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Are there really Bitcoin Core nodes running in space that were launched by Blockstream?

Blockstream launched a satellite service. It did not launch a satellite. Bitcoin blocks are being broadcast by Blockstream, by contracting with several existing several satellite systems. These ...
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How would segwit help bitcoin services like, blockstream profit, and miners to loose?

Disclaimer: I'm a Blockstream co-founder and the primary author of the SegWit proposal. I believe SegWit benefits everyone in the Bitcoin ecosystem. It solves several long-standing problems that hurt ...
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How to use blockstream's REST api to retrieve JSON output on an address?

As others have said you can use https://blockstream.info/api/address/bc1qgsmfaz22lzy08wqjspd8xtm43hal5tgz4hyac6 for the JSON - the doc is in reference to running a local instance - the exact endpoint ...
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Are Bulletproofs fully implemented into liquid?

No, the Liquid system isn't using Bulletproofs yet. The code has been written to use them, but switching over will require more review, and a hardfork upgrade once deployed.
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Bitcoin's Liquid Network - Unable to Broadcast PSET P2PKH issuance transaction using go-elements

The error hints that you're not signing the transaction correctly. In fact, you're generating a signature with: txHash := updater.Data.UnsignedTx.TxHash() sig, err := privkey.Sign(txHash[:]) But the ...
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Intuition for Simplicity's CheckSigHashAll

Your understanding of the commitment root is correct. Taking advantage of Haskell's laziness, feel free to put undefined into the signature when computing the commitment root. At the moment, the ...
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Clarification about lightning network

When I set up a lightning channel with a node, have I need to put some bitcoins in it? Generally, yes. The person who initiates the channel creation process (i.e. the person that says "I want to open ...
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A cheap LNB for Blockstream satellite?

Grubles has written up a guide for how to set up a blockstream satellite node: https://medium.com/@notgrubles/building-your-own-bitcoin-satellite-node-6061d3c93e7. That should be helpful; it includes ...
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How to burn confidential assets or pegged bitcoin on Bitcoin Liquid sidechain

destroyamount is the rpc call you are looking for https://github.com/Blockstream/liquid/blob/3f937d39f7c516e49f62d05c12d41b63b79ca043/src/wallet/rpcwallet.cpp#L586
Lawrence Nahum's user avatar
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Could you open a lightning channel in a confidential transaction?

Short answer: yes. However that depends on the question if liquid supports segwit and creation of a lightning network. I have not looked at the details of liquid but I believe it does. The ...
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Where can one convert their bitcoins to Liquid LBTC bitcoins on Blockstreams Liquid Network?

According to the documentation, anyone running a Liquid node can generate and fund a peg-in transaction. And anyone can run a Liquid node. You'll need a participant, which can be an exchange, to peg-...
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blockstream API response

If an address appears in the vout list, it is incoming for that address. If the address is in the vin list, it is an outgoing transaction for that address. Addresses may appear in both the vin and ...
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How to move only "blocks" and "chainstate" folders on an external USB hard-drive while running Bitcoin Client on connected laptop with Ubuntu?

Also, after bitcoin(d) link creates the ~/.bitcoin folder, you can add a link to external drive. cd ~/.bitcoin rm -rf ./blocks rm -rf ./chainstate ln -s /data/btc_blocks ./blocks ln -s /data/...
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