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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Where do the dollars go?

This question seems to me to be such an obvious question, that it must be answered somewhere. As I understand it is necessary to buy bitcoins using dollars or some other currency. Where do those ...
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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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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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Do bitcoin exchanges own the bitcoins they trade with?

If I have a balance in USD with any exchange, and I placed an order to buy bitcoins, how does it work for the exchange? do they need to hold enough bitcoins to cover all the "buy" transactions and ...
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Is anyone taking advantage of different prices across exchanges?

Say I have funds on two exchanges. Whenever the price of bitcoin is higher on the first one, I sell on that one and buy on the other one. Is anyone doing this or has a program that does this? Is it ...
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Is there any Bitcoin Exchange that doesn't have fees for euro SEPA deposits/withdrawals?

Since Tradehill disappeared, which was really sad, I cannot find any Bitcoin exchange that let's me deposit and withdraw euros without fees, while they do for US dollars. Both Mt.Gox and Intersango ...
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Can I buy/sell a lot of bitcoins without moving the price?

I am curious about how to acquire a lot of bitcoins (or similarly move a lot of bitcoins) without hitting the bid/ask I don't care about blockexplorer, I am just curious about price discovery are ...
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Traditional VC investment vs. bitcoin IPO

There are few Bitcoin "stock exchanges" trading mainly BTC mining company pass-through shares, like https://btct.co/ https://bitfunder.com/ We are planning to get investment for our Bitcoin-...
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How can I buy Bitcoins in the UK now that Blockchain.info has suspended its deposits?

After blockchain.info suspended Pingit, there is no convenient way to buy a small quantity of bitcoins. Any other alternatives to acquire bitcoins (mining or working are out of the questions.) I've ...
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Is it safe to store all my coins on Coinbase?

Is it safe to store my coins (BTC & ETH) on the Coinbase platform or is it safer to download a wallet to keep them in?
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How do I withdraw my bitcoins and spend them?

I run a small business online. I am interested in using Bitcoin to accept monies from my customers but to be honest the whole thing has me a bit confused. I am in the UK how would I be able to ...
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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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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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How can a bitcoin exchange prove its solvency while maintaining privacy?

What methods can an exchange website use to prove that it actually has all its users' bitcoins? These are the requirements: User privacy is a must. No one should be able to tell how many bitcoins an ...
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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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Transferring Bitcoins from Wallet to Wallet

Say I buy a Bitcoin from a specific market, like BTC-e, and it goes into my wallet. Is it possible for me to transfer that Bitcoin from its current wallet (BTC-e) into a wallet that I have on another ...
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What exchanges offer trail orders?

Trail orders are extremely useful, much more so than simple stop loss orders. Are there any exchanges that offer trail orders? Using a trail order, the stop price would track the market price as long ...
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Easiest way to convert bitcoins to usd [closed]

For someone in the USA what is the easiest way to convert bitcoins to usd while incurring minimal fees. I've heard of using mtgox with dwolla, or mtgox with internation wire transfer. But it strikes ...
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Does the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission govern Bitcoin?

Do SEC regulations apply to: Exchange of Bitcoin for US dollars Investing in companies with Bitcoin An exchange that sells shares of company stock for Bitcoin Bitcoin futures contracts
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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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Best way to mix bitcoins? mixer, coin join (shared send), dark wallet, stealth addresses?

When you want to anonymize a few hundred BTC, what would be the best (safest) way? I can think of these alternatives: Deposit to and withdraw from exchange (like Kraken, Bitstamp, etc)Pros: ...
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is it possible to launder bitcoin by exchanging it for litecoin and then back to bitcoin?

The scenario I was thinking of was I have some bitcoin from doing Bad Things (TM) that I want to launder. I could register with kraken.com and trade only virtual currencies with the L1 verification ( ...
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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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Trading between different cryptocoins

Is there a website that allows one to trade multiple different cryptocoins (Bitcoins, Namecoins, SolidCoins, RuCoins, LiteCoins, etc) all in one place?
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Where can I find an overview of Bitcoin exchange APIs?

Where can I find information on a large number of "exchange" or "trading platform" APIs showing which currencies (digital and fiat) they convert between?
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Coin Exchange Profits

I've seen plenty of people looking into setting up coin exchanges. I'm also interested in the development of cyptocurrencies and think it might be a good idea to get involved in the business ...
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How do MtGox redeemable codes work?

