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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How do services like ShapeShift generate new addresses

I found that ShapeShift generates new address for each transaction. How do they do that? Is it possible to exchange the coins in the same manner as ShapeShift do, but without the creation of new ...
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How do exchanges store and transfer bitcoin?

When I buy bitcoin on an exchange I instantly get them and can withdraw my coins 5 seconds after the transaction. This means the exchange must record your account balance in some database independent ...
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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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How can I track all trades at an exchange such as GDAX

Can I track all trades on an exchange, not just my own. Is it possible to assign a trade to an anonymous figure then continue to track that figure?
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Exchanges and security

How can I ensure that my crypto-assets are secure when trading in a certain exchange? Even when I have my private wallet, I should deposit into theirs before trading.
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Does a margin trade influence the order book?

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this, but I didn't know where else to go. I'm doing some crypto trading on bitfinex and I'm particularly interested in margin trading. What I wonder about is ...
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Should Account-level in BIP32/BIP44 be Hardened?

Let's say we have an ETH trading exchange where we employ BIP32/BIP44 to generate a unique wallet address for each user. For simplicity, each user uses the same wallet address (unique to each user) ...
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When does a crypto exchange write to a blockchain?

From my understanding, when dealing with an exchange you first transfer your currency to the exchange's address. The exchange then pools the currency of its participants. When transactions then take ...
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API for converting currency such as Euro/USD to BTC

Basically what I'm looking for is a reliable API that allows for the conversion of an imputed currency amount such as USD/Euro amount and a conversion would be made that would convert the amount to ...
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Bitcoin price synchronized between exchanges

how the different exchanges manage to have the price of Bitcoin synchronized (or at least very close)?
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How do exchanges and atms introduce bitcoin

As far as I know, Bitcoin is "mined", introduced into the system as part of the protocol, a reward to the miners for verifying everyone's transactions and keeping the network up. But how do ...
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Bitcoin MultiSig balance not showing under listaccounts

I added 2-2 MultiSig address into wallet via bitcoin cli (Testnet) addmultisigaddress <'["key","key"]'> [account] 1 key of current wallet and other public key from different node wallet. ...
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Could bitcoin/blockchain be used to create a secure non-3rd party escrow?

I'm wondering if there could be a block chain approach to selling goods and putting money in an escrow-like state until the goods are received. I'm envisioning the following scenario. 1) Buyer puts ...
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Can I buy a Bitcoin from one exchange and sell it on another?

Is it possible to buy a Bitcoin at one exchange, say BTC-e, and then sell it on another, like LocalBitcoins? If it is possible, how would this be done? More specifically, how could you transfer a ...
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How does Coinmarketcap calculate the USD price for Bitcoin?

I'm doing a school project in which I'm building my own bitcoin price index similar to coinmarketcap. I want to calculate the USD price for bitcoin by using volume weight averaging from multiple ...
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How do I buy Monero with my Bitcoin?

I saw a guy on CNBC talking about Monero, how do I buy with BTC?
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What is the definition of a P2P exchange?

Bitcointalk member BTCLuke suggested the following six criterion for a P2P Exchange: A P2P Distributed Exchange MUST: Be without any central points of failure, since a government or two WILL be ...
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What is the best language to use for making API orders? [closed]

I have heard that python is at a disadvantage when it comes to making API requests. It’s built on C which makes it slower. Are there any languages that are low level enough to make fast requests and ...
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Can bitcoins be "sold short"? Or are there "put" options?

Borrowing an asset and "selling it short" facilitates finding the appropriate price for the asset, allowing people to bet that the asset is overpriced (e.g. in a "bubble"). Can bitcoins be sold short?...
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How can I convert iTunes Gifts card to Bitcoin [closed]

Hello I really want to know how to convert iTunes gift cards to cans or Bitcoin
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How do exchanges automatically forward deposited bitcoin?

Most crypto exchanges have some sort of buffer address (unique for every person) where you deposit your bitcoin and then this is sent over to their main wallet and your account is credited with the ...
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Why don't exchanges offer all coins?

What is the tech overhead associated with supporting a new coin on an exchange (such as bittrex). Especially when most of the new coins are built on the popular ones (ETH, LTC etc.) If it's ...
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Is there a service like localbitcoins.com for Litecoin?

At the moment, I use localbitcoins.com to find people to buy bitcoins from who have bank accounts so I don't have to fund an online wallet before I can buy. In order to sell bitcoins, yes the online ...
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What is the safest way to escrow my money before purchasing bitcoins?

While investigating the process of purchasing items with bitcoins, one site that I was learning about suggested, if you don't have bitcoins, visit LocalBitCoins.com and buy some. OK, that made sense. ...
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Is there any way to buy bitcoins online without a fee?

