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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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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 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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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 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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Is a “Does X exist?”-type question a product recommendation?

We have had a lot of questions closed as product recommendations. I feel that this is appropriate when somebody asks "What is the best X?", while there is a multitude of options. However, when ...
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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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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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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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Redundant phrase on Tour page

The current description on the Tour page reads: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies is a question and answer site for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange ...
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Questions that should be directed to customer service of service providers should be off topic

Questions like these: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/45969/lost-my-blockchain-wallet-id-and-my-email-account-has-been-hacked-i-do-not-have https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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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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Need Help: Retag of [mining]

What's happening? mining has been deprecated and all questions where it appears are getting retagged. Why? Mining is a central topic in cryptocurrencies. It deserves more than one tag. By ...
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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 ...
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Common BitCoin Don't-Do's for this Site/Commuity

Could anyone provide me a list of all comments which would scrutinize what a person may do incorrectly in asking a question on this site/community? If are there common mistakes you would typically ...
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Mining is on more than 10% of the questions, how can we structure that content better?

Mining is a central topic to Bitcoin, yet we lump everything even remotely related to it into one tag, mining. Tags lose a lot of their usefulness when they are applied to too many questions. ...
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How to deal with question posts containing several different questions?

Especially from new users, we often get questions which are actually several questions in one post. What is the best way to deal with them?
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Weeding out bad tags initiative 2014

During the process of burninating [tag:software], I found other ill-defined tags. I have collected them for us to tackle together. It's time to sort out this tagging mess. Let's get this started. ...
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hashrate vs hashpower, which tag is better?

We currently have both hashrate The hash rate is the measuring unit of the processing power of the Bitcoin network. hashpower (no description) Additionally we have hash (no description) hashing A ...
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Top Tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis give a short overview detailing what kind of questions a tag collects. Tag wiki excerpts are shown on hover, and even more importantly, when users tag a question post. There are currently ...
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Three tags for Multi-signature: multi-sig, multi-sig-address and multi-sig-transaction

Does it make sense to have different tags for multi-signature addresses and transactions? Aren't those intimately linked?
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FYI: Ethereum.SE proposal on the way on Area 51

For those of you interested in Ethereum, there is a proposal for an Ethereum.SE in the commitment phase. Also check out our questions tagged ethereum.
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mining-setup vs miner-configuration vs mining-software

What is the best tag to describe the questions dealing with the configuration and software of miners? Should this tag also collect building your own miners (although this is mostly a historical topic)?...
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Merge [anonymity] into [privacy]

I think that anonymity and privacy collect the same topic of questions and should be merged. Privacy seems to be the more accurate term, therefore I would make anonymity a synonym of privacy. What do ...
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Which tags would be a more suitable replacement for the tag “server”?

I’ve been having a look at server. It is failing to define a proper category: It’s meaningless by itself, has no definition, and unlikely to be used correctly just based on its name. It’s being used ...
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Meet at 32C3 in Hamburg

I'm at the Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg right now. If someone wants to meet, I come by the Bitcoin Assembly frequently. ;) We have a Satoshi Square at 3pm every day there.
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What's happening on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?

What's moderation actions have been taken on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?
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Take another run at tagging on Bitcoin.SE?

There is still a bunch of tags left that need work from the Weeding out bad tags initiative 2014. I’d be willing to invest some time to go through the tags once more and pre-select some to work on. ...
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Is there a bug on the Area 51 stats?

On the Area 51 stats for Bitcoin Stack Exchange it says there are zero 'avid users.' I know that that is completely wrong because by their definition there are more than enough 'avid users.' This may ...
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Looking for canonical answer along the lines of “Bitcoin mining is ASIC only at this point”

For the list of canonical questions I started yesterday, I am looking for a good (or the best) answer that could be a duplicate master for "Is it worth mining with Home PC/Laptop/Tablet/[anything not ...
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Canonical Question for “What can I do about having sent a transaction without fee that takes forever to confirm?”

This is basically a note to myself or another interested person to find a good question that may serve as a canonical question-answer pair for the above issue. It was just asked yet again, which might ...
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How can we clearly say what is or is not a question?

I think we can all agree that just adding a question mark to the end of this (and the post it refers to) does not make it a question: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/40424/shameless-...
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Are we willing to embrace other cryptocurrencies?

The focus on Bitcoin has kept participation from other cryptocurrencies to a minimum. When the site first launched, the decision made a lot of sense: most of the "alt" currencies were simple forks of ...
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Let's merge 'blockchain-wallet-app' into 'blockchain.info'

We have a tag called blockchain-wallet-app. It deals with substantially the same issues as the blockchain.info, and is used interchangeably. Examples: I have Blockchain.info wallet which i can't ...
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We should change the 'review request' close reason to include products

The question that inspired this: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/38871/i-want-to-make-investment-in-btc-mining-machine It's being closed for this reason: Questions seeking service ...
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A reminder about plagarism

Spambots are becoming more sophisticated. Recently, we've had a rash of them on Bitcoin SE which programmatically write answers. They copy text from a related article, and post it here. This creates ...
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Prerequisite readings for users

I don't understand half the questions of the site. There seems to be a certain level of affluence by the participants of bitcoin. Probably the community doesn't want novel, advanced questions to be ...
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Tag for “time between blocks”: Block-Interval or Block-Solution-Time?

We seem to have several tags that collect questions on the same topic (and a lot of the questions about it aren't properly tagged at all). The questions concerned with the time between blocks seem to ...
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Questions motivating users to do malicious changes to source code

I'm working on changing the Bitcoin Source Code in order to rebuild a selfish node. Do you think asking detailed questions on Bitcoin.SE beta is a tolerable idea? I think maybe this could motivate ...
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What should our policy about asking for practical advice on breaking security be?

This recent question asks how to fix a tool for scanning for duplicate R values. There are two major purposes for a tool like this: Researching how common a security vulnerability is, and Exploiting ...

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