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Am I misunderstanding shorting a currency in which I hold collateral on?

I want to know if I misunderstanding shorting a currency in which I hold collateral on? In my margin account I have 1 BTC I short only 4 BTC on BTC/USD even though I am allowed up to 10x (The ...
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Why do huge wallets often have repeated tiny (< $1) transactions? [duplicate]

Looking around at some so-called 'whales' on the BTC richlist (as well as other currencies) I see it is quite common a huge wallet is regularly making miniscule transactions as low as a few cents. ...
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Where can I observe cryptocurrency bid/offer spreads?

When I look on Coinbase, all I see is the last price that traded, correct? How do I see the bid/offer spread before I trade? Is there a place to put in limit orders? Is there another site where I ...
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What causes synchronous price movement within and between crypto exchanges without matching trades? [closed]

I have observed different crypto exchanges for quite some time now and analyzed the potential for different kinds of arbitrage. However, I don't quite understand what I am seeing. Examples: Observing ...
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How can I trade cryptocurrency the way it meant to be fees-free, unidentified, and secure?

My first post here and my first time to look for cryptocurrencies My understanding of cryptocurrency that it is uncontrolled and no mediators and no fees for exchange Today I registered at coinbase ...
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Bitcoin Transactions confirmation [duplicate]

I'm new to crypto trading and id like to know if bitcoin transactions have ever taken more than 7 days to confirm? kind regards rob
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Assuming a decentralized exchange like this, wouldn't this basic logic guarantee profits every single day?

Let's say that Bisq releases their API (which seems imminent) tomorrow. Now, we can automate talking to Bisq to trade between Bitcoin and whatevercoin. If I do the following: Manually put 0.01 BTC ...
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Somebody sells at 4k instead of 40k. Who gets it?

If somebody sells x amount of BTC (or any other crypto) mistakenly at 4k instead of the current 40k (assumption), who will get it and for how much? Will somebody just be the happy one?
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Localbitcoins history btc_in_usd rate?

In 2016 Localbitcoins (LBC) introduced a new stable variable for price equations called btc_in_usd. It was/is based on the rates of the seven most famous exchanges, and LBC calculates a median price ...
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Is there a good website or resource comparing how all exchanges are structured under the hood?

So one of the issues I am running into is that there are competing definitions for things like: exchange, broker, trading platform, exchange platform, centralized, decentralized, P2P trading, etc. And ...
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What exactly makes the Bitcoin price suddenly start going crazy, only to later “go flat”? [closed]

I'll admit that my life is so devoid of any meaning at this point that my general mood is now closely related to the current Bitcoin price, which I always see on my computer. When it lately has been ...
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How to find the aggregate geographic distribution of bitcoin traders using a certain exchange? [closed]

I wonder whether it is possible. Are there any ways of doing this via e.g. somehow collecting the IP addresses of all traders on an exchange such as Bittrex?
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Are the transactions displayed on “BitListen” really accurate?

Over the years, whenever there's unusual Bitcoin activity, I look at: https://www.bitlisten.com/ But can these transactions really be accurate? I just saw numerous 100+ BTC ones, and just now a ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on a Bitcoin investment when I'm withdrawing it to my US bank account before I actually received the money?

I am new to Bitcoin investment trading, I recently invested $500 in 401trade.com and got $19,000 setting in their account, I went to withdraw $18,000 and they said I had to pay $200 in taxes and gave ...
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How to tell if a cryptocurrency exchange or trading platform is trustworthy?

I've seen a good-looking website for buying and selling cryptocurrencies, should I trust it with my money?
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What do “support” and “resistance” mean?

I'm still very much a newbie to all this and would like to get some help.
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Crypto exchange - what do BTCUSD SELL and LTCBTC SELL mean?

I just downloaded an app that forecasts the crypto market. The app seems to be nice but I don't understand the forecast interface. What does this mean? BTCUSD SELL, LTCBTC SELL Does it mean that ...
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How does a perpetual futures contract affects the actual price?

I kind of understand how a perpetual futures contract works, but I don't see how it affect the price of the underlying asset, such as Bitcoin.
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Trading Bitcoins through binary miner

I don't really understand how binary options work and someone recommended a company called empireoptionstrading.com for me to invest in. I tried to find more information on the company but I don't ...
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Opening a short position on Kraken requires BTC to begin with? [closed]

Suppose I have US Dollars on Kraken and no BTC. And suppose I expect the Bitcoin price to drop a bit (which I don't, but suppose) so I would want to speculate and take a short position. Is this ...
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How to trade bitcoin in bitcoin? [closed]

I'm curious about how to trade bitcoin in bitcoins. I want to do this because it squares the gains (and losses) from crypto. I'm not intending on doing this with leverage for safety reasons. So, what ...
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Order Book Distribution

I'm currently building a small bitcoin order book simulator that would mimic user limit orders. What gives order books its V shape appearance? That is, the further away we go from the market price, ...
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Why is there no decentralized Bitcoin trading API?

Since nobody has answered me the last 30 times when I asked for decentralized Bitcoin trading APIs, I can pretty safely conclude that it just doesn't exist. So that's why I now ask why this is. Don't ...
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What is the differences in Bitcoin derivative products such as perpetual vs futures?

I see on some crypto exchanges, they offer Bitcoin perpetual orders and futures orders. What are the differences when compared to each other and vs margin orders.
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How does one calculate a margin position's liquidation price for Bitfinex and other exchanges?

