Skip to main content

Questions tagged [namecoin]

Questions about Namecoin are off topic.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
51 views

Which merged mining method is preferable? What is the latest specification/practice?

If I'm right, there are at least two methods for miners to include a reference hash to a merge mined block in the coinbase transaction: Commitment hash in an OP_RETURN out put in the coinbase ...
Lee's user avatar
  • 853
1 vote
1 answer
56 views

Whatever happened to Bitcoin miners mining additional coins in combination with Bitcoin mining like pre-2015?

Back in the early days of Bitcoin mining, many people were dual mining namecoin with bitcoin and some other coins. Why don't we hear anymore of this dual mining functionality in 2021+? What were some ...
Patoshi パトシ's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
41 views

exploring a local copy of the namecoin blockchain? [closed]

I installed electrum-nmc as a namecoin software and download blockchain in my computer. where I can find local copy of namecoin blockchain?
unknown's user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
95 views

Why does namecoin have the redundant name_firstupdate step?

I am trying to understand the namecoin protocol. As can be read in the namecoin documentation, in order to register a domain, you need to execute the following steps: Execute the command name_new, ...
KojoUzochi's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
238 views

ncdns uses the wrong nameserver to resolve .bit domain

Basically, I'm setting up a .bit domain for my blog. I have registered a domain using namecoin, and given it a nameserver entry on the blockchain: $ namecoin-cli name_show d/aoeu2code { "name": "d/...
jcarpenter2's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
295 views

Which crypto currencies can merge mine with Bitcoin?

I remember namecoin has the ability to merge mine with Bitcoin. Are there any others? Is this a bitcoin ability or ability of the coin that is merge minable?
Patoshi パトシ's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
307 views

How does ENS prevent frontrunning attacks?

Namecoin uses commitments to hide the domain. ENS uses simple hash, which is not hiding.
Jus12's user avatar
  • 1,365
2 votes
1 answer
136 views

What happens when an attacker completely controlls your Internet connection?

Bitcoin assumes that everybody sees the same ledger. However, what if your ISP is evil, and modifies your view of the Bitcoin network? Is it possible for such an evil ISP to make your own transactions ...
ithisa's user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
0 answers
195 views

Do Bitcoin miners verify validity of merge-mined Namecoin blocks?

I've been reading a little about merged mining as used in Bitcoin and Namecoin. It seems like merged mining effectively eliminated Namecoin-only mining pools, right? Since Namecoin-only pools are ...
Alin Tomescu's user avatar
  • 1,337
1 vote
0 answers
68 views

name coin applicability to RDF data model URI specification [closed]

In the RDF data model things are named with URIs which are essentially just URLs with more precise information appended to them. See here: @prefix eric: <http://www.w3.org/People/EM/contact#>...
smatthewenglish's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
194 views

namecoin name_firstupdate

Hey I am trying to connect to my namecoin server. I have hosted and done the first name_firstupdate. I am using easybitcoin.php. I have stored the rnd and txid I need from the name_new step but when I ...
Levon Willson's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
199 views

What is the maximum number of names (domains) that can be registered with NameCoin? [closed]

Is it 21,000,000 / 0.01 (the cost of naming) = 2.1B? from docs: "The name_firstupdate transaction has a network fee. The network fees represents namecoins (NC) that are destroyed. " Am I missing ...
AndyM's user avatar
  • 189
4 votes
1 answer
598 views

How to migrate wallet from namecoin to namecore?

Today I updated namecoin by building the new "namecore" reimplementation but when starting namecoind I got this message: Error opening block database. Do you want to rebuild the block database now? ...
Rnhmjoj's user avatar
  • 91
1 vote
0 answers
93 views

Signing data with a namecoin private key? [closed]

Consider the following scenario User A stores an image on a DHT and receives a SHA-256 hash in return. User A wants to prove ownership of the data has, so he registers a username on the namecoin ...
guestdude's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
207 views

What is Namecoin's blocksize limit?

Bitcoin's blocksize limit is currently 1MB. It seems as if Namecoin would have to be bigger due to it proving 512 bytes of storage with a name update, but it also has slower average block times (about ...
Steve Ellis's user avatar
  • 1,072
3 votes
2 answers
473 views

Can you register a .com domain with namecoin?

