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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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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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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Pros and cons of using Mt. Gox as an e-wallet

Mt. Gox obviously allows you to send bitcoins to it, and to receive them to an address of your choice; hence I'm wondering if there is any reason not to use it as an e-wallet. Unless I'm mistaken, it'...
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Is this "transaction malleability" really an issue?

The well-known Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox last week suspended all Bitcoin withdrawals because of "technical issues", which today have been better described in this press release. This looks like a ...
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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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Why does Mt Gox disallow YubiKeys purchased direct from Yubikey.com?

I have several Yubikeys and would like to use one or more with MtGox.... however it seems that I can only use keys purchased from Mt Gox on their site. Why did Mt Gox choose to implement security ...
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Why is MTGOX's Price/Bitcoin higher than most other exchanges?

I've been watching BitCoins for the last few months, and noticed that MTGOX's price per bitcoin is always higher than the price per bitcoin of similar exchanges, (eg cavirtex.com, and bitstamp.com). ...
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Is it possible to spend an output that hasn't yet been confirmed?

From something I noticed in this thread: Unconfirmed BTC MtGox will send a transaction to spend one of the outputs of a transaction that hasn't yet been confirmed. Is it possible for both of 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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Were all funds stolen from Mt. Gox finally returned to all users?

Mt. Gox was hacked in June 2011, and some funds were stolen. There was a long winded account reclaim process. At the end of this process, were all funds really returned to the satisfaction of all (...
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How mtgox and bitstamp calculate the bitcoin price?

Trading platforms like mtgox and bitstamp display the current bitcoin price on the top. How they calculate that and what effect it has when trading? What labels Last|High|Low and Vol actually mean?
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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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Is there a historical timeseries of market depth & transactions available?

Has anyone stored the historical market depth & tick data from MtGox? Is it available publically? Would be useful if you were making a bot.
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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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Why can't Dwolla send to Mt Gox?

I received the following after trying to make a USD deposit to Mt. Gox from Dwolla today. Does anyone know more information about this or if the court order may apply to other methods of deposit/...
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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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Why is the disappearance of Mt Gox a problem?

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm not a bitcoin user and may lack important information. My understanding was that each bitcoin user has a wallet on his harddrive or wherever, where he ...
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Is there a bitcoin exchange accepting SEPA transfers? [closed]

Since mt.gox had to close its european office, is there any other exchange accepting SEPA transfers? Sending a wire to the HK office costs much more than a SEPA transfer to me, and I'd like to avoid ...
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What function does Mt. Gox's "Open Transaction" withdrawal option perform?

When withdrawing bitcoins from Mt. Gox, there is an option with a checkbox next to it titled "Open Transaction (6 confirmations)". What does this do to my withdrawal? I'm thinking this is probably a ...
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How long do MtGox withdrawals take?

On Thursday, August 1st, I withdrew (or so I was given to understand) some dollars from my MtGox account. They were to be wire-transferred to a checking account in the USA. When the money hadn't ...
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How do I transfer funds from India to an exchange?

I want to buy a few Bitcoins using my bank account/ credit card from here in India. How do I do that? MtGox has an option to do wire transfer. Is it the only way to do it? If I transfer $1000, how ...
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When/How did Eligius "indirectly cost MTGOX many thousands of bitcoins"?

From the forum: Eligius already will accept any transaction, "standard" or not, without bias. ... Indeed, and Eligius' willingness to do so indirectly cost MTGOX many thousands of bitcoins ...
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Is there any useful documentation on using the MtGox API with node.js?

I have been looking for some help building a platform using node that works with the MtGox api. It seems easy to make request, but I am confused about how to pass a parameter. Right now my code ...
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Why is MtGox trying to trademark "Bitcoin"?

Someone on the #mtgox IRC channel pointed me to this. It seems to be an application by Tibanne Co. Ltd. for the Trademark name BITCOIN. I asked MagicalTux on #mtgox about it, but got no answer. Why ...
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When does MtGox "volume" get reset?

What time of day (in GMT) does the volume get reset to zero? I'm trying to correlate this with the charts, however I'm unclear as to when this actually would occur
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I'm in the UK, how to fund my account at mtgox?

It is getting ridiculously hard to get bitcoins in the U.K. International wires are to expensive, my bank doesn't support SEPA. I'm seriously thinking about converting ukash vouchers to cash u account,...
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How to withdraw dollars to Dwolla from Mt Gox

I have been trying to withdraw $7000 US dollars from Mt Gox to Dwolla for over a week. I am currently level 1 verified at Mt Gox, so my strategy has been to withdraw $1000 every 24 hours for 7 days ...
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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 withdraw bitcoins from my MtGox account?

I've purchased a few bitcoins on MtGox. Now I'd like to spend them. How can I actually spend the coins I purchased on MtGox? I've looked around mtgox.com for any indication of private keys, bitcoins ...
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How can I withdraw dollars from Mt Gox?

What are the steps to withdrawing from a MtGox account to a bank account in USD? Mt Gox's Dwolla account is currently (Aug 2013) frozen or shut down. Are there international transfer, money order, ...
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Is Mt.Gox currently accepting Dwolla deposits or withdrawals? [closed]

I know that Dwolla stopped depositing/withdrawing funds in Mt.Gox due to a court order, but does anyone know if this is still in place? Related Why can't Dwolla send to Mt Gox?
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Negative volumes returned from MtGox websocket api request

I am using MtGox's websocket api to construct an order book. The trouble I'm having is that every once in a while, the depth event will return an JSON object with negative volume and negatie ...
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How will Mt.Gox select matching orders if asking for a price that is higher than available prices

E.g. if we have this order stock: SELL 0.5 BTC @ PRICE $72 $/BTC (1) SELL 3 BTC @ PRICE $75 $/BTC (2) SELL 0.5 BTC @ PRICE $76 $/BTC (3) And trying to buy 3.5 bitcoins for a price at $76.5 (higher ...