Questions tagged [nodes]

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

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Bitcoind Node crashes after using -dbcache option

I've been trying to speed up my node sync by increasing the dbcache. However my node tends to crash overnight. My system is running ubuntu 18.04, 4GM of ram bitcoin core v0.18. I've tried bitcoind -...
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A question about transaction broadcasting and block creation

Let's say we have transaction X and transaction Y. The timestamp of X is chronologically earlier than that of Y. X's spender broadcasts X to the network and the same goes for Y's spender. Let's say ...
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How exactly does “CoinDance” determine the current number of public Bitcoin nodes?

On this URL: https://coin.dance/nodes It says how many public Bitcoin nodes are currently active in the world, and how many Bitcoin Core ones. While it's good that I can grab these numbers from that ...
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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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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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Lightning Node hardware

Will I, or anybody have more capabilities with a Lightning Node, that is CPU or GPU Powered? For instances a more powerful computer vs Raspberry Pi’s
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How to prevent specific method calls to bitcoin node

I have setup a bitcoin node and can access RPC methods via curl or bitcoin-cli. Now I don't want to share the node with multiple parties and in such case, I want to restict some functions from being ...
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Can you run a full Bitcoin node on Node.js?

Are there bitcoin full node implementations running on Node.js? Node.js is the server side language that I'm most familiar with so I was wondering if I can run a full bitcoin node on Node.js? I just ...
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Where can I get a visual example of the entire bitcoin network starting from physical network to the overlay network

*Note I am not a technical person so excuse any misunderstandings on my part here. I am looking to get a sense of how the entire system looks like as a whole starting from the physical hardware (such ...
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Why was the BIP33 (“Stratized Nodes”) never implemented?

What are the technical reasons that BIP33 was never implemented ?
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What would happen if you tried to follow two Bitcoin blockchains from the same computer?

This will probably sound stupid but what would happen if you create an entirely new Bitcoin block chain and run it on the same computer. How does a node know which version of the Bitcoin block chain ...
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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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bitcoin node take transactions fee and validate them [closed]

a bitcoin node check transactions and validate them . does it take transaction s fee. when validate transactions how much bitcoin transaction fees for a node.and possible reduce fees in a bitcoin node
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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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Error while syncing with the blockchain on my Raspberry Pi

So I already have the node set up on my raspberry pi. This night the transfer of the Blockchain from my laptop to the raspi's hard disk finished. Now I am waiting for the blocks to match the headers "...
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How To get Address Public Key from Account XPUB?

I am little bit confused or not able to get the right Address Node Public key from Account XPUB. What i have Done : 1==> Get the Account XPUB [78Bytes] 2==> SHA-256 3==> SHA-256 Again 4==> ...
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Can you help me tell if my new out-of-the-box ssd for a Pi4 myNode project is DOA?

Trying to setup a node on a Pi4 with ssd and blockchain appeared to be downloading well. My router said I was gobbling data for 2hrs. Then I received the "Looking for Drive" message. I rebooted once, ...
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What is the ideal public nxt.properties config file for a public facing node for NXT / Ardor?

I can't find a template for nxt.properties when running a public node. Is there a public template I can just copy and paste and make some adjustments for NXT / Ardor?
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How to allow/setup crypto transfers/payments on my website?

I'd like to learn how to allow end users on my website to pay for goods using cryptocurrency. Questions I have: 1 - How would I confirm the transaction has been received ? 2 - How would I confirm ...
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Why do I have to update my node version if I am up to date?

So a few months ago I unplugged my bitcoin node when it was running perfectly. So when I connected it again this week I had to let it sync to the blockchain again. Now you can see it's synced but I ...
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Does it possible to connect to remote node with RPC API?

Does it possible to connect to remote node with RPC API? I want to get address balances of massive addresses but I don't want to hold my own node because its size. How can i connect to remote node ...
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What kind of bug does bitcoin core possess that have to be replicated

In order to build a bitcoin client accepted by the current bitcoin nodes we to have to emulate the C++ code present in the bitcoin core client, with all its attributes even the bugs. For example the ...
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How could be useful the softforks field that provides the RPC command getblockchaininfo?

When I execute the command getblockchaininfo I see useful information but I don't understand how to be useful the information that is displayed through field softforks, the example below: bitcoin-cli ...
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How do bitcoin nodes agree who first mined ablock?

