Dave Scotese
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How do you get a Bitcoin Public Key from a Private Key
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I was hoping for an answer like this, and didn't see it, so here's mine: An elliptic curve ("EC") is a function in which the square of the y coordinate is equal to a third degree polynomial of the x ...

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Is there any tech that uses a signature as a private key?
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It seems that publishing a transaction that shouldn't be published (a "bad act") must involve publishing something the victim can use to unwind everything. Really, I should have asked the ...

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What is needed to get listed on a currency exchange website?
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The public to whom you've addressed your question won't provide the best answer. Yours is a question about a particular business (digital currency exchanges) and so it is best directed to the few ...

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Is it possible to make PoW ASIC-resistant through dynamically generated hash chains?
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I believe that Arturo's answer is correct in a strict sense. You asked if it is possible, and the goal is "ASIC-resistant" by which you mean that it cannot be optimized through the development of an ...

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Limit size of data files
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From https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/1400#issuecomment-6028443, Gregory Maxwell explains that blk0001.dat will contain closer to 2GB of blockchain data. He also explained that a gambling ...

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How does the Bitcoin network deal with bad actors?
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How the network deals with bad actors (either intentionally (ie- attacker) or unintentional (ie- misconfigured node or a node running outdated code, forked code, etc)): Most bitcoin software is ...

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Would moving a transaction from an old block to a new one allow more pruning?
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The simple answer is YES, but there are better solutions. While it allows all transactions to be represented in more recent blocks, the presence of a transaction in a very old block is NOT what ...

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Can Bitcoin Days Destroyed be a better resolution mechanism for competing blocks?
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Thanks to Murch, I'm answering my own question; Yes! Murch made the point that using BTCDD enables a selfish miner to mine a non-broadcast transaction that spends old coins rather than having to rely ...

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btc-e price quotes throught api
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The FAQ page at btc-e.com has a FAQ called "API" at the bottom. If you click it, it opens a list of items which, though BTC-e could change things at any time, so it's a good idea to visit that URL ...

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How to find what is suitable transaction fee to send 10 mBTC?
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Another site that provides good information about bitcoin fees is mempool.space. I believe it's an open source project too.

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Does a trusted blockchain import from BitcoinCore require that chainstate and blocks be from the same source?
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It appears that the answer is yes. I have not fully established that it was successful, but it looks like it's headed that way. Here are the steps I followed: Shut down the pruned node. Edit ...

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What is the best way to download a "recent" UTXO set snapshot?
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As Andreas wrote, Just downloading the UTXO set (in a trust free way) isn't possible. I would like it to be possible, and so I've thought about how to do it... Each block identifies transactions ...

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What does "operation not valid with the current stack size" mean?
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If you use a private key that is for an address different from those from the TxOuts that you want to spend, you can get this error. I suppose there are other possible causes, but that is the one ...

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Does selfish mining actually give an advantage in the absence of transaction fees, difficulty changes, and economic effects?
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I think you have asked a good question, although it's value is only in getting people to think about these issues, and I don't like the wording. The fact is that the three factors you identified for ...

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Bitfinex API limit
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I tried to comment on the other answer, but my rep isn't high enough. I wanted to point out that Nick's presumption about using the counter makes sense but doesn't answer the question, which, ...

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How can one download the bitcoin client securely?
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Visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/ Pick the latest version folder. Download one of the SHA...SUMS files and examine it in your favorite text editor. Download the ...

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What are the benefits of running a bitcoin daemon?
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If you develop a client that: allows the user to provide the private key of an address that has bitcoin in it, offers to pay a small fee from that address to peers that provide blocks, provide ...

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