks. It seems as if all tokens are their own protocols. So what are ...
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How to prevent 51% attack on newly created coin [duplicate]

I am interested how bitcoin managed to prevent 51% attack in the beginning? I am about to create my own coin and i want miners to mine blocks. but The problem is I am afraid  51% attack might destroy ...
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Is there an efficient way to get the last 200 blocks (BTC, LTC, ETH)?

I am looking for an efficient way of getting the last 200 blocks and being able to pull all transactions related to an address. I would like to do this for BTC, ETH, and LTC. Is there any way to ...
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bitcoin block size and etherenum gas limit

I understand that bitcoin has a fixed block size (1MB). On the other hand, Etherenum does not seem to have a fixed gas limit. (https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/1106/is-there-a-limit-for-...
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Accepting Bitcoin for Services Rendered with Legal Verbiage on Set Coin Price

I accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for consulting work, but would like some feedback for Service Type Agreements that span upwards of a 1-year in an enterprise setting. What's the best method for ...
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Is there such a thing as an “ERC20 compatible Ethereum address”?

I believe the answer to be no, but just asking here to confirm. I think the answer is that it is just the software interacting with the address that is ERC20 compatible or not, not the actual address....
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What happens with ETH on swaps like the one from EOS and TRON?

I'm a bit confused about this, I have read EOS and also TRON, which currently are on Ethereum network, will swap soon to another network, and this will drop the ETH price because they need to sell ...
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Java mining solution

I am a beginner in mining algorithms and I have a general question regarding the mining using Java language. Does it make sense to use Java to develop for example ETHASH algorithm (or any other) and ...
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Would it be possible to create a blockchain that uses only X+ active blocks?

Every blockchain has a beginning, the Block 0 or also known as "Genesis Block". But wouldn't it be possible to have a blockchain or a coin, where only the last 1000 blocks are saved and 1001+ get ...
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how EC Public key is generated from the private key effectively

if my private key is 123456789123456789, doesn't that mean I have to dot G point that many times to generate my pubkey? there must be a shortcut to generate pubkey, otherwise the time complicity of ...
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When calling transferEventObservable function for listner it gives error for earliest to latest transaction

I am trying to fetch earliest to the latest transaction then it gives error transferEventObservable(DefaultBlockParameterName.EARLIEST,DefaultBlockParameterName.LATEST).subscribe(...
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What's the point of ETHLend?

I am trying to understand what the idea behing a site like ETHLend is. IIUC, I can borrow coins for an interest, the same way I could borrow a traditional currency from a bank. That part is easy to ...
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In Ethereum ERC20 token , burn token function is not working

I want to burn some token of user which I have assigned during my ICO, but when I calling burnForm function of contract then it is not working . I am using code as below MyToken newAB = MyToken.load(...
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Ethereum in Trezor

I understand that each of Ethereum addresses in Trezor represents standalone Ethereum account. But doesn't this bring problems with sharing funds between your accounts? If 100 people send me 1eth on ...
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A website that provides API for multi currencies

Can you please help me to find a wallet that provides API for multiple currencies such as: BTC, ETH, XMR, BCH, LTC, DASH. I want to create new address for each of the currencies and check if there is ...
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Token vs contract - are they the same?

The Ethereum ERC20 token is also the contract. The token can never live without the contract. The name of the contract is the name of the token. In the code, the keyword is contract and not token. I ...
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Mining beginner asking for advice of what coin to mine

I am new to mining and have recently purchased the following equipment to create my first mining rig: Motherboard: Asrock H110 Pro BTC+ GPU: Nivida GTX1060 Windforce 6GB GDDR5 X6 PSU: Supernova G3 ...
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How can we use Blockchain for Land Registration Use Case?

How and where can we integrate Blockchain in this use case? Say buyer and seller visits the registration office with sale deed they prepared. The details in the sale deed is compared by the ...
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How are Bitcoin generated in Video Games?

