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Top new questions this week:

Could Bitcoins (or any other blockchain based cryptocurrency) feasibly ever be used for purchases that need to go through fast?

Today, one of the problems with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is that it takes quite some time for a transfer to go through and enough confirmations to take place. This really isn't a problem when it ...

payment speed 0-confirmation block-interval  
asked by Speldosa 3 votes
answered by Pieter Wuille 2 votes

Service that displays how many inputs/outputs there are in the blockchain?

Ideally, I am looking for a service like, but one that displays the real-time number of inputs and outputs in the blockchain. Note that I am not looking for information on the ...

transactions blockchain  
asked by StephenM347 2 votes
answered by Bitcoin 2 votes

How can I request payment to a set of addresses?

I am building a payment processing service where a single payment may be split among multiple individuals. While it would be possible for me to write the service in such a manner that a customer pays ...

transactions development  
asked by Kris Nuttycombe 2 votes
answered by Kris Nuttycombe 3 votes

How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD?

If I have a backup file like mbhd-*.zip.aes how do I restore it using only my password? When I click on Restore Wallet, it only asks for the wallet words, not the file path or password.

wallet multibit restore  
asked by Chloe 1 vote
answered by Nick ODell 0 votes

POS Receipt payment identification

Lets have a scenario where POS software wants to support bitcoin payments with zero risk. Ideal is to store Merchant's Bitcoin address in POS settings. The intention here is to uniquelly bind receipt ...

transactions blockchain payment pos  
asked by Marek 1 vote
answered by StephenM347 2 votes

paytxfee vs maxtxfee which one overrides the other

In wallet options section it shows these two settings -paytxfee=<amt> Fee (in BTC/kB) to add to transactions you send (default: 0.00) -maxtxfee=<amt> Maximum total fees to use in a ...

bitcoind bitcoin-core  
asked by Mohamed Farrag 1 vote
answered by Pieter Wuille 1 vote

How can you restore a password in MultiBit if you are given the wallet words BEFORE you even enter a password?

How is it possible to recover a wallet password when the wallet words are provided before you even enter the password? Restore password ...

wallet multibit passphrase wallet-security  
asked by Chloe 1 vote
answered by jim618 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Where can I see my Bitcoin address?

I use the original client, but I don't know where can I find my Bitcoin address. Can someone help me?

bitcoin-core address  
asked by Rowt 4 votes
answered by ThePiachu 4 votes

How can I restore my wallet?

I just purchased a new laptop and I want to decommission my old one. I have a back-up of my wallet.dat file copied to my new PC. What do I need to do to restore it to my Bitcoin (Windows) client? ...

wallet security bitcoin-core backup  
asked by RLH 25 votes
answered by tysat 23 votes

Can you answer this?

Fees when using leverage

I have been wondering how trading fees are actually calculated e.g. Kraken takes 0,35% of every trade. Does this fee apply both when I buy bitcoins and later when I sell them? Furthermore if I choose ...

exchanges exchange-fees  
asked by peppe_z 1 vote
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