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What is the incentive to run a Stellar node?

In bitcoin, miners are rewarded by minting new coins. What's the incentive to do so in Stellar?
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How are the Stellar (XLM) and Ripple (XRP) protocols different?

How are the Stellar Consensus Protocol and the XRP Ledger Consensus Process different, and what does it mean for users?
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What day of the week does the Stellar network pay out inflation?

From the Stellar Developer Guide: Each week, the protocol distributes these lumens to any account that gets over .05% of the “votes” from other accounts in the network. What day of the week (and ...
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What's the rationale behind Stellar Inflation?

Why is inflation even needed? It sounds like inflation is a good way to redistribute the transaction fees, but from the docs it appears that inflation is set to 1% yearly, which is probably more than ...
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How to create a token on the stellar network?

How does one go about creating tokens on the Stellar network?
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Instantly distributing payments to multiple parties

Is it possible to use Stellar to create an address that will automatically distribute payments to two different parties? For example, if 10 XLM is received to address x, 8 XLM are instantly ...
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How big is the ledger?

The public ledger adds a new entry every 3-5 seconds. So I am worried it might grow too big for normal users to run a node. How big is the current ledger and how much is it expected to grow each year?
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Are there any known weaknesses in the Stellar Consensus Protocol?

Are there any known situations, although infrequent or difficult to meet, where the Stellar Consensus protocol could not work well or where the network can be attacked by malicious nodes?
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Why did the project settle on XDR for external data serialisation?

In recent years new protocols for externalising data have become popular. Schemes like Protocol Buffers & Avro are in common use. Stellar uses XDR, a scheme from the 1980s which is (as far as I ...
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Can I create a non-fungible token?

I would really love to use a stellar token for a game to track e.g. ownership of different areas/land? Is this possible with stellar?
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Can Stellar-core be packaged in a container system such as Docker?

I want to incorporate Stellar-core and horizon into my private infrastructure using Docker. Can Stellar-core be packaged in a container system such as Docker?
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How to set inflation for tokens?

I'd like to create a Stellar token and would like to use it as shares for a startup I'm working on so the whole idea is to reward early investors in the ICO with a fixed yearly dividend so inflation ...
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What is the best method for key validation?

In particular, the seed key, but really this applies to both. I'm looking for the best way to validate that a key is formed correctly. I know it has 56 chars and starts with "S" for seeds and "G" for ...
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How can I create a paper wallet for Lumens?

I've used paper wallets in the past for bitcoins, in order to keep them in cold storage. How can I create a paper wallet for Stellar Lumens?
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How does Stellar solve the problem of “double-spending”?

Every digital currency has to solve the problem of double-spending somehow. What is Stellar's approach to keeping me from spending my money twice at the same time?
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Are there any steps taken to prevent spamming the Stellar network?

Many wallets have recently received a transaction with advertisement for an inflation pool in the memo text. With a fee of 0.001 XLM, massively spamming the Stellar network seems to be pretty cheap. ...
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What is the correct way to implement sub-accounts within one master account?

What is the correct way to implement a system with one master account that contains sub-accounts associated with individual users? Is it correct to use a Memo for every transaction that then ...
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Does every transaction on Stellar need XLM as a bridge between 2 assets?

Do we need XLM for every transaction as a bridge currency or only where asset pairs are not established? (I'm not talking about the transaction fees in XLM which are always due)
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How does the Stellar Consensus Protocol prevent Sybil attacks?

A Sybil attack is an attack where a single adversary controls multiple nodes on a network in order to influence voting to their advantage. It is unknown to the rest of the network that the nodes are ...
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How much bandwidth does a running validator use?

I know running a validator currently requires upwards of 20 GB of disk space. How about bandwidth?
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Why is Stellar on HTTP and not HTTPS?

On the Stellar website: "API: Horizon Most applications interact with the Stellar network through Horizon, a RESTful HTTP API server. Horizon gives you a straightforward way to submit transactions, ...
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Offers have an amount and a price. Why not just two amounts?

The Manage Offer operation has in its parameters: The amount of selling asset being offered (integer) The price willing to be accepted (a fraction defined as (integer, integer)) Would it not have ...
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Info on metrics

Is there any documentation as to what each of the metrics outputted by stellar-core -c metrics means? In particular, I'm interested in determining the number of transactions reviewed by a particular ...
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What is the status of the Stellar Open Institute? Can developers still get involved?

I know there is a new roadmap coming out on January 25th, but I am curious about a small section of the roadmap Jed posted back in 2016. In that document, there is a section about the Stellar Open ...
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How do you fund an account on the testnet?

For testing purposes, how do you fund an account with the minimum required balance on the testnet?
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Which cryptographic algorithm is used to generate the secret and public keys?

