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Getmemorypool responses

What is the expected response for a getmemorypool RPC call to a standard client, when calling it with data field? I'm mainly interested in such factors as: Will the call return true if a sent block ...
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Getmemorypool example?

I'm currently trying to figure out how to properly use Getmemorypool for mining and I'm having some problems with it. Are there any examples provided somewhere on how to properly call that RPC with ...
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Running Miner as embedded system (No OS) - Can it be done?

I've been messing about with TCP/IP stacks on some fairly powerful MCU's lately (mostly the ARM M4 series), and this sort of led to the crazy idea, that I could somehow create an embedded platform ...
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Is there a known way to export my wallet private key from the “Bitcoin Android” app (com.bitcoinandroid)?

A while back, I installed the Bitcoin Android app and moved 5 BTC on it. Fast forward to now, new phone, new ROM, and the app seems completely unwilling to update its blockchain, meaning I have no way ...
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How has the problem of waiting for confirmations been eradicated?

On the bitcointalk forum, evoorhees wrote: For a long time people said the "waiting for six confirmations" was a significant drawback, but most people understand that problem has been almost ...
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Who currently pays the miners for processing transactions?

The graph: Bitcoin mining cost per transaction leaves an ambiguity. Who pays the transaction costs?
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If Fees Were Paid In US Dollars, What Would They Be?

Assuming all Bitcoins had been discovered and fees were paid in US dollars (please ignore the obvious problems), what would an appropriate fee be? Would it depend on the size of the transaction? How ...
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How do dividends work on GLBSE?

I found a GLBSE ticker that I want to invest in. The people behind it claim that it pays dividends (see http://www.blockminers.com/index.php). If I buy this stock on GLBSE, where do my dividends go? ...
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What does script operation “OP_IFDUP” do?

According to the wiki page, OP_IFDUP will duplicate the top of the stack "if the input is true or false". It seems to me that everything is true or false when interpreted as a boolean. According to ...
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Where can I register a .RU domain and pay with bitcoins? [duplicate]

Where can I register a .RU domain and pay with bitcoins? (There are several services offering the registration of "international" domains and accepting bitcoin payments, but what about .RU domain?)
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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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Why destroy bitcoins?

I keep seeing references to destroying bitcoins by sending them to addresses that nobody can own (e.g., addresses derived from impossible public keys). What would be the reason for doing this? It's ...
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What are the quicker ways to use my bitcoins for paying in usual shops (off- or online)?

I have some bitcoins which I want to use for payments in the "usual" shops around me (not accepting bitcoins, but accepting plastic cards), and in a quicker way. Previously, I used http://metabank.ru ...
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Identifying sender

Is the sender's address the only way to identify the seller? I don't see how this would work for a large websites that accept bitcoins. Since all of the transactions are visible, anyone can claim ...
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Bitcoin-qt -how does it choose the address to take money from when sending btcs

I don't have any bitcoins yet, but I have the the wallet program called bitcoin-qt. I am wondering about the send feature. It does not seem to let me choose which address to deduct the coins from. How ...
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How does Alice know she is receiving the correct address?

Let's say Alice wants to send Bob some coins. Bob needs to tell Alice where to send them, so he sends his address to Alice. How does Bob send this address so that Alice knows that the address she is ...
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It is possible to build a P2P system to trade Bitcoins?

It is possible to build a peer-to-peer (similar to BitTorrent) system to trade Bitcoins? Well, the discussion pointed in the 1st answer is very similar to what I have in mind. But, I have some sub-...
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Read only blockchain in bitcoind , patch ideas

This question is related to to the ( already nearing 2 GB and always increasing size ) blockchain download needed to use the bitcoin network, and is referencing this previous question : Is "...
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mac bitcoin wallet question. Private keys?

I don't understand the bitcoin-qt program (mac). Why doesn't it show the private keys for the addresses I've created? Also, why doesn't it let me delete the new addresses? Say I want to send money ...
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Ogrr market size

I've heard that [Ogrr] (http://ogrr.com/) has provided Bitcoin as its internal unit of trading. Could someone who knows the forum well provide us with information about: How large is the transaction ...
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Why did Bitcoin first start to gain economic value?

I am really having difficulty answering this: Why does a bitcoin have an economic value, such that there are people willing to trade US$ (or any other traditional currency) for these virtual ...
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What is the rationale behind Bitcoin mining?

I don't understand the logic of "mining", if bitcoins are a digital currency, why do we need a GPU to "make 'em"?
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What information does a wallet contain?

What information does the Bitcoin wallet file used by the Bitcoin.org client contain? Is the owner's Bitcoin balance written in the wallet.dat file, or does it contain a list of transactions that ...
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How do I get started in finance & market analysis?

I'am currently new to bitcoin & doesn't any finance or market background, currently I got huge interest to how this currency system will affect our life, as I spend more and more time reading ...
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Relation between Network Hash-Rate & bitcoin value?

how is the relation betweeen network hash rate to healthyness of bitcoin, such as bitcoin value compared to USD, or the growth rate of this currency?
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How can I code a Bitcoin JSON-RPC “getwork” request in Java?

