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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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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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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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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What is the purpose of the 20 XRP cost to start a wallet?

Does the money stay in the wallet or is it used to pay for something? If it's used to pay, who does it go to? If it stays in the wallet, am I allowed to take it out and drain the wallet later ...
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Understanding Bitcoin fees

I am thinking about buying some bitcoin. I understand the risks and I am going to use the little money I have left at the end of the month. I have plenty savings as well, so I am not using all of my ...
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Would writing one's own cryptocurrency in a language other than C/C++ be stupid?

I'm curious from a performance perspective if writing a cryptocurrency from the ground up in a language other than C/C++ be stupid? For example, if I wanted to write a cryptocurrency and protocol in ...
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Historical Price API in AUD

I'm looking for an API that displays historical data for cryptocurrencies. I have a list of requirements, in rough order of importance: Price in AUD (I don't care about other currencies) Multiple ...
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What does “Trailing Stop buy Order” on Bitstamp mean?

a Trailing Stop limit Order is clear in my mind. You want to sell your stock when the price starts to fall after reaching a max; or you want to buy a stock after the price starts to rise after a ...
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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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All CryptoCurrency historical values api [duplicate]

I am making a cryptocurrencies tracker and I want to implement a Chart. The only thing i need is a api that has the values of a lot of cryptocurrencies. Does anybody know a api like that? Please help
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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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Is there a minimum size of network for a cryptocurrency to be viable?

I am not a technical person, so easy answers will be greatly appreciated. What is the relevant unit for size of the network for this question? Nodes? Miners? Wallets? Users? If a cryptocurrency has a ...
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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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Why can you mine so much more of other cryptocurrencies with a lower hash rate?

I have been researching bitcoin mining and one thing has stumped me. Why is it that you can you mine so much more of other cryptocurrencies with a lower hash rate? I've looked on cryptocurrency ...
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How to predict value of bitcoin? [closed]

I was just thinking if its possible to predict bitcoin value. If so, what would be the parameters?
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How does Market cap and daily movement affect a Crypto stock , do these numbers mean much?

Really want to understand how the daily volume and overall cap works. I read that don't buy when a market cap is over 75 million and the best time to buy is between 25 and 75 million. I understand ...
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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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Looking for revenue data of bitcoin related websites

I was wondering if we can share pointers or anectodes about revenues of web projects related to bitcoin or general cryptocurrencies.
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Fundamental Question on Bitcoin: How would one convert his “bananas” into bitcoins?

In one of the presentations by Andreas Antonopoulos on Bitcoin, he said that "there are 6 billion people in this world who have no banking facilities, who live in places where they have cash or barter ...
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Change currencies through BitCoin or other Cryptocurrency

I'm from Brazil and I'm going to USA in January, so I need to buy dollars. Here in Brazil every currency exchange done have to pay a tax that is usually 7%. But we don't have to pay that tax in ...
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Commodity vs. Currency

Some countries view Bitcoin as a commodity, some see it as a currency (and some ban it, but that's another story). I read a few articles, but in layman's terms, what are the main differences about a ...
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What is the point of adding transation to block chain

What is the advantages of adding transaction into the blockchain, instead why can't we go with a normal current way of validating the transaction through dollar, rupees so on. Is there any advantages ...
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Who decides the price of bitcoin?

Okay so I understand that bitcoin's price is increasing/decreasing by its utility, its rarity on the market, how it is publicly perceived, innovations, media, investors exc.. My question is, who ...
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Out of all the crypto-currencies, which address format is the shortest?

Bitcoin addresses ranges from 24-28 characters and so is litecoin. Monero is 90+ characters. Which crypto currency address format is the shortest that is in the top 50 of coinmarketcap?
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possible to generate privatekey based on private key using bitcore.io?

Is is possible to generate the private key based on private key, means suppose if i am having one set as bellow : privatekey : '02XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXacdefd' publickey : '...
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Cryptocurrency with support for a shared wallet

Consider a scenario where 5 cryptocurrency holders wish to create a partnership. All of them add an amount of money into a wallet to finance an idea. The wallet is shared between all of the partners ...
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Why countries like to create their own cryptocurrency? [closed]

Why countries like to create their own cryptocurrency? As far as I know, a good cryptocurrency should have independent of a third party.
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What is the best cryptocurrency newsletter? [closed]

I need one newsletter that covers all my needs: I want to be informed about all the main Bitcoin industry and the blockchain technology events, but not overflooded by tens of daily links.
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What is the difference between a cryptocurrency, a digital currency, and a virtual currency?

