Questions tagged [exchanges]

This tag should be used for questions regarding exchanges. Exchanges are sites which allow for the conversion of Bitcoins to various world currencies as well as alternate cryptocurrencies.

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Was the “Proof of keys” exercise “The Ultimate Stress Test”?

Yesterday was publicised as a "Proof of Keys" day when people with accounts on Bitcoin exchanges were urged to withdraw their balance into a stand-alone wallet for the day as a test whether the ...
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How to get BTCChina full Orderbook (FIX or alt API)

I have worked through BTCChina's FIX APi (using their java example). Creating a subscription request message such as: public static Message marketDataIncrementalRequest(String symbol) { quickfix....
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How did short positions work on Bitcoinica?

I'm trying to find information on CFDs and exactly how Zhou Tong utilized them to short, but am coming up dry.
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How can one confirm that reported transactions on the exchange actually occur and are not due to wash-trading?

For instance, if I'm subscribed to binance's websocket trade stream.. and it is reporting trades.. how can one be assured that the trades are actually occuring and not just the exchange trading with ...
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What is the right method to calculate Relative Strength Index (RSI) for incoming real time data?

I am working on a trading bot that computes values for several indicators including the RSI. I subscribe to real time minute-level market data from an exchanges, and as new data arrives, I get the ...
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Are there any opensource PHP cryptocurrency exchange/marketplace

As the title suggest, are there any opensource PHP cryptocurrency exchange/marketplace. Most of the ones I found does not seem to work or are abandoned.
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How is the trading engine from Binance developed and designed?

As a early adopter of BNB and fan of Binance's recent world domination, one thing that always got me curious was about how Binance deals with these massive inflows of requests in theirs trading engine/...
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How do exchanges set their transaction fees?

I was reading on the Bitcoin wiki (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Transaction_fees ) that a user can set his own fees when conducting a bitcoin transaction. Like many, I have a Coinbase account, but I ...
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EtherDelta confusion

I recently bought EtherDoge from EtherDelta and the amount of tokens I received in my wallet shows as something like 10000010000000. The EtherDoge website shows the total supply of EDOGE as 100 ...
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Is the Trade History only from the order book or is it also live/market trades

Is the "Trade History" on exchanges like GDAX showing only the order book (limit trades) executions or is it also showing Market trades?
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Is there a cold storage option for altcoins?

Is it possible to create a paper wallet for altcoins offline and send your altcoins there? I can only buy altcoins from online exchanges like bitrexx but I feel it's really risky to keep large ...
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Is the BTC-e shutdown legal?

The FinCen, dependent of the Deparment of Treasury shut down the BTC-e exchange and prosecuted for: Violation of anti-money laundering (AML) laws; Acts of money laundering such as the MtGox scandal ...
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Where can I find altcoin inflation rates?

I know I can use coincap.io and CoinMarketCap to see a lot of good information about altcoin relative values, and cryptocompare has good detailed information, but where can I access inflation rates ...
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opening a bitcoin exchange with AlphaPoint

I am thinking about opening a Bitcoin exchange. While reading questions here about opening a Bitcoin exchange business, I saw a post mention AlphaPoint, a company, which, from what I understood, helps ...
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Exchange Transaction/Widthrawal Fees - i don't get it

Guys i am trying to understand how does a 'transaction fee' work and 'widthrawal fee' work on all BTC Exchanges. Let's simply things and assume i want to BUY BTC on an Exchange that has 0.45% fee for ...
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How can I sell my Bitcoin Gold? Do any exchanges support BTG deposits?

Given I have Bitcoin Gold in my own wallet, what practical ways are there to trade this, either to other crypto-currencies or to fiat? Is there a list of exchanges that support Bitcoin Gold deposits?
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Inconsistent Volume Data from Gdax API

I've queried Gdax API in the past and it seems that the API is currently returning a completely different data set for 'Volume'. For example, when I queried the API for historical BTC prices around 1 ...
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How does one calculate a margin position's liquidation price for Bitfinex and other exchanges?

I'm learning how margin works and wanted to understand how does liquidation price work in a margin position when using an exchange like Bitfinex? Their requirements is 30% equity. Let's say I ...
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How to implement Lightning Network in to a cryptocurrency exchange

A highly potent use-case for the lightning network are the millions of transactions that occur on a daily basis. There's still a good chance of data breach and hacks due to centralization. The ...
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What are the country-specific cryptocurrency prices on Yahoo finance?

I was under the impression that cryptocurrency prices were set by an exchange's currency volume and buy/sell averages, so what exchanges are used to get the Yahoo finance data with country-specific ...
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Is there a way to get data on exchange-specific crypto prices using Yahoo finance?

Yahoo finance provides information on country specific cryptocurrency prices, but it seems they don't have information on particular exchange prices like coinbase for example. Is there a way to access ...
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Cryptocurrency exchanges that have swift code

Is there some cryptocurrency exchange that has SWIFT code? If a cryptocurrency exchange doesn't have SWIFT code, I cannot send dollars from my bank to it. Thanks.
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How could I integrate bitcoin transfer between users in my mobile/web application?

Hello I wanted to allows users of the application to be able to exchange bitcoin and maybe other cryptocurrencies in the app. I'm trying to figure out the best way to implement this. Can anyone ...
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Bitcoin Exchanges for Self Directed IRA LLC

I have a self directed IRA with control through an LLC for funding purposes. Has anyone registered with a bitcoin exchange in the name of their LLC and if so, which exchanges are user friendly for ...
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Buy coins using a australian bank account from Germany

I am German living in Germany but do own an Australian bank account. I would like to use that money to buy bitcoins but somehow am not able to at the big exchange markets. Whenever I identify myself ...
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My Bither Hot Wallet

Purchased a Bither bitcoin machine and can't figure out how to work it. I keep getting bitcoins but don't know how to send them to my Coinbase wallet and therefore exchange them for cash. Help
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Any exchange available for using virtual cards like Payoneer?

