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

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What does "buy the dip" mean?

I keep hearing "buy the dip" constantly with Bitcoin people/comments. I get that it means that you should buy Bitcoin while the price is temporarily low, but what do they mean by it? Do they ...
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How to deal with bitcoin/crypto volatility as an online casino?

Let's say an online casino has btc as a deposit and withdrawal method. Assuming A player deposits 1 btc, plays and does neither win nor lose much and then cashes out the balance, which happens to be ...
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Are there any academic papers on the link between energy markets and Bitcoin mining?

I am keen to see if there have been any academic papers that have studied the link between bitcoin miners and energy markets, in-particular, if there is a so called 'no-arbitrage' requirement, or a ...
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Comparing "health" of Cryptocurrencies

I am new to cryptocurrencies, and I would like to explore how an analyst might compare the "health" of two coins, for example, Bitcoin v. an altcoin. For a company that issues stocks, ...
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How can non-backed cryptocurrencies be stable (like by algorithm) [closed]

Is it possible that a cryptocurrency can be stable, without being backed by another currency, for example stable by algorithm? For example, when the value is too high, the algorithm will increased ...
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How does Bitcoin protect against inflation?

In an economy where the prices of goods keep inflating, like a car going from $10,000 to $20,000 in 1 year, what would be the incentive for people to put their money in Bitcoin? Wouldn't the price of ...
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Bitcoin goes Zero? [closed]

If the Bitcoin goes zero in value, Many crypto holders an investors will jump off the bridge i guess. Because they earn in Bitcoin now and planning to earn more in the future. But what if the Bitcoin ...
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Historical Prices Immediately Following Bitcoin Halving

I searched here for posts on historical price movements following Bitcoin halving but didn't find much. I found some old posts that inquired about the anticipated price changes expected for future ...
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How do LocalBitcoin's merchants prevent volatility risk?

For example, how does a Bitcoin merchant (someone who buys and sells Bitcoin as a business type deal to make commission) prevent the losses induced by the volatility in the market? I.e., say you buy a ...
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Why would people buy bitcoin these days if its too expensive?

I'm curious on why would bitcoin rise in the near future since its not affordable anymore. It's actually but for wealthy people only. How could it even reach mass adoption because of its extreme price?...
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Is it more dangerous when 51% attack happens than just having a pool with >50% hashrate?

Many people told me that, if a mining pool performs a 51% attack, the price of the coin will drop. But I disagree. There are pools with >50% hash power already for a long time. Flypool is an example....
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Why bitcoin rise causes altcoins to drop?

Bitcoin has grown significantly in the last few days. From what I can see on Binance, price of the majority of altcoins has dropped significantly relative to bitcoin at the same time. I've been ...
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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 ...
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Compare altcoins in one chart

Is there a website where I can compare several altcoins in one chart? In particular, I am looking for a chart where each coin, that I want to consider, starts with the same value (say a value of 100$)...
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Why do prices of all cryptocurrencies move in sync? [closed]

For example, when bitcoin moves up/down, most other cryptocurrencies also move for a similar amount. What is the reason behind this? I almost see no point in investing in different cryptocurrencies, ...
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Crypto Exchange Price based on BTC

I can't seem to find a solid answer for this but looking at a chart that I have linked below, this altcoin (altcoin X) has a price that is based on BTC from an exchange that is only a crypto exchange. ...
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Why does GBTC frequently not track Bitcoin's price?

As far as I know, the Grayscale Bitcoin Investment Trust (symbol GBTC) is currently the closest thing on the market to a Bitcoin ETF. According to their web page, the investment objective of the ...
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dollars being sent to me for no reason?

I bought 200 ($700 worth) bitcoins in 2012, and I found them last week. Now, my wallet says they are worth $2371959.00 apparently. Is this a scam or do I need to sync my wallet? The computer is pretty ...
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How many days has bitcoin reached "all time high" in the first 3 quarters of 2017?

From Jan 1 2017 to Oct 1 2017 makes around 275 days. How many of these days did the BTC price reach an all-time-high?
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Bitcoin Cash: Reasons for price fluctuation [closed]

I'm trying to understand the possible factors that affect the price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). In my understanding, one of the reasons why its price fluctuates is the presence of miners who are attracted ...
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Demand for bitcoin

Is it true that bitcoin demand depends on average value of addresses balance? A - sum of all Bitcoins (Satoshi) B - addresses with non-zero balance C = A/B I mean if raise C so demand gets down ...
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Volatility-reducing investing strategies in Bitcoin?

I am looking for options to reduce the impact of volatility on the portfolio while accumulating Bitcoins over years. In comparison to ETF funds, we have options such as TIPS where volatility is ...
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How Do I Calculate the profit of the value of my bitcoin? [closed]

Lets say I buy $50 of a bitcoin for 3916.74, And then the price goes up to $4200. How Do I calculate how much I have made in profit? As in What type of formula do I use to see how much more my $50 is ...
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Why do prices of different cryptocurrencies on exchanges often go up/down in synchrony? [closed]

This might be a dumb question, but it's been puzzling me for a while. I have noticed that oftentimes, prices for various cryptocurrencies go up/down almost simultaneously. I do understand that ...
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What does the value of bitcoins depend on?

