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Bitcoin market hours (open/close prices)

If Bitcoin trading never stops then what does it mean when news sites and others talk about bitcoin opening or closing at a certain price, and why is this terminology used? Could two people mean ...
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Where can I find a Bitcoin-related job?

Say I want to use a Bitcoin expertise I have and turn that into a career. Is there any website listing job offers related to Bitcoin that I could use? Alternatively, if I am someone looking for ...
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P2P MultiCoin markets

are there any p2p markets for different kinds of coins, like https://localbitcoins.com/ for bitcoins? Thank you!
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Which exchanges offer stop-loss functionality?

In case of a sudden price drop, I want to sell my coins automatically. MtGox doesn't have an option for this, which exchanges do?
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“Market capitalization” over time

Is there a convenient data source and/or graph that gives the "market capitalization" over time for Bitcoin (i.e. the number of bitcoins issued to date times their current value on the big exchanges). ...
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Why does the Bitcoin conversion rate change wildly?

I don't understand why the conversion rate for bitcoin changes wildly. Why does it?
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How to stabilize Bitcoin's exchange rate (reduce volatility)?

Is it possible to stabilize exchange rate(s) of Bitcoin to FIAT currencies (USD, EUR etc.) and make the rates less volatile only by raising the market capitalization (more people buy/invest in Bitcoin ...
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Why would I choose to use Bitcoin and not other crypto currencies like Ethereum or Dash? Why is Bitcoin better or worse than the rest?

The title basically says it all, I'm a new investor looking to fill out my portfolio but I also want to know the lay for the market, what cryptos are worthwhile, and why?
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bcchanger.com: why are bitcoins being sold at 1/3 market value?

Why are bitcoins being sold at 1/3 market value at bcchanger.com? Are the lowball sellers trying to scam people or throw away money?
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What is the difference between BTC/LTC & LTC/BTC markets?

I am little bit confused about markets, In cryptsy there is a market for LTC/BTC in which we can buy or sell LTC using BTC My questions are, Is both LTC/BTC & BTC/LTC are the same? I have tried ...
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Were there any Bitcoin based prediction markets for the Brexit referendum?

Were the are Bitcoin based prediction markets for the Brexit referendum? If yes, how did the prediction market fare compared to recent public polling data versus the actual referendum results? Are ...
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would universal use of arbitrage bot stabilize the market?

If each bitcoin exchange ran a bitcoin-arbitrage bot (let's say the same one)themselves, would that quickly eliminate the spread, and therefore the opportunity for arbitrage?
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What is the most reliable way to calculate the amount of fiat value that has been transferred into the bitcoin economy?

I would like to know what are the most sophisticated ways to estimate the amount of bitcoin that has been bought globally with various fiat currencies. Exchange data is only one source, and may well ...
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How can Bitcoin change the world?

Let's think of a hypothetical scenario if Bitcoin becomes the world's major (most used + highest market cap) currency one day. How will it change the world? The obvious point is cheaper money ...
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How can a X-coin market cap go down while its value goes up?

Quoting Wikipedia, Market cap is given by the formula MC = N × P where N is the number of shares outstanding, and P is the closing price per share. In the specific case of a crypto currency, one ...
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How does the market bubble?

Before the burst due to massive DDOS attacks on most Bitcoin trade sites, the market price rose from 30 USD in January 2013 to over 250 USD in April. The mechanism of collapse - the DDOS attacks - is ...
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Are There Examples of Asset Backed Virtual Currencies?

Here is a very natural idea: an entity creates a new virtual currency with the following properties: Only that entity has the capability to issue new quantities of that currency That entity makes ...
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China is 98% of the bitcoin market?

I saw the following graphic listing the source as Bitcoinity claiming that the Chinese exchanges are 98% of the "global bitcoin market". Is this true?
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How does the Chinese Bitcoin ecosystem differ from the European/North American ones?

What is the background of the whole Bitcoin ecosystem in China? Their market has been growing insanely in the last days... but I guess it can be very specific (different mentality of people, the Yuan, ...
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How efficient are bitcoin markets?

There are several bitcoin exchanges which trade bitcoins to $US and also several other markets which trade bitcoin for other currencies. Each exchange however quotes a different price in effective $...
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Is it possible to determine Bitcoin ownership distribution?

Could someone guess on the most likely current Bitcoin ownership distribution? Are most bitcoins still owned by (early?) mining enthusiasts who are waiting for the price to go even higher?
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Are the huge transaction fees mostly mistakes or some other market indicator?

I am trying to understand why there are numerous days in Bitcoin's history that show huge transaction spikes. See this blockchain.info chart. The Jan 10th, 2012 spike is due to a mistake by this ...
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What's the safest way to buy bitcoins in India?

I have came across multiple companies selling BTC, but I’m not sure which one to trust. How can I find a safe way to buy bitcoins in India?
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Bitcoin Price Fluctuations

Does anyone have any hard data on bitcoin price fluctuations in relation to time of day and/or week?
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Self trade prevention

I've read recently following on GDAX: You cannot trade with yourself on GDAX. If you create a buy or sell order for the same price as another matching order then they will cancel each other out....
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historical market cap in json/csv for all coins?

