Questions tagged [mtgox]

an exchange popular in the early years of Bitcoin, where bitcoins could be traded against mora than a dozen national currencies including the US Dollar and the Euro. Insolvent in 2013.

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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 with MtGox on 2011/9/12?

On that date, some erratic out-of-spread trades appeared on MtGox. The explanation given says that accounts may have been compromised by the CosbyCoin attack on bitcointalk.org. I do not understand ...
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Which exchanges are Tor-friendly?

Mt. Gox's sign-up page states: Please be advised that accessing your account via the Tor network and/or public proxies may result in a temporary suspension of your account, and having to submit ...
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How can bitcoins be stolen?

I read about Mt. Gox and how 850,000 bitcoins has been "stolen" from it. I do not understand how someone can steal bitcoins: if MtGox has bitcoins, and MrThief wants to use this bitcoins, then MrThief ...
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How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal?

I want to buy some bitcoins. Ideally, I would like to buy them on the MtGox exchange (because the consensus seems to be that this is the most reputable exchange), however I have found the system for ...
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Lessons from the Mt. Gox Hack - 850,000 Bitcoins Stolen

Mt. Gox was a bitcoin exchange based in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Launched in July 2010, by 2013 and into 2014 it was handling over 70% of all bitcoin (BTC) transactions worldwide, as the largest bitcoin ...
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If I bought bitcoin in the early days in some exchange for $10, would it have been lost if I kept it in the exchange?

I just want to get some history perspective of Bitcoin. Say in the early days when Bitcoin was $1 or $10, if I decided, "ok, I may invest in US$3000 at the software startup I work for, but that ...
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Mtgox account verification pending, how to withdraw my bitcoins?

I had submitted my personal document for verification over 30 days; however, my account still pending for verification, what I can do to withdraw my bitcoin?
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What is the best way to exchange MTGUSD to USD?

Are there any better ways to exchange MTGUSD to real USD with lowest fees and the shortest time? I had mining some bitcoins and exchange them to MTGUSD at Mt.Gox. But how do I actually use the USD in ...
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Google Authenticator not verifying for MtGox bankruptcy site

I am trying to file a claim on the mtgox.com site for rehabilitation and part of that requires setting up two-factor authentication via Google Authenticator, but when I enter the 6-digit code it says "...
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What, if anything, can I do to recover bitcoin that was stolen from my MtGox acct in June, 2013?

I understand the short answer is "nothing", but I ask because I've had trouble explaining this to a coworker which made me realize I don't really get it myself. What information can I glean from ...
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How does one monitor all bitcoin address that hold more than a certain amount and detect movement from cold storage?

Is there a service or site where one can monitor all large bitcoin hodler addresses to detect movement? And as seen below with the mt.gox trustee moving coins from his cold storage. How does one find ...
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What would a new exchange need to be better than the rest?

If a new crypto v crypto exchange were to be built and launched. What would tempt you to use it rather than what you currently use? Or what improvements would you like to see from the way things work ...
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Where did the Mt.gox Trustee sell his 400 million worth of bitcoin?

Is there a way to figure out where did the Mt.gox trustee sell his bitcoins? Was it on typical exchanges we use today or was it through a private big exchange?
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Custom filter for mtgox depth api request

I am looking at mtgox api documentation and specifically at Multi Currency depth http://data.mtgox.com/api/1/BTCUSD/depth/fetch It returns back the list of asks and bids and a filter criteria like ...
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Can't recover MtGox password

I go to: https://mtgox.com/users/login Click on "Forgot your password?". Enter "User Name or email". Click on "Recover my password". Nothing happens. They say " We will email you a link to ...
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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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What happened to the stolen Mt. Gox Bitcoins

Since the stolen Bitcoins are 850 thousand, so roughly 4% of all Bitcoins, they must be quite noticeable. Is it known to which wallet addresses they went? Did they move from those addresses since? ...
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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...
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My claim was accepted on MtGox.com - how do I get the cash out?

My claim was accepted on MtGox.com - how do I get the cash out? It lists a Yen figure but it's totally unclear what to do next. Is it too late to transfer to Kraken and get bitcoin back? How can I ...
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Mt. Gox had 5 billion bitcoins?

In the statement of liabilities issued by Mt. Gox after its bankruptcy it shows the following figures as totals: The statement amount of "Deposited BTC" is 5,202,383,086.88638 bitcoins, which is over ...
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Where can I buy bitcoins with an American Express gift card?

I recently got an American express gift card for my birthday. It has a value of $50. Where can I purchase bitcoins (or litecoins) with this giftcard?
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Is there a website that shows historic price data?

I need to find what the Bitcoin-Mt. Gox USD price was at certain historic dates and times (exact timestamp). Is there a website where I can input a specific historic date+time, and get the rate for ...
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How do I reconfigure a Mt. Gox Yubikey?

After following the instructions here, which suggested I use ykpers or the gui version, I discovered the Mt. Gox Yubikey is protected by a "configuration protection access code." From the manual: ...
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Mtgox: Probability of Distribution, etc. - Report 28 sept 2016

In the last report regarding the MtGox bankruptcy it is mentioned that: However, the detailed schedule thereof will inevitably be affected by each creditor’s response to the ...
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MtGox's secondary market?

