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Where is a comprehensive list of websites for getting free bitcoins?

Up till now I know two websites where one can get free bitcoins: http://www.bitvisitor.com/ https://freebitcoins.appspot.com http://freebitco.in http://takefreebitcoin.com/ Is there a comprehensive ...
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Is there a Bitcoin exchange comparison site (fees, details) like distrowatch.com or http://cmsmatrix.org/?

Is there anybody that knows of a site that does a fairly thorough comparison of all currently active exchanges, and their fees especially. Like there is distrowatch.com and cmsmatrix.org. The ...
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Where can I register a domain and pay with bitcoins? [closed]

Where can I register a domain name and pay with bitcoins? (The question is about usual domain names, not .bit maintained by the namecoin network.)
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Which Bitcoin-powered gambling sites are "provably fair"?

Through the spread of Bitcoin for the purposes of online gambling, the concept of "provably fair" games came more into the limelight. Which of the Bitcoin-powered gambling websites are provably fair? ...
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What is GLBSE? How does one use it?

What is the Bitcoin Global Stock Exchange? How can one use it effectively?
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Are there any poker websites that accept bitcoins?

I would think that bitcoins would be a great fit for websites that allow for gambling, and with Texas Hold 'em being such a big card game it seems that a Hold 'em site might allow players to use ...
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What are the most respectable Bitcoin news websites?

Which blogs or websites are the most respected in the community to bring everyone up-to-date with the Bitcoin-related news? I'm not talking about the forums, as the sheer volume of messages are ...
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Where can I find a list of merchants who accept bitcoins?

Is there a list of merchants who accept bitcoins?
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Are there any services hosting Bitcoin-related ads for websites?

Say one owns a Bitcoin-specific website and they want to get some ad revenue for Bitcoin-related ads. Are there any websites that host such ads and provide the necessary code for displaying and ...
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Testnet eWallet?

Is there any eWallet available that works on the TestNet? I want to test some payments and so forth and sometimes I want to have an access to an online wallet, so I don't need to hassle with ...
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Is there a solid "Bitcoin Bank" yet?

Once MyBitcoin was thought to be a "solid bitcoin bank". Then it was hacked and a lot of people lost a lot of money there. Is there another, secure alternative for storing Bitcoins except storing ...
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A list of trusted Bitcoin websites?

Is there some trusted website that maintains a list of Bitcoin-related websites and their reputation? For example, if I wanted to check if betsofbitco.in is a legitimate websites (it pays rewards ...
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Running Bitcoin on command-line-only system

I want to run a Bitcoin client on a command-line-only system (Amazon EC2). Is there some specific command-line parameters I should use in order to run the main client without the GUI, or will it run ...
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Is there a way to accept bitcoin payments and verify the identity of the people who paid without asking for any other information?

I have a website and I am considering supporting bitcoins, but I would like to do this without asking the users to log in nor give me their email or details before buying. Is there a way to accept ...
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How can a website detect when bitcoins have been deposited?

If I want to have a website that can credit bitcoins to a user's account when they deposit bitcoins, how can I have the website automatically detect when the bitcoins have been received into to the ...
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How can I process Bitcoin transactions in my store?

What merchant solutions are available to integrate Bitcoin in an online store? Is there a wiki page that describes the different merchant solutions? Note - This question was originally asked ...
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Is there a Trading API that spans multiple independent sites, preferably from open source websites?

To experiment a little with automatic trading I'm looking for a trading api (like mtgox has) which is used on multiple independent websites so that if one goes under that I then don't have to redo my ...
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Is the new Google Compute Engine suitable (and affordable) for running a bitcoind instance?

Google just recently (at Google I/O 2012) announced their new cloud product, the Google Compute Engine. I don't really understand what it is exactly but I heard it's basically some sort of VPS service....
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What is the story behind Bitcoinica?

Bitcoinica was a very popular service when it was operating. What is the story behind it - when was it started, what did it offer, and what hurdles did it face?
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What is the story behind Tradehill?

Tradehill used to be an important Bitcoin exchange, but it was closed earlier this year due to losing a lot of money to their payment processor. What is the full story behind Tradehill?
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Bitcoin-related bounties

What is the most common way for one to announce new Bitcoin-related bounties in the community? Is there some website that mediates in the process, or is everything done through the Bitcoin forum?
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What exactly is "privatekeys.pw"?

Today, I stumbled upon this bizarre website: https://privatekeys.pw/ Bitcoin Private Keys Directory The FAQ makes no sense at all and doesn't explain what it is about whatsoever. What could they be ...
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Do forum or website exist where can buy things not usually sold with bitcoin?

Something like "wanted" classified advertisements is needed. Silk Road only sell offensive merchandise, no method to post wanted ads. Interested in purchase electronics, other legal unobjectionable ...
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Easiest way to set up non computer-literate person with Bitcoin

What would be the easiest/quickest way to get somebody who isn't computer-literate set up to have the ability to transfer money to me via Bitcoin? Also, Bitcoin touts that it is anonymous. Is it any ...
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Is there an application or a site grouping addresses by user graphically?

Addresses can be grouped as belonging to the same user (or, better, same "account") by grouping together the addresses that participate as inputs to a single transaction, and doing it transitively. ...
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Is it possible to give a public read only access to a Bitcoin account?

