Skip to main content

Questions tagged [bitcoinica]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6 votes
1 answer
461 views

How did Bitcoinica get its prices?

I'm interested in building a Bitcoinica replacement and wondered how did they get their pricing information. Was it from Mt.Gox and was it verifiable, I mean could you have gone to a web site and ...
Ian Purton's user avatar
  • 1,000
6 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is the story behind Bitcoinica?

Bitcoinica was a very popular service when it was operating. What is the story behind it - when was it started, what did it offer, and what hurdles did it face?
ThePiachu's user avatar
  • 43.1k
4 votes
1 answer
261 views

What sort of service is Bitcoinica?

What sort of service is Bitcoinica (or was before it was closed)?
ThePiachu's user avatar
  • 43.1k
6 votes
1 answer
345 views

What could be the impact of the distribution of "tainted" Bitcoinica coins?

The hacker was distributing them in IRC recently, and sent some to the Bitcoin Faucet. Is this a reliable method for evading the "Bitcoin Police"? Here's a forum thread discussing the distribution ...
Eric Blank's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
248 views

Is bitcoinica.com planning to reopen after the 11th May 2012 theft?

On 11th May, 2012, 18,547 BTC were reported stolen from bitcoinica.com as stated here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=81045.0 The bitcoinica.com website is unresponsive at the time of ...
Highly Irregular's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
3k views

How exactly does short selling with Bitcoins work?

Bitcoinica does (or did) offer short selling, but the question is how? If I fund my account with 100 BTC and I want to short BTC, can I do that, or do I need USD to do that?
Shamoon's user avatar
  • 2,849