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Peter Mel
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18 votes
4 answers
28k views

Is Ripple centralized or decentralized?

7 votes
2 answers
4k views

What is the P2P technology/protocol used by Bitcoin to find nodes and distribute messages across them?

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

When does a miner decide to stop collecting transactions and start calculating hashes to try to win?

5 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is the protection against a malicious node with a bad block chain?

4 votes
3 answers
1k views

Is there a liquidity aggregator service for bitcoins?

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

Can a smart mind explain block difficulty calculation in lay terms?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

How can a block be considered more difficult to solve/hash than another one?

2 votes
1 answer
446 views

Where is the spec of HashCash so that I can implement it in Java from scratch?

1 vote
2 answers
690 views

What is the hash function used by Bitcoin proof-of-work?

1 vote
1 answer
129 views

What are the chances of someone coming up with a new and simple/out-of-the-box solution for the double-spending problem?

1 vote
2 answers
451 views

What drives the price of bitcoin, in other words, what makes it go up or down?

0 votes
1 answer
135 views

I want to launch my own simple sidechain pegged to bitcoin for testing purposes. Can it be done?

-1 votes
1 answer
3k views

Wouldn't it be better to have used Java for Bitcoin Core? Is there a good cryptocurrency that went with Java from scratch? [closed]