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What is the cheapest Cash-to-Bitcoin Service? [closed]

There seems to be a few services to purchase bitcoins from out there, as in bitinstant, MtGox,, etc. I would like to know if someone has looked around to find the one with the cheapest ...
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Where can I register a domain and pay with bitcoins? [closed]

Where can I register a domain name and pay with bitcoins? (The question is about usual domain names, not .bit maintained by the namecoin network.)
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Ubuntu Linux -- How do I start bitcoind as a service to run automatically?

I've got a bunch of other services set up to boot automatically when my Ubuntu server starts (services like wicd-daemon and VPN), but I can't figure out how to set up the bitcoin daemon (bitcoind) to ...
Christopher Steffen's user avatar
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Where is a comprehensive list of websites for getting free bitcoins?

Up till now I know two websites where one can get free bitcoins: Is there a comprehensive ...
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What are some good ways of marketing a Bitcoin related service to Bitcoin users?

What is a brief summary of some good ways of promoting a Bitcoin related service? This could include: Bitcoin Service Directories Forums Advertising Mailing Lists ??? The target audience is people ...
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How can I "redeem" a private key without downloading a client?

Let's say that I have generated some private keys offline and use them for my savings. For my spending money I prefer to use an online wallet instead of downloading the client. Is there any service ...
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Is it safe to run bitcoind on another server

I'm making first, rough concepts of some ideas for bitcoin-enabled services I have in mind. One thing that I wonder is, is there a best-practise approach on running bitcoind on another server that ...
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What is the story behind Bitcoinica?

Bitcoinica was a very popular service when it was operating. What is the story behind it - when was it started, what did it offer, and what hurdles did it face?
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Are there any active Bitcoin leveraged trading platforms available?

For awhile Bitcoinica was a very popular leveraged trading service, but it got hacked and closed down. Are there any more services like that still functioning in the Bitcoin ecosystem?
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How to decode messages embedded with btcmsg?

btcmsg seems to be using proprietary software to encode and decode messages in the blockchain. Did they expose their algorithm? If they shut down tomorrow, how can someone decode messages he stored ...
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How can I get more than 1 BTC on testnet?

The only way I know of to get testnet coins is through faucets such as the following.
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Could bitcoins be used to filter spam?

I would like filter spam in a way that people have to pay a very small amount of bitcoins to prioritize very good things or to kill very poor things, to make less casual environment and to encourage ...
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Thin command line-capable client for Linux

I need to set up linux server for web service that could generate bitcoin addresses and check the balance on them, etc (basically, receive payments in BTC). And I do not want to use third-party online ...
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What is the story behind MyBitcoin?

The name of MyBitcoin eWallet comes up quite often here and there. What is the story behind it and the attack on it they claimed occurred?
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Are there actually merchant services for "outgoing" processing?

I read this extremely informative QA: My raw transaction destroyed 0.0284377 BTC. What did I do wrong? For those of us new to the BTC universe, there can be confusion between BTC, exchanges, wallet ...
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