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What would cause the price of Bitcoin to flatline for several hours on Bitstamp?

Last night I observed the following flatline of BTC/USD prices for several hours on Bitstamp: What would cause this ?
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Decentralized product inventory (instead of simple orderbook)

I am thinking of creating a decentralized market place with public bidding. AS far as I have researched all cryptocurrencies and such only offer public ledgers with simple orderbooks. The only data ...
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Bitcoin cloud trading

Is there a trading bots that trades automatically and can also be hosted by the company that is providing the service? I've found BTCRobot and Butter Bot. Any reviews on the validity behind these ...
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How would the OpenBazaar or NXT decentralized marketplace / eBay / Craigslist work?

Since NXT and OpenBazaar are building a decentralized marketplace, how would this work since there is no middle party to mediate if an issue arises? What are some proposed solutions to a ...
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How does one find places that accept Bitcoin in the US? [closed]

How does one find companies or stores that accept Bitcoin in the US?
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Somalia follow-up

Almost two years ago I asked this question. Now I'm wondering if anything has developed in the mean time. In particular, are Somalia immigrants to the USA (of whom there are many in Minneapolis) now ...
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What is the most reliable way to calculate the amount of fiat value that has been transferred into the bitcoin economy?

I would like to know what are the most sophisticated ways to estimate the amount of bitcoin that has been bought globally with various fiat currencies. Exchange data is only one source, and may well ...
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How stable is the Bitcoin Market [closed]

The bitcoin market seems to not be very stable. The value if the currency fluctuates everytime there is a fork. If I invested say 1000$ USD and the market crashed, would I be able get my $1000 back?
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A Proof of Concept for P2P Bitcoin Exchange?

Has anyone proposed or developed a proof of concept for a P2P bitcoin exchange? Edit: Let me add some layers here. How would trust work in a P2P exchange? How would one actually get the money they ...
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Is “volume” the quantity of BTC exchanged, or the number of trades completed?

Suppose the following trades happen Trade 1: 100 BTC @ $75 Trade 2: 0.5 BTC @ $76 Trade 3: 100 BTC @ $77 Trade 4: 100 BTC @ $78 Trade 5: 100 BTC @ $78 Five individual trades occurred ...
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How does the price of 1 BTC compare to other commodities?

I'm looking for a chart of Bitcoin's price and market cap to other commodities like silver, gold, etc. Does such a chart exist? Why is this useful? Because I want to see how the USD compares to ...
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How Does trading on the Exchanges Work?

Pardon my Ignorance but can somebody explain the basics Of how trading (Bid Buy/Bid Sell) works of the common exchanges www.mtgox.com www.btc-e.com Aslo some of the common ways people or ...
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Is there a bitcoin market for CPU time / memory space / disk space?

Bitcoin mining pools are like lending / borrowing cpu time, but it's only for hashing. Is there something more general; a market where you can lend and borrow cpu time, disk space and so on?
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Do forum or website exist where can buy things not usually sold with bitcoin?

Something like "wanted" classified advertisements is needed. Silk Road only sell offensive merchandise, no method to post wanted ads. Interested in purchase electronics, other legal unobjectionable ...
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Is there any Bitcoin Exchange that doesn't have fees for euro SEPA deposits/withdrawals?

Since Tradehill disappeared, which was really sad, I cannot find any Bitcoin exchange that let's me deposit and withdraw euros without fees, while they do for US dollars. Both Mt.Gox and Intersango ...
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recent prices changes

Over the past three weeks the prices of bitcoins in U.S. dollars has more than doubled. Does anyone know why? Is there some recent publicity that drove up interest (so that maybe prices will fall ...
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Why have prices fallen so drastically around October 2011?

Any idea why bitcoin prices have fallen so in September and October of 2011? It seems like back in August, one bitcoin cost about US$17, whereas in late October, it's just somewhat over US$2.
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What is the “silk road” and what does it have to do with bitcoin? [closed]

I have read a lot about the silk road and I am still unsure what it is. I went to http://silkroadmarket.org but it just says that the site is down.