Disclaimer: I'm obviously biased due to my long-term involvement in Bitcoin.
I am in favor of narrowing the scope, and based on comments and close votes by some of the more active contributors here, I believe there is sufficient mass for this. My reasoning is that people come to the Bitcoin stackexchange for questions on Bitcoin, and (mostly) low-quality ...
My recollection is that this SE was supposed to be broad enough to cover crypto-currencies generally. However, the current FAQ seems to be narrower, even saying "a cryptocurrency or technology derived directly from Bitcoin such as Namecoin". Personally, I'd like to see this SE broad enough even to cover centralized systems like MintChip if there are ...
While Ripple is not a system derived from Bitcoin, nor does it share all of its characteristics, I think the questions about Ripple should be on topic for this StackExchange as we are also dealing with a decentralised peer-to-peer approach to currency.
I agree that we should narrow the scope of Bitcoin.SE. If you look through questions that are tagged as altcoins, you'll notice that many are left unanswered, and many are also fairly low quality questions.
I would suggest that we don't narrow down the topic too far. I think we could take an approach similar to what Bitcointalk.org does - to also allow ...
I just stumbled across some additional text that could be changed for better clarity:
An Eth-related question was posted on Bitcoin.SE.com, and then migrated to Ethereum.SE.com. If you follow the link to the (now migrated) question, it includes this text:
This question came from our site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts.
Here is a screenshot of ...
Are questions about other crypto-currencies on-topic?
Not any more.
Since about 1st July 2019 the scope has been narrowed to Bitcoin only.
Proposed Timeline for Scope Change
Proposal: Narrow topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin
I would say occasionally
Using an analogous situation, if this site was about HTTP and someone was asking questions about HTML then the question would be clearly off-topic. HTML has little to do with HTTP other than using it as an efficient transport mechanism.
What is making OT appear on-topic is that it currently sees Bitcoin as being the most efficient ...
I'd say that this is mainly off-topic because it simply concerns hardware more than crypto currencies. The fact that he plans to mine a cryptocurrency is irrelevant in this question and not important. There is no mention of mining as well...
I think it's fine to ask questions like "Is it true that...?", if you want evidence to confirm or refute some claim. But with the usual caveats:
Volume: Please try not to ask a gigantic number of questions in a short time. Prioritize those that are of broad interest, or have unusual features that need specific expertise; don't just ask a question for ...
There are stack exchanges sites such as ethereum.SE.com, which have a scope that is restricted to Ethereum. There are some other altcoins that have sites in Area 51 as well. The Bitcoin.SE.com site includes altcoins, because at first it was the only cryptocurrency SE site, and so of course it would make sense to allow altcoin questions.
Now, years later, ...
Pieter said it well: "sufficiently generic things should probably remain on topic here anyway". Other answers on that discussion appear to also endorse general cryptocurrency/blockchain questions.
From what I understand, the main frustration was with being the kitchen sink for all the hyperspecific, lazily written, or obscure altcoin questions that hardly ...
I would say this is on topic, as an answer would cover fact-based, technical differences between a wallet and an exchange. The question relates to Bitcoin and crypto, and does not require opinion based answers.
Yes, because it is factually answerable, and the answer will stay the same, such questions can be a good fit.
However, such questions may be answerable by a simple websearch, so it would probably make sense to ask only if it is harder to determine than that and then explain what previous research has been done, and that it was unsuccessful.
I think Bitcoin and Ripple are different enough that they should be split if the volume warrants it, but similar enough that they can be combined if it does not. At the moment, the latter is the case, but that may change should both continue to grow.
Making this site about other crypto-currencies was proposed, and I think it is very valid:
It will open up the site to more people.
It will broaden the perspective for the development of each form of crypto-currency.
Re: David's recent question - https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/1274/is-this-google-account-the-real-satoshi-nakamoto - I voted to close, I think this is getting a little close to speculation and irrelevance. Especially when it is clearly just a troll account.
I don't like to really consider other sites and overlap when talking about what's on-topic during a beta. Well, I consider them, but I don't like ruling out questions purely because another site would accept them.
A resounding theme here is, pure hardware might be interesting to people into crypto currencies, but if the question has nothing to do with ...
OK, looks like there's already a good way to do this -- but not on a beta site!
Flag the question
Select "It should Be closed for another Reason"
Select "Off Topic"
Select "It belongs on another Stack Exchange Site"
Then it gives you a choice of a few alternatives which seems to be automated based on keywords in the question or something.
I am the contact from Trezor team you mention in the text.
Just to offer an explanation:
Right now, we have a huge influx of new users, overwhelming our user support.
I noticed this post, which lead me to think it would be a good idea to link the users from our support page to Stack Exchange:
it would ease the load for our user support
it would move the ...
What's the difference between a Bitcoin Wallet and a Bitcoin Exchange
So the diffrence is,Exchange provides you trading option where you can trade your BTC whenever you feel like its profitable for you.
And Bitcoin Wallet is a software program which stores btc address where bitcoin are stored. You can store your btc in exchange wallet for as long as you ...
According to the Help Center:
...and [the question] is not about …
politics or philosophy
a site or software recommendation
I'm not sure but I think these questions may be better suited for Money Stackexchange
The focus of the linked question appears to be about using a Bitcoin specific library to solve a Bitcoin specific issue. It seems likely that a Bitcoin library can be pointed out that solves the asker's problem and I'd vote on keeping it.
If however, there is no library that solves this problem, and this becomes a "how do I implement this feature" it would ...
The nearest we have to this (that I can easily find) is
How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal?
The Q is horribly dated, it talks enthusiastically about MtGox and seeks answers for MtGox.
There are 28 answers. I have no idea whether the services mentioned in various answers are still useful or have gone out of business.
This question ...