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how a system based on a blockchain would deal with exponential growth of informations carried in it?

I was reading this article about the difference between a blockchain and centralized servers and a question came up to my mind: if I understand well the difference stands in the fact that in a ...
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Why are transactions not used for signalling?

Currently miners can signal for certain BIP proposals. But users cannot signal, that's why they need to indirectly force miners to vote for them, using UASF's. But why are transactions not used for ...
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Will the Liquid sidechain be open to any user?

With the recent start of the private beta of Liquid, the first sidechain is now in production on the Bitcoin network. One of the features advertised is: User Control – Users can hold their ...
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How do I get my Bit coin balance to restore on my new phone?

My phone broke and is unusable and I am new to the whole bit coin service. I switched phones and downloaded the bit coin wallet how do I get my balance back?
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Beginning 2017 what estimate of individuals own bitcoin?

How many different individuals in the world own bitcoin? I.e. John owns .5btc, Michelle 300btc, Al 4000btc : the answer would be 3. I am interested in the percent of the global population that owns ...
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How many people own crypto currencies?

Is there an estimate on how many people in total own some cryptocurrencies? How is this distributed among bitcoin and altcoins?
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Is mining difficulty leveling out (Spring 2015)? How does this affect the economics of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin mining difficulty has been through some interesting ups and downs lately. (I've supplied snapshots below to give context for future readers) Considering its long history of pretty much only ...
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Estimated amount of Bitcoin users [duplicate]

I am writing a Business plan and attempting to make some financial projections based upon the population of bitcoin users, has anyone publicly produced any estimate as of 2014 of how many active users ...
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Does anyone know which country has the most bitcoins?

I was wondering if there is any stats out there that tell you how many bitcoins a country is holding. I want to make a presentation so i can persuade people to buy bitcoins, but i want to make sure ...
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Is there a way to estimate total number of bitcoin users/wallets? [duplicate]

I was looking at Bitcoin Wiki. It estimated 60,000 users (Sep 2011) based on counting the number of bitcoin clients connected to the network in the last 24 hours. Another possible estimate could ...
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Demographics on Bitcoin users?

Speaking with a large group about Bitcoins lately, I noticed that most people there came to like Bitcoins for different reasons. The shady ppl wanted drugs, the accountants wanted to avoid taxes, the ...
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How to get statistics about Bitcoin users?

Because each Bitcoin user can operate multiple Bitcoin clients and wallets, and not every user runs the client constantly, it seems very difficult to gather data about the Bitcoin community. It's ...
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Any statistics on usage of Bitcoins by region or country?

I would like to know if there are any statistics on turnover of Bitcoins for each country in the world. A very rough way would be to get a statistic on which traffic to Bitcoin.org by country.
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What are some of the things that would make bitcoin better and more accepted?

More trade... more trust... more btc 'banks'...? It is such a great system. It just needs to go main stream. Any thoughts?
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Could speculation some day rise bitcoin to the moon? [closed]

I saw too many questions about bitcoin losing value. But in my view, 21 million bitcoins is relatively less money (ie., units) than other currencies. Why wouldn't Bitcoin's value rise simply due to ...
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Are there statistics on how Bitcoin holdings are spread among addresses?

I'm aware an address can belong to multiple people, and one person can have multiple addresses. Still, I'd like to assume the number of accounts per person is O(1) on average. Are there statistics on ...
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How can you tell how many users Bitcoin has?

Impossible to answer accurately, but I suppose one could come up with educated guesses and ballpark figures from the number of nodes on the network, or number of users on popular wallet services.
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Is there data on the geographic distribution of bitcoin users?

If you are a company wanting to adopt bitcoin as a payment method or an academic wanting to study the bitcoin market it is important to know as much as possible about the bitcoin users. Since bitcoin ...