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The latest versions of our wallet now use a dynamic fee structure (which you can read about here) to determine appropriate fees for your transactions, so some of the information in this post no longer applies.

If you have a pending transaction that is taking an abnormally long time to confirm, it may be due to network congestion. To find out more about how network congestion can affect your transaction, check out this article in our Support Center.

This is a Blockchain Quick Bit, where we cover the basics of a topic, or product, to help you understand it better. This Quick Bit is intended to help you learn about bitcoin transaction fees. Bitcoin transaction fees are one of the many benefits for consumers and merchants to utilize bitcoin, and is an attractive aspect of the digital currency. Currently bitcoin transaction fees can average to around .04 cents USD (or 0.0001 BTC) per transaction.

Bitcoin transactions are in place as an incentive to miners when...

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Wallet Vulnerable To Theft

The wallet is stored unencrypted, by default, and thus becomes a valuable target for theft. Recent releases of the Bitcoin client now supports encryption to protect the wallet data, though the user must opt-in.

New wallets vulnerable with old passwords via backups

An old copy of a wallet with its old password is often easily retrievable via an existing backup facility (particularly Apple Time-Machine): draining that old wallet, with its old password, drains the current wallet with the current password -- this is contrary to most non-technical users expectation of what 'change the password on your wallet' should mean following password compromise.

An initial solution is to mandate (either in code or as expressed policy) that changing a wallet's password causes (or asks the user to cause) the creation of a new wallet with new addresses, and the sending of existing sums to them. Backed-up copies of...

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Find answers to recurring questions and myths about Bitcoin.

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General

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.

Bitcoin is the first implementation of a concept called "cryptocurrency", which was first described in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list, suggesting the idea of a new form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than a central authority. The first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept was published in 2009 in a cryptography mailing list by Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi left the project in late 2010...

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominenttriple entry bookkeeping system in existence.



Who created Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the first implementation of a concept called "cryptocurrency", which was first described in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list, suggesting the idea of a new form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than a central authority. The first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept was published in 2009 in a cryptography mailing list by Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi left the project in late 2010 without revealing much about himself. The community has since grown...

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Private keys have been an integral component of Bitcoin since its first description in 2008. Wallet software generally protects users from the need to understand what private keys are and how they work. Even so, most users eventually come face to face with private keys, too often with unpleasant results.

A basic understanding of private keys helps prevent loss of funds and other mishaps, but it can also offer useful insights into how Bitcoin works. This guide outlines the most important private key concepts for effectively using Bitcoin.

Bitcoin: A Secure Messaging System

Although Bitcoin is best known as a payment system, underneath it all runs a secure messaging system built on the Internet. Instead of relaying emails, texts, or web pages, the Bitcoin network processes value-transfer messages called transactions. Private keys play a central role in verifying these messages, identifying senders and receivers, and in securing the...

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The first thing that you need to understand about the process of mining for bitcoin is that it is very much like gold. This means that the coins are valuable simply because they are in high demand. The process of mining for bitcoins is a purely mathematical one. A great way of explaining how the mining is done is comparing it to the process of using an algorithm to find prime numbers. Initially, it was really easy to find small prime numbers. However, as more prime numbers were found, it became a little bit more difficult to find them. In finding bitcoins, you are supposed to use a formula to look for a sequence of data that is known as a block. The ideal block is one that produces a particular pattern when a bitcoin, hash algorithm is applied to...

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