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Arbitrage is a form of trading where two trades are made at the same time by the same party for the same good. The net effect of the two transactions is a profit for the party that made the two trades. Arbitrage takes advantage of price discrepancies, generally in different markets for the same good.

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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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What causes synchronous price movement within and between crypto exchanges without matching trades? [closed]

I have observed different crypto exchanges for quite some time now and analyzed the potential for different kinds of arbitrage. However, I don't quite understand what I am seeing. Examples: Observing ...
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Calculation of arbitrage profit

I have made calculations based on 3 exchange buy and sell orders. (Cryptsy, C-cex and Bter) and have taken DOGE/BTC market into account. Both cryptsy and C-cex have the same calculations to get the ...
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Automatic transfer of funds between exchanges

I need to circulate money between exchanges automatically. I want to transfer cryptocurrency (BTC, LTC) between exchanges. I find that these exchanges have API calls for withdrawal options: Cryptsy, ...
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How to make a profit doing 'spread trading'?

I understand making a profit via arbitrage trading between multiple exchanges. I understand what spread is (gap between the bid & ask). How can one make profits by leveraging this spread within a ...
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How should I calculate a net value after a BTC withdrawal from an exchange?

Many exchanges have a withdrawal fee (such as Poloniex, which charges customers in 0.0005 BTC on average) and these fees are mostly for network costs. Should I consider as a general rule that the ...
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How do LocalBitcoin's merchants prevent volatility risk?

For example, how does a Bitcoin merchant (someone who buys and sells Bitcoin as a business type deal to make commission) prevent the losses induced by the volatility in the market? I.e., say you buy a ...
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Are there any open-source trading bots out there?

Has anyone published an open-source trading bot that runs on a Bitcoin exchange?
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How effective are arbitrage bots? [closed]

I hear many good reviews about cryptobots. But they all work according to the pattern. Explain to me how to use them correctly?
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Bitcoin arbitrage

Suppose I have BTC at HitBtc and Poloniex. The prices and fees are: HitBtc: price is 8460, fees are ~0.1%. Poloniex: price is 8385, fees are ~0.2%. The price difference is 0.9%. I can sell BTC at ...
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Question about Arbitrage

So I just happen to know that arbitrage is possible yesterday and found a way to detect an arbitrage opportunity across all exchanges through all markets. But the thing that sucked is that exchanges ...
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Are there any legal implications when using localbitcoins.com?

You can get BitCoins for under 100 bucks via CoinBase and there are people on LocalBitCoins who are advertising offers to buy BitCoin for over 100 bucks. The spread is around $10; so I was ...
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BTC Arbitrage Opportunity question

I have an bank account that allows me to exchange between currencies at no extra premium other than the exchange rate. I am noticing large spreads between some of the BTC prices in various currencies....
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Is there an efficient way to exploit arbitrages between the different exchanges?

The Bitcoin ratio vs other currencies is not the same among exchanges. Is there currently a way to exploit this arbitrage and profit?
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Has anyone tried arbitrage between exchahges? [duplicate]

Has anyone ever tried this? I've read up on the difficulties of doing it manually, but some of the spreads I've seen are insane. I think it would be worth a try but I don't know where to start.
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BTC/USD price changes approximately the same way over many exchanges at the same time, how?

I have seen this many times, the same minute the price goes down on GDAX, it also has gone down on Bitfinex and Bitmex and Binance USDT etc. These exchanges have different prices, that's ...
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Bitcoin arbitrage, what do exchange office alows you to cash out? [closed]

I am wondering, if I do BTC arbitrage, meaning I buy BTC in one exchange, send to a second exchange and sell for FIAT, does the second exchange have any problems with me doing this? Because I will be ...
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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...
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Why do the price of bitcoins vary wildly between exchanges?

▼ mtgoxUSD 95.0000 108.452 -12.404% 2428892 ▼ btc24EUR 67.5047 89.036 -24.183% 348160 ▼ btceUSD 82.9900 106.794 -22.289% 277286 ▼ bitstampUSD 75.9900 109.320 ...
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Cryptocurrency arbitrage taxes in India [closed]

Suppose I buy cryptocurrencies in the U.S. and transfer to my or my parents' wallet in India and sell at a premium and make a profit. Is this profit taxable in India? If so, how is it calculated? ...
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Buying on one exchange then selling on the other

I'm curious as to what is keeping the majority of the people from buying on one exchange, where the going USD/BTC rare is cheaper, and selling it on another, where the rate can be USD$50 to USD$100 ...
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Cryptocurrency Arbitrage - What do I need to know?

