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Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is the trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. E-commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer (EFT), supply chain management, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Use this topic to discuss online shopping carts, online marketplaces, and e-commerce platforms.

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What underlying technology is this based upon?

I see self-amending blockchain.

How does that work?

Is there still mining required?
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When China blocked new ICO's and the sale of Bitcoin, it hurt the price of Bitcoin. Have other prices also fallen?

Were there any which were not affected? Or that went up?

Thanks.
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I hear it's called AFAIK. Will it sell at OKCoin and Huobi?

What kind of encryption model do they use?

When is it to be launched?

Are they behind schedule?

Will they be able to use the current China based BitCoin Mining operations to also mine for AFAIK?

Thanks
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I understand that when the lucky provider is first to have updated the blockchain database, that individual is rewarded with Bitcoin and thousand of dollars in administrative fees. Is this consider "proof of work?"

Is it one system that wins, or is it normally an entire network?

Does anyone have an idea how many systems are competing, in parallel, to be the lucky one that finishes first?

Thanks
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I read recently that over 50% of Bitcoin mining takes place in China, partly due to low cost energy prices, caused by over-building of the electric grid. But, now I see China's blocking Bitcoin:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/reports-china-orders-bitcoin-exchanges-shut-49841307

Is mining still allowed? If not, will higher prices miners need to pick up the load for the capacity that's being lost?

Thanks
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I skimmed this article, but do not get a warm fuzzy feeling. Does the suggestion that distributing the vast processing requirements of cryptocurrencies into our daily life just mean that the things we get for free will suddenly be competing against a profit center for computer cycles?
 
https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/08/the-future-is-a-decentralized-internet/

And does this imply that a heavy load on crypto calculations will cause a general slowdown of the web? And if currency computations take precedence, what is the worst case possible scenario?
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It seems all currencies I have found require mining in some way to keep the General Ledger up to date. Is this concept the same throughout all digital currencies? Are there others that solved this a different way?

I am just curious since I am very new to this topic and trying to find my way around...

Thanks
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I am interested to know, in the year the gold standard was finally abandoned, 1971...

How many dollars were in circulation at the point in time?
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On this other crypto currency, I sew the term ICO:

https://www.exiocoin.com/pre-ico-terms

What is that?
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In our Outllok porate mail, I was asked to help in order to configure a mail that everytime the suer opens the mail, it automatically runs the video file. Is it possible?
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can merchant processor tell if payment card is visa gift card

i know merchant can ask for zip/postal code
is there another way to tell.

maybe in first digits of debit card number
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I estimated 16,000,000 in circulation X $4,500 per coin.

That's $72,000 X 1,000 X 1,000

That looks like $7.2 Trillion

Is that possible?
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I'm working with an ecommerce API. Once the transaction is processed an HTTP post is sent to a URL of your choice with the transaction data (a way to confirm transaction on your site). This is fine, however how can I confirm the HTTP post is from the applicable source for security purposes? I tried $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] but nothing is provided.
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I need to hurry up and process the paperwork so I can open a BitCoin account.

Where do I do this?

Thanks.
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Hi,

We have a small SAAS platform which various companies use to sell basic products. Each company get's their own shop profile on our platform, which they can share and advertise via social media and other channels... so that customers can buy their products.

We would like to provide our customers with analytics to show where their hits and sales are coming from most. For example, if they share their profile by:

- Facebook
- Email
- Twitter

A - where do the majority of their views come from

B - where do the majority of sales come from

Is there any 3rd party software that we could integrate to do this OR should we look at building something from scratch?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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I have a Magento website which synchronises with a back end POS system (plug-in install guide).

I'm trying to determine why the sync is not working (I cannot get support from the POS provider).

The debug shows

2017-09-04T04:55:02+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Starting products import.
2017-09-04T04:55:02+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Initialised "retail" model.
2017-09-04T05:05:03+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Cannot run a new import while another process is locking a products import.
2017-09-04T05:05:03+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Cannot run a new import while another process is locking a customers import.
2017-09-04T05:05:03+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Cannot run a new import while another process is locking a products import.
2017-09-04T05:05:03+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Cannot run a new import while another process is locking a customers import.
2017-09-04T05:10:04+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Cannot run a new import while another process is locking a products import.
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What could be causing this? NO sync is running. How can I determine what the locking process is? etc

When the plug-in is installed on a fresh vanilla  Magento 1.9 install it works and products sync.

