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The essential character of money is that you transfer it (or control over it) to another person in exchange for some object or service. There is no way to use money to purchase something and still retain the money. None of the alternatives are acceptable to you for various reasons Rent Mortgage Invest money in a business and defer purchase until investment ...


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bitcoind internally treats all amounts as an integer and only displays the value as a decimal for the RPC. Formatting for display does not introduce any floating point precision issues as it still just does integer conversion with some string formatting to make it look like a decimal. So it is perfectly safe to multiply by 100000000 to get an integer amount ...


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Outputs with 0 value are allowed by the protocol. It is a feature that allows for provably unspendable outputs to not have to have any value that then becomes burned. However 0 value outputs are not limited to just provably unspendable outputs, so transactions like the one that you have found are possible. It is also possible to spend those 0 value outputs, ...


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