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Very old Bitcoin Wallet

What I am going to share with you will make you very surprised. I will quickly jump in to the topic as I need some help here. I have one of the oldest wallet key from 2009 Dec. I used to play an MMO ...
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How many ways are there to Read Satoshi era Wallets?

I've come acrossed a few - running the original Satoshi v.0.1.0 through v.0.1.5 Clients all the way up to Satoshi v.0.7.x - I believe all of these can read Original Satoshi Wallet.dat(s) - I have a ...
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What was Bitcoin's Supply in the Pre-Alpha Release? (posted by Cryddit on Bitcointalk in 2013)

So I'm doing some research into this Bitcoin code that apparently pre-dates the first release of Bitcoin v0.01 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=382374.0 There's a lot of differences in this ...
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How Much Bitcoin Does Satoshi Have?

How can we calculate all Satoshi Bitcoin holdings? I know about the genesis address 1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa and then there are lots of mining addreses When did he stopped mining, sending ...
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What Satoshi Nakomoto quotes are there in relation to forks and altcoins?

What Satoshi Nakomoto quotes are there in relation to: forks of Bitcoin? forks in general? altcoin/similar projects? Here I mean forks that form distinct new coins/ecosystems, not in relation to ...
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How did peer discovery work in Bitcoin v0.1?

Nowadays there are DNS seeds and hardcoded IP addresses, but back in the day when Satoshi released Bitcoin v0.1, how did new nodes connect to the rest of the network? My initial thought was that the ...
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Where was the term "coinbase" first coined, who first used it?

The white paper doesn't mention the term "coinbase" (in reference to the reward transaction). I see the first version of the software main.cpp does: // First transaction must be coinbase,...
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Are satoshis private keys easier to find than modern ones (given proper security in both cases)?

I read that back then, you had entropies of 128 bit instead of 256. Like 12 vs 24 word mnemonic seed phrases. Are their wallets easier to brute force than other ones?
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Delay time for the second block of Bitcoin blockchain

According to the data stored in the blockchain, the genesis block is mined at Jan 03, 2009. The second block is mined at Jan 09, 2009, 6:24:25 AM. Which is 6 days later. At first, it seems rational to ...
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Early version of bitcoin and poker

How can we locate the code for an online poker game in version 0.1.0 of Bitcoin, which multiple articles on the internet claim was included by Satoshi Nakamoto? Furthermore, how can we verify that ...
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How did Satoshi Nakamoto create the first Bitcoin? The Genesis Block

How did Satoshi Nakamoto create the first Bitcoin? I have never read any statement where he recommends specific tools like CGMiner. You can't mine with the Bitcoin Core software. Actually, Bitcoin ...
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Why is there a 5 days gap between genesis and block 1?

I remember reading somewhere that it was because Satoshi wanted to make sure everyone had time to download the client and setup everything, but now that I think about it I’m not satisfied with this ...
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What was the bug for the Bitcoin value overflow in 2010?

In 2010, there was an incident of value overflow on Bitcoin. I am not a developer, but I want to know what the bug was in more detail. #1 is the only answer I found online, and #2-3 are my attempts to ...
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Did the Bitcoin network reduce spam?

In an 2008-11-03 email, Satoshi Nakamoto hypothesized that Bitcoin could actually reduce spam by making botnets more valuable for being part of the Bitcoin network than spamming: The Bitcoin network ...
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How did we know that Satoshi Nakamoto has one million bitcoin?

As I know there is no known bitcoin wallet belongs to Satoshi Nakamoto. So how did we know that Satoshi Nakamoto owns between 750000 and 1100000 bitcoin?
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Is bitcoin script necessary?

satoshi created bitcoin script which is the language that the bitcoin client uses to handle most of the operations such as sending or verifying transactions. was it necessary to have another language ...
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How do we know that Bitcoin supply is actually capped at 21 million?

