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How Spectre tolerates spam transactions?

Spectre is a DAG based (directed acyclic graph) distributed ledger (a structure as an alternative to blockchain based distributed ledger). Is there any mechanism in Spectre to prevent sending spam ...
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How Bitcoin-Core does decide whether high fee during sendrawtransaction?

I am testing commands through Bitcoin testnet and Bitcoin Core. During the test, I intentionally attempted to create and broadcasts transactions by charging high fees.(1 BTC) During the final phase, ...
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Is Block 507570 a pure spam block?

I found Block 507570. There are only 51 transactions in this block but its size is almost maximal, there are 3,964 input adresses with exactly 0.0001 BTC. The sender paid only 10$ for 61,602 Bytes ...
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What's the best way to get rid of 1 satoshi dust?

I recently noticed an old address of mine had 1 satoshi sent to it in some dust spam transaction. The thought of this satoshi bloating the UTXO set for everyone bothers me. I'd like to "destroy" it, ...
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Who is spamming the bitcoin cash mempool and why?

When looking at the last hours of bitcoin cash (BCH/BCC) transactions I saw a massive increase in low(or no)-fee transactions: Usually the graph looks similar to the BTC case (see below), just ...
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How is spamming of the block chain discouraged by the Bitcoin protocol?

I have heard people imply that there are parties that want to spam the block chain for some reason, for example to get more support for higher blocks. How is spamming the block chain discouraged by ...
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How to actively measure mempool?

For research purposes, I want to send transactions to the Bitcoin network and measure when they are received (yes, I am aware of existing websites which have statistics about these averages, but they ...
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Question about spam attacks

From my understanding, an unconfirmed transaction can be accepted into the mempool provided that it has a fee that is generally at least 5460 satoshi, which is set as default in the current version of ...
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spam: Bitcoin address [closed]

Someone deposited money into my blockchain wallet but says I must check on my Bitcoin address spam. Where is that on Blockchain because it does not appear on my transactions.
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What if some group of people start sending small transactions from wallet to wallet just to make the blockchain bigger?

What if some government start using their computers to move the tiniest amount of Bitcoin possible, from wallet to wallet, just to make the blockchain REALLY big? Is this possible? And also, is it ...
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Why is the address 1MAdS7aPszWG4EYgBpbF9mnGUi5ChbMu8d sending me Bitcoins?

I'm receiving 1 satoshi today from an odd address. This account has been very consistent in creating spammy transactions that distribute 1 satoshi to a lot of account. Any one know what's going on ...
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Defeating email spam with Bitcoin

There was a paper somewhere proposing a scheme for filtering email spam with the use of Bitcoin micropayments. I can't remember where I saw it and can't find it now. Anybody knows about it?
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Why is Enjoy Sochi a malicious spam attack

I recently read the following thing on reddit: The two transactions for .00000001 BTC are a malicious spam attack. They were sent without fees, which means that if you wallet doesn't allow you ...
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Should there be a minimum transaction limit to prevent dust spam?

With all these reports of people receiving spam through dust transactions (e.g. Enjoy Sotchi, Bitwars etc) what would be the implications of setting a minimum transaction amount on the network? Why ...
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Could Bitcoin dust spam be effectively combatted by actually including it in the block-chain?

After reading this question I got interested in these mysterious spammers who sent satoshis randomly. For what I read, here's been plenty of discussion about this, mainly at Bitcoin talk (discussions ...
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Is it possible to transmit a tx over the network that does not go into the blockchain?

Can I somehow create a transaction that is broadcasted over the bitcoin network but will not go into a block? Might be handy for SatoshiDice like confirmations. edit: What I have in mind is ...
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Fee height vs. TX value - limit?

Is there a particular reason fees higher than the transaction volume are allowed? What about imposing this: Smallest output must be at least 10 times the fee. Might reduce Spamdice transactions (...