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Ryan Shea
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110 votes
4 answers
81k views

How does merged mining work?

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98 votes
9 answers
108k views

Why was 21 million picked as the number of bitcoins to be created?

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72 votes
4 answers
35k views

What is a compressed Bitcoin key?

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70 votes
11 answers
11k views

Will Bitcoin suffer from a mining Tragedy of the Commons when mining fees drop to zero?

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66 votes
3 answers
80k views

How to calculate transaction size before sending (Legacy Non-Segwit - P2PKH/P2SH)

61 votes
6 answers
65k views

What is the Merkle root?

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60 votes
6 answers
24k views

What is relation between scriptSig and scriptPubKey?

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57 votes
4 answers
7k views

Have any cryptography experts vetted the bitcoin source code?

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53 votes
14 answers
10k views

Will deflation destroy Bitcoin?

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46 votes
8 answers
74k views

How long would it take a large computer to crack a private key?

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44 votes
10 answers
11k views

How can I keep my wallet secure?

44 votes
1 answer
9k views

What do the different .dat files contain?

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42 votes
4 answers
74k views

Where is the data folder for Bitcoin-Qt?

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42 votes
1 answer
14k views

How are transaction hashes calculated?

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42 votes
4 answers
7k views

How is block-solution-withholding a threat to mining pools?

39 votes
3 answers
15k views

What is a stealth address?

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37 votes
8 answers
5k views

How to save bitcoins as paper?

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35 votes
1 answer
36k views

What is the difference between the rpc port 8332 and port 8333?

34 votes
2 answers
3k views

Do mining pools centralize the Bitcoin network and make it less secure?

30 votes
5 answers
18k views

How are public & private keys in an address created?

30 votes
2 answers
6k views

Are there any studies into the size of the blockchain scaling over time?

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28 votes
5 answers
8k views

What are the limits of m and n in m-of-n multisig addresses?

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26 votes
3 answers
5k views

What are the implications of Schnorr signatures?

25 votes
3 answers
39k views

Is it possible to get the public key of a bitcoin address I do not have the private keys for with the standard client?

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25 votes
3 answers
6k views

Can one safely buy vanity addresses from a third party without risking one's coins from being stolen?

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24 votes
1 answer
14k views

Why the signature is always 65 (1+32+32) bytes long?

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24 votes
8 answers
4k views

What happens to my bitcoins when I die?

23 votes
2 answers
5k views

What are the pros and cons of Ripple's consensus as compared with Bitcoin's proof-of-work?

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23 votes
3 answers
8k views

Why does Bitcoin support both compressed and uncompressed keys/addresses?

23 votes
1 answer
5k views

How do "Pay to Script Hash" transactions work?

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