How much something is worth (as opposed to how much it costs).

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bonus for my friend

I have use for first time original bitcoin client. When I open show that account bilance is 1,000.0. Why this bonus of 1 btc? 2 question: -Now my friend try open client but his account bilance is 0. ...
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Get simple BTC value to insert it in excel sheet

I'm trying to so some maths calculations with Excel but I need to get the current btc value from any website that can provide it in any format but simple as possible. Do you have any idea to get the ...
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if theft of bitcoin doesn't affect bitcoin value [closed]

"lthough these events are unfortunate, none of them involve Bitcoin itself being hacked, nor imply inherent flaws in Bitcoin; just like a bank robbery doesn't mean that the dollar is compromised." ...
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Is there any academic research on the influences of Bitcoin's long term valuation?

Is there any academic research or theories about what future events and metrics will most influence BTC's long term valuation relative to fiat currency?
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how to determine bitcoin price [duplicate]

I want to know how the price is determined daily for bitcoins. I know that exchanges determine it based on the exchanges that happens in their bitcoin-exchange site. But lets take there is a new ...
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Confusion over BTC value - MtGox vs CoinDesk [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the current value of BTC. If I go to MtGox the ticker at the top says the average price is about $950 but at CoinDesk.com the daily high, low etc are all $100 cheaper... Both are ...
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How to determine how many coins have been mined regardless of block count in main.cpp

Been working my way trough the main.cpp trying to see where this value is grabbed if at all. I need a way to check how many coins have been mined regardless of block count. For example if every ...
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How are bit coins valued? [duplicate]

If no one controls this then how can you be sure it is stable? How is it regulated and most importantly how is it valued? I'm having a hard time grasping the idea of not being centralized and ...
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Why do merchants accept Bitcoin as valid currency? [duplicate]

I suppose one could ask the same question about any form of currency, but I am curious how bitcoin became an accepted currency with no government backing it.
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Where do these coins gain their value?

I have been mining coins for a long time (started with BTC/LTC years ago, moved to altcoins recently) and have realized I am not clear on the actual source of the value. Do the exchanges deem the ...
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How to calculate the historical ratio of daily active users (DAU) to monthly active users (MAU) using the bitcoin network?

Bitcoin has already great charts and stats but can anybody tell me if this DAU2MAU indicator is available? If not available, is it possible to figure this out especially since bitcoin is open source? ...
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What factors can be looked at in order to come to a fundamental valuation of Bitcion?

I'm wondering if current prices are high or low. Most people I talk try to explain to me how the price chart looks like (just like at the other bubbles, right?)... Is there any means how we can do ...
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How many currency units in 1xBTC / 1xAltCoin? [duplicate]

Since BitCoin (and AltCoins) are divisible by up to 8 decimal places, does that technically mean that 1xBTC (or 1xAltCoin) is equal to 1 billion individual units of currency?
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Will the bitcoin value keep rising at steady rate, if bitcoin mining is stopped right now [duplicate]

If no new coins are created by mining after 12 million bitcoins as of today, what kind of impact will it have on bitcoin value. Transaction fees will still be set for confirmations.
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Is someone trying to kill bitcoin?

I've been observing the huge increase in the price of Bitcoin over the last month (November 2013) and I can't help but think, is someone with an ulterior motive pulling the strings here? It seems to ...
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What gives bitcoins value? A simple explanation please

I hear that miners solve math problems to secure Bitcoins... what kinds of problems? And why are the solutions worth "money"? Also, what does an exchange get in return for real money when they get ...
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Bitcoin Value Calculation

I'm trying to understand how a bitcoin is valued. In my mind, it seems like it can be broken down with some basic math. For instance, if there is $50 trillion worth of "money" in the world and 1% of ...
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Are all ripples worth the same amount? Is value specific to each gateway?

Are all XRPs worth the same amount, regardless of each gateway you use them at? Suppose I have one gateway who is un trustworthy, or will depreciate in value. Suppose I also have a gateway that is ...
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Why have my funds in Bitcoin Block Explorer's online wallet decreased in value?

I feel I may have been cheated by Bitcoin Block Explorer whose URL is http://blockchain.info Here's the background: I am using the online wallet provided by Bitcoin Block Explorer. It contains 1.5 ...
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Pricing in “Bitcoin days destroyed”

Is it possible to use "Bitcoin days destroyed" as unit of currency? If yes, how to price anything using this? If no, why not?
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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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Recieve Bitcoin value notifications on iPhone

I would like every day at a set time to receive a notification on my iPhone with the current Bitcoin value in Euros. How can I have this?
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How is the real world value of bitcoins generated? [duplicate]

I do not understand where the value of the bitcoin comes from. In old times people were trading in gold or silver. They began to deposit the gold coins in banks and started to trade with these ...
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What will bitcoin prices do in the next months as ASIC miners become more widespread? [duplicate]

The next months will finally see ASIC miners come into play, which will increase the global network hashrate by an amount never seen before. Of course, mining difficulty will then increase ...
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What aspects of Money Order laws will apply to merchants who use Bitcoin?