I want to run a backtest on a "S&P 500" strategy for crypto investing. I'm looking for historical market cap data. Something like what coinmarketcap.com provides, but historically and in an easy ...
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From where can I import live cryptocurrency market values into my webpage?

I am planning to build a webpage where a user can enter his/her stock of various cryptocurrencies, and the webpage should display the current market value (in USD) for each of the cryptocurrency he/...
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When did Bitcoin's “To The Moon” meme begin?

When did Bitcoin's "To The Moon" meme begin, and where did it originate?
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Are the Mt.Gox markets for different currencies completely separated?

MtGox supports multiple currencies. Usually referred to as f.e. mtgoxUSD, mtgoxEUR, ... Now, MtGox has different market depth listings for it's different markets and keeps a separate price for them. ...
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Would free energy cause a market collapse?

Consider a world where energy is free and plentiful. Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, are given value since they are 'proof' of work. This work comes at the cost of: a. time b. energy By ...
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Calculate Coin Supply at any given time

The total number of coins mined/available should be readable from the blockchain. But is also possible to calculate the number of coins which were/will be available at any given time?
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How does an exchange cover a “run on the bank”?

This is not a duplicate! There are several similar questions, but they concern mining or other specific questions. This is not about mining. Lets look at a specific situation. Lets say the value of ...
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What information is available in the blockchain

How does coinmarketcap see who has how much of the market? In other words what information exists in the blockchain? Is there a link to which someone could point me to as to whether we can get this ...
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Will large Bitcoin holders be a threat in the future?

There are most likely individuals or groups who hold (and hoard?) large sums of Bitcoin because of various reasons. I believe these people are the early adopters or miners of Bitcoin. Basically, we ...
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Unclear Trade Volumes on Bitcoin Charts

Many 'stats/charts' sites are reporting trade volumes, without ever specifying which trade volume they are referring to: Number of Sent Bitcoins / 24h (Transaction Volume) Number of Bitcoins sent to ...
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Are market prices listed by exchanges weighted by transaction size?

Suppose I buy 0.0001 BTC for $1.23 on some hypothetical exchange. Does that mean that the market price on that exchange at that time is $12,300? The reason I ask is that there is a huge difference ...
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What's the history behind the first btc exchange [closed]

I've found out that the first BTC exchange was "BitcoinMarket.com" but I didn't find any information on it or any other exchanges that started at that time. So the question is how did this first ...
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Why do prices of different cryptocurrencies on exchanges often go up/down in synchrony? [closed]

This might be a dumb question, but it's been puzzling me for a while. I have noticed that oftentimes, prices for various cryptocurrencies go up/down almost simultaneously. I do understand that ...
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Relationship between concentration of bitcoin wealth and foreign exchange value?

Is there a relationship between the equality of wealth of bitcoin holders, and it's foreign exchange value? E.g. if there is a large transfer of bitcoin to a single owner, should this influence its ...
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Prices and numbers of transactions

At https://coinbase.com/charts we see that $/BTC ratio has been pretty steady for the past week, while the number of transactions per day has plummeted from more than 120,000 to fewer than 27,000. I'...
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Given a list of buy/sell orders and previous trades, compute a buy/sell price

I'm using the Cryptsy API with a bot. So far, my bot's problem is that when it decides it needs to buy or sell a coin (not just bitcoin), I always seem to compute a price that is way too low or high. ...
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Market Depth Indicator - Howto?

I am creating a dashboard, and I want to add Market Depth as an indicator from different exchanges. I have understood market depth from the following thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?...
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When (or) do ICO tokens go to an exchange?

Scenario: Company A sells "tokens" in an ICO, directly from the site. How does one investing in an ICO know if those tokens will or won't, go to an exchange? If they will, how would one know the ...
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How does market cap of currency decrease?

According to my knowledge, once a currency is mined, its already released so how does market cap change? Consider if Sathosi (the founder of bitcoin) sells all his 1 million coins, there will be ...
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Can I sell Bitcoin bought in 2014?

In 2014, my cousin told me about bitcoins. I thought they were pretty cool, so I went to coinbase and bought 10 at the time (I was 14 at the time). Then, my best friends grandparents passed away and I ...
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What are some potential scenarios that a state actor can harm bitcoin if they control more than 51% of the hashing power?

As reported recently, China controls more than 51% of the hashing power and just in one province in China controls 54%. Assuming China has bad intentions and forces all these mining operators to ...
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How much does the market cap increase when a certain amount of $'s go in the market?

Lets say that $1B worth of money is going in to bitcoin and its current market cap is $100B. How much would the market cap increase with that $1B? Would it go to $101B, $105B, $110B, $100.1B? I know ...
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What is the method to determine the total market capitalization of the Bitcoin market?

When I look at the following site it says (at the time of writing) that the total market capitalization of Bitcoin is $125,927,574,809 AUD. Now I think you could do this by running through the ...
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What could be causing hourly bitcoin price spikes?

The price spikes every hour, on the 26 minute mark: https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts.htm#USD-averages-1d (Although it seems like spikes do not show up for some people/browswers. Her is what I see: ...
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Is it illegal to trade Bitcoin OTC in the United States [duplicate]

I am considering selling Bitcoin OTC. As far as the legalities go, is it legal to anonymously trade Bitcoin for cash without taking KYC information and registering with FinCEN? I know all the "big ...