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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 is the specification for bitcoin block-chain mining?

1.) Who wrote the rule book and where is it stored? 2.) Is it stored in a block chain? 3.) Who said bitcoin could hard-fork? 4.) What if some bitcoin holders don't want a hard fork?
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Who can change the code governing how much of BTC is released?

I understand that BTC's will be continually released by the year 2040, when it will reach 21M coins. Actual numbers don't really matter, but I'm interested in who has the power to change this rule. Is ...
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What exactly does censorship resistance mean?

What features are needed for censorship resistant blockchain? In what situation can you say it's not censorship resistant?
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Bitcoin script stack numbers format

On bitcoin wiki site I cant found this specification: *The stacks hold byte vectors. When used as numbers, byte vectors are interpreted as little-endian variable-length integers with the most ...
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Are transaction ids always the same length?

Do all bitcoin transaction ids (hashes) have the same length? I guess it's defined somewhere here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Protocol_specification but still I couldn't find it.
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How does bitcoind find p2p hosts? [duplicate]

I read the bitcoin references but I can't find a description regarding how bitcoin clients find other host in the p2p network. Would you please tell me?
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Is there a precise open specification for the peercoin protocol?

I searched for an open specification of the peercoin protocol (more precise than the white paper) and I couldn't find one. Is it possible to find something similar to the bitcoin protocol ...
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coin specifications values in source code

I am new to Bitcoins. I wanted to know the specifications of coins inside source code. Can any one tell me, * What are those functions and variable which are responsible to get and set the coin ...
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Best place to read about the algorithms and protocols underlying bitcoin? [closed]

I haven't been able to find a whitepaper or technical spec detailing the bitcoin algorithms and protocols. Google is flooded with too much hand-wavy nonsense. Can someone point me in the right ...
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How is a Ripple address constructed?

How is a Ripple address constructed? Is it similar to how a Bitcoin address works albeit with a different net byte, or are there some more differences?
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Which version of the JSON-RPC protocol does Bitcoin use?

I would like to get some clarification on which version of the JSON-RPC protocol does Bitcoin use? 1.0 or 2.0?