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Questions tagged [nodes]

Questions concerned with (full) nodes, i.e. relay points in the Bitcoin network.

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What is a txn? How can it be invalid?

I read this in a IRC exchange: verifies your txns against a random node that you don't control. if for some reason that node went rogue, you might have accepted an invalid txn What is a txn?
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Why isn’t connecting to your own local node a common feature for Bitcoin clients?

I come from the Monero community and connecting to my own local node running on my home PC is very simple whether it’s on the GUI, CLI or a mobile wallet. Why does Bitcoin not have the ability to do ...
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How many nodes is too many?

Has anyone done the math on this? For example, if we had 10’s of millions of nodes all connecting to 8 peers would there be some latency issues in propagating blocks across the network in the 10 ...
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bitcoin full nodes vs simplified payment verification

Why do individual nodes run "full nodes" that keep track of the entire blockchain whereas mechants can get away with "lite node" that implements "simplified payment verification" needing to examine ...
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Unable to bind any endpoint for RPC server

I recently updated my bitcoin docker image to bitcoing v0.18.0 version and can't allow external rpc connections to it now. It binds to localhost if I set rpcallowip=X.X.X.X, then I tried to used ...
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How can I check how many users have upgraded their Bitcoin Core software?

Bitcoin Core has just released their 0.18.0 upgrade. Is it possible to check how many users have upgraded to this version and also how many users are running older versions?
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How is pool hashrate share name known?

Since it’s not possible to know mining pools nodes addresses, how do we know the that a specific node owing 15% of share belongs to btc.com for example ?
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Is it possible to get the full list of synced nodes ɪᴘ on the network?

There are many website like https://bitnodes.earn.com/ but I’m failing to understand if they collect nodes from compulsory submission on the web interface for statistics purposes only or they use a ...
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Is 10K full nodes enough to bitcoin to avoid 51% attack?

As I know bitcoin has about 10K full nodes. And the question is in my mind is that: This number is not huge! If someone has 6K servers, Can control the bitcoin via 51% attack? I was thinking if ...
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How to create a node to a private blockchain using Bitcoin core

Is it possible to create to connect to a private bitcoin chain with bitcoin core? I created a private bitcoin chain through regtest on one vm. Now I want to make a full node copy of it on a separate ...
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Bitcoin-Qt [11690]

I found this on my mac computer what is the meaning of this can you pls hep me to understand I am new to this; Process: Bitcoin-Qt [11690] Path: /Applications/Bitcoin-...
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Can't connect to bitcoin lightning node

Am trying to connect to https://1ml.com/node/02671251b5678771514df8f26cc01508606d697ae8cad38063f84becbd359b189f From eclair app https://imgur.com/gallery/GoAMpjp it keeps saying failed to open ...
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Wallet error ErrorFile=… /testnet3/wallets/db.log

I want to use two deamon for sync mainnet and testnet. I Run $ bitcoind for mainnet without problem After I run $ bitcoind -testnet But I get this error BerkeleyEnvironment::Open: LogDir=/home/...
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Rewarding full nodes trough the Lightning Network

Sometimes I think "DASH" has some kind of advantage over Bitcoin because it has some rewards not just for the miners, also for the full nodes. Am I correct? Is not this a strength (a prevention) ...
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Locating Bitcoin mining activity

There is any systematic way to locate Bitcoin mining activity (either block creation or node activity). I stumble upon with Bitnodes code which implements a recursive search using some nodes as "seed",...
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Bitcoind doesn't start

Im trying to make Stadicus guide work for both Bitcoin Core & LND I did download the blockchain and moved to the HDD on my Rasp3 However, when starting the bitcoind service, im having this debug....
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Does a Node connect to all the peers?

Does a Node connect to all the peers in the network? Or just a few? If its just a few, how many? If its just a few, what about if all of those nodes in the list are malicious?
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Blockchain, correction of blocks

How do a malicious nodes correct their blockchain if they have it wrong? If they don’t want to fix it, what happens then?
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Private Blockchains: Blocks’ validation

I’m a software developer and I’m trying to understand blockchain at a code level I have the following issue: There’s a private blockchain, this private blockchain does not have any relation to ...
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Private Blockchains: Validation

I'm a software developer, and I have some questions about private blockchains, I'd like to have technical answers since I'm trying to understand blockchain at a code level. I'm going to write a ...
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Checking whether lightning node is online/visible

I just created my first lightning node and already have one active connection. My problem is however, that I do not see my node in any lightning network explorer. Is it possible to somehow check ...
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What happens to .blk files on disk when the Bitcoin daemon switches to a longer chain?

I’m interested in writing a program that will (1) parse the .blk files that my full-node Bitcoin daemon writes to disk and (2) write them to a relational database in an incremental fashion (i.e., ...
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Is it possible to create a wallet service, which doesn't have all the blockchain downloaded?

Is it possible to create a wallet service, which doesn't have all the blockchain downloaded? Like not running a full node itself?
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SPV node in local machine [duplicate]

I have fullnode in my local machine, I'd like to have SPV node to understand how SPV works with merkle tree. With Bitcoin Core 0.17.1 I can have only full node?
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How is node capacity determined on 1ML.com?

I have set up a Casa node, using lnd, and opened 15 payment channels. The capacity of my channels, after almost 3 weeks, is exactly what it was when I opened the channels, leading me to believe that I ...
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How does bitcoin broadcast information?

