Questions tagged [currencies]

something that is not directly useful (like a commodity) but which can be used as a medium of exchange or a store of value. Essentially, money.

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How are the prefixes for EXT_PUBLIC_KEY and EXT_PRIVATE_KEY derived?

I want to know how the prefixes for EXT_PUBLIC_KEY and EXT_PRIVATE_KEY are derived. For example in bitcoin you have: base58Prefixes[PUBKEY_ADDRESS] = std::vector<unsigned char>(1,0); ...
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What benefits does Bitcoin have that other cryptocurrencies do not?

I have heard several times Bitcoin being called "the king of crypto." It makes sense when you look at how the coin surpasses all the altcoins in terms of market capitalization and trading volume. No ...
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How is a USD-chained currency like Tether economically possible?

(I'll try my best to keep it relevant to Bitcoin, but feel free to close it if it seems inapplicable to Bitcoin trading. It's more about economics) Say there's a currency whose supply is controlled (...
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What is Sentinel Chain? Is it a cryptocurrency scam?

What is Sentinel Chain? Is it a cryptocurrency scam? Can somebody help me? Thx!!!
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how to place a bitforex api buy order

I have read the documentation for BitForex on placing a buy order here: https://github.com/bitforexapi/API_Doc_en/wiki/Order Then after understanding that, I read the API Call Description ...
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Why prices are different in different fiat currencies on the same market?

What I noticed is that prices in different fiat currencies on the same market for the same crypto currency are different. But what are the reasons behind that? Does it has anything to do with market ...
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Where to find cryptocoins current price

How can I find API (json data) for cryptocoins current ask/high/low/average price. Is there any website that provides that ticker information for all coins. For example BTC/LTC ticker info is ...
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Can a cryptocurrency be liquid while it is in its pre-sale, or even ICO

I am planning to run a Coin's ICO for several years, not interested in the gains to be made from selling out ICO in 3 days NO, but interested in using the COin to end Global Poverty as i deem fit. So ...
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Who is the target audience?

I can not stop asking myself the question, what problem does bitcoin actually solve? Before you accuse me of being lazy and not doing any research, here is my thought process: You want to have a ...
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How do I calculate the expected shares per minute for my pool

I am currently mining Zencash in a pool, and I'd like to be able to calculate the expected shares per minute for a given pool's hashrate. Let's say the pool's hashrate is 50 KSol/s. I think that the ...
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Single API Platform for multiple cryptocurrency?

I am wondering for a single API platform where i will be able to trade for below 5 crypto currency : 1) Bitcoin 2) Litecoin 3) Ethereum 4) Dash 5) Monero So, are you guys supporting all these in 1 ...
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What cryptocurrencies are there with a financial incentive to run a node?

I have a very naive question: Are there any distributed cryptocurrencies with a financial incentive to run a node? I know that cardano ada has financial incentives to run nodes, as they pay a part of ...
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Total Market Cap Data Set

I want to get the data for the total market cap similar to what I see when I view this page in the total market capitalization graph. https://coinmarketcap.com/charts/ I already have the bitcoin ...
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What hardware do I need to get started with Bitcoin?

I am new to crypto currencies and just got into bitcoin, I want to know how to start off, which equipment would I need?
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Crypto currencies and internet dependence [closed]

Ive a problem with the concept of crypto in one aspect. What about "cyber safety"? Given that there will be more online malicious activity in the future, isnt cryptos dependence on the internet a ...
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A book about cryptocurrencies wallet or key creating [duplicate]

i'm studying about cryptocurrencies wallet, and i'm searching for a book in this subject but i couldn't found it.please Introduce me a good book that covers all information about wallets. thanks.
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What happens to bitcoins that are in a ponzi scheme wallet? [closed]

I bought bitcoins that are stored in Cloud Token wallet. I found out later on that this crypto currency was part of a Ponzi scheme (shame on me). Currently I've had difficulty withdrawing my coins, ...
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How can Bitcoin be stolen?

If each bitcoin has a ledger (Peer to Peer) and contains all the transaction history since it was mined, then how come it can be stolen? For example, Bitcoins were stolen by hackers from Mt. Gox. If ...
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Is there an API that exchanges USD to Bitcoin?

I'm looking for an API that literally exchanges USD to Bitcoin, not only value. I've been looking all over for an exchange that accepts USD in it's API. I've found tons that will do Crypto => Crypto ...
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Address not valid when withdrawing money from Binance

I want to withdraw the Vibrate crypto from binance. When I enter the BTC wallet address which I took from my account from coinbase, binance says invalid address. Am I missing something here?
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Working of crypto currency swaping (Exchanging) in Crypto exchange

I am new in crypto. I know something about cryto currency and its working. I am curiosity about the working of Crypto exchange like binance,coinbase...etc... My doubts is Some exchanges provide the ...
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How does Bitcoin protect against inflation?

In an economy where the prices of goods keep inflating, like a car going from $10,000 to $20,000 in 1 year, what would be the incentive for people to put their money in Bitcoin? Wouldn't the price of ...
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Coins with memory-intensive mining

Are there coins that demand system memory rather than computing power? Which coin brings me the most mining profit if I have a lot of system DDR3 RAM (say 64 GB or more) in my personal computer?
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Is stack overflow reputation actually a Cryptocurrency?

In a way, it is already a currency since I can offer a bounty for my question. So is it correct to call reputation points from StackExchange a Cryptocurrency? If not, then why?
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What's the consensus on using a non-networked VM as a cold wallet/airgapped computer?

