Where can I find a list of people that can commit directly to the github project?
I’d like to make small payments for business purposes through Bitcoin, so would like to know what the easiest method of getting setup to accept a Bitcoin payment is for a regular person, so that I can recommend it to those I want to pay.
Some options I see are:
Standard Bitcoin client
These people will only be holding a few Bitcoin at most in their wallet, so security is not as high a priority as in other cases, but I would still like to avoid a Mybitcoin type fiasco where every one I pay loses their money.
Which method has the best combination of convenience in getting setup and security?
Will there ever be a need to create a unit of Bitcoin smaller than a Satoshi?
See also: What is a ‘Satoshi’?
You run bitcoin as a service on your local computer. What happens if this computer is compromised? A corrupt/failed hard drive or theft leads to the machine being lost and unrecoverable, and my bitcoin details (addresses etc) are gone. Do my bitcoins disappear into the ether?
i.e. What happens to my bitcoins if my wallet file is compromised/lost?
As I understand things, the security and integrity of Bitcoin rely on the assumption that its hashing is “hard” in some sense. However, in the past, processing power has increased exponentially. This has made some problems solvable in a reasonable amount of time that were not solvable before. How does Bitcoin account for the possibility that processing power will continue to increase in the future?
Some services, such as bitcoinlaundry.com, claim that they can launder your bitcoins.
Since all bitcoin transactions are publicly logged, how is this done? Wouldn’t it be possible to trace back the transactions and find out the initial address?