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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.
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A US-based cryptocurrency company offering among other products and services an exchange and a custodial web wallet.—Please use [coinbase-transaction] for questions about the the first transaction in …
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Pay to Script Hash is a transaction output format that allows you to lock funds to the execution of arbitrary scripts. It was defined in BIP0016.
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Definitions of technical terms, jargon, abbreviations, acronyms, and phrases that are essential to the Bitcoin community.
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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 …
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Related to the creation and usage of paper wallets, mostly used for cold storage.
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The transaction that pays the miner their block reward.—Use [] to refer to the US-based cryptocurrency company.
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The computer operating system named Linux is used by many for mining and transferring Bitcoins.
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Seed numbers can often be derived from a list of words known as a seed phrase, recovery phrase or backup phrase.
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Current amount of currency units (bitcoins, ppcoins, real money, etc.).
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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…
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Questions about alternative blockchains are off topic unless they are applicable to Bitcoin.
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About Bitcoin as it might be discussed in economics class, e.g. supply, demand and price in theory.
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How to keep wallets safe.
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Encryption is the process of encoding information into a ciphertext that only authorized parties can decode. Encryption isn't used in the Bitcoin protocol itself, however it can be used e.g. for encry…
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Questions about Bitcoin in the context of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
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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.
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Integrating Bitcoin services with the help of PHP-based frameworks or using PHP
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The Bitcoin Core client provides a "regtest" mode that can be used by software developers to safely perform software tests such as regression tests.
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Related to different MacOS operating systems and the Mac hardware.
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A majority attack, or 51% attack, is an attempt at solo-mining a longer chain to outpace the main chain.
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A 256-bit variant of Secure Hash Algorithm 2
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Peer-to-peer (p2p) network protocols are used to transmit messages between network nodes of identical status in the network. In a p2p network, all participants look the same to each other.
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CGMiner is an open source ASIC/FPGA miner for Windows, Linux and macOS.
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Scalability refers to the capability of a system or network to cope with growing adoption and workload.
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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.
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Related to the history of Bitcoin
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Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems (OS). Many different Bitcoin related software programs run on Windows - many of these also run on other operating systems. This tag can be used fo…
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should be used for anything related to the secp256k1 algorithm used for Bitcoin's public key cryptography.
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Refers to the schedule by which Bitcoin's mining reward is dispensed.
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