At MtGox (and presumably some other sites), you can withdraw money in the form of a redeemable code. These codes are also accepted for deposit at some Bitcoin exchanges. How does this work? ...
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Who proposed the XBT ticker for Bitcoin and why is it used over the more logical XBC ticker?

Some standard requires tickers for currencies to start with an X. So, the usual abbreviation of Bitcoin, BTC, cannot be used in contexts where this standard is applied. Usually, the unofficial ticker/...
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Does an exchange of only virtual currencies fall under FinCEN regulations?

If a business only exchanges between say bitcoin, litecoin and namecoin. No fiat currencies. Does it still fall under finCEN's regulations?
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Storing my bitcoins on an offline computer

I have a mac that I never use, would storing my bitcoins on a wallet on that laptop and then only connecting it to the internet when I am ready to transfer money be safe? Is there any reason not to do ...
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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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Are there any legal implications when using localbitcoins.com?

You can get BitCoins for under 100 bucks via CoinBase and there are people on LocalBitCoins who are advertising offers to buy BitCoin for over 100 bucks. The spread is around $10; so I was ...
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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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When BTC is traded at a Bitstamp, Mt Gox (or similar) what is the algorithm for matching Buys to Sells? How do partial fills occur?

I'm trying to understand how a partial fill would / should happen at an exchange and how that would occur For example, if the BTC rate was $10/BTC and Someone wanted to buy 100 BTC at $10 The ...
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What happened to bitcoin-24? [closed]

As per subject. It has been down for some days, apparently due to bank problems of the owner(s): Our Service is momentarily not available. 1. All funds (EUR, USD, PLN, GBP & Bitcoins) are ...
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How can I convert my Bitcoin to Western Union urgently?

I tried posting in some forums but got no replies. Is there any reputable exchanger out there that can send me Western Union transaction for my Bitcoins? It's not a big amount and I don't mind paying ...
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What is currently the fastest way to buy a large amount Bitcoin?

I want to purchase on the order of $10k of Bitcoin in USD. I can't seem to a find a way of accomplishing this in less time than multiple weeks. I've been looking at the major exchanges, and it seems ...
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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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Why does anyone use MtGox?

Why would anyone buy BTC using MtGox when the price is so much higher than other exchanges (e.g. CoinBase)? And why would anyone sell using MtGox if you have to wait an outrageous amount of time to ...
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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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what is the Volume and BaseVolume reported from bittrex API?

For example in https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getmarketsummaries or if you subscribe to the ws feed you get sent the following type thing. { "MarketName": "BTC-ANS", "High": 0.0031, "Low": ...
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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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What changed about coinbase.com to make it a “regulated exchange”?

It's all over the news that coinbase "will open the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S.". But what exactly is the news here? Hasn't coinbase been serving customers from all across the U.S. ...
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Calculation of arbitrage profit

I have made calculations based on 3 exchange buy and sell orders. (Cryptsy, C-cex and Bter) and have taken DOGE/BTC market into account. Both cryptsy and C-cex have the same calculations to get the ...
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What happens if an exchange's order book has only Market Orders [closed]

If a bitcoin exchange offers Market Orders, let's suppose there are X buy orders at market price, and Y sell orders at market price (no limit orders): How are these matched and at what price, since ...
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What are the risks of keeping USD in an exchange account?

Bitfloor, mtgox and others allow me to keep a balance of both btc and usd that is not being traded. So the usd is apparently in the hands of the exchange company rather than at my bank. This is an ...
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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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Is there a Bitcoin exchange which has bank accounts in South Korea?

Is there any exchange, or a website selling Bitcoin, which has a bank account in South Korea?
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Which exchanges support U2F authentication? [closed]

I got myself a nice security key (Yubico Fido) today, which utilises the U2F protocol. But to my surprise not a single Bitcoin exchange seems to support this yet, only Google itself. So which ...
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How does Ripple's exchange work? [closed]

In Advanced/Trade tab there is a "BTC/XRP" box, and a "change issuer" link. I have no clue what should I do to post any buy or sell: I can freely modify the exchange currencies, and only USD/XRP ...