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 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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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 it possible to buy bitcoins via an exchange directly into cold storage?

I own a cold storage wallet. I want to buy bitcoins, directly into my offline wallet (in order to avoid extra transfer fees). I understand i have to pay exchange fees. What I want to avoid is: buy ...
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Why does the chart on a coin vary between exchanges?

Look at the BCH chart for instance, the 8 november there is a wild selloff following the cancelation of the new scaling protocol for bitcoin. This has nothign to do with BCH but causes a selloff ...
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Fundamental Question on Bitcoin: How would one convert his “bananas” into bitcoins?

In one of the presentations by Andreas Antonopoulos on Bitcoin, he said that "there are 6 billion people in this world who have no banking facilities, who live in places where they have cash or barter ...
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BTG wallet or exchange with BIP39 seed import

Can anyone recommend a Bitcoin Gold exchange or SPV wallet for Linux that supports importing wallets from a BIP39 seed? The best I’ve found so far is a fork of Electrum that supports BTG for Windows ...
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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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Does Bitfinex support B2X? Will BTC holders at the moment of the fork be credited B2X on a 1:1 ratio?

I know, we should hold them in cold storage, etc, but I can't know for sure whether Bitfinex will credit the B2X on a 1:1 ratio for BTC holders. Thank you for your answers! David
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Why is the USD spread of the order book on GDAX kept very low most of the time?

I noticed that there is a difference in the appearance of the order books among different exchanges. On GDAX, the USD spread is kept very low most of the time ($0.01). At these times, the buy and ...
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Is buying bitcoin with paypal legal without laundering concerns?

I'm a software developer, and I want to make a website that allows users to sell bitcoin instantly for paypal cash without the hassle of an exchange - I don't even want to make a profit from it. The ...
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How do I find the exchange an address belongs to

How do I find the exchange that an address belongs to? I have an address that I have sent Bitcoin to but I forgot what exchange that address was for.
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What are the regulated exchanges out there?

I do not have trust in random exchanges. I'm looking for regulated exchange so I'm less likely to lose my BTC. What are the regulated exchanges out there? Some hints: https://techcrunch.com/2015/...
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Change currencies through BitCoin or other Cryptocurrency

I'm from Brazil and I'm going to USA in January, so I need to buy dollars. Here in Brazil every currency exchange done have to pay a tax that is usually 7%. But we don't have to pay that tax in ...
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Historic market data from Bitfinex

I am trying to use the Bitfinex API to get historic OHLC data. I have posted a simmilar question on the main Stack Overflow page: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47107106/bitfinex-data-api but I ...
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Exchange Transaction versus Blockchain Verification

I am wondering about a question related to this post. According to bitcoinity, the number of bitcoin-trades at major exchanges per minute is roughly 400. However, as also pointed out by @eponymous in ...
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Can I transfer money from my Deferred Compensation Plan to buy Bitcoin? [closed]

I have money in a Deferred Comp plan and want to use it to buy Bitcoin.
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Transfer XBT between Kraken accounts

I have to receive an amount of XBT from a relative. Both of us have a Kraken account. Can I achieve this inside Kraken or do I need any external wallet or similar? If I can do it in Kraken, how should ...
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How do decentralized exchanges prevent front running?

With the coming rise of decentralized exchanges for bitcoin and altcoins. How do these exchanges prevent front running of trades? Since all the transactions are transparent, what stops someone from ...
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What are transactions from and to exchanges wallets?

I am analyzing bitcoin blockchain data, I have the addresses corresponding to a set of exchanges (extracted from walletexplorer) and I'm looking at the transactions made from and to those addresses. ...
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What percentage of Bitcoins are held by exchanges?

was wondering how much is held by exchanges vs. hard wallets (which I dont really understand) how does someone with a hard wallet sell their Bitcoin?
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With the rise and fall in value of bitcoins, how do I store them once I've accummulated enough

With the rise and fall in value of bitcoins, how do I accumulate the value so that I don't continue to lose them?
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Can't use Bittrex Exchange python-bittrex api call: no output

I'm completely new to python (and programming), and I know this question will sound very dumb to most of you people. I'm experimenting on getting datas from the cryptocurrencies exchenge bittrex and ...
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How to transfer BTC between paper wallet and an exchange?

I am new to the paper wallet, and have a few questions about how to use it. Concretely, I am following the instructions here (https://walletgenerator.net/) to generate a paper wallet for BTC, but I am ...
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Do cryptocurrency exchange sites work and operate like a regular bank?

I have come across cryptocurrency exchange sites (for example, coinbase, bittrex, etc) and I was wondering if they operate like banks. What are the (usual) legal requirements in order for a site to ...
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Which open-source cryptocurrency exchange software is best? [closed]

like BlinkTrade, WLOX, MarginCall, Peatio etc.? However, it should include both bitcoin and ethereum, and if possible a mobile app..
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How do I exchange one cryptocurrency (not BTC) to another (not BTC)?

