refers to the rate at which two currencies are exchanged one-for-another.

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How do I purchase Bitcoins? [duplicate]

Way too complex. Give me an actual example as to how this works? For example; How do I purchase bitcoins? How much do they cost; is there an exchange rate? How do I redeem them; turn them back into ...
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Halving reward, price effects? [duplicate]

What is the case after halving reward takes place: Would bitcoin price gets double, since its harder to mine? Would Blockchain introduces more blocks (e.g: 1/5mins)?
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Will people not spending their Bitcoin cause Bitcoin to fail? [duplicate]

Everyone I know that owns Bitcoin (including myself) seems to plan to sit on it until it becomes widely accepted/used and the price sky rockets to a ridiculously high value (100000 dollars each). It's ...
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What explanations are there for the bubble of 2013 and subsequent Bitcoin price in 2014?

I'm having a look at the price history of Bitcoin/USD, and there's a significant spike around the end of 2013 (to USD 1137), followed by a very volatile year in 2014 that ended with Bitcoin around USD ...
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Bitcoin taxes question for USA

If one were to receive Bitcoins then immediately use a conversion service (for example to PayPal) would gains/losses need to be recorded? If so, is there any software that can do this automatically? ...
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How would Bitcoin's purchasing power be measured after fiat were gone?

Somewhere in the possible near/far future when there might not be any major fiat anywhere. What will Bitcoin's purchasing power be measured in?
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Digital currencies pegged to dollar value

Some digital currencies, like NuBits, declare that they peg their value to dollar or other fiat currency. How does this work? Under what conditions this can work? Can this be distributed, or does ...
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How can I find out the current exchange rate of Bitcoin/USD?

What is the value of 1 bitcoin in USD, today? Where can the exchange rate be looked up?
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How much will one bitcoin cost when the 21 millionth bitcoin (the last one) is mined? [closed]

How much will one bitcoin cost when the 21 millionth bitcoin (the last one) is mined? All I know is that the price is supposed to only get higher the fewer coins there are to be mined.
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If price increases over a time period, what is the best explanation(s) if hash rate goes down?

The price of bitcoin is up ~30% over the last three months, but the network hash rate is only up ~5%. How can this be explained? I assume that new, highly efficient mining chips have been produced ...
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How do I configure Multibit HD for simultaneous quotes on Multiple Exchanges? as used to be a screen on Multibit 5.18?

I just upgraded from Multibit 5.18 (after upgrading to Java 8). Multibit 5.18 doesn't function on Java 8. I used to compare bitcoin quote prices between multiple exchanges on Multibit 5.18 - How ...
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What do the red and green blocks mean in a price chart?

What do the red and green blocks mean in this price chart? Source: Tradingview
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Transaction for real use / transaction for changin Bitcoin in other currencies?

How can I calculate the ratio between this two type of bitcoin transaction? Is it correct divide the total volume USD of the data at this link: ...
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Who determines the value of BTC vs USD? [duplicate]

How is the data collected to determine Bitcoin's value? And who determines the exchange value of Bitcoin in USD? This question isn't really answered, no matter how much I research. I want to know the ...
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How can I take the exchange rate (1-Crypto-to-USD) and convert it to the other direction? (1-USD-to-Crypto)

My Question is below: I get the value of one USD's amount in bitcoin using the last value from btc-e (In case someone finds this useful..) The btc-e api call is ...
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Why is the exchange rate of Bitcoins the same for everyone?

If I open Google and type 1 Bitcoin to Dollar I'm returned with a number (as of writing, "1 Bitcoin equals 246.09 US Dollar"). But where does this number come from? Given the decentralized nature of ...
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bitcoinaverage.com price precision

i noticed that from the 13th of feb 2015 the bitcoin price becomes a lot more "noisy" on bitcoinaverage.com: does anybody know whether this is actually due to bitcoin price movements becoming more ...
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How do I calculate a hypothetical trade? [closed]

Say I had 1 Bitcoin at the start of the trade yesterday @ 01-27 14:29 and the price was USD : 263.95872470902 So, I sold the whole Bitcoin at the average price Then @ 01-29 10:57 I ...
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Transaction Duration

Given the volatile bitcoin value, how long is a transaction valid? For example, say a vendor requires X fiat currency via a bitcoin service provider. The service provider link (ie, coinbase.com) ...
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Why did Bitcoin lose value so fast in early January 2015?

What on earth is driving the price of Bitcoin and other alternative currencies down lately? It's one thing for it to go down a bit but losing practically 80% of its value in less than a year? I feel ...
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Creating your own Bitcoin price ticker

Say that you wanted to build your own Bitcoin price ticker from scratch, and not rely on other tickers; how would you go about that? What variables would come in to play? How would you gauge the ...
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How do I make Mulitbit show the exchange rate?

I recently started using Multibit and today when I opened it the app wouldn't load exchange rates on any of my wallets. It shows my balance but not the value in dollars. I have it set to do so but ...
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Question about BTC-E fee's

I'm looking into trading on btc-e but can't find too much info on the trading fees. All I see is a general 2%. Is there a fee for trading btc in or out? What else is there? What's the 2% calculated ...
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Get available exchange rates of Ripple's built-in exchange

I'm not hundred percent sure I got the whole principle of Ripple right. But as far as I could understand it is possible to deposit a currency into my ripple account/wallet via a gateway (e.g. USD via ...
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using coinbase with uc_bitcoin drupal module

I need a simple hack to change the Drupal uc_bitcoin modules code so it gets the exchange rate from Coinbase, it is designed to use MtGox. I want to avoid using the entire coinbase API because I just ...
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Is bitcoin an effective way to receive international payments?

