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What are tainted coins exactly?

I've come across the term of a tainted coin several times now. I understand that coins, or better, the origin of a coin can be traced throughout the blockchain. I've read that bitcoins can be ...
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Can miners reject transactions from an address?

It is alleged that the stolen Bitstamp coins are in this address. In theory, could miners agree to reject all transactions from this address? And if so, would all miners need to agree or just more ...
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Procedure for calculating taint?

I'd like to understand taint analysis quantitatively. offers a service that will calculate taint, but I've found no good explanation for how taint is calculated. The best (and only) ...
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