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What was Bitcoin's Supply in the Pre-Alpha Release? (posted by Cryddit on Bitcointalk in 2013)

So I'm doing some research into this Bitcoin code that apparently pre-dates the first release of Bitcoin v0.01 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=382374.0 There's a lot of differences in this ...
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Past purchase how to find it [duplicate]

how many years ago ago I bought bitcoin but I don't remember the platform I bought it on do you have suggestions to how to find it thank you Trisha
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What Satoshi Nakomoto quotes are there in relation to forks and altcoins?

What Satoshi Nakomoto quotes are there in relation to: forks of Bitcoin? forks in general? altcoin/similar projects? Here I mean forks that form distinct new coins/ecosystems, not in relation to ...
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When was the most recent multiblock reorg?

We have an extinct chaintip with a single stale block something like once per month. But if I remember right, we haven’t had a multiblock reorg (two competing chaintips with at least two blocks depth) ...
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Are Bitcoin Core binaries from before 0.8.6 available?

Are binaries for versions of Bitcoin Core (previously called just "Bitcoin") before 0.8.6 available from any reputable source? Prior releases of Bitcoin Core were made to SourceForge, but ...
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What are the last common blocks of Bitcoin and its hard forks (Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV etc.)?

What are the last common blocks of Bitcoin and its most popular hard forks like Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond etc.?
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Why are OP_MUL and OP_DIV disabled in Bitcoin?

What is the reason why OP_MUL and OP_DIV operators were removed from Bitcoin? Is this because someone could maliciously create a script that multiplies large numbers and thus blows the stack, or is ...
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How did peer discovery work in Bitcoin v0.1?

Nowadays there are DNS seeds and hardcoded IP addresses, but back in the day when Satoshi released Bitcoin v0.1, how did new nodes connect to the rest of the network? My initial thought was that the ...
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Where was the term "coinbase" first coined, who first used it?

The white paper doesn't mention the term "coinbase" (in reference to the reward transaction). I see the first version of the software main.cpp does: // First transaction must be coinbase,...
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Why doesn't the very first bitcoin release work anymore?

I tried running the very first bitcoin client released by Satoshi in 2009, Bitcoin v0.1.0 on Windows 10. Of course I knew it wouldn't work or do anything since it's extremely outdated, but I wanted to ...
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What was the largest UTXO ever created in bitcoin’s entire history?

In transaction ID 8f8210694d3631a88ff410c573d80caf57db1d8af397bd47687aa4e4c1802464, mined in Block 104770, from early 2011, someone consolidated exactly 400000.00000000 BTC. Was this the biggest chunk ...
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How could Bitcoin developers handle and resolve severe software vulnerability without drawing public attention?

I am curious about the process Bitcoin developers follow to address and resolve critical software vulnerabilities, such as bugs or flaws, that could be exploited by attackers to disrupt the network or ...
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When was first bitcoin transaction with fees?

This is history question, but one with clear answer. I would like to know when(txid) was first transaction with fees ? From my understanding in beginning there was more space than transaction so there ...
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Was the bug bounty ever claimed for OP_CTV?

There was a large bug bounty on the implementation of OP_CTV in 2022 (according to this source it reached as much as 5.3 Bitcoin). Was it ever claimed?
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How can I produce a time series of bitcoin blockchain data?

I want to fetch statistical data about the bitcoin network. Things things like wallet count, transaction count etc. Had a node running and the blockchain is on my disk. However parsing it seems to be ...
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How much transaction fees have Bitcoin users incurred since the beginning of Bitcoin?

I wonder the following: how much transaction fees have Bitcoin users incurred since the beginning of Bitcoin?
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Has money ever been stolen in bitcoin due to a design flaw in the protocol?

Is there an example of a single historical case of theft of bitcoin due to a flaw in the design of the bitcoin protocol? When googling "is bitcoin secure?" it's easy to get confused because ...
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Historical miner fees per transaction

Where can I find accurate data showing the average amount that people paid in miner transaction fees per transaction per day? I found a chart titled Fees Per Transaction (USD) on Blockchain.com. I ...
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List of popular protests and revolutionary movements that accepted permissionless cryptocurrency to avoid donation censorship?

Where can I find a list of historically-important protest and revolutionary movements that accepted bitcoin (and/or other permissionionless cryptocurrencies) as a result-of (or to preempt the risk-of) ...
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What is the history on how previous soft forks were tested prior to being considered for activation?

How were previous soft forks tested prior to being considered for activation? Were they added to the default testnet? Was a custom testnet setup with the soft fork functionality available on that ...
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Why is there a 5 days gap between genesis and block 1?

I remember reading somewhere that it was because Satoshi wanted to make sure everyone had time to download the client and setup everything, but now that I think about it I’m not satisfied with this ...
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What was the bug for the Bitcoin value overflow in 2010?

In 2010, there was an incident of value overflow on Bitcoin. I am not a developer, but I want to know what the bug was in more detail. #1 is the only answer I found online, and #2-3 are my attempts to ...
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When was proof of stake theorized?

Hi l've seen a while ago that Proof of stake concensus mechanism was theorized a while ago (before proof of work) in distributed systems. But I can't find any source of that, while searching 'proof of ...
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Was the addition of OP_NOP codes in Bitcoin 0.3.6 a hard or soft fork?

I'm doing some deeper research into historical consensus changes and it seems like most folks consider the addition of the OP_NOP codes to be a hard fork. Here's the diff for their addition: https://...
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Is there a consensus as to what is meant by 'Nakamoto Consensus'?

