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How do you obtain bitcoins?

This is a question many people ask when they're introduced to Bitcoin. Bitcoin sounds interesting, but if I want to use this system I will need to get some coins, otherwise, there's no way I can ...
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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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Does hoarding really hurt Bitcoin?

Some people believe that hoarding hurts the Bitcoin economy. But are they really right? As long as corresponding goods vendors and services will be here to stay and reinforce people's faith in Bitcoin,...
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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...
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How do buy and sell orders work?

How does buying and selling bitcoins work once the order is placed? I just know that the order-matching engine is used for this purpose, but more information regarding this will be helpful.
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What would it take to create my own Bitcoin exchange?

I'm looking into creating a Bitcoin / crypto currency trading platform (say, like Tradeking), as I've noticed there are a few sites out there already, except they all have pretty hefty fees. So, to ...
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How do I buy Bitcoins safely face-to-face?

I've made a contact via LocalBitcoins.com and am going to buy some coins with cash. The seller is not verified, but as we will meet, it sounds ok: I show him the cash. He transfers the Bitcoins. We ...
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Will I pay BID price or lowest necessary amount?

I was wondering about how ASKs and BIDs are matched: Say I set up two separate trading accounts on mtgox. On my first account, I offer to sell 1 BTC for 1000 USD ...Nobody will buy it (at current ...
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How can one find how much "room for arbitrage" is there in the Bitcoin market?

I don't know what's the mathematical/economical definition, but I would define "room for arbitrage" as the amount of money that can be extracted from the market by doing arbitrage (between the ...
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Why shouldn't I accept PayPal when trading bitcoin?

I've heard that it's not a good idea to accept PayPal payments in exchange for Bitcoin. Why?
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What happens if I buy Bitcoins and the price goes down?

What happens if I buy Bitcoins and the price goes down. Will I lose a quantity of my money? Consider:
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Can I use bitcoin as a means of bypassing Argentine Dollar restrictions?

I am planning on doing some small-time buying/selling with a friend who is in the States. I am in Argentina and I do not have a way of reimbursing him in Dollars for products that he buys, sends to me,...
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Trading software

I googled some time, but didn't find anything - is it possible to add btc market into software like meta trader? Or is there any (free) analysis software for that? I just found info about some ...
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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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Is there a forum-like exchange for trading Bitcoins person-to-person?

I was to trade Bitcoins for PayPal quite frequently and I know that PayPal doesn't allow Bitcoin exchanges to accept PayPal payments. But there should exist a person-to-person trading site that works ...
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Can I buy stocks with Bitcoin? [closed]

I have got some USD balance with a Bitcoin exchange. I intend to buy stocks for these USDs. Is there an online broker that accepts Bitcoin as a deposit option for stock market trading? I mean the ...
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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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How does one use Bitcoin OTC?

I've heard of Bitcoin OTC and P2P exchanges, but never used one. How does one start? What does the ranking/rating system mean? How are exchanges done / reported? Why can't I see any user rating when ...
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Can I CPU mine other coins to win Bitcoins?

I have a useless Nvidia, until now, unconfigurable to mine (7300) So, if I mine just with CPU, can I get more coins mining others coins like NMC,LQC,LTC,SC, or whatever, and trading after for BTCs?
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BTC/USD price changes approximately the same way over many exchanges at the same time, how?

I have seen this many times, the same minute the price goes down on GDAX, it also has gone down on Bitfinex and Bitmex and Binance USDT etc. These exchanges have different prices, that's ...
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How trade engine works? [closed]

How cryptocoin trade engine works? Is there any open source project available other than buttercoin. I want to build a simple trade engine in ruby on rails for cryptocoins. what are the essential ...
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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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Are there any open-source trading bots out there?

Has anyone published an open-source trading bot that runs on a Bitcoin exchange?
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Is there a historical timeseries of market depth & transactions available?

Has anyone stored the historical market depth & tick data from MtGox? Is it available publically? Would be useful if you were making a bot.
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Anyone know of an API I can get historical price time series for multiple coins

I'd like to build some historical price charts, to use in my cryptocoin portfolio tracking app, using time series data (with HighCharts js). Anyone know of an API that provides this price data, ...
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Which exchanges offer stop-loss functionality?

In case of a sudden price drop, I want to sell my coins automatically. MtGox doesn't have an option for this, which exchanges do?
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Is there a correlation between Technical Analysis predictions and actual prices?

Technical Analysis is a disputed method for "predicting" future prices. This blog has been offering technical analysis on Bitcoin for quite some time (AFAIK it's the only one). Has there been any ...
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Anyone know of an API for RSI and other indicators? [closed]

I am looking for Relative Strenght Index and other market indicators API's for cryptos. I don't think TradingView provides one but maybe you know one?
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Is there any desktop notifier application for bitcoin prices?

