Questions tagged [irc]

a one-to-many communication system typically used for chatting but also used by some crypto-currency clients to allow their client software to locate other clients.

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Do the DNS servers make Bitcoin more secure than the IRC channel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How secure are the DNS servers for Bitcoin? In earlier version of Bitcoin the IRC channel was used to seed initial peers, and as of version 0.6 it was largely replaced by the ...
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Does Bitcoin still use the IRC channel?

I recently read an article on Bitcoin Media, that claimed: Jeff Garzik pointed out that Bitcoin-Qt no longer operates using the IRC bootstrap, and on inspection he’s right. This mainly applies to ...
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Bitcoin client IRC - a potential network weak link?

I'm currently learning more and more about the Bitcoin protocol and I`m wondering if using an IRC channel as the source to find your Bitcoin peers is a potential weak link of the Bitcoin network? ...
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What security features are built in to the standard Bitcoin software?

I have read much of the Bitcoin algorithm and its encryption basis, however little has been said of the software's inherent security. What solutions are already built in to the software, and what is ...