I'm wondering if connecting a hardware wallet like a Ledger Nano S to the Ledger Live desktop app running on a computer that's connected to the internet not considered a 'fully cold' wallet setup. How ...
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Historical Crypto Data

I'm looking for for historical data on crypto currencies that tracks down to at least the hour if not 5 minutes for each day for at least the past year. I need OHLV price, and volume at a minimum for ...
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Where can I find Crypto Coin data?

I'm looking for sources of crypto currency data, preferably historical, which I can use to back-test my bots and/or analyze the market. Is there a reliable source for this online ? Do exchanges offer ...
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transfer cryptocurrency with api

I need a wallet that have api for currency transfer like block.io api. But because block.io only supports 3 currencies, it is not suitable for my project There is another wallet for my work? (Only ...
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How to create a cryptocurrency backed by an asset (say a fiat currency or physical commodity) [closed]

I want to create a cryptocurrency for use between myself and a collection of friends (as a proof of concept). Assuming that I want to peg my cryptocurrency to (say) the Chinese Renminbi and the price ...
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C#, How can I actively query the crypto-market?

Are there any wrappers to get the real-time crypto-currency value similar to coincap.io? Right now I am using Json to deserialize a download string from CoinMarketCap, however, the api does not ...
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What are the most popular crypto currencies after Bitcoin?

I am trying to determine which crypto currencies are the most popular with the assumption that Bitcoin is the most popular one. This question is up to different interpretations because "most popular" ...
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Reports of Cryptocurrency Exchanges faking volume trade data. Where can one find this report?

In 2018 December there was a research report on cryptocurrency exchanges faking volume trade data. Where can one find this report on these exchanges? Supposedly the only 2 exchanges that had real ...
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Is it possible to trace bitcoin ATM withdrawals?

If someone is tracking how BTC are being spent or transferred between wallets, is it possible to concretely determine which transfers constitute conversion into fiat currency at an ATM, and possibly a ...
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Is there any “permissionless” blockchain “without a native coin”?

We may certainly say that a "permissioned" blockchain cannot have a native coin (or cryptocurreny) since in permissioned blockchain we need a permission to be eligible to participate for transactions ...
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Should I run crypto node for my trading platform?

I wanted to create a cryptocurrency trading platform where people can deposit cryptocurrency and trade them with other altcoins and finally withdraw it. Tell me do I need to run full crypto node to ...
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How do I pick the right cryptocurrency without becoming an expert in cryptocurrencies? [closed]

I live in a country where a certain national currency is used as legal tender. I do not understand how the local money works (e.g. how the national money supply is increased), nevertheless I can ...
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Using CryptoCurrencies as a transfer method throughout Australia and Europe

I have read both this questions: Can I easily use Bitcoin as a inexpensive way to transfer my money into another currency? Does it make sense to use BitCoin to transfer money to yourself ...
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How does the full lifecycle of a cryptocurrency trading look like? [closed]

I am new into cryptocurrencies and I am wondering how to trade them. By trading cryptocurrencies I mean: Transfer fiat currency (ie. USD) from my bank account into some account that enables buying ...
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What reasons are there to mine and support Litecoin?

There are many examples of Bitcoin being accepted as a means of exchange in online transactions. I haven't found any such examples for Litecoin. So, what is the value in LTC mining? What is LTC's ...
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How bitcoin gets monetary value [duplicate]

This looks like a complex thing but I am trying hard to understand it. Why would any one in the world honor a crypto currency till it is backed by a government with monetary value? How does a crypto ...
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Tezos vs Decred

What are the main differences between Decred and Tezos ? Both integrate a governance mechanism so they don't seem very different to me.
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Teslacoin sync error - No Suitable Inputs Found

Not sure this is the right forum for this, but I thought I'd ask out of desperation. I have the following error when trying to sync my teslacoin wallet. I managed to sunc about 6 weeks ago, however ...
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proof of stake concept and implementation confusion

i'm currently studying proof of stake concept in cryptocurrency in preparation of building it soon, but i still have some doubts about my understanding of the concept itself, and i have a lot of ...
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Idioms of use/ bitcoin heuristic

I already know the answer of a) part which is Alice. Can anybody help me in finding answer of b) part.
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Could bitcoin/blockchain be used to create a secure non-3rd party escrow?

I'm wondering if there could be a block chain approach to selling goods and putting money in an escrow-like state until the goods are received. I'm envisioning the following scenario. 1) Buyer puts ...
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How does total cost of mining affect the price of coins?

The goal of this question is to explore what the correlation is between the cost of the total energy consumption behind a PoW-based cryptocurrency and its price. Obviously, the cost of mining cannot ...
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historical market cap in json/csv for all coins?

I want to run a backtest on a "S&P 500" strategy for crypto investing. I'm looking for historical market cap data. Something like what coinmarketcap.com provides, but historically and in an easy ...
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How to fork Bitcoin and build own cryptocurrency

Is there any step-by-step tutorial about how to build own cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin code?
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Have all hashes of unlocked difficulty levels of cryptocurrencies been mined?

I'm wondering if all the hashes of a previously unlocked difficulty level of a cryptocurrency, such as 0000000000000000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx BTC , have been completely ...
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Extracting Bitcoin historical ticker data by setting up Bitcoin Node?

How do I extract the ticker data (historical values such as day price, day open, day close etc) by setting up a Bitcoin Node? Bitcoin Node is setup using Bitcore.io All blocks are syncing right now, ...

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