Is there any bitcoin exchange available for trading bitcoin with virtual cards like payoneer? I know there is coinmama and locabitcoin, but they are mostly P2P. Is there something like cex.io ? ...
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About wallet architecture of cryptocurrency exchanges

It is my understanding that exchanges have one "omnibus settlement wallet" or multiple wallets assigned to individual users and exchanges have control over these wallets. Of course, if any exchange ...
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Are exchanges tolerant of reduced transaction capacity?

In case a UASF is deployed and activated by exchanges there could be a stand-off situation in which miners mine on a different chain than exchanges. This would look like a sudden and long-lasting ...
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About Coinbase regional restrictions

Bitcoin noob here. Tried to open an account in coinbase to buy bitcoins. But, coinbase site said that I could not buy bitcoin in my region. I am outside the continental US. Is this restriction ...
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Is there any come back when an exchange goes bust?

I had .95btc in cryptsy. The exchange is now bust with intermittent updates from 'big Vern'. The authorities don't seem to care, fellow crypto enthusiasts just say things like, 'oh how stupid, ...
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How do I transfer altcoins from cryptsy to bittrex?

How do i transfer altcoins from cryptsy to bittrex? Bittrex says this if i open generate the deposit address - When depositing, please send your message unencrypted. If the message is not included ...
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(Bither) how can i send my bitcoins?

i downloaded Bither as my virtual wallet and added bitcoins in a Hot Wallet Address. But when i try to send bitcoins, i can't. i fill the address, the amount of bitcoins and i type my password but ...
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How can I send altocoins from a long wallet adress 24-30 characters to a short wallet address that most exchanges have?

HI I have a 24 to 20 character long adress made for dash coins and Iam noticing all of the exchanges and the newer wallets give me a shorter adress when I atempt to send from miner gate or from my ...
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Fees when using leverage

I have been wondering how trading fees are actually calculated e.g. Kraken takes 0,35% of every trade. Does this fee apply both when I buy bitcoins and later when I sell them? Furthermore if I choose ...
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are there other sites similiar to coinbase and circle.com

does anyone know of any other bitcoin wallet sites that offer the same instant usd to bitcoin exchange services, such as coinbase and circle.com? I must also be able to withdraw instantly to a linked ...
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Buying bitcoins with chinese RMB

I know a Chinese citizens have a limit of 50 thousand dollars they can send abroad, yearly. I was wondering if it is possible to buy bitcoins in an exchange like btcchina and then sell them back in ...
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Decentralised escrow / distributed private key generation

Issue Hi As many others i am curious in addressing distributed escrow problem (not just for bitcoin). As it stands now there are no decentralised escrows. All escrow services are based on trust in ...
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calculate fees for shorting Bitcoin on exchanges

I have a calculator for calculating trade fees for Bitcoin on exchanges (http://tradeli.st) However I get asked a lot to add "shorting". Basically, for a "long" position. I do this: BUY 1 BTC @ $...
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Is there any bitcoin exchange software that does not split net income?

I'm going to create a bitcoin exchange service and I am trying to find a platform to do this. All the platforms I have found so far (bex.io and buttercoin), propose to split income with you. Is there ...
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Can I go long on the USD/BTC pair?

Normally, we can go long or short on bitcoin with the BTC/USD pair on an exchange. However, I would like to know if it is possible to open a position on the USD/BTC pair. This could be useful in a ...
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How should I calculate a net value after a BTC withdrawal from an exchange?

Many exchanges have a withdrawal fee (such as Poloniex, which charges customers in 0.0005 BTC on average) and these fees are mostly for network costs. Should I consider as a general rule that the ...
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Understanding cryptocurrency exchange working

Exchanges are 2 types : centralised and decentralised. Now, if any new user is coming to the centralised platform then they need to deposit BTC (taking BTC as an example). For depositing, each time ...
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Access Kucoin OHLC data from API?

I need to access kucoin Open-high-low-close (OHLC) data from Kucoin API. Looking in https://docs.kucoin.com/#get-trade-histories, I deduced that to access OHLC data (for instance BTC versus USDT, ...
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Any Cryptocurrency payment method api that creates only one wallet for each user?

I have question regarding payment gateway.For now I am using coinpayment api.It's creating always new address for user to make payment.I want only one wallet for each user and that user can make ...
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How to accept bitcoin and giving each user a unique address amd automatic withdrawal

I want to create a website when users on singing up will get a unique address and after getting my websites service,they can withdrawal the money also automatically. Is that bitcoin integration free ? ...
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Accept mastercard visa but withdraw crypto

I want to start an online business and I want to make it global. I want people to pay their preferred way (using visa, mastercard or others) and I get that money in cryptocurrency (any) Is there a ...
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Where is the Bitmex main datacenter located?

I am a High Frequency Trader and need to have a machine as close as possible to Bitmex. I tried do do a Traceroute but it is behind Cloudfare so it is not possible to know the real datacenter location....
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How much on-chain activity is to and from exchanges?

Are there any data services which provide metrics that show how much of the transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain are to and from exchanges?
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How do cryptocurrency exchanges work with so many currencies at the same time?

To implement automated deposits/withdrawals of a single currency for a business there has to be a lot of code in place specific for that currency. For example if I want to automate sending and ...