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Most popular questions

186 What is a good way to concisely explain Bitcoin? 2011-09-01T08:04:01.890

177 What exactly is Mining? 2011-08-30T23:40:52.877

163 What are "bitcoin days destroyed"? 2011-09-10T11:47:53.050

150 What is a 'Satoshi'? 2011-08-30T22:53:42.277

145 How do Bitcoin clients find each other? 2012-05-01T05:31:52.367

138 What are bitcoin miners really solving? 2013-02-28T17:53:44.590

135 Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it? 2013-04-03T14:11:53.577

132 What can an attacker with 51% of hash power do? 2011-09-06T17:45:51.553

120 How do you obtain bitcoins? 2011-08-30T22:20:32.367

119 Is it possible to brute force bitcoin address creation in order to steal money? 2011-08-30T21:26:59.183

118 How much will transaction fees eventually be? 2011-09-11T11:02:44.390

110 How much Bitcoin will I mine right now with hardware X? 2011-08-30T22:58:59.357

110 Why is 6 the number of confirms that is considered secure? 2011-09-20T19:47:46.883

100 How does merged mining work? 2011-08-31T11:58:18.437

97 Is there a way to set up proof-of-work systems so they would be even more useful? 2011-09-01T04:10:16.373

95 How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal? 2011-12-21T06:48:07.697

89 Why was 21 million picked as the number of bitcoins to be created? 2013-03-17T15:44:08.340

87 Does hoarding really hurt Bitcoin? 2011-09-01T23:59:01.670

87 Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another? 2013-08-15T14:25:44.413

74 How can I accept bitcoins on my website? 2011-08-30T23:09:18.217

71 How to redeem a basic Tx? 2012-04-06T21:19:52.967

70 Can I download the whole block chain from somewhere? 2011-09-09T07:47:51.887

68 If someone wanted to pretend to be Satoshi by posting a fake signature to defraud people how could they? 2018-11-17T01:28:21.320

67 What is an SPV client? 2012-09-07T21:13:32.317

65 What is a compressed Bitcoin key? 2012-03-03T08:25:39.543

64 Where do bitcoins come from and what gives them their value? 2011-08-31T00:38:11.893

62 How anonymous are Bitcoin transactions? 2011-08-30T21:50:20.573

61 Will Bitcoin suffer from a mining Tragedy of the Commons when mining fees drop to zero? 2012-03-08T09:49:17.017

59 How many bitcoins will there eventually be? 2011-08-30T23:57:20.447

59 How is difficulty calculated? 2012-12-18T18:30:56.720

59 What is a soft fork? 2014-10-04T08:20:36.443

58 Should I leave the Bitcoin client open? 2011-08-31T17:17:07.153

58 Can someone explain how the Bitcoin Blockchain works? 2013-07-31T17:24:43.420

56 How to calculate transaction size before sending (Legacy Non-Segwit - P2PKH/P2SH) 2011-09-22T01:53:49.143

56 What effects would a scalable Quantum Computer have on Bitcoin? 2013-01-08T20:28:49.053

55 Have any cryptography experts vetted the bitcoin source code? 2011-09-01T15:05:32.950

55 What happens if your bitcoin client generates an address identical to another person's? 2013-02-16T20:23:36.250

55 In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home? 2015-11-07T10:54:58.147

54 Can bitcoins be counterfeited? 2011-08-31T00:33:41.057

54 What is the Merkle root? 2013-05-01T22:49:32.540

53 How does the Lightning network work in simple terms? 2016-04-12T15:35:16.850

52 What keeps the average block time at 10 minutes? 2011-09-10T17:30:48.390

52 What does the curve used in Bitcoin, secp256k1, look like? 2014-02-09T16:47:59.710

51 What is the difference between kH/s, MH/s, and GH/s? 2013-04-05T21:40:32.690

50 What methods could a government use to shutdown Bitcoin? 2011-09-01T14:54:12.563

49 Will deflation destroy Bitcoin? 2011-08-30T21:58:29.643

49 What are bitcoin "confirmations"? 2011-08-30T23:39:17.773

49 Explanation of what an OP_RETURN transaction looks like 2014-07-17T21:56:00.530

48 Is there any way to track an individual bitcoin (or satoshi)? 2011-09-02T16:47:14.883

48 How does change work in a bitcoin transaction? 2011-09-08T01:55:16.043

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