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Congratulations! Bitcoin is graduating!

You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Bitcoin met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. ...
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Is this an appropriate site to ask “applications of blockchain” questions?

I have a question about the feasibility of using blockchain technology in a specific domain, which has nothing to do with crypto currency. Is this the appropriate site to ask such a question? If not, ...
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Usage of the off-topic reason “customer relationship”

I feel like the customer relationship close reason is perhaps getting a bit overused lately. IIRC, it was originally meant for questions e.g. about customers not receiving a deposit on an account or ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I'm stepping down as moderator of Bitcoin StackExchange. I find that I haven't been able to make the needed time commitment to the site. Thanks to Murch, Stephen, and the StackExchange CM's. It's ...
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Please tell new users where to post questions!

Frequently, new users will post questions as an answer. For example: New users don't mean any harm - they just don't know that we want questions to be posted as their own separate question. When ...
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PSA: Please don't post a multitude of link-only answers with url-shortener links

We recently had a new user post eight answers in a short amount of time. They all linked to a website obfuscated by the same shortener url, and didn't provide much explanation what they were linking ...
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Why do you answer questions on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange?

Maybe this will be closed, but I think this is a valuable question even if it does skirt the rules and I think the answers to this question may help others who are asking "why isn't someone answering ...
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PSA: Warning about Electron Cash wallet

There have been multiple questions / reports now about the Electron Cash wallet stealing users BCC. There has been a official warning as well on the Electrum website: The person who distributes the ...
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What is the bch tag?

There is a tag called bch. It looks like it is supposed to refer to bitcoin-cash, and maybe is mean to be BCC, but can anyone confirm? I've been wrong about such things before.
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When is it appropriate to redirect a question to Stack Overflow?

I was recently reviewing this question: How to watch for the transactions over blockchain via nodejs? It has been voted to be closed with the reason being "off-topic because belongs on ...
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Canonical question for tracing IP address of transactions

Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed a several recent questions regarding trying to find the originating IP address of a transaction or Bitcoin address. Perhaps this is due to the proliferation of ...
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How are our users “accelerating” unconfirmed transactions, and is it desirable?

As everyone knows, we get a huge number of duplicate questions saying "My transaction is unconfirmed, what do I do?" I've sometimes noticed users responding with comments saying "accelerated". ...
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Is there a problem with stackexchange community?

For some reasons I though that stackexchange is a place where you can talk to experts. How is that possible, experts seem not to be willing to read or to understand: https://area51.meta.stackexchange....
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Influx of Trezor questions

TL;DR: Please mark Trezor's "customer support" questions as off-topic. We don't care whether packages have been sent, how to apply for a refund or whom to talk to regarding faulty hardware. Please ...
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Please help on First Post Reviews

Good news! We have lots of new users asking questions on Bitcoin.Stackexchange.com. However, that means that we currently get about 20-30 new reviews every day. Especially, Badr Bellaj, Jestin, and ...
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What do we do with answers consisting of dead links?

Today, I answered a question about altcoin price charts from 2011. Most of the original answers were outdated, of course. Four answers contained broken links, and given the nature of the question, the ...
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Any plans for bitcoin documentation?

I am new to this site and wanted to get some knowledge about bitcoins and was wondering if there is any plan for a wiki for this website? just like there is one on stackoverflow.
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Do we have a canonical question for “How to sell bitcoins?”?

After encountering yet another question about "How to sell bitcoins for fiat?" today (what things may I need to start withdrawal of bitcoins), I was looking for a canonical question akin to the ...
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Hey! Welcome to new users, find us in chat if you have questions!

I've been seeing some new names popping up on answers. Welcome to Bitcoin.SE! Welcome back, if you're returning. :) I've seen a few flags on obsolete comments, thanks for that as well. If you need ...
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How can we get Bitcoin to graduate?

Recently, I was asked about whether or not Bitcoin was ready to graduate, after looking at the site statistics it looks like it's ready, but there are some things holding the site back which I'd like ...
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Potential privacy breach due to question rate limit from IP addresses [closed]

You can only post once every 40 minutes. I got this response from bitcoin forum while trying to ask a question, strangely I had not asked anything in last 40 minutes, In fact, that was my first ...
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I've burninated a few tags, sorry for the mess on the frontpage

I've manually burninated the following tags: control: Multiple topics, so I replaced it with governance, ownership, coin-control speed: Multiple topics, replaced with hashrate, transaction-capacity, ...
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Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange requires higher reputation?

Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange require higher reputation? How does that help on SE on Bitcoin beta? Newbies' questions go unanswered and just merged to questions related prior to ...
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Should we create a canonical question answer pair on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards?

Over the years we've got quite a bit spam on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards. I'd like to have a more permanent solution in place instead of a clutter of different questions and answers, and ...
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Should “hardware” only pertain to “mining hardware” or should this include payment kiosks?

