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What is the difference between "double-spending" and "address-reuse"?

Every double-spending is an address reuse but not every address-reuse is a double-spending. Let's say you have an address with a balance of 100i Double Spend You send 100i from the address to ...
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How do I know if a pending transaction will be successful?

The best way, to get your transaction through is to run your own full node on a seperate Server. This makes transactions faster and gives you more control. However, if you don't run your own full node,...
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How can I trust a wallet?

You are right: it's easy to implement a wallet to steal user's seed. If you are a developer, you can: write your own wallet and trusting your own code. read and understand the code written by a ...
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Why is logging into the seed so slow?

It has been observed that the more addresses in your wallet, the longer it takes for your computer to retrieve all associated addresses from the Tangle. The new wallet should remedy this -- it will ...
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Where can someone view the source code for the new Trinity wallet?

Trinity wallet’s source code can be accessed here: https://github.com/iotaledger/trinity-wallet
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CASE STUDY - What can I do if I have a pending transaction that can't be confirmed because the balance now is less than the transaction?

Reattachments won't help and the transfer can't be deleted. Sending 1i to A will help because after that the pending transfer won't be a doublespending.
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How do I know if a pending transaction will be successful?

A transaction has not failed even if it does not confirm. You should never make a new transaction, but replay the first one until it confirms. The only time a transaction will not confirm, is if the ...
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Couldn't get access to IOTA cool network? What is IOTA cool?

The Android wallet tries to retrieve latest transactions from http://iota.cool—if that fails, this notification is shown. This site seems to be down at the moment. But apart from the fact that the ...
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Is part of the address private key revealed when the user reattaches a failed transaction?

You cannot get parts of the private key using reattachments. To understand why, let's see how signing works. First of all, there is an unsigned bundle consisting out of several transactins. To sign ...
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How can I know if my IOTAs were stolen?

From your comment on mihi's question I saw that this is your address. And I think the funds were stolen: If you follow the outgoing transactions (again and again and again) you end up at these 3 ...
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How can I trust a wallet?

A wallet should be open source -- this way, it can be vetted by the community to ensure there are no loopholes or trojans. Aside from that, you should look to the community and determine which ...
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What is the difference between "double-spending" and "address-reuse"?

The action that will compromise your security is sending a transaction from the same address twice. That is what address reuse is: sending a transaction from the same address twice. You CAN do this ...
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How can I know if my IOTAs were stolen?

Do you want to share your address the tokens were "stolen" from? To troubleshoot this, it is generally helpful to know the address where the IOTA have resided on last. To avoid problems with the node,...
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