There are several money order laws that apply to merchants who accept them. Bitcoin seems to have properties of a money order, but also some aspects of value that are driven by demand. I'm looking ...
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Why did bitcoin programmers release mining code?

Why did anyone ever release bitcoin mining code, aside from promoting bitcoin and eventually raising investor awareness? Looking at a price chart, bitcoins were valued at just a fraction of a dollar ...
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What percent of recently mined coins being actively traded vs saved?

I'm trying to understand the recent increase in BTC value in relation to mining. I am trying to answer the question Are miners (with powerful ASIC hardware) saving the BTC, and not selling them, ...
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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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What is the maximal value of 1 BTC? [closed]

If all of the world suddenly decided they want to use BTC as their currency, what would the value of 1 BTC be, as measured in today's US dollars? (Of course dollars would drop to zero in this ...
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What can be done with a bitcoin besides exchanging it for goods or services?

Some people have described a bitcoin as a commodity, but every commodity I see on this Wikipedia page seem to have a non-financial purpose, which also gives it a financial value. What can be done ...
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How much is a mining pool share worth on average?

I know that mining pool shares have no value on their own, but it should be possible to find an average value based on the pool's average payout per share. This site describes the expected payout per ...
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Are there time-series of Bitcoins in circulation?

For a study on Bitcoin, I would like to find (or construct) a timeseries of the total value of all Bitcoins in circulation (market capitalization). At least for the last two or so years. This could be ...
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Should the current value of 1 BTC really be $2.50 USD? [closed]

The real value of a currency depends on the value of the goods that can be purchased with it. If we assume the majority of bitcoin transactions for 'real' goods (not currency speculation) are on silk ...
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Is it possible to collect bitcoins? (as a collectors item)

Is there any analogy to collecting BitCoins as there is in the physical world? For example, some notriety was given to the Pizza for bitcoin transaction here, and one of the answers was able to ...
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Is the value of “satoshi” fixed or dynamic?

BitCoin Wiki (Transactions) states: ...1 BTC = 100,000,000 Satoshi... Yet BitCoin Wiki (FAQ) states: ..."satoshi"... is smallest denomination currently possible In the future when the ...
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Fundamentals of a Bitcoin Lottery [closed]

I'm relatively new to Bitcoin but love the idea and will soon be accepting bitcoin in my own companies. (We provide online training/e-learning.) But, just for fun I've set up what I would like to ...
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Why did Bitcoin first start to gain economic value?

I am really having difficulty answering this: Why does a bitcoin have an economic value, such that there are people willing to trade US$ (or any other traditional currency) for these virtual ...
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Relation between Network Hash-Rate & bitcoin value?

how is the relation betweeen network hash rate to healthyness of bitcoin, such as bitcoin value compared to USD, or the growth rate of this currency?
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What is the ecological effect of increase work for the bitcoin chain?

As more users use bitcoin and "forced work" difficulty increases what effect does this have ecologically? It is a silly question I know. I'm just comparing lets say value or effect of using ...
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Need help, understanding bitcoin value protection

I'm not understanding how to protect my bitcoin value from inflation. IF I purchase bitcoins with US dollars, how to I educate myself to how to protect the value of my bitcoins in my wallet so that ...
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What is/Is there the relation between the value of a bitcoin and the prices of video cards?

A significant number of Video Cards (significant investment) are required to reduce the possibility of 51% attacks. What would happen to the price of a Bitcoin if the prices of Video Cards suddenly ...
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Trying to understand the bitcoin chart

I'm trying to understant this bitcoin chart, but there's no indication of what's the Y axis. The "200K" means the value in dollars? Or in bitcoins? Or what? I'm trying to check out the value of a ...
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What are the obstacles to pegging the value of bitcoin to an established stable currency?

Many people will not touch bitcoin due to it's historically extreme volatility. Many new currencies have pegged their value against an established currency until such time as it is sufficiently ...
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What could be the consequences of many bitcoins being lost out of circulation if people lose their wallets?

If for some reason many people lose their wallet files then many bitcoins are effectively taken out of circulation. Seen as it's not possible to tell as far as i know if bitcoins are actually ...
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Could the price drop between July and September 2011 have been caused by a bot?

In July 2011, 1 BTC was trading at above $10 USD. By September, the price of 1 BTC had fallen over 50%, and at the time of writing (October 2011) 1 BTC is trading around $2.50 - $3.00 USD. In a forum ...
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Could speculation some day rise bitcoin to the moon? [closed]

I saw too many questions about bitcoin losing value. But in my view, 21 million bitcoins is relatively less money (ie., units) than other currencies. Why wouldn't Bitcoin's value rise simply due to ...
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Could a futures market be included in the Bitcoin protocol?

One of the most common reasons I hear that Bitcoin is "not ready for prime time" is that because of its wildly oscillating valuation businesses can't accept bitcoins without becoming speculators. In ...
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What factors affect the value of a Bitcoin?

Obviously the number of existing Bitcoins affects the value, but what else? What are some of the primary factors for a rise or fall in a Bitcoin's worth?
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Where can I find a graph of Bitcoin value vs USD for over 60 days?

Bitcoin Charts seems to only offer graphs of up to 60 days.