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How to verify virgin bitcoin

I am willing to acquire bitcoin without transaction history (virgin bitcoin) at a premium. How do I tell that the bitcoins I receive do not have any prior transactions (except of the mining one)? What ...
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What are some proposed privacy features coming to the bitcoin lightning network?

If I'm correct, a bitcoin sent into a lightning channel technically looks like any Bitcoin transaction. From there if the channel never closes, the Bitcoins can essentially stay in a "locked" state in ...
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Colored Coins - NFT comparison?

Is it correct to define Colored Coins such as a non fungible token standard for Bitcoin? Does a colored coin lose its fungibility once issued?
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How much bitcoin is being sent to someone else in this transaction?

From this link which is a bitcoin testnet transaction. How can we be sure that this transaction spent a certain amount of satoshis to an address from another wallet? In this case the transaction is ...
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Meaning of “fungibility” in “Zerocash (Zcash)”?

According to the following article, Zcash provide a high level of "fungibility". compared to other crypto-currencies. Article link: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/z/zcash.asp fungibility ...
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What can be done in order to improve privacy in bitcoin transactions?

Privacy should be default and not an optional property - even when using stealth addresses or confidential transactions, your bitcoin balance and transactions in the wallet are transparent to anyone. ...
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Is it possible for a country to control Bitcoin usage? [closed]

Imagine that I run a country named "MyAwesomeCountry". I accept Bitcoin as a currency that can be legally used to buy things and also pay taxes. Then I say that there are some bad guys (let's name ...
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Why can't we fight Bitcoin thieves by not accepting payments from hacked accounts?

Why won't we simply stop accepting payments from hacked accounts? We know their public addresses, right? Sure, hackers still will be able to compromise user's accounts, but at last that money won't be ...
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Reverse wheresgeorge.com for BTCs

Say I give 1 BTC to Alice who gives it to Bob who gives it to Carol. Can I now figure out that my original BTC is now with Carol? Of course, by Carol I mean an anonymous address. I'm thinking of a ...
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“Dirty” Bitcoins/Find Bitcoin origins?

I know that it's possible to sort through the blockchain history for your bitcoins, however it is difficult to trace back your coins to when they were originally mined due to bitcoin mixers. Is it ...
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Are Ripple IOUs fungible?

If you hold an IOU from a gateway for $1,000, there's a good chance you'll be able to pay that to nearly anyone at very close to face value. If you have an IOU from some random guy for $1,000, you ...
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Are bitcoins INHERENTLY fungible?

Does each bitcoin has a unique identifier, like currency notes have serial numbers? If so, could you trace a particular bitcoin's ownership chain (ie find the current owner of a particular bitcoin by ...