I sometimes hear that bitcoin's key innovation was the Nakamoto Consensus, which solves the double-spend problem without the need for trusted third-party intermediaries. I take Nakamoto Consensus to ...
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Satoshi's coding quality

I have little knowledge about C++, so I want to ask two questions from "expert" (C++) programmers here: Why Satoshi wrote Bitcoin in C++ and not in (for example) C language? any technical ...
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Who first started to name 'blockchain technology' as 'blockchain'

I read through the whitepaper of Satoshi Nakamoto. I could find the expression 'blocks are chained...' but he did not specifically use the word 'blockchain' itself. I want to know the origin of the ...
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How did Satoshi Nakamoto mine 50 bitcoins by creating genesis block? And where can I see blockchain?

According to bitcoin.org, mining is referred to as 'the process of spending computing power to process transactions, secure the network, and keep everyone in the system synchronized together'. First, ...
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Nick Szabo's bitgold announcement email in 1998

I am looking for Nick Szabo's bit gold announcement email in 1998 and discussions of it. How can I find them? Which mailing list they were posted? Any archived version? PS. I am not talking about his ...
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Was Bitcoin 0.3.7 actually hard-forking?

Reading through the wiki (bitcoin.it consensus versions) I noticed that release 0.3.7 ("scriptSig + scriptPubKey evaluations separated") is listed as a hard-forking change. In BitMEX's ...
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Bitcoin price history data [duplicate]

I need to get the Bitcoin price historical from when it started till today to generate graph and I don't won't to use any third party api. How this big companies are getting this Data From where are ...
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What is the longest recorded "chainsplit" in bitcoin? [duplicate]

Wikipedia has this nice image: where green is the genesis block, black is the best chain and purple are stale chaintips. What is the longest stale chaintip ever recorded?
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Did Satoshi invent UTXOs?

Did Satoshi invent the UTXO model (the concept of "unspent transaction outputs" that are spent fully when invoked, leaving new UTXOs and "change"), or was the UTXO model based on ...
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History of Bitcoin's Networks

Bitcoin main net was launched on January 3, 2009 at 19:15:05 UTC. But what is the history of the two other network options in Bitcoin: testnet and regtest? I think testnet is on version 3, what was ...
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How to save history of my previous bitcoin wallet?

I have 2 bitcoin wallets. Let's call them "old" and "new". I been using my old wallet for many years, it contains long history of buying and selling BTC. Now I decided to use my ...
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Did Satoshi make any kind of "farewell speech" before leaving?

As I understand it, Satoshi has not posted anything online for many years now. Exactly when the last time was is apparently fuzzy. Assuming that he didn't die (or was murdered), would he not have made ...
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Help analyzing this color coded hexdump of the Bitcoin blockchain

Sample of genesis, growth, and current height Sample of the latter part and the end of blk02655.dat. This probably covers parts of the last 10000 blocks. Process here: https://twitter.com/...
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Major changes to Bitcoin since original paper

Is there a history of the major changes/additions (as well as perhaps major proposals) to Bitcoin since the original paper by Satoshi? I realize of course that one can read through the BIPs and ...
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What has OP_RETURN been used for over Bitcoin's history?

What has OP_RETURN been used for over Bitcoin's history? How were these use cases enabled?
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What prior work influenced the design of the Bitcoin instruction set?

The "Script" system used by Bitcoin transactions is commonly described as a Forth-like, stack-based language. What prior work influenced the design and layout of the Script instruction set? ...
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How can I get the transaction history of a bitcoin address?

Lets say that I have a bitcoin address that is not owned by me. Is it possible to get that address's full transaction history (send/receive addresses and amount), and if the owner bought bit coins ...
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When, if ever, will "peak bitcoin" occur?

My (limited) understanding of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is that the costs of "mining" bitcoins was quite low in the early days, and the limiting factor in how fast they were mined ...
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Does anyone know of any surverys/statistics on the Bitcoin ownership demographics?

I've only been able to find stuff from coin.dance, but was wondering if any of you have stumbled upon better data.
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

Starting from version 0.1.0 up to 0.1.5 the bitcoin software could be run only on only Windows 2000 / Windows NT and Windows XP Was there a technical reason from Satoshi for this choice of operating ...
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"At first, anyone could spend anyone's coins"?

I've been watching this Bitcoin video: https://youtu.be/ZIugzFygviw?t=294 At the linked-to timestamp, he claims that: Due to bugs, at first, anyone could spend anyone's coins! I'm not saying that I ...
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Where can I find the technical discussion between Satoshi and other contributors in the sourceforge website?

Where I can find the technical discussion between Satoshi and other contributors in the sourceforge website? I read the book of Satoshi in spanish and really excited about his comprehension of the ...
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I found evidence Hal Finney was working on Bitcoin (05 Jan 09) before v.0.1 was released (09 Jan 09). Is there any evidence he was involved earlier?

I found evidence Hal Finney was working on Bitcoin (05 Jan 2009) before v.0.1 was released (09 Jan 2009). Is there any evidence he was involved earlier? https://web.archive.org/web/20090105145118/http:...
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When did the main Bitcoin client become known as Bitcoin Core? When/Why/How did this happen?

Afaik at some point in 2014/2015, Bitcoin became known as 'Bitcoin Core'. I assume this was to differentiate it from other implementations of Bitcoin. When and how did this decision come about?
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Which opcodes where disabled by Satoshi Nakamoto for cve 2010 5137

Lot of opcodes where disabled over the years. But which opcodes where disabled Satoshi himself and specifically for the any one can spend any coin bug?
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Satoshi introduced the 1MB block size limit in a commit. Why did Andresen make an identical commit some days later?

Satoshi added the 1MB block size limit in this commit on 15 July 2010 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/commit/a30b56ebe76ffff9f9cc8a6667186179413c6349 https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/103 ...
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