Once transactions are broadcast and a node starts working on a proof of work, and finds it, it broadcasts it to all other nodes for that block to be verified and added onto their blockchain. All nodes ...
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How can you trust Bitcoin nodes?

If you send send a transaction request to a node, what is to to ensure that node doesn't simply log your private key and do nothing? What is to stop the entry node from taking a transaction intended ...
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Why do two different fully synced Bitcoin Core nodes differ in the blockchain size?

The size_on_disk printed when executing getblockchaininfo is 1.2 GB smaller than other nodes are reporting at the same time/block. txindex=1 What could it be?? I've asked to other peers on twitter ...
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Public bitcoin node accessible to web code?

I want to connect to the bitcoin network and broadcast a transaction. I can't run my own bitcoin node on localhost because I'm in php on a web server (shared host), is there an internet-accessible ...
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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 node sync the whole bitcoin blockchain

So does a 2009 node sync the whole bitcoin blockchain and does the temporary split of 2013 have any impact on that?
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Noob question, how do nodes know about other nodes [duplicate]

I'm new to the p2p tech and I would like to figure out how it is working. How a new node knows ip addresses of other nodes, if there is no server? Writing classic software we usually hardcode a server ...
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How to determine the peer/node that created a transaction?

You're running your node and you receive a transaction from a peer, how do you determine if that peer created the transaction or if it is simply relaying the transaction. In other words, can you map ...
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Transaction propagation criteria vs mempool inclusion cirteria

Do Bitcoin nodes propagate every transaction or only transactions that meet certain criteria? For instance, a transaction with a fee of 0 won't necessarily get included into a block and it might even ...
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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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How to add a second user with SSH access to my Ubuntu PC running Bitcoin Core?

I have a friend who is interested in learning Bitcoin CLI, and I told him I would look into giving him access to my node - in a non-destructive way - perhaps testnet only ? Totally trust this person, ...
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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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Can we shutdown the Bitcoin blockchain?

I maybe wrong but what I think is the blockchain ledger exists as long as there are active nodes in the network. So can the Bitcoin blockchain be shutdown by shutting down power supply across the ...
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Do local nodes work across crypto types?

Newbie to all of this, hoping you can help with what is probably a "duh" question. I'll keep it brief, though: if I download the blockchain using the instructions given for the Bitcoin GUI, will I be ...
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How can I run a light (SPV) node on Linux?

I tried to sync the blockchain and, though I have ample free disk space (>500 GB on my computer, the chain is ~265) I've been having a hard time. So, how can I use an SPV node to send transactions and/...
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Is it possible to share blockchain data between multiple nodes?

I'm planning to create a Raspberry Pi Cluster in order to run several bitcoin nodes. Can I share parts of the ~/.bitcoin/ folder in order to not have to store the entire hundreds of GB for each of the ...
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Historical number of full nodes in Bitcoin

Is there anybody keeping historical data regarding the number of full nodes on the Bitcoin network? There is : https://getaddr.bitnodes.io/dashboard/?days=90 but it only shows data up to 90 days. ...
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I run a full node. Is there a desktop client to connect to this full node?

I run a full node on my Raspberry Pi at home. I want a desktop wallet that uses this full node. Not interested in using remote-x or xpra or setting up an electrum server.
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How do lightweight nodes and SPV wallets calculate balances?

Can they do it? Or they "talk" to a full node for that purpose and are used only for mining purposes? Thanks in advance for your answers.
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My bitcoint-qt client is crashing due to insufficient file descriptors repeatedly even after I set the ulimits to 65535

What are the exact resource requirements for a bitcoin-qt client. this is important and hard to find information. In virtualization world those things need to be understood. :) I am running a KDE 18....
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Where can I find a detailed network protocol spec? [duplicate]

I have been trying for a while to understand how the bitcoin network works, which I (kind of) do on a high level. However, all of the sources I read don't go into the details of the protocol that ...
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Running two nodes on the same network

Running multiple Bitcoin nodes on same network That post discussed it, but I need a little more help than that. I am not totally sure what to do with the config file and the add node. Where can I ...
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Can I connect to a node as read-only?

In my Electrum wallet I can open the Network Window and view Nodes I'm connected to. Here's an example: electrum4101870.fullhealth.net. I can also find public nodes at https://bitnodes.earn.com/nodes/...
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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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