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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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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Has anyone tried arbitrage between exchahges? [duplicate]

Has anyone ever tried this? I've read up on the difficulties of doing it manually, but some of the spreads I've seen are insane. I think it would be worth a try but I don't know where to start.
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How do on-line wallet or bitcoin exchanges usually secure their private keys?

I suppose they're kept encrypted as not to do so would be the equivalent as saving plaintext passwords. I heard most of them keep a percentage of the funds in cold storage, but then isn't it ...
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What regulations are in place for Bitcoin in California?

I'm looking for information on Bitcoin regulation for companies. Since Bitcoin is commodity, if you are a company and selling bitcoins you need to have license. What are the licenses and regulators ...
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How does ShapeShift operate on 0-1 confirmations

ShapeShift can exchange user's crypto currency almost instantly. They state that most transactions don't require any confirmations: Small deposits are processed with zero confirmations. Larger ...
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What does it mean to say that Huobi “self-match” trades?

A reddit post claims that Huobi is faking trade volume by "self-matching" trades. What does it mean to say that Huobi "self-match" trades?
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Is instant profitable arbitrage impossible?

Case #1: Trade coins after an arbitrage opportunity appears. Buy Coin B with Coin A at a low price. Move Coin B to the buyer's market. Sell Coin B for Coin A at a higher price. However, transaction ...
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What other currencies have same malleability vulnerability as Bitcoin? [closed]

Malleability of Bitcoin protocol has contributed to major losses and represents uncomfortable risk to Bitcoin investors in addition to possibility of 51% attack that depends on promise of biggest ...
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Do US based exchanges need to file as an MSB with FinCen?

What other legal requirements are there and what are the costs of compliance?
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Why should I keep my coins in an exchange? [duplicate]

If I have 1BTC in a wallet anywhere, which I bought at mtGOX for 20USD, and now that 1BTC is worth 130USD on mtGOX, I can simply send my 1BTC from the wallet to mtGOX and withdraw to a bank as USD and ...
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Which Bitcoin exchanges allow anyone to fund your account by a bank transfer? [closed]

I know MtGox doesn't allow for such transfers to prevent money laundering. Which exchanges allow for anyone to fund your account with a bank transfer (USD preferable).
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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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Do you 'own' Bitcoins purchased via an exchange?

I have been told by some that bitcoin exchanges do NOT record BTC transactions by a buyer/seller on the blockchain, but rather hold them in their own name and ledger - eg, if I buy one BTC via an ...
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Where can I get intraday orderbook BTC/USD? [closed]

Where can I get intraday orderbook BTC/USD? Hey there, I am searching for intraday orderbook BTC/USD of any exchange for at least one day. I have found that it's available only for some money. Is ...
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Is there any way to tell if an address has been created on an exchange? (e.g., Coinbase)

I am wondering if there is any way to check that a bitcoin address was created on an exchange. For example, if I want to only interact with (send BTC to) people that have verified their identity (...
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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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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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where can I get realtime ticker data for robots?

I am writing a trading bot and concerned about rate limits. I need realtime notifications for change in price either like a PUSH api service. Bitfinex appears to be the only major exchange that ...
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Bitstamp: What type of order to place to buy BTC when the price drops to a certain value?

I am sure this is a simple question but I am having trouble with figuring out the type of order to place on Bitstamp. Say the price is currently $1100 but I want to buy only if the price drops to $...
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Which Exchanges Allow Short Selling/Margin Trades with USD/BTC or USDT/BTC

I think Bitfinex did. But for example Poloniex has USDT & BTC but does not allow short selling with USDT.
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I tried to use bitcoin to buy ethereum and failed, what will happen now?

I tried to use some at the shifty exchange in the ethereum app, just for research. I sent money to the provided payment adress, but I think I included a to small fee. My payment is now uncofirmed and ...
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Can I send Bitcoins without a wallet

How can I send bitcoins to someone, without having to purchase them first or set up a wallet? I'm looking for a service that will send N bitcoins to a given address. I pay them with my credit card or ...
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Between which locations are transfers using Bitcoins cheaper than PayPal for 100$?

I believe that once it becomes significantly cheaper to transfer money between countries using Bitcoins, its usage will increase significantly. My question is, therefore, between which countries will ...
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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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Securely encrypting a cold storage wallet

I'm going to buy bitcoin to exchange BRL to CAD currency, as it's gonna be a great amount I'm concerned about the security of my wallet. I don't want to use a physical backup like paper or device ...
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What other decentralized bitcoin / altcoin exchanges are there besides Bitsquare?

