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Questions tagged [price-volatility]

Collects questions concerned with the stability and volatility of the exchange rate of Bitcoin.

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What are the obstacles to pegging the value of bitcoin to an established stable currency?

Many people will not touch bitcoin due to it's historically extreme volatility. Many new currencies have pegged their value against an established currency until such time as it is sufficiently ...
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Can there be dollar version of bitcoin?

Why can't there be a p2p software that works like bitcoin but you load it with dollars? Can't something be made that's just p2p dollar transfers and not deal with a speculative new currency and its ...
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Is it possible to create a cryptocurrency that has a fixed value? [duplicate]

I like Bitcoin for its ease of use and security. It makes "money" transfer fast and easy, however a lot of people are afraid to use it because of its volatility, Would it be possible to create a ...
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Can the price of Bitcoin ever be stable to the USD?

It seems like the only way to sell BTC for products/services is to have the BTC reflect how other currencies are doing. I'm not great in economics but can it ever be stable?
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How can bitcoins be used for daily currency if their value changes erratically?

If Bitcoin was the worldwide money system... Suppose that you work and save your bitcoins, to purchase something big like a house or car, but the value fluctuated like crazy, as the stock market does....
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Could a futures market be included in the Bitcoin protocol?

One of the most common reasons I hear that Bitcoin is "not ready for prime time" is that because of its wildly oscillating valuation businesses can't accept bitcoins without becoming speculators. In ...
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Why are the mining rewards set to reduce in such dramatic steps?

The mining rewards are scheduled to drop from 50btc to 25btc. The next drop again will be from 25 to 12.5btc. In each of the steps into a new "era" the mining reward is reduced by 50%. This seems ...
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How do exchanges keep relatively similar price on coins?

I know there are price difference across all exchanges but they are relatively similar. If each exchange operated independently I would think the price of coins would be radically different since the ...
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Pricing bitcoins

Bitcoin functions as a a quasi-commodity currency and I believe it can be priced according to particular factors, variables, instead of simply by the supply and demand in the exchange order book. The ...
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How to avoid contagious media stories affecting Bitcoins? [closed]

There is an integral connection between fiat currencies and shop prices. Can crypto's achieve the same shop use? If a crypto has a giant user base, It can be less physical than Fiat. It needs to ...