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As user Bitcoin has already pointed out, using a bootstrap.dat is no longer recommended—you can see the release notes for the new faster-synchronization feature here. As a result, the bootstrap.dat torrent links were removed from bitcoin.org after a short discussion. The bootstrap.dat file is still available here on the bitcointalk.org forum, and jgarzik ...


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I asked Craig Watkins, Bitcoin.org's wallet page maintainer, to comment. The rest of this answer is his reply. Currently on bitcoin.org there are 21 wallets listed (including three "hardware wallets"). Bitcoin.org is a community maintained site: https://bitcoin.org/en/about-us Updates to the wallet listings are submitted as pull requests on ...


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It seems that the list of contributors is automatically generated by this script: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/Bitcoin.org/blob/master/_plugins/contributors.rb and is refreshed every 24h (as stated in a comment in the script itself). I suppose that the difference in the counts depends on the fact that anonymous contributions are excluded in the github ...


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I don't know all the details, so if anyone has a better answer, please post it. There are several volunteers that spend a lot of time reviewing and comparing wallets. They have checklists of important points they look at and try to be as thorough and impartial as they possibly can. As you say, there are now hundreds of wallets, each of which update at ...


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I've posted this question on Bitcoin.org GitHub repository and I've got the answer. According to @harding, from Github, the content of Bitcoin.org is commonly licensed under MIT, only not when specified. Here is his full answer: the MIT license, as stated. You can also check the COPYING file in the repository, which says; The intellectual property rights in ...


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Some security sensitive pieces of software like Tor, Debian and Bitcoin use deterministic builds to increase the safety of binaries for end users. Typically a piece of software will be built from source code by a maintainer, signed by them, and then uploaded to a repository. Small differences in the setup of the machine compiling the software, timestamps, ...


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You can make a pull request on their official Github regarding line 400 and 963 from this file: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/blob/master/_translations/en.yml Line 400 notelicense: "Bitcoin Core is a community-driven https://www.fsf.org/about/what-is-free-software\">free software project, released under the http://opensource.org/...


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Blockchain.info has suffered from numerous security vulnerabilities, some of which are discussed here: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/pull/663 Wallet listing criteria can be founds here: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org#wallets The reasons for Armory removal are explained here: "Armory is no longer developed by ATI. Its ...


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It's not necessary so is not being updated anymore. Using a bootstrap torrent is slower than downloading from the network using Bitcoin Core 0.10.0 or above due to improvements in the block downloading method.


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but MIT licensed is used only for code, right? Typically, but it's also used for documentation too. As far as I can tell, all of the content on bitcoin.org is MIT licensed. Source.


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Here is a thread where someone is providing updated bootstrap.dat downloads on BitcoinTalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1310261.msg13412290#msg13412290


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The github repo for the site has this 'COPYING' licence terms: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.org/blob/master/COPYING The intellectual property rights in the files are owned by the respective authors. Some of the files can be licensed under MIT License (MIT) available on http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT or other licenses. Appropriate licensing ...


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