I'm learning how margin works and wanted to understand how does liquidation price work in a margin position when using an exchange like Bitfinex? Their requirements is 30% equity. Let's say I ...
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Is this one of the strategies used by whales to manipulate BTC? (real example)

This is a graphic from yesterday (BitMEX:BTC, 1minute candles): A price drop from $4000 to $3730 in 7 minutes Volume in those 7min was $140M Is possible that something like this happened (...
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How to develop a scalable web cryptocurrency robot? [closed]

I'm trying to develop a robot that will work in the cloud, basically it will buy and sell crypto-coins according to the strategies defined by the users, but I still can not think of a solution to ...
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What's the exact formula where I can calculate my liquidation price on Bitfinex for a leveraged position?

The following variables are given: Exchange: Bitfinex Funds: $10,000 USD BTC Price: $1000 Use Leverage of: 2x = $20,000 USD Say I wanted to go long Bitcoin thinking it would be above $1000 in the ...
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Reports of Cryptocurrency Exchanges faking volume trade data. Where can one find this report?

In 2018 December there was a research report on cryptocurrency exchanges faking volume trade data. Where can one find this report on these exchanges? Supposedly the only 2 exchanges that had real ...
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How does the full lifecycle of a cryptocurrency trading look like? [closed]

I am new into cryptocurrencies and I am wondering how to trade them. By trading cryptocurrencies I mean: Transfer fiat currency (ie. USD) from my bank account into some account that enables buying ...
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How can I find real man for bitcoin mining investment? [closed]

can anyone help me for find a real people? Where I can invest for mining, because i lost lot of money before. Someone scamming with me. Thanks
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Account system is deprecated. Now, how can we set a “from account” when using the “sendmany” function?

Currently I have been faced with a problem from the update of Bitcoin Core. As you may know, in the recent update, Bitcoin Core deprecated the concept of account belonging to each node. Hence, I ...
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How can one confirm that reported transactions on the exchange actually occur and are not due to wash-trading?

For instance, if I'm subscribed to binance's websocket trade stream.. and it is reporting trades.. how can one be assured that the trades are actually occuring and not just the exchange trading with ...
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blockchain.com saying I do have enough funds [closed]

I have had 0.3097 of a BTC in a wallet for a couple of years. Needing to pay for something, I went into blockchain.com and entered the login link and password and the system showed me the balance ...
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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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OK, I know about the anonymity of cryptocurrency, but

Normally I'd just use Browser History and things would be finished, but a little kid poured Apple Juice all over my last laptop. Thus, I have a new computer. I bought the BTC through Coinmama.com. ...
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What is the best language to use for making API orders? [closed]

I have heard that python is at a disadvantage when it comes to making API requests. It’s built on C which makes it slower. Are there any languages that are low level enough to make fast requests and ...
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What is the right method to calculate Relative Strength Index (RSI) for incoming real time data? [closed]

I am working on a trading bot that computes values for several indicators including the RSI. I subscribe to real time minute-level market data from an exchanges, and as new data arrives, I get the ...
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Why prices are different in different fiat currencies on the same market?

What I noticed is that prices in different fiat currencies on the same market for the same crypto currency are different. But what are the reasons behind that? Does it has anything to do with market ...
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BTC/USDT trading on binance

I have an account on binance and i would like to trade on the platform in the BTC/USDT market. However something does not add up to me. Lets say at 1100 HRS 1 BTC = 6154 USDT and at 1200 HRD 1 BTC = ...
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Which cryptocurrencies can you margin trade with bitcoin? [closed]

I am trying to compile all cryptocurrencies (and fiat currencies) that can be margin trade with bitcoin. Here is a list of the pairs that I have found so far. If you know others please add them in ...
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Bitcoin to Bank

I have a bill due tomorrow and need money in my account immediately. I usually sell crypto and wait days for the money to show up in my account but I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to do same ...
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Bitcoin arbitrage

Suppose I have BTC at HitBtc and Poloniex. The prices and fees are: HitBtc: price is 8460, fees are ~0.1%. Poloniex: price is 8385, fees are ~0.2%. The price difference is 0.9%. I can sell BTC at ...
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Would requesting a refund for a Bitcoin order be a better way to transform your Bitcoin in national currency?

Let example.com be a shop on the internet accepting Bitcoin as payment system, along with USD payments. In the context of a refund, the user gets back USD. Now, Alice has, let's say some bitcoins, ...
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How is a ticker price determined?

I am trying to understand how a ticker price is determined for an asset, in this case I am specifically looking at BTC data from GDAX. The question stemmed when downloading historical BTC data from ...
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Need explanation - limit buy order (Cryptopia)

If there are sell orders like this: selling 200 XXX - 100 satoshis per coin selling 200 XXX - 101 satoshis per coin selling 200 XXX - 102 satoshis per coin selling 200 XXX - 103 satoshis per coin ...
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What has the nonaggression principle to do with bitcoin trading?

In the Introductory page of the book 'Attack of the 50 foot Blockchain', the author says (in reference to Ross Ulbricht) : A young physics student starts a revolutionary new marketplace based on ...
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How does Coinmarketcap calculate the USD price for Bitcoin?

I'm doing a school project in which I'm building my own bitcoin price index similar to coinmarketcap. I want to calculate the USD price for bitcoin by using volume weight averaging from multiple ...
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One time paid or open-source Bitcoin exchange [closed]

Which is the best cryptocurrency exchange on the market? It can be one-time paid or open-source, no PHP projects, no outdated, no decentralised like forkdelta. I found BlinkTrade, which seems work ...
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Why are there no very low bids/very high asks on GDAX?

When I look at the GDAX exchange, I see that the highest ask is 8894, and the lowest bid is 8880. What I find strange about this is how close these numbers are. Suppose I were to, right now, post a ...

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