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"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 …
Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.
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.
A complete implementation of a Lightning Network node developed by Lightning Labs and other contributors. Licensed under MIT. LND needs btcd, bitcoind, or neutrino as a back-end service.
Related to the creation and usage of paper wallets, mostly used for cold storage.
Questions concerning terminology, jargon, abbreviations, acronyms and phrases that are essential to the cryptocurrency community.
Legal issues relating to the use of Bitcoins or similar crypto-currencies. This includes issues of legal compliance with legal areas such as taxation, money laundering, international currency controls…
Taproot is an activated Bitcoin softfork designed to improve scripting and multisignature capabilities.
Questions about Ethereum are off topic. A blockchain-based "smart contract" system with a Turing-complete contract programming language. Questions about Ethereum should be asked on the dedicated Et…
The process of copying one or more files to an alternate location for safekeeping. Typically refers to the copying of Bitcoin's wallet.dat file but may also refer to the built-in JSON API command to p…
A "coinbase transaction" pays the miner their block reward. Use [coinbase.com] to refer to the service.
Relates to attempts to harm the Bitcoin network. In cryptography, an attack is a method/technique to break the code. Bitcoin also has to deal with other types of attack, such as double spends and deni…
Questions about alternative blockchains are off topic unless they are applicable to Bitcoin.
Questions about crypto-currencies and the Linux operating system, including mining and transferring Bitcoins on Linux.
Current amount of currency units (bitcoins, ppcoins, real money, etc.).
About Bitcoin as it might be discussed in economics class, e.g. supply, demand and price in theory.
Integrating Bitcoin services with the help of PHP-based frameworks or using PHP
Questions about keeping wallets and e-wallets safe.
should be used for questions regarding seed phrase, seed recovery phrase or backup seed phrase list of words
For questions relating to encryption operations and algorithms as they apply to crypto-currencies specifically.
Questions about Bitcoin in the context of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
A hash-tree used to allow efficient and secure verification of contents of large data structures. Merkle-Trees are employed in Bitcoin to prove existence of transactions in a block.
Related to different MacOS operating systems and the Mac hardware.
Core Lightning (formerly c-lightning) is a standard compliant implementation of the Lightning Network protocol. The Lightning Network is a scalability solution for Bitcoin, enabling secure and instant…
A 256-bit variant of Secure Hash Algorithm 2
A majority attack, or 51% attack, is an attempt at solo-mining a longer chain to outpace the main chain.
When running Bitcoin Core client in regtest mode.
CGMiner is an open source ASIC/FPGA miner for Windows, Linux and macOS.
Scalability refers to the capability of a system or network to cope with growing adoption and workload.
Storing a wallet offline, i.e. making the private keys inaccessible from the web. This is e.g. implemented through use of Paper and Hardware Wallets.
refers to the schedule by which the mining reward for a blockchain based currency is dispensed.
Java is a programming language.
systems, such as Bitcoin, that lack any single central authority to validate their operations and which have to use other means to determine the validity of operations.
Related to the software used for mining cryptocurrencies
Collects questions about mining setups on basis of GPUs.