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Scalability problem: is the end of Bitcoin near?

TL;DR: No, the end is not near—we're just getting started. 20× is boring, let's figure out how to do 100,000×. Let's first talk about what we are trying to achieve. We are not actually trying to ...
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Beginning 2017 what estimate of individuals own bitcoin?

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. ...
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Is there a way to report/shutdown a Bitcoin Criminal/Bad-Actor?

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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Scalability problem: is the end of Bitcoin near?

The answer to this question is not entirely clear, as nobody can predict the future to see how successful the bitcoin network will ultimately be, and scaling to meet the financial demands of the world ...
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Beginning 2017 what estimate of individuals own bitcoin?

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 ...
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Is there data on the geographic distribution of bitcoin users?

BitNodes.co shows a global map of Bitcoin nodes.
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how a system based on a blockchain would deal with exponential growth of informations carried in it?

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 ...
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Who is the target audience?

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 ...
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Will the Liquid sidechain be open to any user?

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 ...
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How do I get my Bit coin balance to restore on my new phone?

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 ...
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Beginning 2017 what estimate of individuals own bitcoin?

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 ...
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