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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 ...
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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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