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When a block is “discovered” how is the nonce determined?

I know that a block is based on a random number called a nonce, but if that number is random and unknown to the miner, how is that number actually verified as the correct nonce and not some arbitrary ...
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Is there a way to prove ownership of a transaction?

Is it possible to prove that you are the sender in a transaction? Prove this to 3rd-parties, not only the receiver.
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Can each Bitcoin and Satoshi be uniquely identified?

I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that BitCoins have an "address", so they can be uniquely identified. What I want to know is: Does each Satoshi have it's own unique identity? How is the identity ...
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Would it be possible to provide a downloadable blockchain that is updated and verified by a mass of people?

As of November 2012, the blockchain is nearly 3 GB in size with a near-linear growth of about 500 MB/month (cut from exponential growth by the hard-coded block size limit, I guess). I want to install ...
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How can transactions be verified without the private key?

Trying to get my head around her royal Bitcoin here... I understand that blocks of transactions are broadcast to the network, and that miners verify that the BC is 'spendable' by trawling the ...
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Transaction verification by miner VS full node with & without SegWit

I'm trying to fill a few gaps in my understanding of transaction verification and would appreciate any insight. Without SegWit Miners broadcast new blocks which contain the signature(s) with every ...
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Verification of transaction once trasaction is broadcasted

I have few doubts regarding verification of transaction and am trying to find answers from last few days. I agree similar post exist in this portal but I am not getting satisfactory answer for my ...
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What exactly is checked at various -checklevel's?

The standard bitcoin-qt/bitcoind client has an option -checklevel which purports to perform various checks on the block data stored on disk. Is there current documentation (other than the source) ...
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Ethereum - how is the output of a contract computation verified? [closed]

This may be as simple as a pointer to some place in the docs I've missed, but how/where is the output of a contract's computation checked, or assured against a malicious miner with an intentionally ...
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What is “Verifying last 288 blocks at level 3”?

Upon every start of bitcoind, I see the following in de debug log: Verifying last 288 blocks at level 3 come up. At this point, no new blocks have been downloaded and the block chain was 100% up to ...
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What is the point of comparing sha256 of downloaded file with published on the same website code? [closed]

Some websites publish sha256 to check authenticity of downloaded file. I suppose this is to protect against man-in-the-middle attack - that my file was not altered during download. What prevents man-...
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Verifying a legitimate version of bitaddress.org on Windows

How can I make sure I am accessing (online) or have downloaded (as an HTML file or from GitHub) a legitimate, trustworthy version of bitaddress.org? In other words, how can I make sure no hacker has ...
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Do mined coins show up on blockchain explorers and can the balance of the addresses that mined the coins be seen?

Somebody wants to do a deal for a bitcoin transaction but when proof of the coins is required they say that the coins will not show up on blockchain.info as they were "mined coins". Is this really ...
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Solving a block and verification of transactions [duplicate]

My understanding of mining is that the reason an award of Bitcoin comes along with the solving of the current block is to give people incentive to actually try to solve the block. My understanding is ...
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Using blockchain to publish downloadable software verification codes

What is the point of comparing sha256 of downloaded file with published on the same website code? Why can't developers of currencies publish file version and sha256 hash on blockchain as alias or ...
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Why do I have to deposit BTC as missing turnover

I accidently transferred BTC to a non existing wallet. The wallet is now being created and I have to activate and verify it. To activate and verify I have to deposit 4,9 BTC. Is that how it works? Why ...