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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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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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 ...
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Is bitcoin a better option than banks for transferring money from India to Hong Kong

I live in HK and I need to transfer some amount from my Indian bank account to my wife's Hong Kong bank account. I tried bank wire transfer and I lost almost 11-12% of total amount. My friend also ...
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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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Is it possible for a currency to give coins pub/prvt keys instead?

So the idea is you would have coins and non-coins. A coin is something you could be in possession of but can only prove it by signing messages. If you wanted to transfer it to somebody you would send ...
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Mexican Pesos and bitcoin

Are there any exchanges that convert bitcoin or other crypto currencies to non major fiat currencies like the Mexican peso?
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Is a loss of trust in USD necessary for the success and mainstream adoption of Bitcoin?

Considering that Bitcoin will succeed if it gets to become a widely adopted store of value and means of payment, current fiat currencies' role would be taken by BTC and the value of those fiat ...
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How the buy/sell rate of bitcoin is continuosly increasing? [duplicate]

I am continuously monitoring bitcoin rate since last one month using an android app (zebpay). The buy/sell rate reached double fold within one month. I never seen it decreasing. Considering me a ...
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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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What is meant by "Maintenance" of a Crypto Currency Wallet?

I have invested in AltCoin XtraBYte XBY on c-cex.com exchange. My account now as XBY funds frozen because the XtraBYte Wallet status is on "Maintenance". see https://c-cex.com/?id=ws Where maintenance ...
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Where can I get historic data series of cryptocurrency prices? [duplicate]

Where can I get a time series of (date, bitcoin price in USD). Any suggestions? UPDATE I would highly appreciate JSON for better input into code.
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Can Bitcoin Help with a devalued currency? [closed]

I worked in Canada, in the Oil industry, CAD took a big hit in the exchange versus USD, can anybody advice me if transferring my money to Bitcoin can help me increase the value of my savings again? ...
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how is the value of crypto coin decided

Can any one help me with required information how a newly created coin value is assigned ? and how does the rate fluctuations occur
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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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Which cryptocurrencies are better suited to users with limited bandwidth?

I'd like to try my hand at cryptocurrencies, but have limited bandwidth. Which cryptocurrencies are best suited to users such as me? Why? Due to the high bandwidth costs, I expect cryptocurrencies to ...
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Why is Bitcoin gaining value while so many other cryptocurrencies are not?

Every time I find a new cryptocurrency, I look at the price charts and almost every time it's constantly losing value. Ether and Bitcoin are the only exceptions, and have gained value on the long term....
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For a bitcoin-forked complementary currency: would it be difficult / impossible to limit the mining to some agents on the market?

Am I right that by implementation everybody with a client is theoretically able to mine? However, thinking about a Bitcoin implementation for a locally limited complementary currency: Would it be ...
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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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Bitcoin legalized by some governments

Recently, there have been rumors that some governments from around the world are looking forward to legalize crypto currencies and recognize them as legal tender / official payment methods. What do ...
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What are all the new coins listed on the trading market & what value do they represent? what are their uses?

Just scrolled over all the different coins to trade I couldn't beleive how many there is, what are there uses, and is it something that is easy to set up?
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process to list cryptocoins in exchangers

I have a cryptocoin which is 50% premined. I want to list it on exchangers. How can I do it? Please mention the process to list cryptocoins in exchangers and also where can I get the list of best 50 ...
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Does checking for balance on any cryptocurrency address is same as checking if address is correct?

Let assume that I do not want to check literally if specific cryptocurrency address is correct (I mean I have to deal with many cryptocurry addresses that I know of which cryptcurrency). Does ...
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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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Bitcoin Widgets & API [closed]

can anyone recommend the best api/widget for getting Bitcoin, Crypto Currency Charts, Currency Convert and tickers?
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P2P MultiCoin markets

are there any p2p markets for different kinds of coins, like https://localbitcoins.com/ for bitcoins? Thank you!
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Bitcoin boom and bust - Inherent instability of Bitcoin

I'd like to put the a question to the community regarding the inherent stability/instability of Bitcoin. I hope it's not off-topic since it's more a economics-type question. So, here's the scenario in ...