I remember back in the day when MtGox halted its BTC withdrawals, someone put together a secondary market exchange for trading MtGoxBTC for actual BTC. You could deposit MtGox BTC to it since the ...
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Are each of the currency trades at MtGox independent from the other? Who or what is the equalizing force that aligns the markets?

MtGox supports many different currency formats. I'd like to know if each currency/BTC trade is independent of any other and the valuation isn't always perfectly aligned. If someone wants Yen for BTC, ...
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Average cost of mining per BTC over time

Are there any approximations to the average cost of mining of a BTC over time? The reason I ask is because I think that as this ratio will affect the general availability of Bitcoins on MtGox, and ...
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What has happened with the investigation of mtgox.com?

Why hasn't there been any update since 9th of September 2015? What has happened since then?
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What explanations are there for the bubble of 2013 and subsequent Bitcoin price in 2014?

I'm having a look at the price history of Bitcoin/USD, and there's a significant spike around the end of 2013 (to USD 1137), followed by a very volatile year in 2014 that ended with Bitcoin around USD ...
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How many users did Mt.Gox have?

The amount of lost Bitcoin is well-known, but is it reported anywhere how many user accounts Mt. Gox had before its downfall?
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How does Mt.Gox calculate high and low price?

How does Mt.Gox. calculate high and low price? How can last price, over time, be higher than the high price?
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Are there any chart tools out there?

Are there any chart tools similar to the ones used in Forex trading available for Bitcoin users? The MtGox Live feed is nice and all, but it doesn't offer the functionality one would expect from a ...
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Is it possible to verify or audit an exchange to determine how much bitcoin they have on deposit?

Is it possible to verify or audit an exchange (for eg. mnt gox) to determine how much bitcoin they have on deposit? For example, they could publish one or more bitcoin wallet addresses and by ...
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Expectancy of payout from bancrupcty claim mtgox

Now it is possible to file a proof of claim regarding the mtgox bancruptcy. What is the most likely outcome of this claim? What is the expectancy one can have as a former mtgox user on this claim?
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MtGox bancruptcy: Filing proof of claims

I owned bitcoins at mtgox during bankruptcy, am I a creditor and thus have to file a proof of claim?
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I have/had 31 bitcoins on MtGox; What are my options now?

After reading the joint-statement on blockchain, and the fact MtGox is down now, I am scared, what are my options? Is there anyone who can help me in my situation? I purchased those coins for 800$. ...
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Does Mt. Gox's "Redeem a wallet.dat" feature require an unencrypted wallet? [closed]

Just added to Mt. Gox's API documentation is the ability to Redeem a wallet.dat, which allows a simple way to import (via upload of wallet.dat) all your private keys to be managed by Mt. Gox. All ...
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How do I fund BTC-e and transfer money there instantly from other exchanges?

A few services claim they support sending money to BTC-e, but I haven't actually found the option to do it. Does anyone know of an instant way to send money to BTC-e or transfer money to BTC-e from ...
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If I held fiat currency, instead BTC, on MT Gox, would I get paid sooner/more?

If I held currency on Mt. Gox, but not actually bitcoins, am I in a different situation to those who held bitcoins? For example, if I had $700 AUD but 0 BTC. I can't get any information regarding this ...
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Precisely what did Mt. Gox do wrong?

Everyone likes to trash Mt. Gox. There is a ton of hearsay out there. Can someone produce real evidence of their poor business practice? I was hoping to find their old website FAQ for example. ...
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Bitcoins Stuck?

This morning I attempted to send BTC to my Bter account from my Mt Gox account. I sent them and they seemed to reappear. I sent them again and there was a little left over, I sent that. Now the ...
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Huge price difference between mtgox and others - why?

I know mtgox is imposing halts of withdrawals at the moment but i just cant understand this chart (see bellow - taken on 21.2.14 21:37 GMT), surely if i can buy btc on mtgox and A) Then spend them ...
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What advantage do Mt.Gox or Kraken have over Coinbase?

I just verified at Mt. Gox and am pending verification at Kraken. However, I quickly realized that there were hurdles that I needed to jump through in order to get my USD into BTC. Coinbase was a ...
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What user data has been leaked from MtGox's database during June 2011 hack?

What user data has been leaked from MtGox's database during the June 2011 hack? Is the database still available for download anywhere, like it was almost a year ago?
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Does the Mt Gox attack constitute theft of Bitcoins or just a Denial-of-Service attack?

What's being reported on the news is that millions of Bitcoins were stolen from Mt Gox. But the Bitcoin Foundation blog says something different: https://bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/?p=422 "...
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I had money on MtGox, can I get it back?

From what I understand mtgox lost bitcoins but I had traded the bitcoins for dollars before the bankruptcy. Am I understanding it correctly or am I wrong?
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Backtesting mtgox for historical trade analysis?

I want to test out a few trading ideas for bitcoin. It seems to work on a small time horizon, and I'd like to backtest the past year or so of MtGox data. Is there a service that provides this? If not, ...
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What is Mt. Gox's YubiKeys' "configuration protection access code"?

Does anyone know if Mt. Gox, now that they're bankrupt, has released their YubiKey's "configuration protection access code" (cf. this)? If so, we could reprogram the free YubiKeys they sent us and use ...
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How do I interpret Mt Gox market depth streaming data?

You can get streaming market depth data form Mt Gox as described here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/Streaming#Depth. I understand what market depth is but how do I interpret this data? An ...

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