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P2P MultiCoin markets

Yes! Bitsquare.io is: Decentralized – there is no single point of failure. Safe – Bitsquare never holds your funds. Instantly accessible – no need for approval from a central authority. Private -no ...
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Where can I find Crypto Coin data?

Acquiring Data You have two options here: Check out one of the data providers online. Quandl offers (mostly) free historical data for a variety of pairs and exchanges. Alternatively, if you have ...
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Beginner's question: Why must proof-of-work be useless?

In addition to the technical factors mentioned by MCCCS, it's important to consider economical factors as well. If the problem being solved has value outside of the Bitcoin network, it allows miners ...
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How to fork Bitcoin and build own cryptocurrency

There is a Complete Guide on How to Create a New Alt Coin on Bitcoin Talk.
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How to fork Bitcoin and build own cryptocurrency

Here is a guide: How to Fork Bitcoin (create your own chain). I really think Bitcoin as a concept is unique and powerful, and the project is well maintained by very talented developers, so I wanted ...
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Why can't timestamps be a substitute for blockchain?

But then the next problem is transaction order and validity to prevent double spending. I don't understand completely why a timestamp can't just be included for every broadcasted transaction, and the ...
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Is stack overflow reputation actually a Cryptocurrency?

No, it is not accurate to call the reputation system a cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies use a distributed form of updating the ledger of ownership, not controlled by any one person. Stack Exchange ...
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Why can't timestamps be a substitute for blockchain?

But then the next problem is transaction order and validity to prevent double spending. I don't understand completely why a timestamp can't just be included for every broadcasted transaction, and the ...
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How do I pick the right cryptocurrency without becoming an expert in cryptocurrencies?

As money, security is paramount. Bitcoin is still the safest and most proven crypto, despite what others claim. The network has the most miners, which makes attacking the network next to impossible. ...
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Are crypto tokens a subset of cryptocurrencies?

I don't think you will get a consistent answer on this. I would say cryptocurrencies are intended to be used as a currency (e.g. Bitcoin) in the broader economy to exchange and transfer value. They ...
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Is it possible to trace bitcoin ATM withdrawals?

That would depend on the owner/operator of the ATM, and your relationship with them. Normally, you will need to register with a Bitcoin ATM company in order to use their machines. This is so that ...
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How to fork Bitcoin and build own cryptocurrency

There are some tutorials out there, check out: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=225690.0 If that one is not sufficient let me know, and maybe I'll write one up. There are also a lot of coins ...
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What is Ripple and how does it compare to Bitcoin?

Ripple is trying to replace SWIFT, the protocol for inter-bank transfers. To me it makes sense because, those systems are (according to my understanding) quite antiquated. So blockchain hype has ...
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Is there an API that exchanges USD to Bitcoin?

This looks like a service that does what you're asking for, if I'm understanding your ask and this page correctly: https://developers.coinbase.com/docs/wallet/guides/send-receive This would require ...
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Understanding Bitcoin fees

It's a bit apples and oranges. At Coinbase you are actually purchasing cryptocurrency that you then own and can move elsewhere if you wish, whereas at eToro you are opening a CFD (contract-for-...
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Accepting Bitcoin for Services Rendered with Legal Verbiage on Set Coin Price

If you want to go all in on cryptocurrency, you can make an agreement stating the payment method as BTC or ETH and then the amount. The value of these currencies may vary with time and hence no one ...
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Beginner's question: Why must proof-of-work be useless?

The problem is that one can find a proof of work algorithm that gives a useful output. However, it may not stay useful forever. When the research is done, it will have to be replaced. When proof of ...
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How to you recover a stolen bitcoin lost to an investment scam?

How to you recover a stolen bitcoin lost to an investment scam? how do you manage to get them back? Generally you don't. Take MtGox as an example. It is believed that a very large amount of money was ...
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If only one Bitcoin miner gets the block reward, is it worth mining only for the transaction fees as a (not-so-competitive) solo miner?

I will only be rewarded with the fees with respect to the calculations I have made. That's not correct. If you don't mine a complete block, you get nothing at all. Joining a pool will let you get a ...
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What would happen to Bitcoin if GPS/Galileo timing ceased to be available?

Bitcoin needs approximately sundial time accuracy to operate. Computers have their own free running clocks which provide more than enough accuracy in the absence of other references, and NTP sources ...
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Tezos vs Decred

Decred is limited in what you can amend with on-chain governance. With Tezos you can amend any part of the protocol, including the governance mechanism itself.
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Does it make sense to use BitCoin to transfer money to yourself internationally?

To make an international money transfer using bitcoins you need to figure out 2 things: 1. How to convert FIAT to BTC and 2. How to convert BTC to FIAT. FIAT to BTC Open an account on your local ...
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What coin offers a decentralized ledger, without mining and transaction costs?

If any DLT is working without mining, then it is vulnerable to frauds, double spends, because there is no gaurantee that the nodes are honest upon block broadcasting, and no way to reach consensus ...
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Cryptocurrency with support for a shared wallet

Is there a cryptocurrency which could fit the above scenario? yes, bitcoin: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Multisignature
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Out of all the crypto-currencies, which address format is the shortest?

Nxt addresses are the shortest. They only have 20 characters.
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What is the purpose of the 20 XRP cost to start a wallet?

Unlike a bitcoin receiving address, a funded Ripple wallet is a real thing on the ledger that has properties. This has advantages and disadvantages, but one of the disadvantages is that there's a cost ...
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Fundamentally what is the difference between the EOS and Ethereum platforms?

The jump between Ethereum to EOS isn't nearly as big as was from Bitcoin to Ethereum. The same concept of using smart contracts applies, but EOS has the following "improvements": 1) Ethereum is ...
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Could bitcoin/blockchain be used to create a secure non-3rd party escrow?

I would think it has been asked several times, but not in this detail. The way to use escrow would be a „2 of 3 multisig“ transaction. A search in the forum reveals a lot of links. Also very useful is ...
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Address not valid when withdrawing money from Binance

Note: You cannot withdraw to a bitcoin wallet as it is an entirely different network. You would need to install a wallet that supports the so called "Vibrate" cryptocurrency, then use that to ...
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What's the consensus on using a non-networked VM as a cold wallet/airgapped computer?

The host running a virtual machine has complete, unfettered access to its guest, there's no breaching or compromising necessary. It provides absolutely no additional security in your described ...
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