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Why is SHA256 a signature type option for a multisig transaction?

In a multi signature transaction, we can define the Signer Type as SHA256 through the Set Options operation (https://www.stellar.org/developers/guides/concepts/multi-sig.html#alternate-signature-...
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Does the ratio of number of transaction of number of operation mean something?

I've observed the ratio of transaction count and operation count for a while and there is high fluctuation in the relationship between them. Could someone explain me how the ratio reflects the growth ...
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Why can a MultiSig transaction fail on too many signers?

The doc is clear what happens but has anybody some use cases why this should happen? Once the signature threshold is met if there are any leftover signatures then the transaction is regarded as ...
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How to get friendbot to fund my new account using a HTTP request?

On the Stellar development guides it states that using the following code, you can achieve the following: To create a test account, send Friendbot the public key you created. It’ll create and fund ...
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How is an asset verified?

I have created a Stellar asset by following the steps in Custom Assets. I can successfully trade the asset on StellarPort.io even though it is not "verified". However, the asset does not even appear ...
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Testnet account viewer?

I know there's an account viewer for Stellar - its here: https://www.stellar.org/account-viewer/#!/ AFAIK, this works for Livenet, not for Testnet. Is there a similar tool for testnet?
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How can cyclic quorum ever come to a consensus?

Consider the simplest case with three nodes A, B, C, with: Q(A) = {{A,B}} Q(B) = {{B,C}} Q(C) = {{C,A}} So a cyclic graph. How can this ever reach consensus? In order for A to make a decision, he ...
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Stellar TimeLock for Birthday Gift

Say Alice wants to send Bob 100 XLM for his birthday, but she is often traveling and may not remember to carry out the Tx on the day of Bob's birthday... Time lock just specifies when a Tx can be ...
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What can cause horizon to have incomplete data?

On a private network, I have 5 core nodes and 5 horizon instances, all of the horizon services were not configured with "history-retention-count", so according to this, this variable to should default ...
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Could I apply this token scenario in stellar?

I want to create a "Bonus Token" that will automatically be sent to an account that pays with this token. If a sender uses the token to pay multiple times per day then they will only receive the "...
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How do you cancel all open trades for a Stellar account?

I'm looking at the Java docs and I can't find any way to delete every order for an account. Is there an easy way to cancel/remove all open trades/offers?
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How to build and sign transactions without SDKs?

Following on the keypair generation thread, I am working on SDKs for different languages and I would like to build, sign and submit transactions so my question is what are the steps to do so? Let's ...
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How is stellar going to help the underbanked?

I see a lot about helping the underbanked, but in practice, how will stellar actually benefit the underbanked?
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What prevents the Stellar Development Foundation from flooding the market with the ~90M XLM they hold?

I do trust the SDF, but am wondering if there is any mechanism in place to keep them in check.
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Testnet vs Livenet differences for ManageData Op

Is there a difference in cost for ManageData operations on the TestNet vs. on the LiveNet? I believe to observe, that they are free on the testnet, i.e. no XLM is deducted from the source account ...
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Testnet vs Livenet addresses

Whats the difference between testnet and livenet addresses ? Similar to bitcoin does stellar has different address scheme for testnet ?
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Why do stellar transactions require a sequence number?

As in the title, the reason for the existence of the sequence number is not clear to me.
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Why does my fully synced Horizon/Stellar Core node return different data from horizon.stellar.org?

Why does my fully synced Horizon/Stellar Core node return different data from horizon.stellar.org? I setup my Stellar Core Docker image with CATCHUP_COMPLETE=true and it took days to fully ...
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Is it possible to require authentication without a federation server?

According to Compliance protocol is it possibile to handle a completely regulated "AntiMoney-laundring" flow. The Compliance Protocol is an additional step after federation. In this step the ...
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A beginner friendly and transparent guide to inflation pools?

As of writing, Google Search for "stellar inflation pools" reveals: a reddit post with a comment that links to other posts Inflation | Stellar Developers page promotional site for an existing ...
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Understanding the flow of stellar with federation server

I have read the guides, check on other places, And I'm still confused about how federation works. Lets say I monitor for deposits from our clients. We generate a unique ID (as a memo) and tell them ...
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Best practice for issuing a new asset and locking an account

When issuing a new asset, is it expected that the transfer of the asset to the distribution account and the locking (setting weight to 0) of the issuing account take place in one transaction or, can ...
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Core full catchup time to completion

So our c5.xlarge instance in AWS is processing about 1k checkpoints per day on average. With somewhere around 275068 checkpoints, it would take around 275 days to complete the full sync. Now the rate ...
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What encoding is used for the data in account data?

From Slack: i saved data to an account as {foo: 'bar'}, but it came back as: { foo: 'YmFy' }. What encoding is being used, and/or how do you get the plain text/utf8 value?
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Huge temporary bucket files created - and then destroyed on all cores. Is this normal?