There are a lot of video games out there which reward the player in Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies for winning the game or achieving a specific objective. But from where does those crypto come ...
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Receiving payments from users for over 150 coins

I would like to receive cryptocurrency payments for bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, stellar and over 150 different altcoins via my website. Similar to a cryptocurrency exchange such as Binance, I would ...
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Funds through ICO

Is it possible for a company to raise funds through an ICO even if it is not a startup? For example: Say company X manufactures chocolates but now it wants to further expand its operations and needs ...
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Taxes on Switching Exchanges

If I have 1 ETH and I move it from an exchange to a wallet, or from an exchange to a wallet, is that considered a taxable event? Or only from ETH to something else, then back to ETH?
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DPOS vs tendermint in Ethereum

what is the difference between DPOS and tendermint? and which one can be used for partially decentralized blockchain ? note i will use ethereum
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Fundamentally what is the difference between the EOS and Ethereum platforms? [closed]

I know one platform is owned by a company, block.one which owns 10% of all EOS tokens, I'm aware of their ICO structure and it seems their tokens are used as a sort of API token - some have called the ...
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Is it possible to create a Dapp on top of Bitcoin?

Is it possible to create a dapp on top of bitcoin similar to how it can be done with ethereum? Can it be just as capable as ethereum?
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Does Bitcoin Blockchain solves Byzantine General Problem?

If bitcoin blockchain solves byzantine general problem, can you give an example of how it solves it? Thanks
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Ethereum Code bots…Scam or not?

So new I cant even afford to trade crypto's yet, but looking and learning. I came across some Ethereum Code bot, promising 13k a day etc etc...one of those "sounds to good to be true" things really. ...
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Questions about blockchains, network trust and why becoming a node? [closed]

everyone, I'm a software developer and I'm striving to understand the concepts behind blockchain and the projects running on them. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask these questions, ...
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How is Ethash a 'memory hard' algorithm if it utilizes peak GPU memory bandwidth?

According to the Ethash algorithm described here, the computation for each nonce requires a loop of 64 iterations, where each iteration reads a chunk of 128 bytes from a pseudo-random location in ...
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Can a cryptocurrency be liquid while it is in its pre-sale, or even ICO

I am planning to run a Coin's ICO for several years, not interested in the gains to be made from selling out ICO in 3 days NO, but interested in using the COin to end Global Poverty as i deem fit. So ...
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Why is Ethereum total network hashrate still increasing if there are no GPUS to buy?

The total Ethereum network hashrate is close to doubling relative to its December level. Mining difficulty is also increasing proportionally of course as the total reward per block stays the same. ...
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Does “id” matter in JSON RPC for Ethereum?

At https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/JSON-RPC "id" is always different for each RPC call and it's a digit. Is this made of purpose, is each have a percise id assigned to it? Or can it be random, ...
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Watching-only wallet electrum / ethereum on ios

is there any apps for iOS that exist that can create a watching wallet for an electrum cold storage and Ethereum paper storage? Just seeing if I can consolidate apps and keep the balance monitored in ...
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Crowdsale and Smart Contracts (Number)

I just need a quick clarification for crowdsale. If i have 3 rounds of crowdsale, do i need to write and execute 3 different programs at different times or submit all at a time under one program? ...
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Can multiple small graphic card memory collect more mining hash rate

If I set multiple 3GB GTX 1060 , It can generate more hash rate than single GTX 1070 6GB. Can I still mining ETH by this 3 Gb cards when the bloCk size of eth is over 3 Gb. EXPLAIN ME.
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In what sense does the security model of proof-of-stake require users to “log on to the internet every few months”

This is primarily a question about something I heard Vitalik Buterin say in an interview the other day. (Unchained podcast's January 9, 2018 episode, at 34 minutes, 15 seconds) I quote: As far as ...
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What factors decides the number of tokens to generate?

Tron has decided to generate 100B tokens with some initial price? What parameters do these centralised crypto owners consider before deciding the number and price of tokens?
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Displaying price in ETH based on USD exchange rate [duplicate]

How do i get the ETH rate in USD, and stored in a variable in php?
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Can any one suggest me what is the valid process for Issuing Token in ICO

Can anyone suggest me what is the valid process for Issuing Token in ICO? Actually, I have seen some ICO that send Tokens after some delay (some time 48 hrs). I just want to know that what is the ...