I'm not entirely sure whether to ask this question on Bitcoin-SE or Stack Overflow, but I decided to post it here due to the direct relevancy of the question to Bitcoin and the general prominence of ...
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How did these 3 tx make it into a block in the main chain?

http://blockexplorer.com/block/000000000000051b42fd09195c75da7a084df7593f47ad18139cdc9cd83a112e The last three tx have a inputs with script_sig "1". This is invalid right? According to protocol ...
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What hash rate can a Raspberry Pi achieve? Can the GPU be used?

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized $25 (or $45, for the deluxe option) computer, designed for educational use. Has anyone tried running mining software on it? If so, what's the hashrate like? (...
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How do MtGox redeemable codes work?

At MtGox (and presumably some other sites), you can withdraw money in the form of a redeemable code. These codes are also accepted for deposit at some Bitcoin exchanges. How does this work? ...
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Are there any Bitcoin miners that run from a web page and use the GPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the status on webminers? I love Bitcoin mining so far. However, I need to do it without running a Java applet that I download {see BitMinter for an example of this} ...
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What function does Mt. Gox's “Open Transaction” withdrawal option perform?

When withdrawing bitcoins from Mt. Gox, there is an option with a checkbox next to it titled "Open Transaction (6 confirmations)". What does this do to my withdrawal? I'm thinking this is probably a ...
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Easiest way to buy Bitcoin from Montreal/Canada

Apart bank wire is there a fastest/cheapest way to buy Bitcoin? I checked the map with the live seller but there is none in Montreal. Thank's.
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g++ problem compiling litecoind on Ubuntu Server i386

I am trying to compile litecoind on Ubuntu 11.10 i386 server. I used this recipe I found: git clone https://github.com/coblee/litecoin.git cd ~/litecoin/src/ make -f makefile.unix litecoind mkdir ~/....
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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 “Bitcoin stick”?

I've encountered the page on "Bitcoin stick" while browsing the Research wiki page. The information provided on the subject is quite small. Can anyone explain what it really is and where one can find ...
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How can I generate a vanity Bitcoin address?

I once found a program that was capable of creating Bitcoin addresses with specific words in them, but can't find it now. Is there a trusted program, in the Ubuntu repositories for example, that can ...
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How can I enable more GPUs in Ubuntu for poclbm?

I have an Ubuntu set up (11.10) and 2 ATI Radeon HD 6870 cards. It detects one, but not the other for some reason when I try to run poclbm. When I run lspci, it finds both cards. Any help?
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Bitcoin client behavior in event of a fork

What happens when a forked chain becomes longer than the main block chain? Let's assume the forked chain that just became longer has no transactions in it, so it is as if every transaction in the ...
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Are there any attempts at creating ASIC for bitcoin mining?

I take reference to the Question here which compares ASIC with FPGA. In this question someone quotes a company called Largecoin that is said to be at the development of such an ASIC. However their web ...
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What is the most effective way to buy bitcoin from swiss francs? [closed]

The most effective way I could find so far was Mt.Gox. The costs that are involved are still quite prohibitive. But this then boils down to the question: what is the most effective way to get your ...
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Is proof-of-stake a viable alternative / augmentation to proof-of-work? [closed]

Meni mentioned Proof of Stake as a possible way to augment Proof of Work as the underlying mechanism powering Bitcoin confirmations. Is it viable? What are its downsides? Who has analyzed it? (I don'...
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Bitcoind statistics

I need to get some values to find how updated my bitcoind client is. For example, I would like the GUI to tell me: If it is up to date. If not, show blocks/total blocks How many blocks have been ...
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Which blocks get to be checkpoints?

Which blocks get to be checkpoints, and why is one block chosen to be a checkpoint, rather than another block? And where can I find a list of checkpoint blocks?
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Will Bitcoin suffer from a mining Tragedy of the Commons when mining fees drop to zero?

One issue that I haven't seen clearly addressed is the possible Tragedy of the Commons in Bitcoin's future (see this answer). 40 years into the future, the only significant direct benefit for honest ...
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Can I use current Bitcoin protocol and Bitcoin client to create my own controlled currency?

Since Bitcoin network and Bitcoin currency are not so reliable and can't be controlled. Also, they are open source. How difficult it is to use the current client and protocol to create a new, ...
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Can Scripts be used to implement Chargebacks?

I went ahead and wrote this semi-detailed post about how to implement Chargebacks, when I hit my head and said "Doh, maybe this can just be implemented more cleanly with Scripts". So ... is there a ...
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Does the size of a pool affect the number of invalid shares?

Does the size of a pool affect the number of invalid shares? If so why does it?
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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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What would happen to people's money if the Bitcoin project was discontinued?

Here in the Arabic world the biggest problem with online trading is the absence of a good, secure, and flexible money transfer tool or solution. I think Bitcoin is a great solution for this. I have an ...
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Checking pending (not yet in the blockchain) transactions

Is there a service (like Blockexplorer) that shows pending transactions that have not (yet?) been included in the block chain?

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