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How is difficulty calculated?
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How does the Lightning network work in simple terms?
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Why doesn't Bitcoin migrate to proof-of-stake?
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What is a stealth address?
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Why are Bitcoin addresses hashes of public keys?
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How does proof-of-stake "mining" work?
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How are paths found in Lightning Network?
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What happens if your transaction is never confirmed?
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What is the maximum size of a transaction?
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Why does each block store a Merkle root?
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What are the trade-offs between transacting on Lightning Network and Bitcoin mainchain?
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Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus - Why 33% threshold
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How is a node in the middle prohibited from keeping the money in a routed Payment in Lightning network?
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What are the obstacles to pegging the value of bitcoin to an established stable currency?
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What does a segregated witness transaction look like?
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Is there a fixed order for all transactions in the block chain?
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PoW 51% attack vs. BFT 1/3 attack?
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How do "trustless third-party watchers" work in Lightning Network?
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How are sigops calculated?
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Bitcoin Script tutorial
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Non-bidirection payment channels for lightning network
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Is it possible to add funds to an already-open lightning network channel?
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How are Lightning network, duplex channels, and micropayment channels related?
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I keep hearing about MAST, what is it and what does it do?
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what is the motivation behind one-cpu-one-vote rule?
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Opening Lightning network channel: who is paying?
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Is the Lightning network a proof-of-stake system?
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Why did my lightning node not route payments after I have funded 5 payment channels?
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How is the lightning network secured against hacking and double spends?