I've been looking up stuff about bitcoins for some time now and i have two question stuck in my mind: How is the value of bitcoins so unstable? And can there be bitcoin inflation?
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How does a merchant ensure sufficient value in light of the price volatility?

When a merchant accepts bitcoin payment (for example 10 btc for the purchase), the buyer send the payment of 10 btc and it is settled. However, the 10 btc value will fluctuate every minute (up to 20% ...
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Why did the price of bitcoin increase so dramatically?

I read this question on money.stackexchange, in which a user asks how to tax the speculation gain they (involuntarily) made. This guy (or girl) bought BTC for a few hundred USD a few years ago, lost ...
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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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Real bitcoin buying versus forex speculation [closed]

so I had a discussion with the colleges today and I would that my arguments would be verified here. Basically the question is what are the differences between buying and selling real cryptocurrencies ...
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Why isn't the price of BTC rapidly growing due to WannaCry? [closed]

This occurred to me today: the ongoing ransomware attack (started on May 12) caused by the WannaCry virus infected over 230 000 computers so far (source: Wikipedia). This probably means that a lot of ...
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How is the Blockchain.info Bitcoin Market Price Exactly Calculated?

I am about to apply traditional univariate GARCH tools to analyze the volatility of the Bitcoin - US Dollar exchange rate. The index that I would like to investigate is the Bitcoin Market Price (...
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Bitcoin Volatility

I am a French student in a Business School and currently working on a Bitcoin study. I have 2 questions to you: Are there means, for companies or states, to limit or at least to curb on the ...
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What are the political and environmental implications of growing Bitcoin electricity consumption?

I have found lots of articles talking about how bitcoin works, and quite a few that analyze the growing industry around it. Relatively little though speaks to the potential political implications of ...
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Bitcoin alert service if price dips or rises by a percentage base?

Is there a Bitcoin alert service that monitors the price and alerts the user when price dips or rises by a percentage base? Say I want to monitor the btc price if it rises by 5% and have it email me.
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Is there a calculation for exchange rate stability?

Exchange rate stability can be used as an indicator to determine how consistently you will earn the same profit over a period of time when mining a cryptocurrency. My current thinking is that a chart ...
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What would happen to the world if Bitcoin were the only allowed currency? [closed]

Could a world economy be based solely on Bitcoin? I mean the only mean to pay would be bitcoin. From the point of view of economy would this be possible or would all the economy collapse? Could we ...
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Digital currencies pegged to dollar value

Some digital currencies, like NuBits, declare that they peg their value to dollar or other fiat currency. How does this work? Under what conditions this can work? Can this be distributed, or does ...
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So you really can not set an exchange rate....?

If I understand this correctly, someone decided to create their own currency and its validity comes from other people buying into it and having confidence in it and being willing to both buy AND SELL ...
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What drives the price of bitcoin, in other words, what makes it go up or down?

I am interested in knowing what kind of events and news have a direct impact on the bitcoin prices besides the raw supply and demand.
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Transaction for real use / transaction for changin Bitcoin in other currencies?

How can I calculate the ratio between this two type of bitcoin transaction? Is it correct divide the total volume USD of the data at this link: http://data.bitcoinity.org/markets/volume/5y?c=e&r=...
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What were the dates of Bitcoin's previous price plummets prior to 2015? What articles were written about it?

As of Jan 2015, the price of Bitcoin has plummeted from 300ish to 200 since the summer of 2014. This wasn't the first time happening to have the price plummet in such a state where mass media starts ...
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Any supervisory power on earth to ensure that Bitcoin system will remain resilient if hashing conditions change rapidly?

Assume that Bitcoin value versus the “fiat money” is of great significance and imagine suddenly discounted by 50% or more, the current pools are not in money any more, stop hashing. The current ...
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Why did Bitcoin lose value so fast in early January 2015?

What on earth is driving the price of Bitcoin and other alternative currencies down lately? It's one thing for it to go down a bit but losing practically 80% of its value in less than a year? I feel ...
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Are there any instruments that I can use to trade bitcoin volatility?

In the stock market, there are several financial products that allow an individual investor to trade/hedge daily volatility? As an example, there is the VIIX. Are there any such financial products ...
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Cryptographic "Central Bank" [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a bitcoin-like system that has a central authority? I know that the reason that many people like bitcoin is that it is completely unregulated, but I was thinking that a "...
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How do goods & services sellers manage price instability?

How do retail outlets manage the massive price instability? Are they really repricing every second with 25-50% spikes and drops over 24 hours? How much does it cost to maintain accurate prices? ...
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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 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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Mining in a down market

Is there something in the design of the bitcoin system that prevents this scenario? The price of bitcoins drops by 80% (or some number) for some external reason. The profitability of bitcoin mining ...
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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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