kirian
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What are the most respectable Bitcoin news websites?
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Here are a list of blogs/sites I follow to keep up with bitcoin news: reddit/r/bitcoin - user aggregated bitcoin links/topics, usually anything notable will be posted here. Bitcoin Magazine - also ...

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Where can I find a graph of the current size of mining pools?
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The http://bitcoinwatch.com/ site gives a pie-chart of the hasrate distribution by mining pool.

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Is it possible to estimate the Gini coefficient for Bitcoins and if the trend is increasing or decreasing?
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The owner of the Bitcoinica site has released some data from his site which may reflect the wider bitcoin economy. He gives a value for the Gini coefficient of: Gini Coefficient = 0.87709 The ...

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Bitcoin promotional campaigns
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There has been a bitcoin billboard on the Lawrence Expressway in Silicon Valley, California, paid for by memmorydealers.com. Also the same company paid for a radio advertisement across a number of US ...

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How can one embed custom data in block headers?
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Dan Kaminsky explained his method and motivations for inserting images into the blockchain at a talk at Black Hat USA 2011 - the relevant slides (12 -20) from the presentation can be found here. His ...

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What public data sets are available that could used for correlation in bitcoin analytics?
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Historic trade data is available from the Bitcoin Charts Market API Bitcointalk.org forum stats, impression stats for ads, e.g. new member sign-ups per day Google Trends data for bitcoin. (Can be ...

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Bitcoin animation from The Good Wife S03E13
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Here is a link (YouTube) to the clip with the animation in it. I don't know if the actual animation on its own is available anywhere.

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What's the current $/Mhash
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Bitcoinx.com charts gives a series of live graphs (various time scales) showing the US$/24hours@100MHash/s.

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Where can I find a list of merchants who accept bitcoins?
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As well as the https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade page you could look at: http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/ and http://www.thebitcointrader.com/p/bitcoin-better-business-bureau.html Both of these ...

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Is Bitcoin future-proof?
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Bitcoin accounts for the exponential growth in processing power (Moore's law) making hashing easier by re-adjusting the "difficulty" every 2016 blocks. The difficulty essentially determines how low ...

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Is there a bitcoin market for CPU time / memory space / disk space?
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Maybe not exactly what you are asking for but CoinLab have a mining pool that intends to use the computing power of their members for jobs other than hashing. From the Bitcoin talk forum topic: We’...

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What is the highest recorded difficulty in the main net?
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As the comments mention this value is likely to change over time. Since Stephen Gornick's answer in May 2012 the highest recorded difficulty is: 3,415,121.18552938 At the time of writing (24th ...

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How can I read information from the blockchain?
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Gavin Andresen's bitcointools python scripts might have some of the functionality you are looking for.

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Can bitcoin transaction data be used to study markets?
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The fact that the blockchain records every single bitcoin transaction does mean that it would probably be possible to analyse the data to infer some real market information. Bitcoin days destroyed ...

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Who controls the Bitcoin software?
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In some sense don't the miners control the software? If there are some changes made to the bitcoin code and the majority of miners (by hashrate?) don't upgrade for what ever reason then the changes ...

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Losing bitcoins
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I also heard somewhere that after a while coins will no longer be able to be mined. There is an upper limit of 21 million coins, after that no more coins will be mined but that will not be for many ...

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Where can I sell things for bitcoins?
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I've never used it for this purpose but I believe Mokimarket allows you to sell items in a penny auction format.

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A "Bitcoin for dummies" guide?
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Bitcoin magazine has a Bitcoin newbies section with introduction articles on various Bitcoin topics.

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Who has this many BTC?
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According to this forum topic it belongs to DeepBit (currently the largest mining pool)

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Are there any poker websites that accept bitcoins?
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I'd second http://betwithbtc.com/ as a good resource for gambling related bitcoin sites. Along with the bitcoin centric poker sites mentioned in other answers switchpoker.com takes bitcoin as a ...

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