smatthewenglish
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running regtest network, bitcoin.conf incorrectly configured?
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just do this... To use bitcoind and bitcoin-cli, you will need to add a RPC password to your bitcoin.conf file. Both programs will read from the same file if both run on the same system as the same ...

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IBM Hyperledger Fabric Running Multiple Nodes on Multiple Datacenters & PCs
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In the recent technical steering committee meeting of Hyperledger they discussed the planning for an initiative to connect across multiple cloud providers, to demonstrates that Fabric can be deployed ...

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Bitcoin / blockchain security proof
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Yes, there is just such a paper, it is: The Bitcoin Backbone Protocol: Analysis and Applications by Aggelos Kiayias, Juan A. Garay, and Nikos Leonardos. From the abstract: Bitcoin is the first ...

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Current FPGA Competitiveness
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First a bit of perspective on FPGA mining. ​ Around 2011 some miners started switching from GPUs to FPGAs, (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), after the first implementation of Bitcoin mining came out ...

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Has the BitLicense affected other U.S. state regulators' actions?
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People who gripe about regulation for bitcoin and blockchain companies seem to be completely ignorant of how the existing legal framework already applies to these operations. Since current laws are ...

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How to install Abe?
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You can also use toshi, for my project it worked better than abe.

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Bitcoin usage over time: investment vs spending
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In response to 2a- yes. your line of reasoning is completely arbitrary, what special significance does 3 months, or 3 seconds, have in this age of high frequency trading? If you consider things like ...

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Will there be a point in the future where moving bitcoins to a new address will make them safer?
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the safety of Bitcoins depends on the function that is used to sign your transaction such that it's valid. Now that signature is based on ECDSA, that paper is talking about changing it to use Schnorr ...

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What is Ripple and how does it compare to Bitcoin?
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Ripple is trying to replace SWIFT, the protocol for inter-bank transfers. To me it makes sense because, those systems are (according to my understanding) quite antiquated. So blockchain hype has ...

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I am afraid of private key collision... What is the solution?
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if you're nervous about that you can just be sure to use a good source of randomness, rolling a dice for instance. many computers don't use good randomness sources and that shrinks the search space ...

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Why is Bitcoin gaining value while so many other cryptocurrencies are not?
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There is this classic bootstrapping problem. To make a successful cryptocurrency it needs: Miners (so that it's secure) Users (to attract miners, users also want it to be secure) Value (to attract ...

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What is "If ghash.io hits 51% people would just leave them?" referring to?
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It means they could add illegitimate transactions to the public ledger, but actually I think theoretically all they need is 34% to do that. The network wouldn't disconnect them.

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Multiple Inclusion of Transactions in a block
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It will be included in two (or more) different blocks. But only one of those blocks will propagated to the network and get picked up by other miners, become part of the "longest chain" and ...

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Which textbook provides the best introduction to Bitcoin?
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REGARDING TEXTBOOKS ONLY: The best one is Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Narayanan & Bonneau et al. You can get a draft version for free from Arvind Narayanan's blog. The one by ...

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where is difficulty target inserted?
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To address the remark in the PS, i.e. P.S. Assume also an adversary solves the proof-of-work and then generates a new block but forges the block's times-stamp to trick the network at the time of ...

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Mining with only 1 GPU
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Why do you want to do that? Just to learn about how mining works? Are you interested in mining Bitcoin? According to my understanding mining for Bitcoin with a GPU is perhaps not the best allocation ...

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Can blockchain be used for auditing?
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the transaction are all available here: http://www.blockchain.info or here: http://www.blockexplorer.com or if you set up a full node on your own machine. for a transaction to be valid it ...

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