Questions tagged [exchange-rate]

refers to the rate at which two currencies are exchanged one-for-another.

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How does an exchange cover a “run on the bank”?

This is not a duplicate! There are several similar questions, but they concern mining or other specific questions. This is not about mining. Lets look at a specific situation. Lets say the value of ...
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Do Bitcoin futures contracts affect Bitcoin price?

Since Bitcoin futures are cash settled, no Bitcoin are actually exchanged at the time of the expiration of the contract. Can one assume that since no Bitcoin are exchanged, then Bitcoin supply and ...
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Download Bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple rates 1min candles

is there any possibility to download archive with rates for Bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple VS USD? I need 1m ... 1w candles. I would like to find such service and download it on daily basis.
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Canadian bought BTC on cex.io in USD - how do I deal with them to not lose money with CAD-USD exchange rate?

I'm a single mom and was gifted some cash that I decided to try and "invest" haha, in bitcoin and other coins. In my haste to purchase, I signed up for cex.io and funded with my credit card - so I ...
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Buy alt coin with bitcoin and both go up 300%, so did I even make any money?

Seems that my poor and rich bitcoin holding friends don't seem to even know the answer to this :/ Say I used coinbase and transfer BTC to an exchange like bittrex and exchanged BTC for some alt ...
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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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do you think bitcoin futures exchanges (CBOE/CME) are a positive or negative for bitcoin price and why? [closed]

do you think bitcoin futures exchanges (CBOE/CME) are a positive or negative for bitcoin price and why?
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Why Coinbase hot wallet showing insane price that BTC didn't reach for the day?

I m bit suspicious about Coinbase service. It shows the current BTC is 16900 USD but in Bitfinex is 15 326 USD. The worst part is I selected buy BTC from Coinbase its showing 17686.50 USD. How on ...
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How do I read this cryptocompare table?

in the Cryptocompare table I don't understand what the columns mean, e.g. there is Price, "Open 24H", "Range 24H", etc... Does anyone know what the different columns mean?
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dollars being sent to me for no reason?

I bought 200 ($700 worth) bitcoins in 2012, and I found them last week. Now, my wallet says they are worth $2371959.00 apparently. Is this a scam or do I need to sync my wallet? The computer is pretty ...
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Do I have to buy a full bitcoin to get the price increase?

If I buy half a bitcoin at $500 and the value of a bitcoin goes up to $1000, does that mean I earn 1 bitcoin or do I have to buy a full bitcoin to get the price increase? How does it work? Please give ...
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How and where is Bitcoin price physically maintained? [duplicate]

Is there a physical mechanism that determines and maintains the price of cryptocurrencies, be it a robot or a human? Let's say there is a price surge and the first buyer bought a crypto unit at $1. ...
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Value of Product Based on Bitcoins

If I chose to accept Bitcoin as a payment for my product, and the price of the bitcoin goes up or down, then technically I am not getting as much for my product in the long run correct? Because the ...
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confusion about open/close values on 1800 seconds periods

I'm pulling tickers from Poloniex using this python API wrapper, with intervals of 1800 seconds. I get back dictionaries that look like this (here I show two consecutive ones for 'BTC_XRP'): {'close'...
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Is there a chart available for the historical relationship between Bitcoin price vs difficulty?

All I've seen is this, from 2011-would like something more updated, if available. Is there empirical data about a relationship between bitcoin price and difficulty?
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Question on Coin Trading and valuation

If I wanted to create a digital coin (asset) and wanted to keep the value of that coin steady (Think a dollar. It's worth a dollar today and a dollar tomorrow and a dollar every day.) What would be ...
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Why Ethereum is growing in USD but decreasing in BTC?

Please explain to me why the ETH/BTC price is decreasing but ETH/USD price is increasing. How does that work? Why it costs less in bitcoins but more in USD?
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How exactly is bitcoin priced

How does bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies price the value of the currency? How exactly does this work. Do buyers just set a max price at which they want to buy and sellers a min price at which they ...
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How Do I Calculate the profit of the value of my bitcoin? [closed]

Lets say I buy $50 of a bitcoin for 3916.74, And then the price goes up to $4200. How Do I calculate how much I have made in profit? As in What type of formula do I use to see how much more my $50 is ...
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Can an altcoin be worth less than 1 satoshi (0.00000001 BTC)?

I have a friend who thinks that it's safe to invest in any altcoin that approaches 1 satoshi (0.00000001 BTC) in value, because there will always be someone who is willing to buy it at that price, and ...
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Why are other sell limit orders being filled before mine on exchanges like gdax?

If I place a sell limit order for ETH/BTC for 4 ETH at 0.07086, when there’s currently only 0.5 ETH on it. It becomes 4.5 ETH total. Then I see it start flashing up and down, up to 10, or 20, then ...
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How is the bitcoin price affecting other crypto currencies

I am still pretty new to the crypto world, and especially to the world of finance. When thinking about buying some alt coins I realized that this is in most cases only possible via Bitcoin. My ...
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On Cryptowatch (or equivalent): see percentage change to custom reference point

Given that I bought a certain amount of BTC at a given point in time. Is there a way on cryptowat.ch or an equivalent platform, to mark the price and point of time at which I bought the BTCs and get ...
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Is there any app that show every coin(including litecoin) price and exchange? [closed]

M investing in a lot of altcoins but can't find any apps that support every existing coin's real-time price
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Why did the price of bitcoin increase so dramatically?

