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a form of derivative financial instrument which gives the holder the ability to exchange a specified quantity of a commodity or currency for a specified price by a specified time if they choose to do so. They are commonly used to hedge against an adverse change in exchange rates.

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How may I get paid with a free bitcoin website?

In what ways may I monetize a website which offers free and accurate real time Bitcoin exchange and BTC market meta data? In this particular case the purpose and the business model the website was ...
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Export Market realtime rate

Please is there any web site that purpose web services, to export Market rate value of different currency even bitcoin.
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FutureBlock offer and example seems to violate No Arbitrage Rule

If you look at, e.g. the best offers at the 420 BTCUSD strike price (this was as-of 4:15 pm EST on November 14, 2013), or at the "How It Works" page for Future Block, it seems like there is a ...
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Hedging against the bubble popping - where's the leverage?

My friend has a rather large store of bitcoins that he bought about a month ago. I think it makes sense for him to hedge his recent gains, since the price run up looks like a bubble. What is a high ...
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any exchange to sell naked puts on bitcoin? [duplicate]

I would like to sell puts on bitcoin to collect premiums if bitcoin goes up in value to usd, and to be long bitcoins at a lower price if I get exercised. This is much more predictable for me than just ...
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Is it possible to buy or sell Bitcoin options?

Like put and call options for a stock, but for the future price of Bitcoin?
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Can I buy/sell a lot of bitcoins without moving the price?

I am curious about how to acquire a lot of bitcoins (or similarly move a lot of bitcoins) without hitting the bid/ask I don't care about blockexplorer, I am just curious about price discovery are ...
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Can bitcoins be "sold short"? Or are there "put" options?

Borrowing an asset and "selling it short" facilitates finding the appropriate price for the asset, allowing people to bet that the asset is overpriced (e.g. in a "bubble"). Can bitcoins be sold short?...
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