What if I want to exchange one cryptocurrency (not a Bitcoin) to another (not a Bitcoin). How can I do that? Do I need to exchange it first for a Bitcoin and then exchange a Bitcoin for the target ...
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Any way that running a node could help speed up confirmations at exchanges

When making transfers between exchanges and wallets that are time sensitive it would be great to be able to some how reduce times to have transfers confirmed. Is there any way that running a node (or ...
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how can i get and manage my bit coin? [closed]

I really want to know how to get and manage my bit coin and how I can work with bit coin I also want to deal in bit coin and invest in bit coin.
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All-in-one Service for Cryptocurrency [closed]

I'm a noob in cryptocurrency and may ask really a stupid question. Why no site covering everything(Wallet+Exchange+In-house Pool+Mining Cloud Marketplace+ICO) at once, so I can just join and get ...
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Up to date list of exchanges that have been hacked?

One key detail I'd like to consider when reviewing which exchange to do trading on, is how often, and recently have they been hacked? I can see lots of random posts about this of course for various ...
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How does exchanges like bitrex exchange coins so fast ?

For example i transfer my bitcoin to bitrex. It will take mining fee and a huge time ( few hours ) to actually appear in bitrex wallet. Now from bitrex i can transfer between Bitcoin -> Neo -> ...
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How do we know that exchanges don't have trading bots going, affecting prices and our trades?

There is so much unknown when it comes to an exchange. There are bids and asks constantly flashing. There are lots of people using some sort of trade bot tapped into an exchange's API. How can we be ...
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How do exchanges handle fiat currencies?

I'm worried about my (non-BTC) money getting frozen in some company account so I want to minimize exposure and understand the transfer processes. Main considerations are: Do all exchanges require an ...
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How to create different paper wallets for different currencies?

I have several different currencies (on exchange) right now and would like to move them to paper wallet. 1) Do I have to have a different wallet for each currency? 2) Are the algorithms for creating ...
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How do I know which exchanges are serious actors?

How do I find bitcoin exchanges? How do I know if the exchanges can be trusted?
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How to buy and sell ARK coin?

I can see ARK is the only coin in top 20 list (except USDT) of coinmarketcap which is positive. How can I buy this coin?
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Exchange-based vs over-the-counter (OTC)

I read an article about China ban on exchange, which mentions that ... the ban on exchange-based cryptocurrency trades will not extend to over-the-counter (OTC) transactions. I am confused over ...
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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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Can cryptocurrencies be liberated from the menace of exchanges? [closed]

In my understanding the primary purpose of a cryptocurrency exchange is to let users trade traditional currency for some kind of crypto-coin. Most exchanges also allow provide storage and crypto-to-...
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Why there is a huge amount of difference in price for the same coin at same time?

Well, I am new to this world and trying to understand things. The main thing where I got stuck is, I realise that the same currency has different values in different places. And in here for Ripple in ...
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Does a bitcoin exchange transfers my bitcoins to a “temporary address” when an order is placed (and not yet executed)?

I am using a digital currency exchange platform to swap between cryptos (Bitfinex, although the specific Exchange shouldn't matter I guess) and noticed something that I wanted to confirm. I started by ...
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How can I generate addresses for all altcoins?

I want to develop my own exchange website having all the altcoins addresses. I am doing research from past few days and I came to know that I need a copy software client of all the altcoins, and then ...
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How to Buy Bitcoin without Taxes or Fees? [closed]

I'm looking for a solution to Buy Bitcoins without any Taxes or Fees is there any solution to this problem? Thanks :)
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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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How does a Cryptocurrency Exchange Start

I understand the basics of an exchange and how they work, but I am confused as to how one initially begins. For example, in order for an exchange to function, there needs to be both bids and asks ...
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Confused by the term: trading partners. And how to convert more fringe currencies back to bitcoin

Two questions: I am confused by the term: trading partners like BTC/ETH, etc. I'm into some more of the fringe currencies, IOTA, and SAN. Bought them with bitcoin on bitfinex, how to convert back? ...
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Can my exchange recover BCH sent to a BTC address that existed pre-fork?

I have a wallet on Luno and another on Poloniex. Both pre-exist the Bitcoin (BTC) to Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork. After the fork, Poloniex created another wallet for me containing the same number of BCH ...
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Has anyone used CoinSwitch.co? [closed]

I was looking for options to buy NEO and got to know about CoinSwitch. Has anyone used this exchange?
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How transaction fees are calculated when buying from exchange and transferring to wallet? [closed]

If I buy bitcoin from a exchange and later want to transfer to my wallet for storing purpose (e.g. Jaxx or other), how the transaction fee will be calculated? I thought I can buy some amount of BTC ...
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What happens if I spend a bitcoin that has 1 confirmation?

Take these two transactions that happen one after the other: Transactions: 1) Exchange A -> (1 confirmation) My Wallet 2) My Wallet (With a high fee) -> Exchange B (needs 20 confirmations) ...