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Provable Solvency Implementations

Is there a list of provable solvency implementations? It appears to be that each company is taking their own unique swing at the problem. This strikes me as an area that could benefit from ...

provable-solvency  
asked by Kinnard Hockenhull 3 votes

Are people incentivized with BTC to run nodes?

Bitnodes shows everyone running nodes. Are these people incentivized to run nodes? If not, why not? If so, do node operators make some BTC from transaction fees, etc.?

nodes  
asked by Geremia 3 votes
answered by Nick ODell 6 votes

Android BTC clients that remotely use my Bitcoin Core wallet?

Are there any Android BTC clients that remotely use my Bitcoin Core wallet so I don't have to use another wallet specific for my phone? I am running my own BTC node.

wallet android  
asked by Geremia 3 votes
answered by kaykurokawa 1 vote

blockchain.info and blockexplorer.com show different balance for the same address

Does blockexplorer.com have a bug or some other reason? https://blockexplorer.com/q/getreceivedbyaddress/1KWd23GZ4BmTMo9zcsUZXpWP4M8hmxZwRU 1.95331249 ...

blockchain blockchain.info blockexplorer  
asked by ak111in 3 votes
answered by btcee99 3 votes

getblocktemplate times out after being called many times

I am writing a program about bitcoin mining. It calls the RPC method getblocktemplate every second. Sometimes bitcoind doesn't reply to my RPC getblocktemplate request, but bitcoind still accepted new ...

json-rpc  
asked by Eleven 2 votes

What mining performance can we roughly expect from the Intel SHA extensions of the upcoming Skylake processor architecture?

Intel is scheduled to release their new x86 SkyLake microarchitecture in Q3 2015. Among other interesting features, it will introduce SHA extensions that will allow hardware acceleration of the Secure ...

mining hashing hardware cpu sha256  
asked by Will 2 votes
answered by Nate Eldredge 1 vote

How does bitcoin prevent this network splitting attack?

How are malicious nodes prevented from, after getting the nonce of a new block found by someone else, broadcast it to the other nodes claiming it to be its? Also, how does the bitcoin system solve ...

network attack ddos  
asked by randomname453 1 vote
answered by Jim Bob 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is this thing on? (How to tell if my cpuminer is working?)

I have pretty much no idea what I'm doing. But I've had cpuminer running on my laptop for a half hour or so, just playing around. I know it's not near worth the time or electricity, I'm just having ...

mining client mining-pools mac  
asked by Craig Otis 8 votes
answered by Ingmar Hupp 13 votes

What hash rate can a Raspberry Pi achieve? Can the GPU be used?

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized $25 (or $45, for the deluxe option) computer, designed for educational use. Has anyone tried running mining software on it? If so, what's the hashrate like? ...

mining hardware  
asked by Highly Irregular 24 votes
answered by David Perry 10 votes

Can you answer these?

Correlation between Ripple and Bitcoin

Is there a correlation between the value of Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin (BTC)?

historical-trade-data  
asked by user24560 1 vote

Blockchain (lack of backwards) compatibility in Bitcoincore 0.10.x

From Bitcoincore release notes: Because release 0.10.0 makes use of headers-first synchronization and parallel block download (see further), the block files and databases are not ...

blockchain bitcoincore-development  
asked by Wizard Of Ozzie 1 vote

How do I get hash to verify transaction?

If I have the public key and signature for a transaction how do I get the hash value that is used in verify(hash, sig, pubkey). I want to know how to work backwards from a raw transaction to get it, ...

signature hash ecdsa  
asked by KRiley 1 vote
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