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Best APIs to use for cryptocurrency exchange [closed]

I need to integrate my application with APIs that allow users to buy assets in my application using Ethereum, Bitcoin, ... maybe other cryptocurrencies later. What would be the best APIs for that ...
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Different kind of Wallet/Addresses/Accounts

I have a few questions regarding crypto wallet accounts and currencies. Recently I came across https://www.bitaddress.org/. This website generates bitcoin wallets. Now, when I tried to verify that ...
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can sign derived wallet transactions with main's wallet private key of seed phrase?

I would like to sign a transaction from a wallet which is derived from a seed, and sign it, with it's parent first address and private key derived from the seed, can I sign any tx of any derived ...
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Like an ERC20 interface, do we have any interface or a smart contract that supports creating and transferring Ether on Ethereum?

To create a token on Ethereum, we use ERC20 token interface to design our token smart contract that captures functions required like mint(), tranfer(), balanceOf(), etc. Similarly, do we have any ...
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Does crypto coins are transferred same as tokens?

If I understood correctly, when I want send a token using wallet (e.g., ERC20 token), I will: create a transaction (using send button on my wallet interface) with "to" address containing token ...
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Where is the stake amount stored in Proof-of-Stake?

So in the PoS consensus algorithm, the nodes can lock their coins and the node with the highest coins has the highest probability of getting the chance for validating coins. I have two questions: 1) ...
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How will transaction malleability affect next transaction?

I wanted to ask regarding transaction malleability that if transaction malleability is going to be done then it will affect another transaction because hash of the previous block would be changed ...
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Transaction malleability

I read about transaction malleability and have some questions regarding that, please help: It states, for transaction malleability a person changes the signature such that the transaction remains ...
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Why does proof of work targeted zeros always comes at the start of hash? why is it not in the middle or the end of hash?

My question is why always targeted zeros come at the start of hash of the block? I have never seen more than 2 zeros in middle or somewhere else in the hash of mined block... What's the reason?.... ...
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MITM attack in hosted wallets

i have a question: in the web wallets(hosted wallets)when user want to make a transaction and send the information to the wallet server , can a one change the information(man in the middle attack)?
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Understanding Transaction in Bitcoin [closed]

I read a lecture about Bitcoin Blockchain. As shown in the slide below, a user Alice sends a transaction to BoB. Alice should 1-) Hash(Hash of the transaction of the coin || Bob Public Key || Alice ...
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How to swap BTC to WBTC

Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) is the first ERC20 token backed 1:1 with Bitcoin. So there must be a mechanism to lock BTC in the Bitcoin network and mint WBTC in Ethereum. I read about custodians and ...
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PIVX fork CryptoDezire Coin SendRawTransaction not working

A CDZC coin basically fork of PIVX . I am trying to send coin via rpc calls. Successfuly created RawTxn, SignRawTxn but unable to SendRawTxn. `await rpc.listunspent().then(async r => { ...
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How can I use bitcoin block stamp as seed for random number generation?

I am trying to create an ethereum based smart contract that shall generate random number. After searching around, I get to know that ethereum block stamp is vulnerable to miners hacks and false ...
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Is it legal create an algorithmic trading cryptocurrency fund for social groups around the globe to pool in their money?

Is it legal create an algorithmic trading cryptocurrency fund for social groups around the globe to pool in their money? What is the viability of this project in terms of regulatory compliance?
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Ethereum Blockchain Interoperability

I was reading through Vitalik's blockchain interoperability paper available here One thing he mentions is a company / project called EthereumLottery.io (currently not operating) which managed to ...
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How and Why other should buy and sell my ICO token? [closed]

When I invest or create a token, I am hoping someone in the future will want to buy it at a higher price. Why would anyone buy my tokens to use the platform if the price of the token keeps increasing ...
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Ethereum hd wallets making transactions like bitcoin wallets

I'm working on an exchange where every user has given a unique address, generated via ethereum hd wallets. How can i use a single master private key to transfer available funds from different ...
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solidity code warning in remix IDE

I am trying to create a smart contract using the but it is showing warning message in a string "Warning: Unused function parameter. Remove or comment out the variable name to silence this warning. ...
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What are differences between bitcoin and etherum trancactions?

I have read about how transactions work and how they can be redeemed in bitcoin. In a very abstract way, the sender defines the output script that should redeem the transaction. But I am new to ...
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Blochchain Smart Contract App

Actually Im working on a blockchain application based on smart contracts that allows to buy/sell properties and paying in cryptocurrency using Ethereum and Bitcoin. I wonder I develop smart contract ...
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Is the following scenario doable by a smart contract?

I have 2 persons ( say A or B). They want to have the following agreement. Person ‘A’ specify a deposit (x coins ) for user ‘B’ under a certain condition with a future time lock ‘t’. If user ‘B’ ...
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User ether.js mnemonic for bitcoin

I'm using Ether.js for my react native app to create mnemonic. i want use Wallet.fromMnemonic(code, path) to get key pairs but when i send bitcoin Derivation Path i get and ethereum private key which ...
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How feasible it to combine Proof of Work and Proof of Elapsed time consensus to create a custom blockchain?

I wonder if it feasible to create your own custom consensus by combining Proof of Work and Proof of Elapsed time? How would I approach it? Any tools or frameworks to build it? I appreciate all the ...
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timed commitment using ethereum blockchain

I read this paper: https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/784.pdf that introduces the idea of Bitcoin-based time commitment scheme. In which if the commiter does not open his commitment before a specific time ...
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Bitcoin generate Exe file using bitcoin-0.8.1 version [closed]

0.8.1 version and when i compile this version but successfully compiled but now i want to generate the window executable file(.exe) from bitcoin-0.8.1 version. so latest version and older bitcoin-0.8....
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If the hackers of the DAO converted the funds to bitcoin, would it have been possible to return the funds to the investors?