There's a nice C2DM push based notifier for android but I'd like to know if there is one for the desktop environment, ideally linux? Does anyone know if one exists?
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What's the best way for someone in Israel to move money in and out of Mt. Gox and/or Tradehill?

There is an Israeli bitcoin exchange (BitCoil), but it has been closed some time before and it doesn't currently support limit orders. I want to understand what's the best way, without using BitCoil, ...
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Are there any active Bitcoin leveraged trading platforms available?

For awhile Bitcoinica was a very popular leveraged trading service, but it got hacked and closed down. Are there any more services like that still functioning in the Bitcoin ecosystem?
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How Does trading on the Exchanges Work?

Pardon my Ignorance but can somebody explain the basics Of how trading (Bid Buy/Bid Sell) works of the common exchanges www.mtgox.com www.btc-e.com Aslo some of the common ways people or ...
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Algorithmic trading python library?

I am starting to do Algorithmic trading in cryptocurrencies using Python libraries. Most exchanges have RESTful APIs that make it easy to write you own code and get started. However, I would like to ...
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Is it possible to collect bitcoins? (as a collectors item)

Is there any analogy to collecting BitCoins as there is in the physical world? For example, some notriety was given to the Pizza for bitcoin transaction here, and one of the answers was able to ...
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Does cancelling an order in BTC-E carry a fee?

I want to know when BTC-E charges it's 0.2% fee on a cancelled buy/sell order... When placed but 0% completed When placed but partially completed How much are you billed in each case?
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How Does One Make Money from Bitcoin Trading?

Now, this is my disclaimer: I'm very, very inexperienced with trading and general concepts of finance. The way I understand it, the only way to make money from bitcoin is either to mine them yourself,...
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What are ways a BTC Exchange could steal from its customers, and how can they protect themselves?

Mt Gox is the dominant Exchange that handles BTC to USD conversions. Given the recent spike in price, and that Mt Gox is the primary exchange that publishes this price, it's conceivable that a second ...
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How does an exchange calculate the price of a coin?

How does an exchange calculate the price of a coin? I know it has to do with the amount of sell and buy orders, but what is the formula to do this? For example, if GDAX says one bitcoin is $10k on ...
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How will a bitcoin ETF be any different from a bitcoin exchange?

The W.Twins bitcoin ETF/trust stock can be converted to real bitcoins. This means that we can buy $100 worth of stock and convert it to maybe 0.5 BTC depending on the current rate. And we can buy 0.5 ...
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Is there a US broker for Bitcoins?

Apparently, there is an Australian trading house, Bit Trade, that will trade currency for Bitcoins or vice versa. Is there a U.S. equivalent?
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Need help understanding how to profit from bitcoin trading (like forex?)

I want to understand something very basic. How does trading work between BTC & USD. Let's say I have 1 BTC at US 100. The naive idea is "buy low" and "sell high". But I don't grasp how that work,...
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How to accept trade in cryptsy?

I am beginner in crypto-currencies, i just created my account in cryptsy and can make buy/sell orders but how do i accept orders from others(i.e open orders(all buy/sell orders)) i can view the list ...
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When a trade offer in Ripple incurs transit fees, who pays them?

When two trade orders in Ripple are matched and they incur a transit fee for exchanging IOUs, which of the parties pays the transit fee? Is this transit fee already included in the order or is it ...
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How will Mt.Gox select matching orders if asking for a price that is higher than available prices

E.g. if we have this order stock: SELL 0.5 BTC @ PRICE $72 $/BTC (1) SELL 3 BTC @ PRICE $75 $/BTC (2) SELL 0.5 BTC @ PRICE $76 $/BTC (3) And trying to buy 3.5 bitcoins for a price at $76.5 (higher ...
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Best trader from an European perspective [closed]

I would like to buy some bitcoins (and potentially litecoins). I live in Europe, what is the best way to get and trade them from Europe? I would like to avoid all unnecessary fees, as much as possible....
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Bitcoin trading at bitstamp

I would like to start trading with Bitcoins. My only question for now is: Can you lose more money, that you deposited on Bitstamp? If yes, how? Step by step question: I deposit 1 bitcoin (balance 1 ...
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How to sell bitcoins for cash money?

I'm asking about how to turn bitcoins into cash (USD or EURO) that you hold in your hands, so I can use it in real life not on the internet. I don't have a credit card, and I'm in a country (IRAQ) ...
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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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How to predict value of bitcoin? [closed]

I was just thinking if its possible to predict bitcoin value. If so, what would be the parameters?
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How the arbitrage works?

How the arbitrage works, Is transaction fee is included for calculating arbitrage across exchanges, cryptocoincharts seems to render incorrect values, Any other arbitrage available at open source? ...
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