I'm wondering what are the differences between the three terms. I have the impression that they are used somewhat interchangeably, with people talking about Bitcoin being the most popular "virtual ...
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How BTC value is determined in USD from a trading pair?

I know this is more of a general trading question but how is BTC or any base currency value determined in another currency from a trading pair? An example of what I mean is take the BTC/NEO trading ...
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How Do I Redeem Bitcoin for USD Currency? [duplicate]

What is the step by step process to redeem Bitcoin into USD Currency & what other options do I have? Is there a so called prepaid credit card I could redeem it for/into so I can use the cash for ...
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What are some ways for virtual currency like Bitcoin to have price stability? [duplicate]

What are some ways for virtual currency like bit coin to have price stability? If there is a method, can it exert its influence only in a country or a large group? However, when virtual money has ...
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What happens to Dash wallet if PC is formatted?

I am new to cryptocurrency. Let's say I setup a DASH wallet using this link https://www.dash.org/wallet/ on my Windows PC. I encrypt my wallet using passphrase now after 1 year my PC's hard disk has ...
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How does exchanges like bitrex exchange coins so fast ?

For example i transfer my bitcoin to bitrex. It will take mining fee and a huge time ( few hours ) to actually appear in bitrex wallet. Now from bitrex i can transfer between Bitcoin -> Neo -> ...
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How to create different paper wallets for different currencies?

I have several different currencies (on exchange) right now and would like to move them to paper wallet. 1) Do I have to have a different wallet for each currency? 2) Are the algorithms for creating ...
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Why bitcoin is not inflationary? [duplicate]

I understand that a lot of people today stack Bitcoin instead of spending them and that makes sense because there is a limited number of bitcoins. However, I think that for bitcoin to be a real ...
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What would happend if a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency? [closed]

What would happen if instead of depending on dollars or gold, a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency, would this benefit its citizens and the country itself? How? I've read this answer but ...
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How do i create my own cryptocurrency? [closed]

There are any guidelines about how to create my own currency from Ripple?
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Minimum and maximum values of “all” cryptocurrencies?

I can't find a "cryptocurrency" stack exchange, and I have a question that spans all cryptocurrencies, in particular, how to handle them programatically - one database column to rule them "all"! I ...
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Why don't cryptocurrencies create inflation if there are so many of them?

One of the advertised advantage of bitcoin is that it can't create inflation. Governments can't print more money because bitcoin is fixed at 21 million. But how about creating other crypto currencies ...
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How companies are accepting bitcoin for their products or services?

I am new to the crypto currency world and fascinated by its growth. I looked at some of the companies that accept bitcoins for their products. companies accepting bitcoin Lets say i buy an Xbox from ...
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Concept of Block Chain Technology

Can some one explain the block chain technology of bitcoin and other coins . How they work in simpler way . More Videos and Images used in explanation would be preferred
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Requirements of own cryptocurrency?

What are the requirements and technologies I need for creating my own cryptocurrency? How to assign value for my own coin? For example: 1 bitcoin = 279627.91 INR, 1 Litecoin = 2863.13 INR
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Whats the technical/database entity of a crypto-currency / Bitcoin?

I know that Bitcoin accounts are public private keys combination. Is it the same with the currency? Is one Bitcoin a combination of public pvt key? Or is it a token?
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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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App for managing multiple crypto portfolios [closed]

I know I can use Blockfolio to manage/monitor multiple crypto-currencies. However I'm starting to feel the need to subdivide them by the type of asset (different risk classes, price points etc). I ...
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What coin offers a decentralized ledger, without mining and transaction costs?

How much will transaction fees eventually be? describes that current transaction fees are untenable. The transaction cost for users, I think should be the only upward driver for the price of bitcoin. ...
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PlexCard Visa : Would it be legal all around the world?

Recently, Plexcoin is to come up in the market with very promising future. Directly, citing from their website, the features include In comparison to Bitcoin (45 minutes), the transactions (deposit, ...
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Why can't timestamps be a substitute for blockchain?

I'm super fascinated by the entire concept of proof of work and how it allows for a trustless, decentralized system. Despite knowing that proof of work (or proof of stake) can be an inevitable ...
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Is supply reduction consider as a hard or soft fork?

I'm writing an article about current Minergate Dashcoin hard fork. From all the bitcoin hard fork talks I get the impression only when block size increases will result in a hard fork. How about coin ...