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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From Edge to Poloniex

Bought bitcoin and have a balance in a exchange account at Poloniex. Is there another step I need to take or is this where the estimated value that changes is where I will be able to send this back to ...
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Is there a good website or resource comparing how all exchanges are structured under the hood?

So one of the issues I am running into is that there are competing definitions for things like: exchange, broker, trading platform, exchange platform, centralized, decentralized, P2P trading, etc. And ...
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Pros & Cons of Self Hosting Bitcoin Node vs using a 3rd Party Service?

We are a medium size company building a blockchain application that requires us to interact with the Bitcoin blockchain (+ several other cryptocurrencies). One option is for us to use a 3rd party ...
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Why do exchanges provide ask/bid transaction data like the NYSE and NASDAQ?

Bitcointicker.co provides a very slick, very active display that purports to be all the ask/bid transactions on several exchanges (Gemini, Kraken, Coinbase, and others). Where does it get its data? ...
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Does one of these exchanges have a sandbox to test?

I want to test some trading. Does Binance, Bittrex, Poloniex, Kraken or Gemini have a sandbox to trade fake crypto to test systems?
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Is there an opensource crypto-currency exchanges engine?

I'm looking for an opensource crypto-currency exchange engine. My preference would be for something easy to use like joomla or drupal. My exchange setup needs support for alt-coins and bitcoin. I ...
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How to calculate conversion exchange fees?

According to Exchange A, I can withdraw 1 BTC as 90 fiat. Or I can send them 1 fiat in return for 0.01 BTC. How do I calculate percentage fees for one way conversion?
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“Hot”, “Cold” & “Warm” Storage Wallets? [duplicate]

I've seen a number of sites advertise they support "hot", "warm" and "cold" wallet storage solutions (the only thing I haven't seen so far are "frozen" wallets)....
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Can an exchange or marketplace benefit from private key encryption?

A powerful security technique to prevent theft of Bitcoins from a user's online wallet is to encrypt the user's private key with his password without ever stroring the PK directly in the database. ...
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How to cash out a Bitcoin wallet into fiat anonymously? [closed]

If bitcoin is converted to fiat money on an exchange, the exchange has irrefutable knowledge of your identity because they require the account name and bank account name to match. The only way to ...
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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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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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Exchange Confirmation Requirements

What does the minimum confirmations required for a deposit mean for the security of exchanges? For example, Coinbase requires 3 confirmations for Bitcoin deposits. Suppose an adversary deposits 10 ...
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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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is wallet vulnerable when unlocked for transactions?

is wallet vulnerable when unlocked for transactions?.I recovered a wallet some time ago and all is good.passphrase key all looks good.But a question came to my mind about the moment we make a ...
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Are the transactions displayed on “BitListen” really accurate?

Over the years, whenever there's unusual Bitcoin activity, I look at: https://www.bitlisten.com/ But can these transactions really be accurate? I just saw numerous 100+ BTC ones, and just now a ...
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Why do so many bitcoin exchanges have their bank accounts closed and have problems establishing bank accounts?

I find it really strange that it happens that so many Bitcoin exchanges have their bank accounts closed. Outside of the Bitcoin world, I find it very unusual to have a bank account closed, for a ...
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Can a Bitcoin address be traceable to a crypto exchange?

If a Bitcoin address was created upon the opening of a Binance or Coinbase account, is there anything in the address itself, or its activity, that can give clues to whether it was in fact created on ...
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What happens to cash used to buy bitcoins?

Are there any requirements to Bitcoin exchanges [USD/EUR/etc], as to for what the [USD/EUR/etc] may be used? Or is the [USD/EUR/etc] received property of issuer of bitcoins? Unfortunately, this is ...
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Crypto credit/debit card provider - Process of Crypto to Fiat

How do crypto credit/debit card provider organise their crypto to fiat exchange process? I thought that they would manually exchange crypto to fiat on exchanges through a bot. However, this would not ...
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Is this exchange legitimate? [duplicate]

I was sent a discord message with an invitation to an exchange called www.doxxwallet.com. They offered me 0.21 bitcoin as a joining bonus, and I created the account and according to them do indeed ...
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Safest way to validate typo

Let's assume that I have small crypto exchange site called "MyExchangeWebsite". It works like this: user creates ETH-BTC order, specifies his BTC address and sends ETH to my ETH address, I ...
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Order Book Distribution

I'm currently building a small bitcoin order book simulator that would mimic user limit orders. What gives order books its V shape appearance? That is, the further away we go from the market price, ...
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What's the difference between a Bitcoin Wallet and a Bitcoin Exchange?

I was thinking about investing a small amount of money in Bitcoin: actually I'm having second thoughts about this, after all the fraud stories I've been told about on the Personal Finance site. ...
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Calculating exchange reserves/inflows/outflows

I see that there are a few sites that provide analytics for this kind of data (here's one: https://www.tokenanalyst.io/dashboard). I'm wondering how these companies are able to track this information. ...
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How to tell if a cryptocurrency exchange or trading platform is trustworthy?