In the spectrum of hardware that does, or could exist with Bitcoin, should hardware be an all encompassing tag, or should there be some kind of separation between mining hardware wallets / 2FA ...
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Disclosure announcement: I've joined BitGo

I'm happy to announce that I've joined BitGo, Inc. as a software engineer. I don't think that this will influence my contributions here, but if the case should ever arise that a moderation task would ...
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Are questions specific to a potential BTU hard fork on topic?

There have been a lot of recent questions about a BTU hard fork, but many of them are really just about hard forks in general. Should we encourage users to generalize these questions?
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Unconfirmed transaction? >> Read this! <<

If you're experiencing trouble getting your transaction to confirm, please read Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it? before asking a new question. Thank you.
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Are the tags [hd-wallet] and [deterministic] different in scope?

The two tags hd-wallet and deterministic appear to be encompassing the same scope. Does it make sense to keep both, or should they be merged? If they are different, how?
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Is Bitcoin.SE ever going to get out of beta? [duplicate]

It feels like Bitcoin.SE's been in beta forever considering Bitcoin itself is coming up 7 years old now. What's keeping this from launching out of beta? Even Blender.SE is out of beta.
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Scalability‽

Scalability has been a hot topic in the Bitcoin community for some months, and we've got it covered somewhat already with 60 questions tagged on the site. Please use scalability to tag your questions,...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about TumbleBit‽

TumbleBit is a second layer protocol that allows payment hubs to offer trustless anonymous payments to their users. Currently, we have three questions about TumbleBit, let's ask and learn! Please ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Version Bits (BIP9)‽

This week signaling for Segregated Witness will commence. The activation process for soft forks follows the rules set in BIP9: Version Bits. There has been some confusion about the activation process, ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Mimblewimble‽

Mimblewimble has been bestowed on us by Tom Elvis Jedusor, and translated by Andrew Poelstra. To me, it sounds like some marvelous stuff, and we definitely haven't covered it adequately here yet. ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Replace-by-Fee‽

Replace-by-Fee (RBF) is a flag that marks transactions as replaceable until they are confirmed. Currently, we have eight questions about Replace-by-Fee, let's ask and learn! Please use replace-by-...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Zcash‽

Zcash is about to be released today. It's a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency implementing the Zerocash scheme. It promises complete transactional confidentiality. A bold claim, will it stand up to scrutiny?...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Segregated Witness? [Finished]

Segregated Witness (BIP141, BIP 143, BIP 144, BIP145) is about to be released with Bitcoin Core v0.13.1. Currently, we have 21 questions, and there has been a lot of discussion about SegWit already, ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge – Propose and vote for topics here!

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 and ending Thursday 23:59 (CET). ...
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What is the meaning of the bitcore tag?

Is the bitcore tag supposed to be for questions about the Bitcore project? It seems that some people use it (perhaps mistakenly) to talk about the unrelated Bitcoin Core software. The bitcore tag ...
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Somebody is wrong on the internet…

I'm currently at Scaling Bitcoin in the "Scaling Community Workshop". One of the points that has come up as a potential solution for improving online discourse is "Fact-Checking". Do you think that ...
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Technology vs Business site category

Bitcoin is categorized as a business site Monero and Ethereum are both categorized as technology sites I can see the rational for both categories. How did Bitcoin compare the relative advantages of ...
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What tag should we use for brick and mortar store payments?

We just had another inquiry about accepting payments in a physical store: How would a restaurant accept Bitcoin? We have a few of them already: What is necessary for a Hotel to accept Bitcoin as a ...
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The transaction tag is too unspecific. Should we split it up?

transactions is on a huge number of questions. Transactions are such a central element of Bitcoin that it would make sense to better structure those questions. We had a similar issue with mining. ...
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Engage the community with Topic Weeks? Suggest topics!

Here is an idea I've been toying around with for a while. Topic Weeks. The concept would be this: Every week we select one tag The tag wiki gets fleshed out in advance The tag gets an ...
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FYI: On the topic of the Monero StackExchange proposal:)

Just in case anyone is interested, the Monero StackExchange proposal is at the Commitment phase, and we'd appreciate and welcome any committers from the Bitcoin Stack:) You may also note a number of ...
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Why does BitcoinSE attract particularly low quality posts?

I've never posted in Meta before, and I rarely use SE. So this question may be considered rude, unfair, or "too meta". I genuinely don't know, but I want to ask anyway. This is the closest thing I ...
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PSA: Mining retagged and blacklisted. Use these tags instead

mining has been eradicated from the site. In the future please use the following tags instead:
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Is it okay to ask for Bitcoin in our chatroom?

Suppose someone asks for Bitcoin in our chatroom, for the purpose of testing a Bitcoin checkout application. We've got a policy about doing that in an answer for compensation, but not one about ...
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Why is there a new Etherum site on SE?

Etherum is about Bitcoin trading, right? And this site incorporates, or could incorporate Etherum as a topic. So why is there a separate site for it, instead of making those questions part of this ...
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PSA: Waves of useless suggested edits on Bitcoin.SE

Please be aware that we have had and may continue to have huge surges of suggested edits on the site. An anonymous user apparently is using a script to replace special characters with differently ...