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There is a lot of evidence connecting all of the companies mentioned in your question. There may be more connected companies that we are not yet aware of. From Wikipedia: The first Changelly prototype was created as a startup in 2013 by the enthusiastic team of MinerGate, a mining pool, that has one of the longest track record in the crypto industry. More ...

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The answer to this question is long and any shortening doesn't do the question justice. This is an edited version of the excellent investigation of the bytecoin scam performed by user "rethink-your-strategy" on the bitcointalk forums written August 15, 2014. It is the best available account of the bytecoin scam, and covers the following areas from the ...

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Looks like it was being exploited on Bytecoin For example, these 2 transactions spend the output 26e8958fc2b227b045c3f489f2ef98f0d5dfac05d3c63339b13802886d53fc05 twice! http://chainradar.com/bcn/transaction/cef289d7fab6e35ac123db8a3f06f7675b48067e0dff185c72b140845b8b3b23 http://chainradar.com/bcn/transaction/...

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This is of course a coarse method, but we can do the following: Get git to work out who authored a given line for all the lines in src: \$ find src/ -name \*.cpp -o -name \*.c -o -name \*.inl -o -name \*.h | while read f; do git blame -CC "\$f";done > full-files Then check how many of those lines were authored by the pre-Monero authors (anjuarez for the ...

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Given a finite group of integers, any group element Z in a group of order n, Z^n will always equal the identity element (order == number of elements in group). ECC has an equivalent abstraction - multiplying any point in a finite group by the order of the group will result in the identity element. The identity element is analogous to zero in the set of ...

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Given that it is/was a fork of Bytecoin, Monero inherited (almost) all of its code/software. That is, there were a couple of small changes (e.g. different block time and emission schedule if I recall correctly), but almost all of the code was similar to that of Bytecoin. Over the years Monero has largely deviated from the Bytecoin (and CryptoNote) code. The ...

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The above answer by Lee Clagett is also helpful for understanding how the exploit on Bytecoin took place, which is different and less effective than the exploit discovered by MRL. The attacker first transferred funds from a valid Ed25519 point to a low-order point. Let us denote this low-order point as P. The signature for double-spend checking consists of a ...

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Bytecoin was a novel tech in 2014 but it had a shady launch. People were interested in the tech and wanted a clean slate so Bitmonero was launched, and it grew naturally. But even that didn't go without humps, and the project was forked away from the original dev. There are many CryptoNote cryptocurrencies, but Monero became the biggest thanks to the strong ...

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I'd say ... A hard-working team of dedicated and skilled developers delivering working software while others just talk Developers who actively support the community on social media (here, reddit and github) Advanced privacy and confidentiality features (RingCT) Low inflation

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It is pertinent to note that these different addresses are still half identical, and thus two such addresses can be trivially known to be the same owner. Onchain you would not be able to group these addresses together, but indeed, offchain you would be able to see it. The reason XMR will get subaddresses is to avoid offchain grouping. You'll be able to ...

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Bytecoin's scheme is to create addresses which differ in their spend key, but not in their view key. In that way, they are able to scan incoming transactions once, using the shared view key, while being able to distinguish the provenance (assuming they assign one such key per possible sender). I like this system, as it's pretty simple, very scalable, and ...

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Since 2014, and at the time of this writing, Monero had 3107 commits on Github so it's hard to point a finger at some specific difference or give a % as there have been thousands of lines of code edited and decades of man-years spent working on it since the inception.

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You can use your wallet as light wallet and use it without downloading the complete blockchain. Just go to preference --> Remote Daemon and change the value to - bcnrps.ebrahma.com port 8081 you may check this link for more details - http://knowbytecoin.blogspot.in/2017/08/how-to-get-blazing-fast-blockchain-sync.html

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Fixed the issue. Delete all your .sst files. Launch wallet, yes, erase and re-sync. Took 45 minutes.

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Your pool uses the stratum protocol instead of the older getwork protocol that cpuminer-multi defaults to. Use -o stratum+tcp://pool.bytecoin.party:3333. I'd also recommend switching to xmrig since cpuminer-multi has been dead for a while.

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