The Stellar keypair is generated easily from various SDKs, but which algorithm do the SDKs use?
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How do I keep track of payments to an address with JS SDK?

Let's say I have a service that requires that a user send some XLM to another account in order to activate their account, what's the best way to actually verify when it's been paid? I can think of a ...
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How can I list and sell Stellar based Tokens (not XLM)?

Reading this example (https://www.stellar.org/blog/tokens-on-stellar/), I can see that creating a token on Stellar is straight forward. I'm not completely sure how to do it yet, but I do understand ...
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How do I conduct data analysis on Stellar?

I work as a data scientist for a tech company. I'd love to to run some ML models by pulling data from the blockchain. How would I pull data in a tabular format?
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How do nodes in the Stellar network work?

Transactions are near-instantaneous in Stellar because of the Stellar Consensus Protocol. How exactly do the nodes verify transactions and check them with each other? Can a malicious node hurt the ...
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When is account sequence number incremented?

From Slack: Is account sequence number incremented only by valid transactions? In my case, I am trying to create an account with a large starting balance and consequently get an underfunded error, ...
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How do I select an inflation destination?

How does one set an inflation destination to receive inflation Lumens?
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What are the best ways to calculate the time for XLM transaction based on the projected growth of the network?

I'm curious how to best estimate the time per transaction as the existing number of transactions double/triple/10x. Currently I know the infrastructure of federated endpoints is meant to optimize for ...
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What is the Safest Way for Users to Sign Transactions Over the Web?

I'd like to build a web wallet that let's people make transactions. I'm best at python so right now I ask for the secret key in a form with the other transaction information, send it to my server, ...
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How might the account 'Flags' evolve over time?

From the 'Accounts' section of the docs: Flags Currently there are three flags, used by issuers of assets. Authorization required (0x1): Requires the issuing account to give other ...
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Where is the name 'Stellar' derived from?

Where is the name 'Stellar' derived from? Wikipedia doesn't mention it, and while the stellar.org website mentions that it was the original name of the network's 'coin' (now called 'lumen', and I do ...
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How to get a list of all nodes on the network

Is there a registry of some kind that I've missed? If not, how does one get an overview of the full Stellar network? I wouldn't mind if I had to 'spider' my way across nodes, asking each what its ...
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Is there a way to get a list of all asset pairs being traded on the distributed exchange, and the order book for each?

For example, I see a few here: https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/stellar-decentralized-exchange/ Are there more, and if so what's the data source? Thank you.
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How to close a stream event?

I just opened a stream to listen for transactions. I'd like to know, how to close it, once I get what I am looking for. I can't find the close method in channel, or any of the objects for setting the ...
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Who is the bifrost counterparty?

From what I read, Bifrost is like a kind of distributed exchange, allowing BTC/ETH to become XLM or Stellar-based tokens. It also enables the reverse flow. If I use a bifrost enabled service (or ...
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Is there a way to unset home domain and inflation destination options?

Using the Javascript SDK I'm trying different ways of unsetting the home domain and inflation destination options without success. Is this something that is supported at all on the network, is it just ...
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How do I use the flag: authorization revocable

If I issued a coin what steps would I take to have the issuing account revoke its credit held by other accounts?
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Storing Secret Key for Smart Contracts

I'm currently working on a project that will implement multi-signature smart contracts to process our transactions. I have a quick question and am looking for input on how best to do this. My team ...
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How much inflation to expect each week?

How much inflation should I expect (per vote) to receive each week, provided that I have enough votes? For the variables in the formula (number of lumens in existence, etc), where do I find the ...
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Securing Stellar node

I would like to know how I can secure the Stellar node from unauthorized access. I run a Stellar node (still learning) as a Full validator with the following services on the default port. Stellar ...
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Which wallets are supporting SEP-0007

I am curious which wallets are supporting SEP-0007 - URI Scheme to facilitate delegated signing already or have it on their roadmap for the near future.
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Does the second letter of the public address having any meaning since it only appears to be one of four characters?

Does the second letter of the public address having any meaning since it only appears to be one of four characters? All accounts that I've looked at start with either GA, GB, GC or GD. Is there some ...
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Find accounts that vote for an inflation destination

Is it possible to view the set of accounts that vote for any given inflation destination? For example, this is a popular inflation destination. How can I fetch a list of accounts that have voted for ...
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How to place time restrictions on assets issued to a persons wallet

Hi fellow Stellar developers, My question is, how would I be able to restrict the transfer of let's say 20% of my asset from a persons wallet until 1 year from today. So lets say I send someone 1,...
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Upper limit for managed data

The manage data operation allows binary values to be associated with an account. The documentation doesn't mention any upper limit to this data, but there surely must be. What is the limit? Or does ...

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