Namecoin is a generic name-value store, so I'm wondering if its possible to register .com domains in namecoin. The answer here seems to suggest you can register any domain you want How do I register a ...
B T's user avatar
  • 1,638
4 votes
0 answers
2k views

Complete list of merged mineable coins? SHA256 + Scrypt [closed]

mmpool.org mines these SHA256 PoW coins: Bitcoin Namecoin Ixcoin Devcoin I0coin Groupcoin https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Merged_mining_specification claims that it is only used by Namecoin Is there a ...
darkAsPitch's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
458 views

Namecoin - How to Find Block Height via Block Hash? [closed]

Is it possible to use namecoind to determine the block number from a block hash? Going from height to hash is easy: namecoind getblockhash But going from hash to height appears to be impossible... ...
CoinHeavy's user avatar
  • 179
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

How are block rewards claimed in merged mining?

How do you claim a block reward on a merged chain? If I understood it right: let's say you are mining Bitcoin and Namecoin. When you find the solution to a BTC block, you include a transaction in the ...
G B's user avatar
  • 165
9 votes
2 answers
1k views

How does Ethereum domain registration works?

I am wondering how does the Ethereum domain registration works? From what I can see in the whitepaper, I know there is account-specific data storage, but I don't know if that would be the ideal way to ...
ThePiachu's user avatar
  • 43.1k
3 votes
1 answer
319 views

How does namecoin and other merge-mined coins prevent pre-mine attacks?

So, namecoin supports merged mining against bitcoin. My understanding of the merged mining protocol is that basically miners can use the primary coin's POW solution to solve the aux coin's block. It's ...
Earlz's user avatar
  • 1,130
1 vote
1 answer
431 views

Build Namecoin from source

I'm trying to install the current version of namecoin from github. After much trouble and poking around, I found the official install instructions here:https://github.com/namecoin/wiki/wiki/Build-...
Mark's user avatar
  • 1,679
0 votes
1 answer
196 views

Can I view .bit domains without having internet through my ISP provider?

I think the title says it all. But I will say this, I know I can view websites hosted on my server without having internet. I just have to be viewing the site on my network. I wanted to know that ...
Ben P. Dorsi-Todaro's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
129 views

Could I store a bitcoin private key value in a Name Coin?

If so: would it be useful for anything? would it be risky as BTC and NMC are linked.
AndyM's user avatar
  • 189
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Viewing .bit Domain Names in Firefox

I'm following the instructions on http://dot-bit.org/How_To_Browse_Bit_Domains and I have installed foxy proxy and I have gone to several .bit sites. But all of them I see are exactly the same. All of ...
Ben P. Dorsi-Todaro's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
359 views

Are Namecoins obsolete with the upcoming Bitcoin 0.9?

After I have read this article (Smart Property, Colored Coins and Mastercoin) on coindesk I guess that Namecoin is obsolete. I have read the possible use cases for Namecoin and as far as I understand ...
erik's user avatar
  • 587
1 vote
1 answer
504 views

Does Namecoin support the bootstrap.dat file? [closed]

If I create a bootstrap.dat file for Namecoin from an existing install will it use it?
Indolering's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
514 views

Scalability of namecoin

It seems that an idea to store all information inside a blockchain would lead to its bloating. There are about 250MM of domains in the web, namecoin allows to store 1Kb of data per record, it leads ...
rystsov's user avatar
  • 161
5 votes
4 answers
2k views

Namecoin Offline Wallet Generator

I want to keep some NMC offline. Is there a way to generate an offline wallet like bitaddress.org that I can run on a live CD, generate wallet and keep offline?
Paul Simmons's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
6k views

How can I use the USB block erupters to mine Namecoin?

Since the block erupter is useless to mine for Bitcoin now. From what I understand the only other two options would be is to mine Namecoin or Devcoin since they use SHA256 encryption. But how can I ...
Exploit's user avatar
  • 877
2 votes
2 answers
285 views

Is there a namecoin (or similar) social network? How would it work?

I'm looking for information on how Namecoin could create a "Facebook-style" social network and what prior work exists. I understand that namecoin has fundamental problems and fledgling support, but I'...
makerofthings7's user avatar
-1 votes
3 answers
6k views

Is there a Bitcoin, namecoin and litecoin mining pool?

Id like to know if there is amining pool that allow us to mine Bitcoins, Namecoins and Litecoins at the same time. I kow there is some that allow us to mine Bitcoins and Litecoins but I couldnt find ...
TheBird956's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
492 views

Can I attach a photograph to a bitcoin?