I live in the UK with a GBP bank account, and recently I need to receive an amount of $115.92 from a contact in the US. We looked at a few options: International bank wire: instant no go as his US ...
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Who give initial value to Bitcoin? [closed]

I know how the process of changing BTC price ​​occur, but I curious as to what gave the initial value to BTC and whether the price of another cryptocurrency refers to the BTC? How would I replicate ...
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Where does one obtain the most widely accepted Bitcoin/Euro exchange rate?

I want use Bitcoin to make a purchase from a private seller in another country. The good which I want to purchase is priced in Euros, so I need a Bitcoin/Euro conversion rate which both of us must ...
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what would it take for the Bitcoin price to drop less than a dollar?

I don't understand why the prices have actually dropped these days so much. Some forums say that people are selling, so what? People are selling, and people are buying, the bitcoins don't disappear ...
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What are some of the proposed ideas to why the Bitcoin dropped to sub $400 in the end of summer 2014?

Having seen that BTC was around $600 early summer of 2014 (May-July). It is currently almost 50% of that value. I read many varying reports of the cause of such a big drop. Can someone give a list of ...
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How does one calculate the profitability for a coin?

Given, a coin has difficulty 'd', an exchange rate 'x'/BTC or 'X'/USD, and given that my hardware can do 'y' MH/s (scrypt), how would I determine the best coin that I could mine? Do I need to consider ...
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Bitcoin packages

Are there any bitcoin package/librairies in popular langage that would make the recuperation of prices easy ? I have the exemple of the Quantmod package for R that allows you to get market data from ...
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Quantitative Finance and Bitcoin

I am looking for some reference on the Bitcoin market from the perspective of quantitative finance. How does the market in general compare to other financial markets? Is it a foreign exchange or ...
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What are some possible causes of the BTC-e 'flash' crash?

What circumstances made this possible? What entities or major factors could be the cause?
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What is the current actual cost of mining 1BTC? [closed]

Bitcoin is going down right now. It's about 500USD/BTC. I wonder what is mental support price for miners under which they would prefer to buy btc instead of mining it? That would be more or less ...
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Sell order in Bter is incorrect

In Bter I created a sell offer with DOGE/BTC, it seems the calculation is wrong. They have not deducted the transaction fee. I have included 2 screen shots and anybody know the same or experience the ...
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Are there any instruments that I can use to trade bitcoin volatility?

In the stock market, there are several financial products that allow an individual investor to trade/hedge daily volatility? As an example, there is the VIIX. Are there any such financial products ...
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$10 worth of DRK

With https://blockchain.info/tobtc?currency=USD&value=10 I find that $10 = 0.01724138 BTC And with https://data.bter.com/api/1/ticker/drk_btc I find that 1 DRK = 0.017669 BTC How can I get ...
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With MtGox gone, how can I know the current price of a bitcoin? [closed]

Firstly, I acknowledge that there is no official bitcoin price and it is market determined, but I have seen various websites quote the current price of bitcoin and so on. In the past my bitcoin ...
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Cryptographic “Central Bank” [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a bitcoin-like system that has a central authority? I know that the reason that many people like bitcoin is that it is completely unregulated, but I was thinking that a ...
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How do goods & services sellers manage price instability?

How do retail outlets manage the massive price instability? Are they really repricing every second with 25-50% spikes and drops over 24 hours? How much does it cost to maintain accurate prices? ...
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How does cryptsy.com allocate trades for many orders with same price

How does cryptsy.com allocate trades for many orders with same price ? Orders can come from one or many accounts, my question applies to both situations, but it's obviously more interesting how they ...
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What could be causing hourly bitcoin price spikes?

The price spikes every hour, on the 26 minute mark: https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts.htm#USD-averages-1d (Although it seems like spikes do not show up for some people/browswers. Her is what I see: ...
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Do payment processors who convert bitcoin to dollars (like Coinbase and Bitpay) devalue bitcoin?

My understanding is that Coinbase and Bitpay process payments made in BTC. They receive BTC from a buyer (for example someone buying patio furniture) and send USD to merchants who don't want to keep ...
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Getting historic exchange data through an API

I'm trying my hands on a trading bot, but I need a website to pull trade data for min. the last 3 days. This can be from any major exchange. Eg. the exact same as this: ...
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Prices and numbers of transactions

At https://coinbase.com/charts we see that $/BTC ratio has been pretty steady for the past week, while the number of transactions per day has plummeted from more than 120,000 to fewer than 27,000. ...
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How can Auroracoin be the 4th crypto-coin by market cap if it's unreleased yet?

Auroracoin has become the 4th biggest crypto-currency measured in market capitalization. How can an as-yet unreleased coin have market value if it's not available for exchange (either for fiat or for ...
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Why are there different prices for bitcoins between exchanges? [duplicate]

Ive been looking around at the prices for bitcoins at various different exchanges and they all seem to have slightly (or wildly) different prices, why? Thanks.
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Where can I get tick by tick historical BTC price data?

Where can I get tick by tick historical price data for BTC? (There are some similar questions, but I am looking for high-resolution data, while the previous questions asked for lower resolution data, ...
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What is anonymous and safe api to get bitcoin Exchange Rates? [duplicate]

What is anonymous and safe api to get bitcoin Exchange Rates like BTC/USD and BTC/EUR without trace my ip ? i used tor service, i search and found blockchain api contain Exchange Rates Feed ...