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'Speculation' refers to transactions such as buying or selling crypto-currencies, or their derivatives, in the hope that future changes in market conditions will net the speculator a profit.

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What factors affect the value of a Bitcoin?

Obviously the number of existing Bitcoins affects the value, but what else? What are some of the primary factors for a rise or fall in a Bitcoin's worth?
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What is a bid wall?

On the bitcointalk forums I hear a lot of talk about "bid walls". I have never heard of these in other types of financial markets. It seems that people use them as a way to support the price of a ...
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Does speculation hurt bitcoin?

Related Question: Does hoarding really hurt Bitcoin Does speculation hurt bitcoin? I often hear people complain that speculation is destroying Bitcoin, or that Bitcoin will fail because of ...
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Historical transaction/trade ratio. Available? Useful?

Blockchain.info lists both "Trade Volume" and "Estimated Transaction Volume" in both BTC and USD. It occurred to me that the ratio of one to the other might be a useful metric in determining how much ...
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What does Litecoin offer over Bitcoin?

Litecoin is different from Bitcoin in the following ways, however none of them are particularly useful and on the contrary are only less worthy. 84 million vs 21 millions: since Bitcoin is divisible ...
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What are some of the risks of speculating on bitcoin value?

Just like a commodity it is easy to buy and sell bitcoins. Current value is so much higher then it was just a few months ago it seems like a really great investment. Especially when you consider that ...
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