Is it possible to give a public read only access to a Bitcoin account using the Bitcoin client? For example if for an non-profit organisation it can be useful to have read only access to it's Bitcoin ...
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What sort of service is Bitcoinica?

What sort of service is Bitcoinica (or was before it was closed)?
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Are there any revenue sharing blog websites that pay out in Bitcoin? [closed]

There are plenty of revenue-sharing blog websites out there (ie they share advertising revenue with the bloggers) but it would make a lot of sense for payments to be made out in Bitcoin, as ...
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Is there a list of established sites that have started accepting Bitcoin?

Cross posted to Reddit. I believe the Trade page mostly has new sites, not a lot of existing ones. To me, any existing, established site that goes Bitcoin is worth more than ten new Bitcoin-accepting ...
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How should webapps handle addresses/wallets?

There is a ton of bitcoin information, but it's hard to find up to date best practices for making webapps. I am very comfortable making secure webapps, and I'd like to start some bitcoin related ...
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What is the state of Witcoin?

There used to be a forum site called Witcoin. It was interesting in that in order to post, you'd have to pay bitcoins, and when someone replied or upvoted, you made bitcoins. The site went away. ...
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What is the official website for Bitcoin?

What is the official website for bitcoin? bitcoin.com or bitcoin.org Are other websites linked to bitcoin? What about bitcoin.info, bitcoin.help, crypto.com, blockchain.com?
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Which notable Bitcoin-related sites offer referral rewards? [closed]

TradeHill used to offer a referral bonus when you got other people to sign up with your link, and there are a couple other sites that offer similar rewards for referrals. Which notable Bitcoin-related ...
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Bitcoin Dictionary

Is there a website that aggregates all technical and jargon terms used by the Bitcoin community? In other words, is there some compact reference guide that could serve as a "Bitcoin Dictionary"?
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What is the btc.to address shortening algorithm?

How does the btc.to address shortening algorithm work? Is is a deterministic algorithm, that is, it can be reproduced on other websites with the same results, or are the results specific to the ...
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Is there a way to use a webservice for `createrawtransaction`?

createrawtransaction is a bitcoin-cli command that generates a raw transaction given one or more transaction ids and a list of Outputs, which are the destination amounts that will receive the funds. ...
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Support sending bitcoins using webpage URL? [duplicate]

Are there any Bitcoin clients or services that support sending bitcoins to a HTTP(S) URL instead of having to enter a Bitcoin address directly? (e.g. for donations) Webmasters could include their ...
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Guidelines for creating a PHP driven web app for redeeming Bitcoin coupons

I would like to issue Bitcoin coupons with a given USD value. The redeeming web app should accept the coupon pin-code and a Bitcoin address and transfer bitcoins to that address according to the ...
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What is the value of these bitcoin certifications that have popped up recently?

Are bitcoin related certifications viewed favorably amongst the bitcoin community? I work in a related field and I am interested in pursuing a certification to distinguish myself, but I'm not sure how ...
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What is a good place to ask for bitcoin to fund a scientific project? [closed]

I have a great idea for an invention, but I am currently limited to purchasing parts for building a prototype of it with bitcoins. Unfortunately, I do not have that many bitcoins and need a way to ask ...
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Are coinbase.com purchases effectively bitcoin futures?

I just purchased 0.1 BTC from coinbase with a bank transfer. Coinbase informed me that the transaction would take 4 business days to complete. So I don't have any bitcoins yet, but Coinbase promises ...
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What is the Bitcoin Friday?

Recently the Bitcoin Friday event was announced. What is it all about?
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Block Explorer, which fields are reversed, and which are the same as in a raw block dump?

Recently I'm trying to properly recreate the genesis block in my low-level application. To do this, I use the Block Explorer to get the proper values for different fields, but at times it can be very ...
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How do wallet-devs profit?

As far as I know there are several e-wallet services for Bitcoin that provide same standard integrated API service functionality for users. I am curious about where are they finding benefits in this? ...
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What is AuroraMine?

I'm a teaching assistant for a 2nd year undergrad computer science course, and one of my students started talking to me about bitcoin (which I personally detest, but admittedly know nothing about), ...
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What license is used for the content of Bitcoin.org?

What license is used for the content of Bitcoin.org? In the footer of the website we can find that the website is licensed under the MIT license, but the MIT licensed is used only for code, right? I ...
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Where can I sell domain names and earn in bitcoins?

I want to sell my domain names and receive payments in bitcoins. Some platforms that I know of allow to buy domain names with bitcoins but won't let you sell and earn in BTC. Any platform that allows ...
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How to accept and detect altcoin payments?

Similar to this question, How can a website detect when bitcoins have been deposited?, is there a way to accept altcoin deposits on a website and have the website automatically know when the altcoins ...
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mempool web app on pruned node

What would happen when running mempool web app on top a catched up pruned node and track back to old transactions no longer in persistent storage? Would it behave buggy? If so, would be in scope not ...
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What does cloud instance owned means?

I am using this website for cloud mining cryptocurrency for free. I was reading about How the Cloud Mining/Hashing Works when I came to this point in which says (Cloud SHA-256) SHA-256 algorithm, 1.0 ...
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