Questions tagged [clients]

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Which database(s) do the ethereum clients use and why?

Ethereum clients (such as geth, eth, pyethapp, ethereumj, and ethereumH) download the Ethereum blockchain from their peers and then store a copy of it locally, presumably indexed within some sort of ...
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Is it possible to launch the C++ eth client without unlocking the accounts?

Each time I run eth it requests my master password. I don't feel comforatble with permanently running a node with unlocked accounts. Is it possible to launch the C++ eth (or alethzero) client without ...
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What capacity is ethereum using recently?

What capacity is ethereum using recently? How many more people can use ethereum now? What is current blocksize, and what are all the data being broadcasted between nodes? I read that ethereum just ...
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What's the difference between developer mode and testnet?

I just tried running geth in developer mode on testnet. ~ $ geth --dev --testnet F0127 21:07:16.947591 6407 flags.go:467] dev and testnet are mutually exclusive I wasn't aware of the actual ...
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How to connect mist to a testnet client?

I'm running a geth instance on the consensys testnet. I started it with the following command: geth --testnet --networkid=2 --bootnodes=enode://...
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How do you stop a running geth node?

I can not figure out how to stop a running geth node without killing the process. I tried to lookup geth help but there is no mention of stopping, halting or any shutdown command. How to shutdown ...
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cannot find package “github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum”

I was following this youtube video in order to install Ethereum client on Ubuntu 15.10 First I installed Go language environment. Then I have build QT following this wiki After that I tried to ...
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How hard is it for Ethereum clients to get on the new fork in case of an attack?

Vitalik Buterin writes: Assuming ~20% participation in PoS and current prices, you could stall or break the network at a cost of ~$7 million. However, unlike PoW, recovery is simpler: Ethereum just ...
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Can I use Ethereum on my mobile phone?

What are the options to use Ethereum on my mobile (Android) smartphone? Is there a "mist for mobile"?
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Can geth and eth share the same accounts and blockchain?

It appears when I have multiple ethereum clients installed, that they all have their own data, accounts and even their own copy of the blockchain. Is it possible to share accounts and the blockchain ...
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Which Ethereum clients/wallets support the ICAP?

The ICAP is a method of representing an Ethereum address with a built-in checksum and in a way that is compliant with most bank software due to compliance with the International Bank Account Number (...
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What exactly is an Ethereum client and what clients are there?

What exactly is an Ethereum client? Is it a full network node that can post transactions to the blockchain (if that is the correct lingo?) or could it also be a light JS client that connects from a ...
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How to connect an ethereum node to a random testnet?

How to connect an ethereum node (eth, geht, pyeth) to a random testnet and what do the network IDs stand for. Are there network IDs I should not use because they are maybe used elsewhere or reserved?
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Ethereum light client roadmap?

The Ethereum roadmap makes no mention about when to expect a light client. Anyone has any insights on when we could expect to see a light client that could efficiently run on, say, an Android device?
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How to Mine Ether and use Ethereum on Windows?

Which programs should be installed and what do you need to do to start mining Ether and use Ethereum?

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