I'm maintaining a network of Stellar nodes with quite a lot of traffic, for quite some time now (almost half a year). Everything has been quite stable so far, but last week I noticed that all the core ...
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Transaction created_at and ledger close time

I am wondering what the created_at timestamp in every transaction actually represents. Is the the time the transaction is signed or is it the time it was applied to the ledger? If it is not the later, ...
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Asset with limited inflation

Is it possible to set inflation for a custom asset once it has been locked up from issuing new tokens? I see it is possible to create future transactions, but if the Asset is locked from creating new ...
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How a new node trusts another node in the network

Let's assume that a new node joined in the network.As per the SCP how this new node trusts another node in the network? Does this happens by exchanging messages between other nodes in the network ? ...
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Why does the high level threshold level for quorum have to be above 66%?

What is reason that the threshold of consensus bearing nodes must be above 66% for the network to operate successfully? This is straight from the docs of the stellar-core_example.cfg file. ...
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Bifrost Ethereum Addresses

We found this quote online: That being said, there's an important difference between bitcoin and Ethereum that you need to be aware of. AFAIK in bitcoin you can create a transactions that ...
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Freezing assets in Stellar

I have a few questions concerning the 'asset-freezing protocol' that I hope you will be able to help me with. 1- It is my understanding that only the entity that created the tokens can freeze them, ...
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Should an address be restricted from sending unlimited XLM to itself?

Hello Stellar Community, While testing our wallets yesterday we noticed that an address is able to 'send' itself more XLM than the current total supply limit, ex: 105 Billion XLM. Although the net ...
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Why “waiting on the signatures can block an account”

In the explanation about the long-lived transactions here, they mention that waiting on the signatures can block ... an account and there is a solution proposed, involving a temporary account ...
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How to withdraw Stellar lumens into USD?

I was one of the (lucky?) people to have signed up for Stellar and now have about 6000 lumens, but I have no clue how to convert it into USD i.e withdraw . Also wondering is there a fixed rate of ...
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When is a slot created in the Stellar Consensus Protocol?

At what time during the protocol is a unique slot created for the nodes to vote on?
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What is the maximum tps achievable by Stellar?

I've read Scalability on Stellar Network. My question is what's the max achievable practical value for tps using today's hardware? You can't just increase the parameters without bound and still expect ...
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What is done to create a stellar AccountID aside from the generated raw secret and derived pub/priv key?

I am curious on what is done when a public/private key pair is created on Stellar. I understand a key pair is generated with ed25519, but why are there additional pre-fix/postfix involved? Why would ...
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Stellar address prefix bitwise operator rationale

Stellar prefixes public keys with G. Why do they use a bitwise operation VersionByteAccountID VersionByte = 6 << 3 to get the base 10 value 48? Javascript "returns the default numerical values", ...
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Pruning and keeping disk usage low

Does the Stellar network have the concept of pruning? If so, how do I go about configuring it? I am running a node for development purposes but don't want the database and disk usage to become larger ...
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How does a node discover the quorums that it is in?

In order for a node to determine that a ledger has been confirmed, it needs to know that a proportion of other nodes in one of its quorum has accepted the ledger. In order to determine which nodes ...
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Questions about SCP and federated voting steps, with a focus on the Internet-Draft

I recently have studied the Stellar Consensus Protocol (SCP) based on the internet draft here: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-mazieres-dinrg-scp/. I have several questions as follows. In the ...
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Stellar Bridge not POSTing callbacks with mac_key configured

Background: using Bridge Server v0.0.30.0 I'm making payments to a test account and looking to receive callbacks. I've been successful so far, but I'm going through securing the callback endpoint. ...
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Building an Exchange: Submitting Withdrawals to the Network

I'm following this guide to build a stellar exchange. https://www.stellar.org/developers/guides/exchange.html It's nothing too serious, I'm mostly just doing it to have some fun and learn more about ...
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Stellar offer fulfilment process in orderbook. Are partial bids accepted by Stellar?

How does Stellar network does the order matching on orderbook for sell offers and does Stellar accept partial bid for order fulfillment? eg I want to sell 100 units of asset A. If I get bids from ...
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Authorization immutable (0x4) - Use case

I am trying to imagine a use case scenario where I would use Authorization immutable (0x4) flag. The documentation states: If this is set then none of the authorization flags can be set and the ...
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How do 2 people sign a transaction from different clients?

In the multisig example located in the developer documents everything is listed in sequence in a single client "session" so to speak. https://www.stellar.org/developers/js-stellar-base/reference/base-...
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What is the purpose of the Inflation *operation*?

Note, I'm not asking about the purpose of Inflation. What is the purpose of the inflation operation? Who would issue this operation in a transaction? Is it a way for account holders to check if they ...
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Can “Bump Sequence” potentially lock an account?

"Bump Sequence" allows you to set the sequence number of the account to any number between 0 to INT64_MAX (9223372036854775807) I had a suspicion that I just verified, I created an account on the ...
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What are the message size limitations of stellar consensus protocol?

The question is a two part question: What is the message size limitation of stellar consensus protocol? Also how does the message size affect the TPS of stellar?
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How does account creation work?

I'm interacting with stellar-core alone without any SDK/Horizon support. I've created a private network with 5 nodes, each a validator node requiring 2/3 of the 5 nodes to agree. I'm a bit confused ...

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