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David Schwartz
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How do Bitcoin clients find each other?

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How does merged mining work?

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Does hoarding really hurt Bitcoin?

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What is a compressed Bitcoin key?

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What exactly is Mining?

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What methods could a government use to shutdown Bitcoin?

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Should I leave the Bitcoin client open?

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Is there a way to set up proof-of-work systems so they would be even more useful?

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Have any cryptography experts vetted the bitcoin source code?

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How does change work in a bitcoin transaction?

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Nonce size - Will it always be big enough?

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Can I use my wallet on different computers?

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How does the bitcoin client make the initial connection to the bitcoin network?

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How do Scripts work?

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What are the bandwidth requirements of a mining rig?

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

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How does Ripple solve the double-spend problem?

32 votes

What is the coinbase?

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Who gets Bitcoin transaction fees?

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Why does Bitcoin use two hash functions (SHA-256 and RIPEMD-160) to create an address?

29 votes

What are bitcoin "confirmations"?

28 votes

Why is bitcoin written in C++?

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Is it worthy to use "bitcoin usb block erupter"

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How is it possible to launder bitcoins?

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How is Bitcoin supposed to serve as currency when it is all but impossible to spend at the moment (12/2017)?

23 votes

What are stale shares and what can I do to avoid them?

23 votes

What is the coin selection algorithm?

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How Ripple is different from Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies?

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Is it possible to send bitcoins without paying a fee?

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Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus - Why 33% threshold

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