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What's the minimum transaction with bitcoin?
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You can send any number of bitcoins to anyone, even 1 satoshi (see exceptions below), which is 0.00000001 BTC (about 0.00001031 USD) However for such small amounts you may not want to include a ...

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What does "accepted shares" mean?
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An accepted share represents work that your miner did towards a round in a mining pool. When the pool finds a block, it distributes the block reward (i.e. 25BTC) to the miners according to how many ...

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Number of transactions per block
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Nothing is stopping miners from not including transactions in their blocks, in fact it has happened before. hashing smaller data will result in greater hashes/s (yes?) No, the hashes are always ...

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How to export public key for an address in bitcoin-qt?
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And the answer is: copy the address in question from your "Receive" address list Help -> Debug window -> Console type: validateaddress <address> where <address> is the address you copied ...

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What should I consider when deciding to whether or not to mine?
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You really need to take into account some important factors, which that calculator is missing: The current rate of increase in difficulty The expected delivery of the mining hardware The cost of the ...

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What happens if Bitcoins are lost
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You should check this related question. In summary: 1) A "lost bitcoin" is any unspent BTC balance in an account for which the private key has been lost. Without the private key, that balance cannot ...

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Can you mine bitcoins with an intermittent Internet connection?
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Assuming you are mining on a pool, your miner needs to receive and send work (shares) every few seconds, with the exact frequency depending on your hashing speed and the difficulty of the shares. For ...

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Are bitcoin wallets money service businesses (MSB)?
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If the business is based in the US, yes. Edit: IANAL, but in my opinion a wallet service clearly falls into the category of money transmitter according to FinCEN's virtual currency regulations.

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Longer fake block chain with "valid" transactions
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Full blockchain nodes actually check not only the block headers, but also every transaction in the block body before accepting that block. If any transaction in the block doesn't "add up" (i.e. its ...

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Using Mac Pro for Mining
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@Lohoris did not stress it enough. Do not invest on CPU/GPU hardware with the intent of mining Bitcoin. What you'll spend on electricity will be several times more than the return in Bitcoin (yes, ...

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How can services that use the bitcoin blockchain help secure it?
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The Bitcoin network is fairly simple in terms of its core security, so technically there are three things these companies/projects can do to contribute: Run and/or encourage development of the ...

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Bitstamp streamline API: how to get all contents of the ordebooks?
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I haven't yet used Bitstamp's streaming API but I think it's fairly safe to assume that you will only get real-time changes via those pusher channels. That means you need to make at least one initial ...

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Choosing a mining pool
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If you are starting off, I will assume you do not have the computing power to solo-mine. It's just easier to join a pool, and with regards to trusting one, I would stick with something that has been ...

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How does mining work
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You will most likely be using a mining pool, in which case the coin you earn will remain on your pool account until you choose to withdraw it to your local wallet. Most pools support auto-withdrawals (...

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Bitcoin-QT client shows coins, but cannot find wallet.dat
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I guess you already looked there, but when I open a terminal and enter ls -la ~/Library/Application\ Support/Bitcoin/ I see all the files there, including wallet.dat. Please note the backslash before ...

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Check Bitcoin address balance from blockchain
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Perhaps you can look at the source code of full-mode bitcoin implementations in Java, such as bitsofproof (BOF). It seems bitcoinj also has a full-mode but it is experimental only and not really ...

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What is the difference between these two "instruments" ICBIT charts
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The number after the BTC/USD is the settlement date of that particular futures contract. You can find a list of all ICBIT futures in this page, and clicking on one will show you all the details, for ...

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A friend owes me cash, how can he pay that debt in btc?
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You and your friend need to agree on the bitcoin-to-fiat exchange rate, and assuming he/she is already in possession of the required amount of bitcoins, he can just send those bitcoins directly to ...

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How do you publish a transaction which is cancelled if not claimed by a given time?
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Using the blockchain you can't. If the transaction is in the blockchain with a reasonable number of confirmations it cannot be cancelled nor reversed. In that case only the owner of the recipient ...

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Difference in hash rates between Bitcoins and Litecoins calculation
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If you are using general purpose mining hardware (i.e. CPU, GPU) then it really depends on lots of factors, not only hardware, but also mining software and even its configuration. For details on ...

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Does Bitcoin account for deleted bitcoins over time?
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As @pyramids and @john-devor explained, as it stands today, the bitcoin mining rules will not make up for any lost bitcoins. So in theory the total amount of bitcoins in circulation will never reach ...

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