Tag: theory

19 Why does the Bitcoin protocol use the little-endian notation? 2011-11-25T18:59:19.047

12 Two blocks, two transactions, same hash 2012-02-28T10:44:47.570

11 What would happen if you send bitcoins to a non-existent Bitcoin address? 2012-10-01T21:41:23.020

9 Is there a ripple whitepaper? 2013-03-27T14:06:04.210

9 What complexity class is Bitcoin's proof-of-work (hashcash) in? 2013-10-16T01:44:19.440

6 Is there any software available for testing of Bitcoin security? 2012-02-27T13:09:19.930

6 Will Schnorr Multi-signatures completely replace ECDSA? 2019-10-07T11:10:57.927

5 Does a Block contain the list of transactions? Or only the Merkle Tree? 2018-07-22T18:23:33.870

5 Are there any "slow" sidechains? What are the tradeoffs? 2019-10-16T22:05:29.050

4 Why does it take a different time to generate a different pattern of the same length in vanitygen? 2012-05-27T19:36:06.827

4 Has the Timestamp Server from the original whitepaper ever been developed? 2013-06-13T05:51:31.707

4 What happen if there's no one mining bitcoin? 2013-12-14T05:51:10.707

4 Theoretical minimum # of logic operations to perform double iterated SHA256? 2015-04-18T22:54:35.683

4 Why search for a nonce linearly (+1) vs searching only even or odd nonces? 2018-01-01T19:54:10.760

4 Why is the Schnorr verification formula working and actually verifying the validity of a signature? 2019-03-10T20:25:34.560

4 Can we measure bitcoin's accumulated work in terms of entropy (in bits) directly rather than expected number of hashes? 2019-11-26T23:26:26.433

3 What is the "Bitcoin stick"? 2012-03-10T16:08:41.013

3 Can there be Bitcoin-like network that also works as whatever@home? 2013-04-01T13:09:39.633

3 Debts denominated in bitcoins 2013-11-18T12:17:57.787

3 How can the blockchain survive without an army or other kind of law enforcement? 2013-12-30T10:12:46.390

3 Altcoin confirmations and safety - wait ~6 confirmations, or ~1 hour? 2014-02-17T12:11:12.403

3 Why does transaction d5d27987d2a3dfc724e359870c6644b40e497bdc0589a033220fe15429d88599 included in two different blocks? 2018-03-07T04:57:18.233

3 ECDSA - why not using the cyclic additive group 2019-05-26T14:26:55.803

2 Inflatory and deflatory economy comparison 2011-10-07T09:49:48.687

2 Is it possible to spend outputs with very small amounts? 2014-01-22T21:02:35.753

2 Why bitcoin is not inflationary? 2017-09-14T10:49:41.807

2 What is the advantage of a market-specific cryptocurrency? 2018-01-17T01:55:16.613

2 What are the costs of cryptocurrency fraud? 2018-01-25T05:15:56.437

2 Why is a cyclic subgroup chosen in ECDSA? 2019-02-22T19:17:10.253

2 Can an unsynchronized node create a valid transaction? 2020-05-22T12:42:32.077

1 Given the current hashing powers, what do pools actually do in practice? 2014-05-13T07:20:59.817

1 Is Bitcoin still an experiment? 2014-12-02T21:35:59.410

1 Relationship between concentration of bitcoin wealth and foreign exchange value? 2015-07-23T18:25:55.523

1 Why will a miner verify the digital signature, instead of directly adding a transaction to the Merkle tree? 2016-10-17T15:17:47.367

1 Is the asymptotic performance of bitcoin O(n) relative to the block chain length? 2017-08-02T20:20:16.170

1 What does it mean for a transaction to be over spent? 2017-08-28T20:54:25.880

1 Bitcoin Transaction Protocol Question (maybe specific to Coursera Bitcoin Lecture) 2017-11-13T12:12:56.087

1 Game Theory in Blockchain? 2018-10-20T13:52:15.727

1 How do non-deterministic wallets violate the principle of address reuse? 2018-12-21T08:28:11.733

1 Is verification of a blockchain computationally cheaper than recreating it? 2019-08-03T15:50:24.880

1 Can the forked be unforked? 2020-03-26T07:28:18.863

0 What happens when a coin is split? 2013-04-06T15:36:09.133

0 What parameters are used to calculate the challenge string during bitcoin mining (blockchain creation)? 2014-01-20T19:37:09.763

0 Bitcoin Game Theory Analysis 2015-03-29T09:01:49.317

0 How Blockchain ensures transactions are not lost? 2017-12-27T17:26:06.063

0 Why proof of work rather than posting to a public forum? 2018-01-02T02:50:06.860

0 Value of cryptocurrencies: Why does noone make Bitcoin2, 3, 4,...? 2018-06-21T07:15:46.660

0 how is the current hashing power (of the entire network) measured (in real time)? 2018-07-13T12:39:25.630

0 terminology and conceptual question about progress of PoW 2018-07-20T11:57:39.263

0 How do you get Sibling Hashed Values in a Merkle Proof? 2018-08-16T19:15:43.890

0 What are the relations between these number theorems and ECC? 2018-12-17T18:45:33.883

0 How Bitcoin wallets and it's transfer process work? 2019-08-30T16:33:17.770

0 Understanding "Bitcoin Inflation vs. Time" chart 2020-05-11T15:03:50.963

0 Transaction shows 10% at the recipient adress 2021-02-23T12:03:22.573

-1 Bitcoin (and other crypto-coins) nonce loop 2015-04-10T03:44:56.013

-1 Is Bitcoin tracable? 2021-02-04T10:15:33.487