A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
should be used for questions about the revenue generated by mining. For questions specific to coin generation transactions (coinbase transactions) use the tag Coinbase-Transaction. For questi…
should be used for questions about synchronizing a Bitcoin client. This is the process of bringing a Bitcoin client up to date with the blockchain.
Questions regarding the information that is leaked through cryptocurrency transactions or related processes, when subject to analysis and attempts of identification of sources and other properties.
DO NOT USE: OFF-TOPIC. Bitcoin Cash is an altcoin which forked from Bitcoin to increase the maximum block size to 8 MB.
Nodes that fully verify all of the rules of Bitcoin. The most popular software implementation of full nodes is called Bitcoin Core.
should be used for questions regarding any split in the Bitcoin blockchain
should be used for questions about configuring and optimizing the software settings on mining rigs.
should be used for questions related to raw transactions, bitcoin transactions that have been serialized for network transmission.
should be used for questions regarding the third Bitcoin testnet. The testnet is a network separate from the main Bitcoin network that allows developers to attempt modifications of the bitcoi…
should be used for questions regarding Ripple, an alternative cryptocurrency. Such questions can include how Ripple works and things that can be done wit…
should be used for questions related to the Bitcoin Core RPC client
should be used for questions regarding difficulty which encodes the likelihood of one hash to succeed at mining a block. Indirectly, it is a measure of the total hashing power of all miners f…
should be used for questions regarding the buying, selling or exchanging of Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies for other currencies or commodities.
should be used for questions regarding how Proof of Work works and Proof of Work algorithms. Proof of Work is a scheme where a 3rd party can verify that someone performed at least a certain a…
for questions pertaining to the purchase of Bitcoins.
something that is not directly useful (like a commodity) but which can be used as a medium of exchange or a store of value. Essentially, money.
Questions concerned with (full) nodes, i.e. relay points in the Bitcoin network.
Collects technical details on the process of creating new addresses.
Python is an interpreted, general-purpose high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.
should be used for MultiBit, a now defunct lightweight Bitcoin client.
Refers to the process of checking the validity of transactions.
should be used for questions related to double spending. Double spends are when a money is spent more than one time. This is considered a form of fraud.
Concerning the broad subject of cryptography and its narrow application in Bitcoin protocol and applications.
The hash rate is the measuring unit of the processing power used to secure the Bitcoin network.
Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXOs) are created by transactions and allow the owner of an associated address to spend a specific amount.
refers to the rate at which two currencies are exchanged one-for-another.
should be used for questions regarding wallet.dat files. A wallet.dat is a file used by Bitcoin Core which stores private keys and other information necessary to spend Bitcoin.
A Java library for processing Bitcoin, stores blockchain headers only
Confirmations correspond to the number of blocks that are dependent on a given transaction. This includes the block containing that transaction and all blocks after it in the blockchain. The more conf…
Regarding money transfers for different goods and services paid in Bitcoins.
Questions about the consensus system of Bitcoin and the protocol rules that are consensus critical.
Mostly BIP39, an open standard for encoding a seed as a series of common words, but also collects other methodologies.
should be used for questions referring to the company Coinbase and their services. DO NOT USE THIS TAG FOR COINBASE TRANSACTIONS.
The Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
"Application-Specific Integrated Circuit" - An integrated circuit (chip) specifically designed for one task only. Similar to FPGAs, ASICs may be the low-power-consumption future of Bitcoin mining. As …
an exchange popular in the early years of Bitcoin, where bitcoins could be traded against mora than a dozen national currencies including the US Dollar and the Euro. Insolvent in 2013.