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Michael Folkson
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Explanation of what an OP_RETURN transaction looks like

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What is meant by Bitcoin dust?

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What is the database for?

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How can I setup Bitcoin to be anonymous with Tor?

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Can two private keys generate the same (public) Bitcoin address?

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How thoroughly has Segregated Witness been tested?

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Is there a difference between bytes and virtual bytes (vbytes)?

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How to change the data directory with bitcoin-cli?

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1 answer
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Did the introduction of VerifyScript cause a backwards incompatible change to consensus?

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1 answer
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How to emulate SIGHASH_NOINPUT using CHECKSIGFROMSTACKVERIFY?

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1 answer
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What is the script assembly and execution in P2TR spend (spend from Taproot)

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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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Where can I find a list of reliable Bitcoin full nodes?

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Full list of "special cases" during Bitcoin Script execution (p2sh, p2wsh, etc.)?

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How are SIGHASH flags encoded into a signature?

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When importing private keys, will compressed or uncompressed format be used?

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1 answer
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What are the trade-offs between the different algorithms for deciding which UTXOs to spend?

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2 answers
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What exactly is the benefit of buying a hardware wallet for Bitcoin?

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How big is the input of a P2PKH transaction?

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1 answer
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How do we know which soft-forks were implemented using User-Activated Soft Fork or Miner-Activated Soft Fork?

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1 answer
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How does Bitcoin Core know it's on the longest chain?

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What are the debug categories?

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1 answer
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How to make a taproot transaction with bitcoin-cli?

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1 answer
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Are there risks to using the same private key for both ECDSA and Schnorr signatures?

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1 answer
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Clarifying descendants/ancestors in error cases for too-long-mempool-chain

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How do I securely update Bitcoin Core?

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Why are P2WSH addresses larger than P2SH addresses?

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2 answers
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Can unupgraded nodes that accept zero confirmation be fooled after SegWit?

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What is the point of including the scriptCode of the input in the transaction digest of segwit?

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How to uncompress a compressed private key?

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