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Can a closed source wallet ever be completely trust-less?

The term trustless is often misunderstood. I suspect you mean not needing to trust anyone, but if a program being open source helps for that, aren't you implicitly relying on the people who are ...
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How to understand Bitcoin source code

I have a different approach to it. You can use this too. Bitcoin uses Doxygen comments to explain the code. You can take the most recent copy of the code, build class hierarchy yourself using ...
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How to understand Bitcoin source code

Recently I was in a situation where I had to work on Bitcoin-core c++ code base. Being from c# background, I had the same problem which you faced. I also looked into the solutions which everyone is ...
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How did Elon Musk buy Bitcoin when it is open source?

The Bitcoin network is a decentralized network of computers (nodes), that keeps track of bitcoin (BTC, the monetary unit). The Bitcoin network has no admin, no leader, no centralized point of control. ...
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Is Bitcoin completely Open-Source?

Bitcoin Core is open source under an MIT license, and is the original software implementation of a Bitcoin full node, though there are others. Most nodes run Bitcoin Core, but don't have to. Bitcoin ...
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Can a closed source wallet ever be completely trust-less?

No because bitcoin wallets always have access to private keys and have the ability to communicate across the Internet. With this combination of capabilities, closed source wallets could become ...
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BTC Source code amount.h file

I see the max coin supply being 21.000.000 (million) under the variable called MAX_MONEY. MAX_MONEY is not what controls the maximum coin supply. It is just a variable for use elsewhere that ...
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Is there an opensource crypto-currency exchanges engine?

Bitsquare.io is currently the state of the art and it is open source: https://github.com/bitsquare/bitsquare/
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Is Bitcoin completely Open-Source?

Is Bitcoin completely Open-Source? No. Of course it depends on what you mean by Bitcoin and what you mean by Open-Source "Open-Source" Most definitions of "Open-Source" focus exclusively on Open ...
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Where to find help understanding Bitcoin's source code in C++?

The Bitcoin codebase is a very large today, with roughly 370,000 lines of code in the 0.17.0 release. There is a Github project that help developers read open source projects. Check out the entry on ...
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Compile vanitygen source

How to compile: Download the source from Github. Run the ./configure file. (if it doesn't exist, type "./autogen.sh" first.) Type "make". Your program is ready.
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

If you want a definitive answer, you'll need to ask him I'm afraid. My best guess is that Windows development was the thing he was most familiar with (or even only familiar with). The coding style was ...
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Open-source forensic analysis tools to analyze full-node's local copy of Bitcoin blockchain?

BlockSci might be relevant, though "As of November 2020", it "is no longer actively maintained". Abstract of a paper by one of its devs: Analysis of blockchain data is useful for ...
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Is 3D acceleration needed for GPU mining

First of all, let's make costs clear. If power is extremely cheap for you (perhaps you make your own or have surplus from self-generated solar/wind), and you properly cool your GPU so that it does not ...
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How do Open Source Blockchain companies Stay Competitive?

They can do this because the crypto market can support multiple companies However, it does not happen many times anyway, due to the following reasons: Just "forking" is not as easy as it sounds; you ...
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Compile vanitygen source

I would suggest you use Bitaddress.org its open source and secure without the need to install anything. or you could do that using bitcoin-php library on PHP. vanitygen is too old and never ...
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Are wallet credentials really safe?

Would not a paper wallet be considered the safest ? Only you know under which stone you tucked away the note about private key and backup phrase.
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Are wallet credentials really safe?

You don't have any guarantee. You are relying completely on the developers to submit the binary application file based on that source. You are also relying on Apple not to manipulate the application ...
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Relative licensing restrictions of Ethereum and other projects- Open Source?

Is Ethereum open source? Yes. You can find all the source code on Github. Technically, Ethereum - as in the idea - is open source since you can read the full specification in the yellow paper. ...
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Are there any HD Bitcoin mobile wallets with the mnemonic seed in traditional Chinese?

Here is the bip39 for traditional Chinese word list. https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0039/chinese_traditional.txt Also, there are some useful pages that explain how to implement ...
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