Everyone says that the Bitcoin supply is capped at 21 million. But how did everybody come to this number? In Nakamoto's paper, I could not find this number. Can someone explain where it is or how we ...
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What were "atoms" in Bitcoin-0.1.0?

Satoshi's first implementation of Bitcoin had a kind of internal marketplace as well. In that part of the code, Atoms are "added" and "propagated" but I'm having a hard time ...
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Satoshi's coding quality

I have little knowledge about C++, so I want to ask two questions from "expert" (C++) programmers here: Why Satoshi wrote Bitcoin in C++ and not in (for example) C language? any technical ...
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Why do early blocks contain OP_PUSHBYTES instructions in the coinbase input?

Early blocks contain OP_PUSHBYTES sequences in the coinbase input ScriptSig: Block 1: OP_PUSHBYTES_4 ffff001d OP_PUSHBYTES_1 04 Block 2: OP_PUSHBYTES_4 ffff001d OP_PUSHBYTES_1 0b Block 3: ...
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Bitcoin Whitepaper - Details of digital signature used in transactions

I have read the whitepaper a few times now, I just want to know precisely what Satoshi meant by 'digitally signing a hash of the previous transaction and the public key of the next owner and adding ...
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What was Satoshi's approach/sample code for implementation of web apps?

A quote from satoshi on the bitcointalk server, May 26 2010: I'm also recommending this approach for the implementation of web apps. I just posted some sample code showing a suggested way of ...
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Did Satoshi invent UTXOs?

Did Satoshi invent the UTXO model (the concept of "unspent transaction outputs" that are spent fully when invoked, leaving new UTXOs and "change"), or was the UTXO model based on ...
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Did Satoshi make any kind of "farewell speech" before leaving?

As I understand it, Satoshi has not posted anything online for many years now. Exactly when the last time was is apparently fuzzy. Assuming that he didn't die (or was murdered), would he not have made ...
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Major changes to Bitcoin since original paper

Is there a history of the major changes/additions (as well as perhaps major proposals) to Bitcoin since the original paper by Satoshi? I realize of course that one can read through the BIPs and ...
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What prior work influenced the design of the Bitcoin instruction set?

The "Script" system used by Bitcoin transactions is commonly described as a Forth-like, stack-based language. What prior work influenced the design and layout of the Script instruction set? ...
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Why were OP_RESERVED, OP_RESERVED1, and OP_RESERVED2 originally reserved?

Since the earliest public release of Bitcoin, OP_RESERVED, OP_RESERVED1, and OP_RESERVED2 have been defined at 0x50 (80), 0x89 (137), and 0x8a (138), respectively. Why? The intended purpose of all the ...
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Copyright claim to Bitcoin Whitepaper

As you might know Craig W.(rong) is currently trying to «get» ownership over the BTC Whitepaper. I know this venture might seem ridiculous and harmless, but I believe it can be dangerous because of it'...
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Can satoshi nakamoto change bitcoin

If I understand correctly, Satoshi Nakamoto (or any cryptocurrency creator) can change things in Bitcoin, like supply limit, halving, etc. My question is: How is Bitcoin decentralized if Satoshi ...
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Verify Bitcoin ownership

I saw a recent article supporting Craig Wright's claim to being Satoshi Nakamoto. Other articles about him suggest that most of the community believes he's a scammer, and not actually Nakamoto. The ...
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Did Satoshi Nakamoto (in his blogs or the whitepaper) forecast that mining pools would exist?

Mining pools are common today where users pool their resources together and share profits accordingly. Such pools today can account for significant proportions of a network's hash power and they're ...
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Where can I find the technical discussion between Satoshi and other contributors in the sourceforge website?

Where I can find the technical discussion between Satoshi and other contributors in the sourceforge website? I read the book of Satoshi in spanish and really excited about his comprehension of the ...
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What actually caps Bitcoin's supply at 21 million?

