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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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If the nonce is 32 bits why the proof of it is difficult?

I want to know why mining of nonce is difficult? The nonce is 32 bits (4294967296) and a high level Nvidia graphic card can check and mine it in a second. why do we need a pool to mine a blockchain?...
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“Ether” vs. “bitcoin”: I wondered when I heard Ethereum does NOT have any crypto-currency (in a Blockchain workshop by speaker)!

In my opinion, Ethereum has a native coin (crypto-currency) called "Ether". On the other hand, Ethereum allows user to create crypto-token, such as ERC-20, using smart contracts. From my point of ...
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How to model randomness in validators selection in PoS?

I searched a lot here and on the Internet to figure how how randomness selection of validators in PoS works? I understand it is a random selection based on fraction of stake a validator has, similar ...
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What does “mix hash” mean in the genesis.json?

Whenever I deployed my Ethereum test net, I usually typed 'genesis.json' from the example code. In this point, all I want to know is the difference between difficulty and mix hash. I know that ...
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Data for time a transaction spent in a pool before it got added to a block

Is it possible to collect data for when an transaction was added to the pool to when it was added to the block?
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api limit workaround

Are there any ways to avoid limitation for api calls (5/sec)? I need the info about transactions and balance (of certain account), UTXOs and the ability to broadcast my transaction. Currently I am ...
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What are the biggest Proof-of-Stake roadblocks? [closed]

What are the biggest hurdles (technological or otherwise) that the Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm must overcome to become the de facto consensus algorithm for blockchain? Or put differently, what'...
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Why did the lightning network implement a gossip protocol?

As pointed out by many lightning developers in the past (eg Rustys 1 million channel challenge) the gossip protocol is quite noisy and a part of the BOLTs producing many engineering challenges. Today ...
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Generator Point G multiple

if in a curve y2 mod p = x3+ 7 mod p ( ecdsa-secp256k1) p=115792089237316195423570985008687907853269984665640564039457584007908834671663 G=...
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When does Ardor smart contracts come into effect and how does it work compared to Ethereum, EOS, and Lisk?

Ardor announced they are launching smart contracts on their system and how does it work compared to the other platforms like Ethereum, EOS, and Lisk?
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Can I use lightning for ERC-20 (Ethereum coins)

Just finished setting up my lightnig node. It is awesome!! Does anybody knows an implementation or documentation that explains how to make it work on rinkeby or ethereum mainnet?
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Blcokchain corrupt ledger

What happen to the node if we find that node on blockchain has corrupt ledger? Is the ledger sync with other ledger or get discard.
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How does using a Turing-complete programming language compromise the security of the network? [duplicate]

I have read many places that the decision for Ethereum to use a Turing-complete programming language sparked a lot of concerns over security. From my understanding, not using a Turing-complete ...
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Are there any smart contract systems that are self executing without the need to have an external process to initiate a smart contract?

Doing some research on smart contract systems. I want to create a self executing smart contract that can monitor external data like say the weather from an api. Currently ethereum and other smart ...
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What is single member blockchain?

I just heard about single member blockchains like quorum and hyperledger-fabric. So what does single member mean? Is this some kind of restriction or what?
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Ethereum alternative to bitcoind

A client have payment system that uses bitcoind wallet / daemon. I know he can expand to litecoin / dogecoin by just copy litecoind / dogecoind then console commands are almost the same. I am ...
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How to connect to blockchain via a “rig” miner? [closed]

I would like to connect the following rig (please see the photos) to a blockchain platform (I prefer a platform which is simpler to use :) ). Maybe this rig would not be appropriate for Bitcoin, but ...
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Create wallet address on user registration for trading platform

I am creating a crypto-trading platform . I wanted to know how to create wallet address dynamically for all new registered user and also create new address for every transaction. I am using bitcoind ...
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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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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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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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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