Pieter Wuille

Belgium

bitcoin.sipa.be

Age: 29

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comment Why could UpdateTip be taking so long?
It's not receiving a new best block; it already has it at startup. Otherwise, yes, this is what it is doing.
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answered Why could UpdateTip be taking so long?
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comment What's the point of trading BTC if you're limited in the things you can buy
Why do people trade other currencies?
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22
comment Is it possible that someone forks the chain?
Because they validate it.
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comment Is it possible that someone forks the chain?
Every node validates it before sending it to other nodes.
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comment Is it possible that someone forks the chain?
In the whole blockchain. Fun fact: that number recently surpassed 1 yottahash (a 1 with 24 zeroes).
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answered Is it possible that someone forks the chain?
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answered Where can new cryptocurrency features be found?
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comment Other ways to determine the validity of a public key
The formula is y^2 = x^3 + 7. I don't think there are any small-number solutions.
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reviewed Close What prevents miners in a pool from retaining the reward?
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reviewed Close What are some counter arguments for NXT (nxtcoin) "premine" or initial distribution setup?
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answered Can you assume that all inputs to a Bitcoin transaction are controlled by the same person?
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revised What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?
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answered What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?
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comment What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?
See txdb.cpp in the source code :)
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comment What are the keys used in the blockchain levelDB (ie what are the key:value pairs)?
This explains what LevelDB's internal storage format for tables it. It doesn't answer the question, which is which key/value pairs are stored in it by bitcoind.
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