I recently found out about Bitsquare's decentralized exchange that lets you trade altcoin or fiat. But are there other decentralized altcoin exchanges out there like bitsquare?
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What value stores can be exchanged for bitcoin purely pseudonymously?

What can I trade with bitcoin without having to give out private details like name and address? (Imagine I don't even have a name or address.) I'm looking for stores of value like gold or stocks. ...
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Get blockchain info for exchange transaction

I'm sorry in advanced if this questions are dumb but here goes ... Does all buy/sell bitcoin related transactions made in exchanges get logged in the blockchain? if so can they be found and/or ...
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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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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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Want to buy bitcoin from Bangladesh

I'm from Bangladesh. I would like to buy bitcoins. So I went to Buybitcoin.com and filled an order. Later I googled that site and read a lot about if being a scam site. So I'm a bit scared now. do ...
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Do bitcoin exchanges based outside of the US who serve US customers have to register with FinCEN as MSBs?

From what I understand, Bitstamp is not registered with FinCEN, whereas Mt.Gox is, does this mean Bitstamp is in danger of being shut down?
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Whats the easiest way to go from BTC to GBP? Paypal solution?

Is there anyway of being able to transfer bitcoins to pound sterling to a paypal account at all? I struggle to find any solutions in this area so that I can make regular conversions. Even just to a UK ...
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Is buying and selling bitcoin in large volumes possible, or wise?

I'm asking because I think it could be a decent investment, but on clarkmoody the volumes aren't very large. Which could mean that bitcoin is only useful in small volumes, and that larger ...
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Was the “Proof of keys” exercise “The Ultimate Stress Test”?

Yesterday was publicised as a "Proof of Keys" day when people with accounts on Bitcoin exchanges were urged to withdraw their balance into a stand-alone wallet for the day as a test whether the ...
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Are there any opensource PHP cryptocurrency exchange/marketplace

As the title suggest, are there any opensource PHP cryptocurrency exchange/marketplace. Most of the ones I found does not seem to work or are abandoned.
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Are there any online services available to exchange prepaid cards into BTC?

I live in the USA. I would like to use prepaid cards to buy some BTC (less than $100USD) I've tried trucoin.com and the wait time is enormous, 4 days since sign up and still haven't received an invite....
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How to get BTCChina full Orderbook (FIX or alt API)

I have worked through BTCChina's FIX APi (using their java example). Creating a subscription request message such as: public static Message marketDataIncrementalRequest(String symbol) { quickfix....
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How did short positions work on Bitcoinica?

I'm trying to find information on CFDs and exactly how Zhou Tong utilized them to short, but am coming up dry.
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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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How hard is it for an exchange to adopt native segwit? Is it not as simple as updating the address regex checker on the front-end?

Just wondering, maybe I'm missing something. Are there changes on the backend needed to be implemented as well? Not as simple as changing the regex validation on the front end?
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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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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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Why don't most Bitcoin exchanges like Mt. Gox accept debit cards?

The Mt. Gox FAQ reads: Unfortunately we do not accept any credit or debit payment Why is this so? It seems like the most natural way to buy bitcoin would be to pay for it using money in my bank ...
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Are all trades stored in block chain?

Are all trades stored in block chain? Are all trades, like mtgox exchange, gambling, etc. stored in block chain? Or, few trades could have been skipped / ignored? Consider this case, 'a' transfers ...
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How do exchanges keep relatively similar price on coins?

I know there are price difference across all exchanges but they are relatively similar. If each exchange operated independently I would think the price of coins would be radically different since the ...
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So exactly what is the value of a Bitcoin in relation to the American dollar?

Ok, if I want to buy something that is $8 in American dollars and use a Bitcoin that is worth an odd value in American dollars...like $17 for instance. Then what happens? I end up with a deciminal ...
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How does cryptsy.com allocate trades for many orders with same price

How does cryptsy.com allocate trades for many orders with same price ? Orders can come from one or many accounts, my question applies to both situations, but it's obviously more interesting how they ...
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Why are there different prices for bitcoins between exchanges? [duplicate]

Ive been looking around at the prices for bitcoins at various different exchanges and they all seem to have slightly (or wildly) different prices, why? Thanks.
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Confusion over 'change' when transferring funds from bitstamp to paper wallet

I was about to transfer my funds from bitstamp -> paper wallet for the first time, but wanted to try it out first with $0.01 etc. I'm worried that since you have to specify where 'change' goes with ...

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