My understanding of the DAO hack is that Ethereum was hard forked so that those who lost funds could have them retrieved. If the hacked funds were immediately converted to bitcoin, would this still ...
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How to get live mempool transactions whitout full blokchain

I just want to analyse all mempool txs in realtime. I cant use an api because after several requests my ip gets blocked for some minutes, so I dont get the txs in this time. Thank you for help.
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Implementation of privacy in blockchain

How can we see transactions in a particular block of Bitcoin, if they are encrypted and only Merkle root of transactions is stored on the blockchain. I think in that way we should be having an ...
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Are uncle blocks unnecessary overhead on blockchain?

I have been learning about ethereum but now am stuck with conflicting thoughts about block times and stale blocks. Here is what I understood, please correct me if I am wrong. Block time for bitcoin - ...
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Differences/similarities of “Bitcoin script” and “Ethereum smart contract”?

Can we compare Bitcoin script and Ethereum smart contract ? And if yes, What are differences/similarities of Bitcoin script and Ethereum smart contract in sense of functionality, architecture and ...
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How can I implement ethereum If I'm making an exchange service like cex.io [closed]

I was wondering how cex.io manages ethereum service on their website. I know what happens with bitcoin. They have 1 wallet and daemon on their server for each coin. for example bitcoin. Then When I ...
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What is the “main” difference between consensus mechanism of Bitcoin and Ethereum?

Bitcoin and Ethereum both use proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism. One of differences between Bitcoin Pow and Ethereum PoW is difficulty level, meaning that while in bitcoin block generation rate ...
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UTXO vs Account scalability paradigms and Merkle proof of ownership

From Ethereum's design rationale: Potential scalability paradigms: UTXOs are more theoretically compatible with certain kinds of scalability paradigms, as we can rely on only the owner of some coins ...
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Slackness issue and time in smart contracts

At a high level, slackness issue says, it is not possible to guarantee that at any given point in time all honest miners see exactly the same blockchain length [1]. On the other hand, as we know the ...
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Trustless Inter-chain transaction with Bitcoin- are there any flaws?

Let's say that Alice wants to send Bob 1 BTC, and in return Bob will send Alice 1 ETH. Alice's Bitcoin address is BTC_A, and Alice's Ethereum address is ETH_A. Likewise, Bob owns addresses BTC_B and ...
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What is 2^187 target in the Ethereum white paper wrt PoW in Bitcoin?

The paper says that The precise condition is that the double-SHA256 hash of every block, treated as a 256-bit number, must be less than a dynamically adjusted target, which as of the time of ...
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Is it possible to transfer Ether without a contract, like with Bitcoin?

I realised I don't know if Ethereum is exactly like bitcoin with an added dimension (smart contracts), or if there are things that Bitcoin can do "natively" that Ethereum can't. Is it possible to ...
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Is there any website for provide APIs for making transaction to different blockchain such as Ethereum, Litecoin, BTC, Neo etc

I want build a wallet which manages multiple coins and I'm looking for a website which provides APIs for transacting to different blockchains.
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How to fix gas limit issue when doing official Ethereum Tutorial?

I'm trying to work on this tutorial for past three hours and I just don't understand why are there so many holes to do it. https://ethereum.org/greeter It took me forever to figure out what it ...
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What is saved on every block on Ethereum?

In Bitcoin every block has the information about the transaction (A sends money to B, C to D etc). And everytime a new transaction (someone sends money to another address) is sent, the miners will ...
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Is it possible to send/receive Bitcoin using a smart contract?

My Question goes in the sense of what's possible in terms of creating a Dapp that allows to send/receive BitCoin just like it would any other given ERC20 Token. Is this possible to achieve for a Smart ...
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How can I withdraw the bitcoin out?

So I downloaded the Ethereum wallet and installed it. Once I launched it, it started to download the blocks, and I chose to connect with the mainnet. As indicated in the process, I may need to deposit ...
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How to find the largest Ethereum token holders on a given day? [duplicate]

Here is the Bitcoin Rich List. Is there something similar for Ethereum?
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Why is UTXO model better than Account model? [duplicate]

According to this I infer that UTXO is better (or at least more secure) than Account model. The reason why transactions work this way is because it’s an easier and more secure way of doing it from ...
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Where, or how, can I programmatically get a complete history of the major cryptocurrencies?

I would like to programmatically get a complete list of the historical: Number of transactions Average Transaction Fee Hashrate Mining Profitability Difficulty Block Time Block Size related to the ...
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Why is ethereum's mining function is safe as bitcoin's proof of work?

bitcoin's mining time is about 15 minutes while ethereum's mining time is 10 seconds. Is not it bad for ethereum's mining time to be too short? (from security aspect). Why is it so important for ...
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Check that the timestamp of the block is greater than that of the previous block and less than 2 hours into the future?

I am reading the White Paper of Ethereum. And at the Mining Section, I do not understand the this part "less than 2 hours into the future" of the following sentence: Check that the timestamp of the ...
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Block chain in Banking sector? [closed]

Does the concept of mining exist if an application is designed with a blockchain in the banking domain? From what I understand from mining with respect to Bitcoin, the miners keep on creating valid ...
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Do we have an API for airdrop

I am creating an news app which will show the ICO and Airdrop details. Is there is any API for Airdrop news ?