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Is pruning transaction history implemented in Satoshi's bitcoin client?

The original bitcoin paper suggests a method to discard old transactions. One should compute the Merkle Tree of the entire transaction history, and store only part of the tree. However, I didn't ...
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Why does only the earliest transaction matter for double spending?

On page 2 of Bitcoin paper, it says: The problem of course is the payee can't verify that one of the owners did not double-spend the coin. A common solution is to introduce a trusted central ...
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what distribution does the hashrate follow?

Where can i find historical data for the distribution ? How does it fluctuate ? It is not constant, correct ? Mr Nakamoto in his white paper assumed it was constant ?