Let's say I'm a photographer, and I want to sell my photograph as if it were fine art, so there's a limited edition print, or even just one which has been signed by me and can be thought of as genuine....
Richard Boase's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
870 views

Namecoin: This transaction requires a transaction fee...But I have NMC

When I am attempting to reserve a name using the command: namecoind.exe name_new d/ I keep getting this error... error: {"code":-4,"message":"Error: This transaction requires a transaction fee of at ...
aceinthehole's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
362 views

Namecoin name_new fee for already taken [closed]

I'm very new to Namecoin and tried to to register a domain with name_new d/<name>. I received the tx and rand response which seemed normal. Later (after 12+ blocks) when I did firstupdate and it ...
Donald Byrd's user avatar
7 votes
4 answers
5k views

Where can I trade my altcoins?

I'm looking for an exchange to trade my altcoins against each other to take advantage of the volatility. Any suggestions for altcoin exchanges?
Yaso Eldorado's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Are there many Namecoin domains in use?

I know that the idea of namecoin is to create distributed DNS system. I also know that one can by bit address with namecoin. But I have never seen any bit domains. If they do exist, how reliable are ...
Salvador Dali's user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
12k views

Is namecoin a currency?

It seems like a very cool way to decentralize a DNS table (name -> IP address, right?) But I don't get why it has an exchange value to BTC or USD... Is there a fixed NMC price to register a domain ...
pinhead's user avatar
  • 5,164
3 votes
1 answer
207 views

How are Namecoins managed by the system? [closed]

First of all, sorry for a potentially silly question, but I flicked through seven pages of questions here and I couldn't find a specific answer for that: How does Namecoin basically work? I ...
d33tah's user avatar
  • 163
8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is Namecoin actually being used for anything significant?

I have some idea of what Namecoin was trying to achieve, but as of yet I've never seen it actually used. Is it being used for anything of significance yet, or are there plans by anyone to do so in the ...
Highly Irregular's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
1k views

Merged Mining Disadvantages

What are the disadvantages of merged mining? I'm very interested in p2pool and since I have to "run my own server" I've been considering enabling merged mining. Besides the obvious administration ...
David Kassa's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
37 views

Where can I download namecoin client? [duplicate]

I got bitcoin I got litecoin. Now, where can I download namecoin client? I don't see it here. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Namecoin A wallet client that can do many coins at the same time would be ...
user4951's user avatar
  • 1,188
4 votes
3 answers
547 views

Is it safe to connect multiple alternative crypto currency clients to the same TOR socks port?

Or should I create multiple TOR socks ports and use one for each client? I plan on running bitcoind, namecoind, litecoind, etc... all on the same ubuntu machine running under different users but all ...
user3145's user avatar
  • 877
1 vote
1 answer
915 views

How do I extract the private keys from my namecoind wallet?

Seems like namecoind doesn't support the dumpprivkey command.
nivs's user avatar
  • 647
6 votes
4 answers
2k views

What problems exist with the alt coin Namecoin and what can be done to fix them?

I like the concept of using a key/value store that is separate from the Bitcoin chain (preventing bloat), but utilizing the Bitcoin hashpower for security. What are the dominant issues working ...
makerofthings7's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
203 views

What example Bitcoin block has a Namecoin hash in it?

I'm looking for an example Bitcoin Block that would have a Namecoin merged-mined Tx in it. Can anyone direct me to a block that has such a hash?
makerofthings7's user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
4k views

Is there a way to tell which *coin is most profitable to mine?

Basically a program that could run some hashes for all of the different hash functions that are used in the different big cryptocurrencies and then get the current difficulty from all of them. From ...
placeybordeaux's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
342 views

What is the size limit in namecoin transaction?

This is quite a basic question. Namecoin allows any arbitrary text as data:value pairs. How big can the data be? 100 bytes? 1 MB? I am not sure.
Karel Bílek's user avatar
  • 2,705
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

How exactly does namecoin work on "low" level?

I know a bit about "low level" of bitcoin (transactions, blockchaon, script, network instructions...). Now I want to read something about namecoin and all the online sources are very vague. So, I ...
Karel Bílek's user avatar
  • 2,705
8 votes
1 answer
1k views

Can ASICS Merge-Mine?

Can ASICS in general, and specifically any of the models coming out soon merge-mine other cryptocurrencies?
Kinnard Hockenhull's user avatar