Working debug ->

2017-09-04T04:43:03+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Starting products import.
2017-09-04T04:43:03+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Initialised "retail" model.
2017-09-04T04:43:06+00:00 DEBUG (7):  Loaded XML response.

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I need to get this resolved.  Happy to employ a consultant if need be.
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A relative told me bitcoin mining doesn't require us to pay anything, virtually 0 risk
& we get decent returns from it.  

1. Anyone can point me to articles (for newbie) on how to get started

2. Is it truly low-risk or no-risk?
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I see there are massive calculations taking place for the purpose of blocking the same BitCoin from being used twice and also to verify that the user in fact has that amount of BitCoin.

So, on this issue of the BlockCain database being the holder of the sole ledge, verified by numerous bookkeepers...

How long does it take to find out that one user tried to use the same 5 BitCoins, twice?

Is that real time? (under 25 milliseconds)?

Or does that kind of error occur seconds, minutes or hours later?

Thanks
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What other digital currency options are there?

Are they getting any traction?
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I had this question after viewing Add PHP  Page To Prestashop 1.5.6.

I am trying to assign a variable to a smarty .tpl file for output

I have this code
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
 "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

<html>
<head>
<title>Count Checks</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Count Checks</h1>
<form method="post">
  
    
General Health & Vitality<br />
Please check all that apply<br />
Illness More Than Twice A Year:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='illness'><br />
Body Odor and/or Bad Breath:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='odor'><br />
Difficulty Digesting Certain Foods:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='digesting'><br />
Less Than 3 Servings Of Fruits And Veggies Daily:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom" value='fruits'><br />
Monthly Female Concerns:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='female'><br />
Recent Or Frequent Use Of Antibiotics:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='antibiotics'><br />
Regular Consumption Of Alcohol:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom" value='alcohol'><br />
Gum Problems Or Redness On Nose:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='gums'><br />
Food Allergies:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom" value='allergies'><br />
Puffiness Under Eyes:<input type="checkbox" name="symptom[]" value='eyes'><br />
Smoking:<input type="checkbox"

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I am going to start developing a website for a liquor store / meat market.  They would like to be able to sell their 60 products online (E-Commerce). I have never developed an "E-commerce" website but I know I am capable with proper planning and research.  I need advice on the following:

1.  Which e-commerce hosting service to use that is reliable, easy to use and maintain, not too costly and  I would like to use minimal programming but instead visual editor development if possible.  I would also like the option to be able to own the content incase I need to move the site to another hosting provider.
2.  How should I price this project and future maintenance.
3.  Anything else I should consider and maybe missing.
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I am not a mathematician, but as an engineer am miffed about the high costs of the whole mining process.  I see the high environmental cost (in electricity used) and the number of PC needed as a barrier to massive penetrations, and I hope to find a "poor man's solution" which would not degrade the privacy protections nor the "trustless" nature of BitCoin transactions.

I read that the code for BitCoin is pubic domain. I also saw there are Bookkeepers watching every transaction.

Is the code these Bookkeepers are running also part of the Open Source paradigm? How about the part which generates algorithms which get distributed to those who've committed their machines for "mining" operations?

Please let me know.

Thanks
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I am new to reading up on BitCoin but was fascinated to be reminded that in the early days of BitCoin, people "mined" additional BitCoin on their PC's. As far as I recall, this was in exchange to turning over part of the processing power of their PC's to BitCoin for background processing.

I assume this amounted to a massive amount of additional processing power available to BitCoin.

Does anyone recall the primary uses of that kind of processing horsepower?

Why do they not need this today?

Can computers today perform at such a higher rates, this "mining" is no longer needed?

Could the addition of a BlockChain database have removed the need for this kind of processing?

Thanks
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E-Commerce

Electronic commerce (e-commerce) is the trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. E-commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer (EFT), supply chain management, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Use this topic to discuss online shopping carts, online marketplaces, and e-commerce platforms.