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How is difficulty calculated?
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What does the curve used in Bitcoin, secp256k1, look like?
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What is the longest blockchain fork that has been orphaned to date?
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How does the bitcoin client make the initial connection to the bitcoin network?
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What is the coin selection algorithm?
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What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?
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What is TxIn's sequence?
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What is the database for?
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Why does Bitcoin use two hash functions (SHA-256 and RIPEMD-160) to create an address?
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What is the block maturation time?
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What are the limits of m and n in m-of-n multisig addresses?
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Merkle Root and Merkle Proofs
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Why does the Bitcoin protocol use the little-endian notation?
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How do "Pay to Script Hash" transactions work?
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History behind the scripting language in Bitcoin?
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What is the format of the coinbase transaction?
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Why the signature is always 65 (1+32+32) bytes long?
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Why use DER encoding for signatures?
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Can two private keys generate the same (public) Bitcoin address?
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How to sign a transaction with multiple inputs?
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What is a thin client?
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What are the advantages of Schnorr vs ECDSA?
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Replace-by-Fee vs Child-pays-for-Parent?
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What does a segregated witness transaction look like?
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How much out of order are the blocks stored in the blk*.dat files?
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What is chainwork?
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Replacing ECDSA (SECP256k1) with Schnorr signatures
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Do unconfirmed transactions expire after some time?
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Why is target stored in the block at all?
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How often should I call getblocktemplate?