I read this question on money.stackexchange, in which a user asks how to tax the speculation gain they (involuntarily) made. This guy (or girl) bought BTC for a few hundred USD a few years ago, lost ...
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How do exchanges keep relatively similar price on coins?

I know there are price difference across all exchanges but they are relatively similar. If each exchange operated independently I would think the price of coins would be radically different since the ...
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where can I get realtime ticker data for robots?

I am writing a trading bot and concerned about rate limits. I need realtime notifications for change in price either like a PUSH api service. Bitfinex appears to be the only major exchange that ...
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Real bitcoin buying versus forex speculation [closed]

so I had a discussion with the colleges today and I would that my arguments would be verified here. Basically the question is what are the differences between buying and selling real cryptocurrencies ...
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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin value graph look very similar

I don't know much about cryptocurrencies, but I was looking at the Coinbase value graphs of bitcoin and ethereum, and noticed that even on one day, every single dip and peak affect all three ...
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Electrum shows “No FX rate available” and balances show “No Data” and last transaction doesn't appear

My Electrum 2.8.2 shows "No FX rate available" at the bottom and shows "No Data" for the balances. Also, I'm missing a transaction that someone said they sent to me. How do I fix this to see my latest ...
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Why isn't the price of BTC rapidly growing due to WannaCry? [closed]

This occurred to me today: the ongoing ransomware attack (started on May 12) caused by the WannaCry virus infected over 230 000 computers so far (source: Wikipedia). This probably means that a lot of ...
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Are price movements of Bitcoin and altcoins inversely coupled?

It is said that when the value of Bitcoin rises altcoins lose value, or at least their price in BTC falls, and I would like to understand exactly why. If I have spend $10 in BTC to buy BLK, and BLK ...
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How many Bitcoins do i need to purchase an item of 100$ [closed]

I have 0.07942 in my alpha bay account and i cannot purchase an item retailing @ 100$. How many more bitcoins do i need for the transaction to go through.
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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 Blockchain.info Bitcoin Market Price Exactly Calculated?

I am about to apply traditional univariate GARCH tools to analyze the volatility of the Bitcoin - US Dollar exchange rate. The index that I would like to investigate is the Bitcoin Market Price (...
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Anyone know of an API I can get historical price time series for multiple coins

I'd like to build some historical price charts, to use in my cryptocoin portfolio tracking app, using time series data (with HighCharts js). Anyone know of an API that provides this price data, ...
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With the upcoming hard fork will there be a fixed exchange rate between Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin?

As you know, there might be an upcoming hard fork of BTC to enlarge the block size. Will the new currency Bitcoin Unlimited be a different currency or will it be compatible with Bitcoin with a fixed ...
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Is there an API with which I could obtain the exchange rate of bitcoin to dollar some time in the past by giving the desired time as parameter?

I would also like the the result to be precise to hour (or minute). It is for a java program. I have looked around, but the service I have found could not satisfy my need: http://www.coindesk.com/...
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How do you set the price of a new Coin at the beginning?

When starting a new coin, how do you know what to set the initial value of the coin? Can you set it at something like 1.00 if not listed on a exchange? The people of this coin will only be trading ...
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Why Bitcoinchain.info Ticker API is not stable?

I am trying to use Blockchain.info Ticker API (https://blockchain.info/ticker) to get current BTC price in USD. The interesting thing is that script not every time returns the same value. When you ...
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How can a X-coin market cap go down while its value goes up?

Quoting Wikipedia, Market cap is given by the formula MC = N × P where N is the number of shares outstanding, and P is the closing price per share. In the specific case of a crypto currency, one ...
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Bitcoin/US Dollar Exchange Rates

If Bitcoin were to be used as an alternative, industry-specific banking platform, what would the effect of all 21M bitcoins in circulation be on the dollar/bitcoin exchange rate? Or, would it be ...
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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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USD to BTC conversion code

So, I have looked everywhere and no one seems to have this specific problem. I have set up a e-commerce store that is accepting BTC, So far the users can only see the price of the product in USD, ...
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How does bitcoin conversion (to/from $) handle round off error?

If the transaction rate were $300 for each Bitcoin, and I try to convert $100 to Bitcoins then : $100 x 1 BTC/ 300= 1/3 of a bitcoin (.33333 repeating) How does conversion between Fiat and Bitcoin ...
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Is there a calculation for exchange rate stability?

Exchange rate stability can be used as an indicator to determine how consistently you will earn the same profit over a period of time when mining a cryptocurrency. My current thinking is that a chart ...
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Generating a Bitcoin Address QR code with current USD price embedded?

I'm creating a Bitcoin QR link with my website, but I want to be able to just link to a page that generates the QR code with the current USD price equivalent of BTC in the QR. I tried blockchain.info, ...
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Where can I get a complete, 1-minute precision OHLC data for the BTC/USD trading pair? [closed]

I need that for a charting application. Is there any place providing that data for free?
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How do I get bitcoin price without any external source?

I have searched the Internet for solution but could not find the one I was looking for. I want to get bitcoin price (in usd) without using any external website (meaning not getting the price using ...
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How do I purchase Bitcoins? [duplicate]

Way too complex. Give me an actual example as to how this works? For example; How do I purchase bitcoins? How much do they cost; is there an exchange rate? How do I redeem them; turn them back into ...