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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MtGox - trusted vs verified

What is the difference between a "trusted", "verified" and other accounts at MtGox? In order to get "verified", one needs to provide them with photo ID and utility bill, but how does one get "trusted"?...
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Why do both Mt. Gox and Intersango use Polish banks?

Since their previous France and UK accounts were closed, both Mt. Gox and Intersango set up accounts in Poland. Is there a specific reason why they chose Poland?
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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 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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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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Is there a "MtGox Live" alternative which supports Euro?

MtGox Live is a quite pretty live market depth graph. For some reason it only shows prices in USD. Does anyone know an equally good alternative which supports EUR instead?
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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 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 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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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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Pricing TradeHill compared to MTGox

I've just launched a trading app that trades on MTGox and TradeHill. I'm noticing something strange on TradeHill though. Basically I get my quote and place an order directly after. The order never ...
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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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View market depth/ orders on mtgox?

Excuse me if this is a stupid question, but does mtgox have an option to see market depth? The trading page allows me to set a price, but without know the current levels of bid/asks how can I make a ...
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Transaction Records of MtGox?

When transactions are done on MtGox.com, MtGox Live will reflect the transactions by showing "popups" (top-right corner). Does MtGox provide a "history record of transactions" which show us ...
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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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How do I withdraw USD from Mt. Gox through SEPA?

Can Mt. Gox convert USD to EUR or do I have to convert it through Bitcoin myself?
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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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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 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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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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How did Bitcoinica get its prices?

I'm interested in building a Bitcoinica replacement and wondered how did they get their pricing information. Was it from Mt.Gox and was it verifiable, I mean could you have gone to a web site and ...
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What is the difference between a market and limit property in the MTGox API?

I'm using the MTGox API to get data about historic trades. When I run https://mtgox.com/api/1/BTCGBP/public/trades?since={trade_id}, I get the latest 500 trades since that {trade_id}. Now I have for ...
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How is "engine lag" on Mt Gox calculated?

When looking at external API-driven charts of Mt Gox trades, there is a "Trading engine lag" shown, which shows the backlog of orders queued and waiting-to-be-executed, relative to the present time: (...
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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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Bitcoin price drop in the past few days (25/10/12 to 27/10/12)

Does anyone have any solid ideas or knowledge on why the price has dropped so much over the past few days? There is a lot of speculation, but nothing I have read to date seems to adequately explain ...
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Does MtGox charge commission in USD or in BTC?

When we buy BTC using USD on MtGox, Does MtGox charge 0.6% of the USD then do a trade, or does MtGox do a trade first, then charge 0.6% of the BTC we receive? Similarly, when we sell BTC for USD on ...
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Is there a reason why MtGox is based in Japan?

I was wondering why MtGox is a Japanese company. The founder was American, and the current owner is French, so is there a special reason why Japan was attractive for them?
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Has anyone tried transfering 0.00000001 BTC (the currently minimum amount) successfully?

I did an experiment of withdrawing 0.00000001 BTC from MtGox. And this transaction still cannot be seen on http://blockexplorer.com/ after about an hour. Concern solved, thank you everybody! http://...
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What is the smallest possible size of a bid/ask on Mt.Gox?

I've successfully done .01 of a bitcoin for both bid and ask, but I'm wondering if someone knows the real limit? I cant seem to find it in their documentation.
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What is the reputation of bitfloor?

It seems that bitfloor is a well designed trading platform, and a competitor to MtGox. However, the trading volume is low. How long has bitfloor been in business? Have there been any negative ...
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When MtGox was hacked on 15th June 2011, how many bitcoins were actually stolen?

When MtGox was hacked on 15th June 2011, how many bitcoins were stolen? I remember at the time that news articles reporting the incident talked about the size of the sell order the hacker placed ...
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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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How to use Bitcoin Wallet with MtGox?

I downloaded the Bitcoin Wallet from bitcoin.org; it's on my PC with a $0 balance. I want to purchase some bitcoins with dollars on MtGox, but how do I make it such that my purchase shows up in my ...
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Is there a limit for bitcoin withdrawal at Mt.Gox?

Their page states (https://support.mtgox.com/entries/20490576-Withdrawals-and-Deposits): All methods below are subject to a withdrawal limit of 1000 USD per 24hr period and 10000 USD per 30 Day ...
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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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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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Is there a way to transfer money from Dwolla to MtGox without paying BitInstant a 3.99% transaction fee?

I want to transfer some money from Dwolla to MtGox however I've noticed that MtGox's Dwolla account isn't working. I've tried transferring using BitInstant to my MtGox account directly and that works ...
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Can I use my mtgox BTC balance on the mtgox checkout button/payment platform while my account is pending verification?

Can I use my mtgox BTC balance on the mtgox checkout button/payment platform while my account is pending verification ? Like purchase goods and services from people who use the mtgox merchant tools to ...

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