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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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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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Where did Staoshi 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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What exactly were the novel contributions of Bitcoin?

When Satoshi Nakamoto published the original white paper describing the Bitcoin protocol, they referenced Hashcash and B-money. B-money is a proposal for an electronic cash protocol, similar to ...
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Did Satoshi ever acknowledge that his name was a pseudonym?

I am curious if Satoshi publicly acknowledged that he was concealing his real name, or if he actually claimed that was his real name. Like the title says, did Satoshi ever publicly acknowledge that ...
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how does the creator of Bitcoin get paid?

Is the exchange the only people making money of the purchasing of bitcoin or is the creator profiting as well?
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Can anyone delineate a phrase in the Satosh's white paper?: limiting the minimum practical transaction size

Can anyone explain what the phrase below, from the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper, means? Introduction The cost of mediation increases transaction costs, limiting the minimum practical transaction ...
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Did Satoshi transfer several bitcoin domains before disappearing?

Wikipedia Satoshi's page says that: Nakamoto continued to collaborate with other developers on the bitcoin software until mid-2010. Around this time, he handed over control of the source code ...
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Are there any other anonymous developers like Satoshi Nakamoto and BCNext that abandoned their project?

I'm doing some research on anonymous developers in the crypto currency space. Satoshi Nakamoto was the first to create a crypto currency and then vanish from existence. Another one was BCNext that ...
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Why is Poisson instead of Negative Binomial used for computing attacker's potential progress?

In chapter 11 of the Satoshi's paper it is claimed that: The recipient waits until the transaction has been added to a block and z blocks have been linked after it. He doesn't know the exact ...
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did Satoshi anticipate large pools?

Is there any statement about the design of Bitcoin alluding to dealing with large pools controlling a good part of the network? while it is true that pools can compete and people can "vote" by ...
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Why does Satoshi's public key have the uid "BuZz Spacedout"

This is more of a historical question about bitcoin than a technical question. Hope that's okay... Does anyone happen to know why the public key numbered: pub 1024D/5EC948A1 2008-10-30 ...
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Did Satoshi Nakamoto Really Publish A Second Paper In December, 2015?

http://bitcoinnewschannel.com/2015/12/27/page-2-of-the-hash-tube-signature-scheme-credited-to-satoshi-nakamoto/ The guys working at this site claimed that Satoshi Nakamoto sent them a paper titled (...
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Is there any concrete evidence that Wright & Kleiman were involved or not involved in the creation of Bitcoin?

Is there any cryptographically verifiable evidence that one or both Wright & Kleiman were or were not involved with the Satoshi Nakamoto character? Looking for information related to Bitcoin keys,...
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Supposedly 'Satoshi' was found in Australia… is there any way to verify this? [duplicate]

So far I can't tell what's true about all this. It also seems like it'd be easy for someone to claim to be the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. I've only seen information about this from main stream ...
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Wouldn't it be better to have used Java for Bitcoin Core? Is there a good cryptocurrency that went with Java from scratch? [closed]

Java is sooooooo much easier than C++. Wondering why in 2008 people decided to go with C++ instead. Was it because Satoshi only knew C++? And to compliment this question, is there a noticeable ...
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Satoshi's IP address(es)?

Does anyone know Satoshi Nakamoto's IP address(es)? The forums he posted on should be able to figure that out. He posted on p2pfoundation.org, bitcointalk.org, and the cryptography mail archive.
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Was this message written by Satoshi?

the program i am writing to parse the bitcoin blockchain got stuck on block 251718. i hadn't yet implemented support for some of the opcodes in the txout script for tx 24 and i'm now in the process of ...
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How to identify large block of coins referenced in this article, reportedly mined by Nakamoto?

This article refers to a large block of Bitcoins mined in 2009, potentially by Nakamoto. What's the best way of identifying which block of Bitcoins are referenced in the article?
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How did Satoshi manage to mine so many bitcoins being the first user of the system?

I'm just learning about Bitcoin and if I understand its conception properly, mining bitcoins means validation of transactions by computing a hash which should satisfy some preset condition. In other ...
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Satoshi's final statement

I read some articles about Satoshi's history and stumbled upon this one: No one knows what Satoshi is up to, but one of the last emails he sent to a software developer, dated April 23 2011, said “I’...
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How many coins does Satoshi have? [duplicate]

There are rumors that the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, currently possess as much as 1.5m bitcoins. What are the steps involved to determine / guess how many coins Satoshi has?
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