I'm curious as how one would go about arbitraging crypto currencies - How does it work? what do I need to look out for? What are the risks and caveats?
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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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Is anyone taking advantage of different prices across exchanges?

Say I have funds on two exchanges. Whenever the price of bitcoin is higher on the first one, I sell on that one and buy on the other one. Is anyone doing this or has a program that does this? Is it ...
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Bitcoin values change in each exchange [duplicate]

Well, I am starting now with bitcoin in Brazil (realizing my country is a non-concern in terms of the answer), I noted that final value change depends on exchange used. So, if I buy a bitcoin in ...
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What's the easiest way to hook into multiple BTC exchanges?

If you want to compare prices of BTC across multiple exchanges, is there a central mechanism or place to do so? I have been unable to find such a thing from my research
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Are each of the currency trades at MtGox independent from the other? Who or what is the equalizing force that aligns the markets?

MtGox supports many different currency formats. I'd like to know if each currency/BTC trade is independent of any other and the valuation isn't always perfectly aligned. If someone wants Yen for BTC, ...
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Buying from country A, selling in country B

I was curious as to whether is it legal/allowed to buy bitcoins (from a friend for example) from another country where the value is less and then sell the bitcoins in the UK, for a profit. I'm new to ...
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Do exchanges charge fees from base currency or from counter currency?

I'm building some trading robots for a while already but I keep seing that something is wrong with my end of day balances. My robot does arbitrage across multiple exchanges and I always take into ...
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Huge price difference between mtgox and others - why?

I know mtgox is imposing halts of withdrawals at the moment but i just cant understand this chart (see bellow - taken on 21.2.14 21:37 GMT), surely if i can buy btc on mtgox and A) Then spend them ...
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Is bitcoin arbitrage profit varies with BTC market price?

Consider the following scenario, I have 365 USD in Btc-e and 1 BTC in Cryptsy, now I bought 1 BTC at a price of 362 USD in Btc-e and sell it on Cryptsy with 370 USD, now I made the profit of 4 USD (...
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Is instant profitable arbitrage impossible?

Case #1: Trade coins after an arbitrage opportunity appears. Buy Coin B with Coin A at a low price. Move Coin B to the buyer's market. Sell Coin B for Coin A at a higher price. However, transaction ...
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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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Can't understand arbitrage profit calculation

Found the formula in the following link. I can't understand with my knowledge. Can anybody explain me with an example? profit = ExchangeA_sell * (1 - ExchangeA_fee) - ExchangeB_buy * (1 + ...
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How efficient are bitcoin markets?

There are several bitcoin exchanges which trade bitcoins to $US and also several other markets which trade bitcoin for other currencies. Each exchange however quotes a different price in effective $...
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How the arbitrage works?

How the arbitrage works, Is transaction fee is included for calculating arbitrage across exchanges, cryptocoincharts seems to render incorrect values, Any other arbitrage available at open source? ...
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would universal use of arbitrage bot stabilize the market?

If each bitcoin exchange ran a bitcoin-arbitrage bot (let's say the same one)themselves, would that quickly eliminate the spread, and therefore the opportunity for arbitrage?
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Bitcoin arbitrage using ripple

Can someone smarter than me please give me step-by-step instructions on how to make money taking advantage of the disproportional BTC values across exchanges? I think using ripple could make the ...
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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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FutureBlock offer and example seems to violate No Arbitrage Rule

If you look at, e.g. the best offers at the 420 BTCUSD strike price (this was as-of 4:15 pm EST on November 14, 2013), or at the "How It Works" page for Future Block, it seems like there is a ...
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arbitrage between currencies [duplicate]

looking at the current prices of bitcoins in different currencies it seems as one could buy some in GBP and convert sell them to get USD, than convert those USD back into GBP and make some money. is ...
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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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Transfer between exchanges without fees

What is the best way to transfer money between exchanges without fees? I think the most obvious option is to buy a redeemable coupon at one exchange, and redeem at another. But are there any exchanges ...
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Pricing TradeHill compared to MTGox

I've just launched a trading app that trades on MTGox and TradeHill. I'm noticing something strange on TradeHill though. Basically I get my quote and place an order directly after. The order never ...
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Costing arbitrage between exchanges [closed]

I'm currently writing something to script arbitrage between two exchanges to test the concept. I know I can determine the difference in prices by using (ExhangeA_sell - ExchangeB_buy) <- this ...