On Bitcoin's Blockchain, how is information transmitted instantly to all other nodes and do nodes 'talk to each other' through an API? Do Blockchain nodes communicate with each other through HTTP ...
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How does the Bitcoin network maintain the chains created when two nodes generate different versions of the same block?

I came across these lines from the Bitcoin whitepaper: If two nodes broadcast different versions of the next block simultaneously, some nodes may receive one or the other first. In that case, ...
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How to get multiple connections to the same node

I'm playing around with connecting my node to another one of my nodes to see how many incoming connections I can handle. Whenever I add node A from node B with bitcoin-cli addnode 1.1.1.1 add after ...
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Bitcoin full node sharing blockchain

Does anyone know how one might run two bitcoin full nodes on the same machine with both these nodes sharing the same blocks and chainstate files, is a symlink to these files enough or must something ...
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How is the Bitcoin node network different from the IOTA network? [closed]

I asked this question on IOTA's forum here: Real incentives for running a full node? One of the founders from IOTA Come-From-Beyond (Sergey Ivancheglo) responded with this comment: "However, ...
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Why would running a light node riskier and subject to more frauds than a full node? We don't NEED a full ledger, do we?

I've been reading on light node and many have pointed out that the light node doesn't have the full blockchain and is riskier because they can't verify the transactions fully. First, we can verify ...
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Why can't an ISP ban access to a blockchain network? [duplicate]

I read that blockchain sits on top of the internet and is decentralised. We still have to access the blockchain network via an ISP. Without ISP, we can't access the internet so why can't an ISP block ...
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How do block explorers determine propagation through nodes/P2P protocol?

On several Bitcoin blockchain explorers, I have seen unconfirmed transactions given a dedicated "propagation" value that tells a user how much of the Bitcoin network has become aware of this ...
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What percentage of nodes currently support segwit?

What percentage of nodes currently support segwit? It seems Bitnodes could figure this out, but I can't find such a stat on its website.
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How do you download blockchain data (transactions etc.) using a node? Best ways to get a node?

I am just curious how one can download bitcoin data and blockchain using a node. Where should I start?
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How to set up a gateway node?

I have two nodes running in my local machine. one public facing and another connected ONLY to the public facing node. I ensure they are whitelisted and in different ports. the nodes connect just fine, ...
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Can we estimate how many node has the Bitcoin network? [duplicate]

Is it possible to estimate the amount of nodes (hosts) are connected to the Bitcoin network in a given time? Note: Here node means host.
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How do I check if I am running a Dogecoin full node?

Are there any tools to check if your dogecoin node is reachable?
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How many unit test should be run after building a node?

After building Bitcoin ABC and running make check, I get this: # TOTAL: 1 # PASS: 1 # SKIP: 0 # XFAIL: 0 # FAIL: 0 # XPASS: 0 # ERROR: 0 Is that correct?
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Ardor configuration settings to connect to remote node without downloading entire blockchain locally

What configuration is required to run the Ardor wallet software without downloading the entire blockchain, but only connect to a remote node?
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How does a new node know where to connect to initially? [duplicate]

Is there a default (centralized) set of IPs that a node connects to when it's just starting up for the first time, in order to get the list of other nodes' Ips? What happens if these initial IPs are ...
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Can you run a bitcoin lightning node on a raspberry pi zero?

Will a bitcoin lightning node run on a raspberry pi zero? Does it have to have the full Bitcoin blockchain synced or can it connect to a remote node? Also what are the minimum requirements to get a ...
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structure of communicating with bitcoin DNSs to get list of nodes

I want to communicate with bitcoin DNSs to get list of bitcoin nodes. for now I want some example and structure of messages between I and bitcoin DNS. I found two DNS names: dnsseed.bluematt.me ...
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When a node receives a transaction, what steps does it do to verify that transaction?

I know that it verifies the block hash by calculating each hash of the contiguous blocks in order, but does it verify the balance of each wallet sending the transactions as well? And does it do the ...
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Problem in understanding other miners validating puzzle solving miner's claim

I understand that miner's role is to validate the block of transactions by calculating nonce based on difficulty level and finding hash of {block + nonce + hash of previous block} . Then it adds this ...
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How do I know that a node provides the accurate blockchain

When I connect with a wallet to the bitcoin network, how is the balance actually retrieved? One node? Or more? I understand it is a sum of all transactions. But when I load my wallet I assume I ...
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how do i setup a node for my altcoin?

I just created a new altcoin based on foocoin or barcoin. But now i need my wallet be synchronized. There's some way to setup a node without any cost or low cost for my wallet? By other part, i just ...
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How to migrate lightning nodes?

I am wondering what steps to take to migrate a lighting node to a different server, keeping the pubkey/identity. The safest option is obviously to close the channels first. How is the identitiy pubkey ...
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Building a small block explorer for fun, stuck with node

Im trying to build a small btc block explorer for fun. The problem where i am stuck is that im trying to setup a node. I got a Ubuntu VPS running and i have bitcoind installed, but what now? Can ...
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How To Run a Litecoin Node?

How To Run Litecoin Node? I want to run my own litecoin node like bitcoin I know how to run bitcoin node but there is some issue when i am starting litecoin node Any Idea? #Creating Litecoin ...