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Questions tagged [nodes]

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

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Byzantine fault tolerance and blockchain: Can this work? Feedback [on hold]

I’m a software developer and I was wondering if this can work (According to my point of view it could work but I’d like to get some feedback) Two types of Nodes: Proposers, Validators. 1) Proposers ...
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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 would get a list of transactions associated with an address from private node? [duplicate]

I am running a private BTC node and am trying to get a list of every transaction given an address between block x and block y. So pretending my wallet address is AbCdEfGh it would return a list of ...
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Misbehaving nodes, what can they gain?

Why do some nodes perform attacks on the network, and what could they possibly gain from these sort of attacks?
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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 ...
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What happens if full nodes don't check for double spends or deliberately lets a double spend TX pass and then this full node relays the transaction?

I am studying about Bitcoin and Blockchain tech via the Princeton crypto course, and it mentions that Full nodes do the following checks : i)transaction is valid with the current blockchain, ii)...
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How to verify the response of getblocks?

Sorry that this question might be weird since I'm a beginner in blockchain tech. As I know, to download block data, a node first sends getblocks to its peer node, and the peer node send upto 500 ...
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Is a miner running a full node?

Is a miner just running a full node that is connected with the mining hardware? Or is there such thing as a miner node? Does it use additional software for transaction selection? Thanks in advance!
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Is there an efficient way to get the last 200 blocks (BTC, LTC, ETH)?

I am looking for an efficient way of getting the last 200 blocks and being able to pull all transactions related to an address. I would like to do this for BTC, ETH, and LTC. Is there any way to ...
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Bitcoin node generating invalid addresses

I'm running both a bitcoin and a litecoin node, both are generating invalid addresses. My LTC generated address: MV6eGvkbkgcDZLDpK1WQeZLMmx3PHZmXC7 My BTC generated address: ...
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Altcoin clone peer connections limited to 1

I cloned an altcoin and set up a network of 7 peers. One of the clients is connected to a pool and is mining the coin. All the other clients are connected to the pool one and are syncing and ...
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Nbitcoin node c#

Create a transaction to send money, then it needs to be "registered" in the system, before doing so : using (var node = Node.Connect(Network.Main, node_address))//, node_address { ...
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What is preventing negative balance?

This is probably a stupid question that has an answer somewhere, but I was unable to find anything, so please feel free to redirect me ! I have a basic understanding of how the bitcoin blockchain ...
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Bitcoin node and sending transaction

Is there any bitcoin free full node (both mainnet and testnet) available online that i can make use of like infura for ethereum? This is because i do not intend to host my own node. Also which ...
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Why is a softfork unable to divide the network?

I was wondering why a soft fork cannot in principle divide the Bitcoin network as a hard fork can. I understand that a soft fork, by definition, involves only tightening the consensus rules, but the ...
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How do the nodes divide after a hard fork? Soft Fork?

After a hard fork, what happens to the full nodes? Say 11,000 BTC full nodes existed prior to the fork. Do all 11,000 end up supporting both BCH and BTC? Or does BCH start building it's own network of ...
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What is the advantage of running a Ripple masternode?

There is one thing that I cannot stop wondering about: Why would someone run a Ripple masternode? Before you mark this as a duplicate, I understand how the transaction fees work in Ripple and also the ...
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How to run multiple node in same machine?

I have created an altcoin base on litecoin source code. I want to test it in multiple node to test peers of each node weather each node can connect to each other. So I try to run "mycoind" in multiple ...
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How to confirm my node is on the network?

I wanted to verify that my node is on the bitcoin network. For this I used the 'getnetworkinfo' command on my bitcoincore console and was able to optain my node's IP address. This is: 2001:0:9d38:6abd:...
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Does a 2009 client sync the whole bitcoin blockchain

So does a 2009 client sync the whole bitcoin blockchain and does the temporary split of 2013 have any impact on that?