I've seen a good-looking website for buying and selling cryptocurrencies, should I trust it with my money?
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How to find the aggregate geographic distribution of bitcoin traders using a certain exchange? [closed]

I wonder whether it is possible. Are there any ways of doing this via e.g. somehow collecting the IP addresses of all traders on an exchange such as Bittrex?
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What is the alternative for an exchange which doesnt want to run a node of a coin traded?

It seems to be best practice for an exchange to run a node itself for a coin traded there. But, is there an alternative? A third party service? If yes, which are recommended and why?
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Is there a chart of all combined orderbooks?

I would like to view a chart where all bid/asks are combined from the various exchanges, instead of keeping multiple tabs open for each exchange. Is there a website that allows this kind of meta-...
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Is periodically transferring Bitcoin from an exchange to a private wallet cost effective?

I'm new to this, I've read a lot about it and I've decided to start saving money on Bitcoin by buying a fixed amount every month. I know it is safer to store my Bitcoin on a private wallet instead of ...
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How does a perpetual futures contract affects the actual price?

I kind of understand how a perpetual futures contract works, but I don't see how it affect the price of the underlying asset, such as Bitcoin.
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I am new to Bitcoin. Am I being scammed? [duplicate]

I am new to Bitcoin. I got into transaction with this woman I saw on Facebook, Olivia Jessica, a lot were mentioning her in a group so I decided to ask her how to do this thing. She asked me to join ...
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Why does Crypto Street have backwards pairs?

I'm looking at the crypto street home page and the pairs are backwards when compared to other exchanges. It doesn't appear to be a mistake because the prices are inverted compared to other exchanges - ...
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Crypto platform that provides a good looking report for the purpose of obtaining mortgage? [closed]

My mortgage broker: They aren’t happy with your proof of deposit. The bitcoins are fine. But you will need to provide a statement of your portfolio. It needs to come from the provider / platform ...
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bitcoin recovery when exchange ceases business

I had bitcoins with Coinroom exchange but I see they are gone. They should be independent of the exchange that manages them I assume. How do I recover my bitcoins or get them allocated to another ...
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Is there any way to trade without photo id before Bisq introduces its API?

I know that the Bisq developers are "working on it", but v1.5 was just released today and still not a sign of it. I'm growing ever more impatient. While I like Bisq, and understand that it ...
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How do bitcoin exchanges set prices?

What do exchanges base their Bitcoin and alt currency prices on? What makes them say that they will sell bitcoins for certain amount? Do they increase and decrease their price based on what other ...
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What am I missing about this “guaranteed” money-making scheme that I didn't hear from anyone but just popped up in my head?

Let's suppose that I have already set up an account at Exchange A and Exchange B, loaded each up with a small buffer of BTC (much less than 1 BTC), and am able to make API requests to buy/sell from ...
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Automatic transfer of funds between exchanges

I need to circulate money between exchanges automatically. I want to transfer cryptocurrency (BTC, LTC) between exchanges. I find that these exchanges have API calls for withdrawal options: Cryptsy, ...
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Providing Liquidity in CryptoCurrency Exchange!

Can anybody give some idea about the issue of providing liquidity to the users for creating a cryptocurrency exchange ? Thanks!
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Where are the exchange keys kept? [closed]

Following what happened in Kucoin, a doubt arises. Where are the exchange keys kept? Are HSMs not used for key storage?
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Is there a cold storage option for altcoins? [closed]

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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Use bitcoins at bitstamp to buy something online

How can I use bitcoins at bitstamp to buy something from some online seller?
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Is there a way to a get a list of all address tags from Blockchain.com? (either by scrapping or API)

I am looking to get the most complete list of address association with entity names. I am thinking blockchain.com must have a good one but here https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tags?filter=8&offset=...
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Shorts, longs BTC data

I am trying to use the Bitfinex API to get historic shorts,longs BTC/USD data.So, the Bitfinex gives size data with Available values: '1m', this equals last 2 hours, i need last two month at least. ...
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I need to know about wallets in cryptocurrency, how do exchanges generate deposite address per user?

In exchanges like Binance when a user wants to deposit coins in bitcoin or in other coins, per user receives a unique public key? Do they have to generate pair key private/public key for each user in ...
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Automated decentralized exchange between bitcoin and similar currency? [closed]

I want to create a cryptocurrency that's backed by bitcoin, that's running on it's own different blockchain and consensus algorithm. Is it possible have a decentralized exchange between bitcoin and ...
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Any exchange available for using virtual cards like Payoneer? [closed]

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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Buying Bitcoins from different brokers

I am trying to buy bitcoins from Coinbase. However since there is a limit I am going to purchase from another broker. How I can move those different bitcoins into one wallet? or shall I use different ...
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How can I get a new Bitcoin exchange up and running?

I would like to have a Profit Points <-> Bitcoins exchange. The exchange could either be developed and run by contributors of Open-org.com or be created by an existing Bitcoin exchange. I have, ...

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