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Pieter Wuille
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Why does Bitcoin no longer have checkpoints?

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How do I implement a Merkle Tree?

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How is the generator point G chosen in the secp256k1 curve used in Bitcoin?

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What happens when a miner does not claim all fees/generated coins?

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getrawtransaction error? [Code -5]

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What's the difference between bitcoind and bitcoin-qt? Different commands?

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How does one attain 1,000+ connections like blockchain.info?

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Relationship between Hash-Rate and Difficulty

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Why does Bitcoin support both compressed and uncompressed keys/addresses?

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UTXO model vs. account/balance model

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What are the advantages of Schnorr vs ECDSA?

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How would one "Encrypt" a message using a Bitcoin *public key* and use its private key to decrypt it?

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Why include the Segregated Witness Merkle Root in the input field of the coinbase transaction?

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Is there something about Bitcoin that prevents us from implementing the same privacy protocols of Monero and Zcash?

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What is the format of the coinbase transaction?

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Is any 256-bit combination a Bitcoin private key?

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What exactly did `Bitcoin-Qt -rescan -reindex` do?

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How do SPV (simple payment verification) wallets learn about incoming transactions?

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How to run bitcoind in a low memory environment

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Warning: Unknown block versions being mined! It's possible unknown rules are in effect

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Why is P2PKH used instead of the simpler P2PK?

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Are Schnorr signatures quantum-computer resistant?

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Why is coinbase mentioned in a BIP?

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Where is the UTXO data stored?

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How to send bitcoin with a message attached

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Bitcoin without mining - what needs to be implemented

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Adding instead of concatenating hashes in Merkle trees

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How does block synchronization work in Bitcoin Core today?

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Where is the BTC price "stored"?

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What are the consequences of high orphan block rate?

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