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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Bitcoin price drop in the past few days (25/10/12 to 27/10/12)

Does anyone have any solid ideas or knowledge on why the price has dropped so much over the past few days? There is a lot of speculation, but nothing I have read to date seems to adequately explain ...
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What information will someone need to give me money?

I want to use BitCoin to earn money from someone else for working for them. I want to give them as little information about me as possible What will I HAVE to give them so I can accept money, what ...
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Is there an API for price estimation?

I need to display at my website what a certain amount of Bitcoins will likely cost. I can fetch the latest price using the MtGox API and multiply it by the amount, but for large amounts this is ...
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How hard is it to transfer money between Bitcoin exchanges?

Say I had a 100$ in a Mt.Gox account and wanted to send it to my TradeHill account, how hard is it to perform a transaction like that without going through a separate bank account? I'm mostly asking ...
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Can the sender of a MtGox code see which account the code is redeemed to?

In other words, if I receive a MtGox code and redeem it to my account, can the person who gave me the bitcoins, via the code, see that my account was the account that redeemed it?
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How can one be truly anonymous without mining?

Assume that person wanting to be anonymous has reason to do so. Powerful enemies will see what is bought with bitcoins, perhaps web blog on server and domain name. Even in nations with rule of law, ...
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Time series data for issues listed on the (now defunct) GLBSE

I would like to get the following data for every issue ever listed on GLBSE: Time series of closing prices since IPO to de-listing (or closing of GLBSE), Date and quantity of initial and secondary ...
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What is the reputation of bitfloor?

It seems that bitfloor is a well designed trading platform, and a competitor to MtGox. However, the trading volume is low. How long has bitfloor been in business? Have there been any negative ...
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Receiving dollars directly into bitcoin wallet?

Is there a way that I can set up my account to have my customers pay for services rendered in dollars directly into my bitcoin account via an online electronic funds transfer from their bank account?
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How do I convert Bitcoin to cash at my bank via Mt. Gox?

If I use Mt.Gox to do this, what are the specific steps I need to take?
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Is there a way to buy or sell Bitcoins for Iceland Kronas?

Say I was living in Iceland and wanted to convert my local currency to Bitcoin and back. What are my options?
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Why has Intersango stopped accepting UK bank transfers?

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/ztjcf/intersango_no_longer_accepting_uk_bank_transfers/ I hadn't been on the site in a while, but last night I sent £30 to Intersango, only to find out ...
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Is there a service to withdraw dollars by wire transfer with small fees?

I need to make a bank transfer to a US bank account and found out that MTGOX is asking for 2000 CNY fee. That is too much since the amount of money I want to transfer is smaller than that. Is there ...
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Is there a list of available APIs for Bitcoin exchanges?

So far I have seen some Perl modules; Finance:MtGox and Webservice:MtGox for interacting with Mt.Gox, a Ruby gem for Mt.Gox and a Python based command line client for again, Mt.Gox. I'm wondering if ...
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What is the story behind Tradehill?

Tradehill used to be an important Bitcoin exchange, but it was closed earlier this year due to losing a lot of money to their payment processor. What is the full story behind Tradehill?
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Have there been cases of traditional money theft from Bitcoin exchanges?

There have been a number of cases of thefts or losses of Bitcoins from a few Bitocoin exchanges, but has there ever been a case of traditional currency being stolen or lost by an exchange?
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How do I legally set up an exchange?

I'm asking about legal concerns, not technological ones. If I'm based in the USA, should the exchange be a US company? If not, where should it be based? How is banking set up?
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What will cause BTC/USD to shift substantially? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What factors affect the value of a Bitcoin? It's been hovering at about $5/BTC for a few months now, slowly eeking upwards. What would cause a significant spike or drop? ...
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What stops someone from faking a rating on OTC web of trust?

What mechanisms does OTC web of trust have against someone creating several accounts and trading between with themselves over a period of time, giving each other perfect ratings.
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Automating service with income from VISA and expenses in Bitcoins

Open-org.com is building an online service, which will have income coming from VISA cards, and will pay expenses in Bitcoins. We expect to make something like 100 transactions per day from credit ...
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Ogrr market size

I've heard that [Ogrr] (http://ogrr.com/) has provided Bitcoin as its internal unit of trading. Could someone who knows the forum well provide us with information about: How large is the transaction ...
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What is the most effective way to buy bitcoin from swiss francs? [closed]

The most effective way I could find so far was Mt.Gox. The costs that are involved are still quite prohibitive. But this then boils down to the question: what is the most effective way to get your ...
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What happened with MtGox on 2011/9/12?

On that date, some erratic out-of-spread trades appeared on MtGox. The explanation given says that accounts may have been compromised by the CosbyCoin attack on bitcointalk.org. I do not understand ...
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Does BTC-E have an API for alternate currencies?

BTC-E appears to have an API available at https://btc-e.com/api/1/ticker but this only lists the BTC/USD pair data. They also offer pairs of BTC against alternate currencies like Ixcoin and Tenebrix. ...
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What's the simplest way to deposit BTC into US Banking account with minimal fees? [closed]

I've been looking through the bitcoin wiki and googling isn't providing any useful results. Basically I'm looking for some way to deposit my BTC into my US bank account. Is there any service that can ...
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Is the mtgoxlive depth chart information accurate?

Mt. Gox publishes live data which is available at mtgoxlive.com. The chart includes the current market price as well as a depth chart of existing bid and ask prices, which I assume is compiled from ...
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Private credit card/debit card exchanges?

I've seen sites that make use of google checkout or other forms of cards processing to convert USD from debit/credit cards to BTC. I know that these types of sites cannot be opened up to the public ...
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Is there already an existing closed cash flow loop for the currency BTC?

Loop means: merchant will get delivered goods from producer in BTC customer will buy goods from merchant in BTC factory worker will get salary as BTC (at least in parts) At this loop there is no ...
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Could the price drop between July and September 2011 have been caused by a bot?

In July 2011, 1 BTC was trading at above $10 USD. By September, the price of 1 BTC had fallen over 50%, and at the time of writing (October 2011) 1 BTC is trading around $2.50 - $3.00 USD. In a forum ...
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Is performance really important when choosing a language for a trading bot? [closed]

The C programming language outperforms interpreted languages such as Python or Ruby, but when it comes down to programming productivity, it is much easier/faster to write a Python program than a C ...
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How are MtGox options going to affect Bitcoin price volatility?

MtGox plans to introduce Options, would Bitcoin price become more stable or it would just hedge risks?
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Do any of the Bitcoin exchanges implement trading curbs?

After the big hack of Mt Gox we all became aware that there is nothing in place to prevent "flash crashes." Most stock, FOREX and other exchanges have features like trading curbs or other market ...

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