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Possible to buy bitcoin at MtGox at $259 and sell for $635 at BitStamp at 18th February 2014? [duplicate]

So would it really be possible to buy bitcoin at MtGox at $259 and sell for $635 at BitStamp at 18th February 2014? Because those are the bitcoin exchange prices at that moment?
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Arbitrage in Bitcoin exchanges [duplicate]

How efficient is the bitcoin market? I am confused after comparing buy prices in exchanges operating in different currencies. For instance, I see that 1 BTC amounts to 347 USD at the moment at one ...
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Why are Bitcoin prices so different between different markets? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a basic question, I'm new to this stuff. Currently, according to cryptocoincharts.info, Bitcoins are trading at $1050 on BTC-E but $1228 on Mt. Gox. How is this possible? What would ...
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Speculation on rate differences between different exchanges [duplicate]

Lately there have been quite a bit selling/buying rate differences between different BTC exchanges. Now some of this can be explained by the fact that different exchanges operate based on different ...
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Arbitrage possible? [duplicate]

The last days I was thinking about arbitrage trading because the prices differ between several exchanges. So I started thinking if this could work and I'm stuck in one point. If I deposit money on ...
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How do platforms agree or unwillingly reach a common bicoin price? [duplicate]

My question is about the bitcoin price in exchange of FIAT, not taking into account the slight difference of fees between exchange platforms (Binance, Coinbase....). As far as I know, they all propose ...
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How can one find how much "room for arbitrage" is there in the Bitcoin market?

I don't know what's the mathematical/economical definition, but I would define "room for arbitrage" as the amount of money that can be extracted from the market by doing arbitrage (between the ...
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Can I buy a Bitcoin from one exchange and sell it on another?

Is it possible to buy a Bitcoin at one exchange, say BTC-e, and then sell it on another, like LocalBitcoins? If it is possible, how would this be done? More specifically, how could you transfer a ...
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Why are the BTC exchange rates different from website to website [duplicate]

For instance here: http://bitcoinwatch.com/ one exchange lists the BTC-USD rate at 133, while the other one lists at 122.
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Choosing bitcoin exchanges [closed]

On a bitcoin exchange one buys, sells, and stores bitcoins. Having sold them, one might want to withdraw dollars, euros, pounds sterling, etc. It is suggested that the fact that MtGox is running two ...
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Why can't exchanges share their bid/ask contract pool?

I'm checking up different exchanges and about to make my first purchase. Then I noticed there are so many different exchanges, and each has quite different liquidity and bid/ask spread. Why is it so? ...
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What am I missing about this "guaranteed" money-making scheme that I didn't hear from anyone but just popped up in my head?

Let's suppose that I have already set up an account at Exchange A and Exchange B, loaded each up with a small buffer of BTC (much less than 1 BTC), and am able to make API requests to buy/sell from ...
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If the prices of virtual currencies on multiple platforms are different, can you buy low and sell high to make a profit? [duplicate]

I have observed that the prices will be different, can I earn the difference?
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Bitcoin prices in Japan are on the high side and there is an arbitrage window. Is it possible to arbitrage? [duplicate]

Recently, the price of Bitcoin has fluctuated sharply, and arbitrage windows have appeared on many exchanges. The price of Bitcoin on Binance is US$47,000, while on some exchanges in Japan, the price ...
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