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There's a hard limit on the amount of people that own one bitcoin: There currently are only 16.1 million bitcoins in circulation, so there can't be more more than 16.1 million people with one bitcoin. However, there are a number of individuals that control much more bitcoin than that, so it is safe to say that the actual number of users that own one bitcoin ...


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Bitcoin is supposed to be permissionless and censorship resistant. That's the whole point. So, no, you can't do that.


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As Luca mentioned it is really difficult to measure, but there is a way to map Bitcoin addresses to IP address under certain conditions. Refer this paper Title : An Analysis of Anonymity in Bitcoin using P2P Network Traffic. Authors : Philip Koshy, Diana Koshy, and Patrick McDaniel. Note: It analyses relay pattern of transactions. It cannot analyse ...


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It's pretty easy. The first asics where based on 90's technology, current asics are almost cought up now to recent chip technology. So the asic industry has camped 15 years of tech advancement into 2 years. Every couple of months the new asics where more than twice as fast. That caused the rapid hash increase. Now that they are caught up with current tech ...


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The number of wallets is impossible to count, as they can contain zero to thousands of addresses each (zero, as there may be users who just want to observe, or clients that only create addresses when explicitly asked to). Counting users by number of client downloads won't give you a good estimation either, with all the web wallets that are out there, plus of ...


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This is probably going to be closed as a question of opinion, but here is an answer nonetheless: But if you can not change the total volume of the money, you can not get a stable currency... In other words: For any stable currency, there needs to be a way to adjust the volume of money. Your assumption is that a form of money that is manipulatable will be ...


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This website shows statistics about the number of addresses containing amounts in specific ranges: https://bitinfocharts.com/top-100-richest-bitcoin-addresses.html The sum of all addresses containing 0.01 or more bitcoins is only 3.884.657. Even assuming that all the addresses containing 0.001-0.01 bitcoins would cointaing 0.01 bitcoins only increase that ...


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Here is a breakdown of Bitcoin by countries taken form Google Trends: What you can see in that Estonia and Finland are first and only after that comes the US.


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BitNodes.co shows a global map of Bitcoin nodes.


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I'm a newer enthusiast to the world of Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining, but I can try to help answer your questions as best as possible (or more just take a shot in the dark for fun): My guess is that the cause of this slight loss of momentum in the mining difficulty is because, yes, new miners are becoming discouraged and not joining. In 2015, mining is ...


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Bitcoin's blockchain grows currently at the rate of one block every ten minutes on average, according to consensus parameters. That's not an exponential growth, but a linear one. At present this is well below the growth in storage capacity allowed for by Moore's-law. If in future the consensus parameters were to change, either to make blocks more frequent ...


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Such a system could be easily gamed by people who simply spam the network with transactions and by miners who choose what transactions to include in their blocks. The penalty which they incur is still very small as compared to income of major economic players. It does not take into account the amount of coins and also does not consider the vote of people ...


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Liquid wallets are open and accessible to anyone. This could either be SPV wallets such as Blockstream Green or the Elements Liquid node. With these wallets you can verify transactions (your own transactions with Green, all transactions with the node). However, you can't produce blocks. To do that, you need to be one of the Liquid members. To become such a ...


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If you didn't make a backup, sorry you are out of luck you cannot get your Bitcoin back. It could be possible get to some information out of your old phone (like sd card or some other way of restoring info, but this completely depends on which kind of phone you had or how broken it is) If you made a backup you have to restore it. This process depends on the ...


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Of ~16 million coins out there, as much as 2.2 million have never been moved or have fallen out of circulation. We're looking at maybe 14 million coins. Then there are people who for one reason or another have much much more than others. If there are 11.4 million wallets I'd be surprised if even 1% contain any value. Let's say 10 percent of wallets are a ...


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As of Today, BlockChain's MyWallet has about 3.75M users. Adding this with CoinBase's user base of 2M and Multibit's 1.5M. That makes about 7.25M Bitcoin users. Note that actual number of users may be much above this figure as you can figure out all that is needed to encrypt the data is just a key!


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It is next to impossible to estimate. Consider this scenario: You live in a deserted place with just phones/post offices. Using just pen & paper/calculator you derive a fresh new bitcoin address and its private key. You call any of your friends, who could be anywhere in the world, who have internet and you give them this address. They make a ...


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Finding out which country has the most Bitcoin's is not something that you can easily calculate it is very difficult as it involves geolocating the IP addresses. But with the way they get transferred it could be very different the next day. Also a lot of Bitcoin users are concerned about privacy and security and it may be difficult to acquire the actual ...


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I looked at this back in 2011. It was easier then as Bitcoin clients used to all connect to an IRC channel: http://41j.com/blog/2011/09/the-distribution-of-bitcoin-users/ Overall the majority of clients were in the US and Germany at that point.


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