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Which entities are related to Bytecoin and Minergate?

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 ...
cooldude45's user avatar
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What is the origin of Monero and its relationship to Bytecoin?

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-...
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How does the recent patched key image exploit work in practice?

Looks like it was being exploited on Bytecoin For example, these 2 transactions spend the output 26e8958fc2b227b045c3f489f2ef98f0d5dfac05d3c63339b13802886d53fc05 twice! http://chainradar.com/bcn/...
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How much of the Monero code has been changed since the Bytecoin fork?

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 -...
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How does the recent patched key image exploit work in practice?

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 - ...
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I read that Monero is a Bytecoin fork. When launched in 2014, how was Monero's software different?

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 ...
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How does the recent patched key image exploit work in practice?

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 ...
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What features allowed Monero to rise to the top and overcome Bytecoin?

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 ...
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What features allowed Monero to rise to the top and overcome Bytecoin?

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 ...
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Is the Bytecoin proposed scheme to scan numerous addresses faster interesting for Monero?

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 ...
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Is the Bytecoin proposed scheme to scan numerous addresses faster interesting for Monero?

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 ...
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How much of the Monero code has been changed since the Bytecoin fork?

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 ...
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Bytecoin wallet stuck on sync

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 ...
Pundit S's user avatar
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Bytecoin wallet stuck on sync

Fixed the issue. Delete all your .sst files. Launch wallet, yes, erase and re-sync. Took 45 minutes.
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cpuminer-multi error when mining cryptonight on Linux

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 ...
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