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How does one checks which customer made a payment?

Do you really care which customer paid, or do you care which bill was paid? Say you have customers Anna and Bob, who both order something. Bob notices he's out of money, so Anna says she'll pay for ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages to using the same Wallet Address?

Questions about altcoins are off-topic here, but the answer is essentially universal: if you re-use addresses, especially because of a desire to think of them as a long-term identity, you're ...
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How does one checks which customer made a payment?

The payer's identity is often irrelevant in Bitcoin payments. The important check is that the payment was authorized by the owner. In Bitcoin, whoever controls the private key owns the funds, and ...
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Do nodes or miners have ids

Neither nodes nor miners have unique ids at the protocol level, by design. Some miners however do voluntarily put messages in the blocks they produce, which allows identification (but, those could ...
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What is bitcoin ID?

The paragraph you copied from the Bitcoin wiki is imprecise. Transactions result in transaction outputs that usually are associated with specific addresses. I.e. there is a balance of bitcoins ...
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Is there any central management of public and private key pairs in blockchain?

No, there isn't. Bitcoin has no central management of anything at all. Public keys are pseudonymous and in general it may not be possible to identify the user to whom a public key belongs. A ...
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Is it possible to identify a wallet from an address?

No, there is not. Bitcoin is what is called "pseudonymous", meaning that a bitcoin address does not reveal information about the owner of that address. Bitcoin addresses (like the one you posted) ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages to using the same Wallet Address?

Gap Limits I want to just smash the button until I find an address with some aesthetic/memorable strings. But I have no idea if this is a bad idea, wastes resources, That could create problems when ...
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What exactly does the "fraud management system" of blockchain checks?

Bitcoin is focused on assuring that the payment is legit. It doesn't help at all with the payer. Waiting for confirmations gives you very strong assurance that the payment is genuine and final, and ...
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Is there any protection against receiver's address masquerading attack?

Bitcoin provides no protection against such attacks. It is up to each user to verify that an address belongs to the person they really want to send money to.
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How does one checks which customer made a payment?

Different orders have different Bitcoin payment addresses. The order is paid when the address in question receives the requested amount of Bitcoins.
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How does one checks which customer made a payment?

The only practical way to verify the identity of a user is to make the user sign something with their private key. The only identity information that you get at that point is that the user has access ...
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What's a good way to "swipe" all funds into a secure wallet while hiding common ownership?

I think you're looking for a "mixing" service (I've also heard it called "tumbling"). The idea is you mix your coins with those belonging to others, and send the output to new addresses in new ...
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How did Coinbase monitor BTC transactions?

Your understanding of Bitcoin is correct. What you may not know is that the "advisable security practice" of using a unique address for each transaction is not followed by many block chain gambling ...
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Donation wallet address

When simplified a lot, Bitcoin address can be seen as a public / private key pair. Wallet can contain several addresses. There is no relationship back from the address to an wallet - basically wallet ...
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Donation wallet address

I read that wallet/account is not the same as bitcoin address. A bitcoin-wallet is only a way to store multiple private keys (corresponding to multiple bitcoin-address). The address can be used ...
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Can each Bitcoin and Satoshi be uniquely identified?

Can each Bitcoin and Satoshi be uniquely identified? 1. Does each Satoshi have it's own unique identity? No. If I show you transaction xyz on blockchain.info, you can see where the groups of ...
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What distinguishes a miner from another?

You can't find out whether 2 blocks have been mined by the same entity (e.g. person) for sure. Guessing is possible. If you go to http://blockchain.info, you'll see a "Relayed By" column in the table ...
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In which circumstances is the identity of a miner known?

No, it's not necessary to disclose the identity. As Pieter commented below, "foundBy is a feature of blockchain.info, a privately operated website, which gives a guess about the creator of a block. It ...
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Proof of Identity Sidechain Proposals

"randomly selected scientists" - randomly selected by whom? And will you have scientists in every city across the world? And how will they get paid? Ideas like that are practically impossible, and if ...
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Name.id encoded in blockchain

As mentioned in the above comment, these are Blockstack IDs. https://blockstack.org/blog/browser-public-alpha
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Is there a way to a get a list of all address tags from Blockchain.com? (either by scrapping or API)

You can try walletexplorer. Or start compiling this list yourself, there is a ton of false data there. So if you are looking for quantity, I'd suggest walletexplorer, for quality you have to do ...
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Bitcoin Vs Bank

1 and 2 are statements. One is a bit difficult to understand, cause bitcoin is a peer to peer network, where you don't have to trust middleman. Miners facilitate the transaction between two adresses, ...
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How does a miner identify himself

They will either reuse the address in coinbase transaction subsidy output every time they mine a block, and then publicly claim that address, or they will "tag" their name (ascii-encoded) and some ...
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How 1 cpu 1 vote works?

one-cpu one-vote is about Proof of Work. Except it really is not a vote and "votes" aren't being recorded as to which CPU they came from. What it really means is that if you participate in mining (so ...
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Hiding identity in digital currency era

If you go through more or less official trading sites or exchanges, you will first have to reveal your identity. There are however sites like "localbitcoins.com", which allow to find people in your ...
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Hiding identity in digital currency era

I have to go to somewhere and change the digital money to physical money. Although that is the current reality, with a few exceptions, it is not the vision of how cryptocurrencies would work. The ...
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Personal information and bitcoin purchasing

I am in the process of buying bitcoins and am being required to put in a lot of personal details. The Bitcoin network itself requires no identifying information from users. In fact, efforts have been ...
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How do exchange services distinguish who sent to them?

Exchanges generate a new address for each user when a user wants to deposit, so when they receive a deposit to a specific address, they know who to credit the deposit to. Since Bitcoin does not use ...
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Human identifier associated with a wallet

The way you track payments is to hand out unique addresses to each customer. This way you know who to attribute payments to. However the customer could always ask someone else to pay to your address. ...
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