I have seen everywhere that the total BTC supply is permanently capped at 21 million. I understand blockchain, cryptography, SHA256, etc... generally, but where/what is actually capping the supply at ...
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Which opcodes where disabled by Satoshi Nakamoto for cve 2010 5137

Lot of opcodes where disabled over the years. But which opcodes where disabled Satoshi himself and specifically for the any one can spend any coin bug?
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Where did Satoshi Nakamoto state that bitcoin is gold or digital gold?

I'm confronted by someone who states that Satoshi Nakamoto never compared Bitcoin to gold in the monetary sense (not about mining). However, I'm sure that I recall a quote from Satoshi stating Bitcoin ...
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When did Satoshi Nakamoto release Bitcoin v.0.1 to the public? 08 Jan 09 or 09 Jan 09?

Many websites say Satoshi Nakamoto released Bitcoin on 09 Jan 2009 (Source 1) (Source 2) (Source 3). After looking through the Satoshi Archive, it seems to have been released on 08 Jan 2009 (Source). ...
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Was the first full node IP address Satoshi's and how did shim hide it?

It is not surprising that people assume Satoshi used ToR when scouring the internets however if my understanding is correct in order for someone to run a full node they need to provide their IP ...
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How did Nakamoto untraceably pay for registering bitcoin.org?

Wikipedia says "Nakamoto created a website with the domain name bitcoin.org" and "transferred several related domains", while bitcoin.org says it was "originally registered ...
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Do サトシ (Satoshi) or ナカモト (Nakamoto) mean anything in Japanese?

Do サトシ (Satoshi) and ナカモト (Nakamoto) have any special meaning in Japanese? For example, the last name "Smith" or "Miller" refers to a blacksmith or grain miller, respectively.
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If someone wanted to pretend to be Satoshi by posting a fake signature to defraud people how could they?

If a random fraudster wanted to post a bunch of mysterious ECDSA signatures that the public would believe came from Bitcoin's creator, in order to disrupt the Bitcoin market, extract money from people,...
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Satoshi Nakamoto's Transaction Chain Diagram Hash Value

In Satoshi Nakamoto's diagram: The line coming from transaction block 1 and going the the "Hash" label in transaction block 2 appears to represent the hash of the entire transaction block (Owner 1's ...
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What are all the small transactions in Satoshi's address?

I read that Satoshi never moved or spent his coins, so I expected to see his address stay unchanged since mined. But it looks like there are lots of small transactions: e.g. in the first address there ...
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Can old coins be banned by a soft fork?

Satoshi Nakamoto is supposed to own 1.000.000 bitcoins on a thousands of wallets, and most of them are untouched since early blocks. This stake can potentially flood the market, so miners could ...
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Can a Bitcoin ( or any other cryptocurrency ) be compromised with a large botnet/s?

I'm new to cryptocurrencies, so I recently read the paper from the Satoshi Nakamoto ( link is here ) to know a little bit more about the Bitcoin.And I saw this statement: What is needed is an ...
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Why did Satoshi not choose for Segwit?

I know that the very early version of the Bitcoin code had a lot of advanced features, and was already very mature. But Segwit (storing signatures separately from the transactions in the block) is a ...
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When was the paper of bitcoin announced?

When examining about this, it is said that many are November 1, 2008, but on the other hand, there are sites that are on October 31st. Which one is correct?
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Have the early mined coins been moved/transacted?

Has anyone done an analysis of the early coins mined by Satoshi and Hal Finney? Have those coins been moved/spent/transacted? I wonder whether Satoshi has been cashing in on his collection or does he ...
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Why was the maximum target set to 0xffff0000000...?

Is there any specific reason why the initial target was set to this: 00000000ffff0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Why not the maximum value for a 256 bit number: ...
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Did Satoshi know since its publication all the applications that the blockchain would enable?

Or he only thought about Bitcoin?
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Who added the 21 million limit to Bitcoin?

After reading the white paper of Satoshi Nakamoto. The white paper does not mention anything about a limit of money supply. I think I have read somewhere mentioned the name, but unfortunately I cannot ...
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