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The Bitcoin-Core wallet provides a Command-LIne-Interface (CLI) that can be used to retrieve information from the wallet or to perform certain actions.
438 questions
Mining hardware includes all equipment such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and ASICs that can be used effectively to calculate hashes for mining Bitcoin. This also covers the production, and producers of such …
436 questions
The monetary incentive for mining, especially how block rewards are generated, claimed, and composed. For questions specific to coin generation transactions (coinbase transactions) use the tag Coinbas…
431 questions
should be used for questions relating to the protocols by which cryptocurrencies are transferred. This includes the network protocol and consensus rules.
422 questions
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.
416 questions
should be used for questions regarding any split in the Bitcoin blockchain
405 questions
should be used for questions related to raw transactions, bitcoin transactions that have been serialized for network transmission.
388 questions
OFF-TOPIC: Altcoin that forked from Bitcoin in 2017 to increase the maximum block size.
386 questions
The testnet is a network separate from the main Bitcoin network that allows developers to attempt modifications of the bitcoin protocol safely and test in-development software without risking money.
378 questions
should be used for questions about configuring and optimizing the software settings on mining rigs.
374 questions
Python is an interpreted, general-purpose high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.
369 questions
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…
349 questions
should be used for questions regarding Ripple, an alternative cryptocurrency. Such questions can include how Ripple works and things that can be done wit…
339 questions
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…
334 questions
Collects technical details on the process of creating new addresses.
331 questions
Questions concerned with (full) nodes, i.e. relay points in the Bitcoin network.
326 questions
The buying, selling or exchanging of Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies for other currencies or commodities.
324 questions
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.
309 questions
The purchase of Bitcoins. Typically by the exchange of another currency.
306 questions
Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXOs) are created by transactions and allow the owner of an associated address to spend a specific amount.
305 questions
The process in which every Bitcoin node checks every part of every Bitcoin transaction worldwide for conformance to standard rules and uses the complete history of all previous Bitcoin transactions to…
300 questions
Concerning the broad subject of cryptography and its narrow application in Bitcoin protocol and applications.
296 questions
A way of writing down a small set of dictionary words from which a seed-number can be recreated. This allows a wallet to be recreated from a saved phrase after the wallet has been lost or destroyed.
291 questions
A file named wallet.dat is used by Bitcoin Core which stores private keys and other information necessary to backup and recover a wallet.
285 questions
Every node has their unique memory pool in which it tracks unconfirmed transactions. Use this tag for questions on how transactions enter and exit the mempool, how the mempool is delimited and other a…
284 questions
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.
282 questions
should be used for MultiBit, a now defunct lightweight Bitcoin client.
277 questions
The hash rate is the measuring unit of the processing power used to secure the Bitcoin network.
276 questions
Questions about the consensus system of Bitcoin and the protocol rules that are consensus critical.
275 questions
refers to the rate at which two currencies are exchanged one-for-another.
271 questions
Taproot is a Bitcoin softfork activated in 2021. It introduced a new output type, P2TR (Pay to Taproot), which uses the Schnorr signature scheme and combines a public key with an optional script tree.…
Regarding money transfers for different goods and services paid in Bitcoins.
255 questions
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…
254 questions
A Java library for processing Bitcoin, stores blockchain headers only
249 questions
Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.
243 questions
The Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
239 questions
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