I'm new to bitcoins, and my experience is from something like E*Trade buying on the NASDAQ, so that's my frame of reference. I paid a small broker fee for every buy or sell, and I trusted the exchange ...
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Currency exchange process

I'm trying to understand all the logical steps that occur when a buy or sell order is submitted to an exchange such as Coinbase. From what I understand currently, this is the general process. Am I ...
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Where to buy huge amounts of Bitcoin?

I read the following article: Bitcoin surging higher after mystery trader buys $344mn in cryptocurrency, Russia Today, February 19, 2018. Where could the man buy such a large amount of Bitcoin? On ...
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Where does Coinbase buy coins from?

When we buy coins from Coinbase, where do they get the coins from?
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Can Buy Bitcoin From Different country exchange and transfer to wallet

Completely new to this I want to know that, If I purchase bitcoin from exchange website https://bitcoin.org/en/exchanges any country Then I can transfer it to Zebpay wallet. Because it looks good ...
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Why bitcoin rise causes altcoins to drop?

Bitcoin has grown significantly in the last few days. From what I can see on Binance, price of the majority of altcoins has dropped significantly relative to bitcoin at the same time. I've been ...
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Website with trading and Ripple wallet?

I plan to start crypto trading with Ripple and other coins. What litebit.eu type of site you recommend which support Ripple and many other coins and has wallet for Ripple too? If i use litebit i need ...
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Can a bitcoin exchange recover coins sent to a previous address used on said exchange?

In my case, I withdrew from my exchange account from wallet ABC (if I look up the trx on block explorer, it says it came from public key ABC). A few weeks later I went to deposit more money into my ...
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How an order fulfillment works

I'm trying to understand how order fulfillment algorithm works from technical point of view. Let's say I created an order to sell 0.8 BTC and buy 5400 XRP along with other orders to sell 0.35 BTC, 2....
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I'm Searching cryptocurrency exchange api [closed]

We want complete cryptocurrency trading service from api requirement all api where we can integrate all services in my UI. long story in short we want any service provider backend in our UI. API ...
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Are there any open-source trading bots out there?

Has anyone published an open-source trading bot that runs on a Bitcoin exchange?
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How do bitcoin exchanges work?

I'm relatively new to the world of Bitcoins and understand the basic principles of wallets and addresses etc, but was wondering how exchanges (like Coinbase) work exactly. Is the entire exchange ...
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Is a website legitimate that offers to double your deposit within 7 days? [closed]

Anybody familiar with this website? https://www.investyourbitcoin.net I really want to work with them but I can't seem to find any review about it online? It seems legit.. but is it legit?
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Bitcoin exchange where you can set your own wallet instead of using one provided by the exchange

I'm looking for a European based Bitcoin exchange where I can buy bitcoin and have them delivered straight to my private wallet. I basically want to avoid the extra cost of transferring the recently ...
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How bittrex and other bitcoin trading websites send bitcoin to their one user to another instantly and without any fees?

When user-1 post an order of selling btc, user-2 comes and fulfill that order, we noticed that instantly user-2 receive btc in his/her wallet. My question is how is it possible to send btc instantly ...
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What Bitcoin exchange is the real bitcoin value?

I have seen a lot of Bitcoin exchanges, BTC-e, Coinbase, Bitstamp, LocalBitcoins and Bitfinex. (I saw those on blockchain.info) But which one of them is the real bitcoin value?
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Is there a service providing historical data for crypto exchanges?

I mean not just prices but candlestick and other data that usually is available on FX platforms?
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How to choose an exchange?

Let's assume you want to exchange traditional currency for Bitcoins and choose to do so through and exchange. What are the most important factors/features that you should keep into consideration for ...
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Selling bitcoin for IDR

I bought bitcoins but my currency is in Rands but I want to sell it to IDR is it possible to do so
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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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Exchanging BTC (bitcoin) for LTC (litecoin)

How can I safely exchange BTC for LTC? I've found a website called Changelly. Does anyone have any experience with this website? Are there other websites/ways to safely exchange cryptocurrency? I ...
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How do cryptocurrency exchanges handle users' accounts?

I recently became aware of the fact that exchanges have trading engines that execute all trades within the exchange itself, and not on the blockchains. That is to say, if User A sells to User B, there ...
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Which cryptocurrencies can you margin trade with bitcoin? [closed]

I am trying to compile all cryptocurrencies (and fiat currencies) that can be margin trade with bitcoin. Here is a list of the pairs that I have found so far. If you know others please add them in ...
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Who are the owner of bitfunder.com and btc trading corp?

Do we know who he is? How do we knows he won't run away with our money? Currently, you can buy their shares both on BitFunder and BTC Trading Corp. Okay cool. But can I trust those 2 companies? ...
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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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Exchange multiple Cryptocurrencies [closed]

Does anybody know a good exchange site for various cryptocurrencies like LTC, NMC, IXC, DVC, BTC etc. One I found was Vircurex but it is very cumbersome to use.

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