Questions tagged [trading]

This tag should be used for questions regarding the buying, selling or exchanging of Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies for other currencies or commodities.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
235 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
157 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

How to compute profit and loss with currency trading?

I can't seem to wrap my head around this. Let's say we have these fake trades between two currencies C1 C2 Rate dPIP Trade Value C1 Value C2 Day 1 1 0 10 0 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Bitcoin charts: Moving average or exponential moving average

Right now I'm using EMA (exponential) since it lines up with MACD on Trading View. But I have no idea what numbers to use for the fast and slow EMA. At the moment I'm using 10 and 21 since that's ...
1
vote
1answer
218 views

How BTC value is determined in USD from a trading pair?

I know this is more of a general trading question but how is BTC or any base currency value determined in another currency from a trading pair? An example of what I mean is take the BTC/NEO trading ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
217 views

Bitcoin bet on price of Brent crude

Is there a place where I can bet on the price of Brent crude oil? For example, I bet 1 BTC and: if the oil price increases by 1%, I will lose the bet. if the oil price decreases by 1%, I will double ...
11
votes
9answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
83 views

Where can I get a list of places I can use my Bitcoins?

I am new to Bitcoin and I'm trying to understand how it works and how I can make it work for me. So, let's say I travel often to different Spanish speaking countries in South America and Spain. How ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
264 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Noob Question: Trading Fluctuating Currencies

My 1 bitcoin was originally worth $16,000 USD but is now worth $17,000 USD. Ignoring fees and the fluctuation on XRP, does this mean my 1 BTC will get $17,000 USD worth of XRP or $16,000? I ask ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
140 views

Buying selling of cryptocurrency. Where does the coin come from and where does it go?

I am a novice trying to understand selling and buying of crypto currency. I could not find it on google so asking, please do not be harsh. Say, I have an account with coinbase and want to buy ...
1
vote
2answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
126 views

Why is the Winklevoss ETF decision so important, when this tracker certificate already exists?

The Winklevoss ETF and the SEC decisions regarding it seem to be on everyone's lips and the influence of the bitcoin price are apparent. However there seems to be this tracker certificate already: ...
16
votes
4answers
37k views

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, ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

How to get history trades of last 10 days from Bittrex using Bittrex API?

I want to know how to programmatically get history of trades for period - last 10 days from Bittrex? I saw bittrex API, but using function getmarkethistory I can get only last 200 trades items. But I ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to do a market trade in bittrex?

I am not sure how to set to do market buy and sell Please help
1
vote
0answers
792 views

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 ...
15
votes
10answers
41k views

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:
1
vote
1answer
86 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Buy and selling Bitcoin in different currencies

If I were to purchase one Bitcoin in Australian (AUD) that is in the tens of thousands of dollars as of this moment, would I be able to sell this bitcoin in American (USD), which is in the thousands? ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

BTC Arbitrage Opportunity question

I have an bank account that allows me to exchange between currencies at no extra premium other than the exchange rate. I am noticing large spreads between some of the BTC prices in various currencies....
10
votes
1answer
20k views

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.
10
votes
7answers
14k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
98 views

Wordpress exchange platform [closed]

Hello from where I should start to built my own cryptocurrency exchange and Fiat/crypto exchange on wordpress? What steps I should take to built that kind of platform? I have some knowledge of ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Can i convert BAR ( Tidex ) to XRP ( Binance ) ?

I need some advice, I do have some BARS with me on Tidex but I would like to send them to my Binance account but in other coin format e.g BARS to Ripple. Is it possible to do so, if any option please ...
3
votes
2answers
630 views

How do decentralized exchanges prevent front running?

With the coming rise of decentralized exchanges for bitcoin and altcoins. How do these exchanges prevent front running of trades? Since all the transactions are transparent, what stops someone from ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

What does “Trailing Stop buy Order” on Bitstamp mean?

a Trailing Stop limit Order is clear in my mind. You want to sell your stock when the price starts to fall after reaching a max; or you want to buy a stock after the price starts to rise after a ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Why is the USD spread of the order book on GDAX kept very low most of the time?

I noticed that there is a difference in the appearance of the order books among different exchanges. On GDAX, the USD spread is kept very low most of the time ($0.01). At these times, the buy and ...
0
votes
1answer
52k views

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) ...
1
vote
2answers
840 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Legal issue of bitcoin investment in the US as a foreigner [closed]

So after China banned CNY <=> bitcoin trading, I plan to invest in bitcoin with my USD. My plan is: exchange USD with CNY (by wire probably) Buy bitcoins with USD Sell bitcoins for USD. ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Tool for calculating profitable coin trading

I want to know that if I buy 200$ worth of BTC that when I trade to other coin I'm not trading for less than 200$ worth of that coin. This way making sure I'm never loosing money. I'm doing this ...
-1
votes
1answer
297 views

Explain this websocket ticker data please

I've looked at various websocket feeds from crpyto exchanges and they in general are like this { "jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "ticker", "params": { "ask": "0.054464", "bid": "0.054463", ...
0
votes
2answers
952 views

Calculating EMA on multiple time periods - right or wrong?

I'm writing a bot that acts on market signals - currently just based on exponential moving averages. At the moment, I have the program watching the market on multiple different period lengths. For ...
6
votes
5answers
12k views

Ways to monitoring BTC trading profit and loss?

Does anyone have recommendations when it comes to monitoring BTC trading profit and loss? I find it confusing when taking into account the transaction fee the exchanges impose (ie- GDAX). I use ...
1
vote
1answer
300 views

How does a Cryptocurrency Exchange Start

I understand the basics of an exchange and how they work, but I am confused as to how one initially begins. For example, in order for an exchange to function, there needs to be both bids and asks ...
0
votes
2answers
134 views

Why do altcoins vary so along with bitcoins?

Today bitcoin has dropped by 20%, so I looked for alternative cryptocoins with better performance. But, hey! Litecoin, Iota, Ripple, Ethereum, all of that has the roughly the same graph along time in ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

Why do exchanges have a buy/sell column in their trade history?

Why is there a type column in the trade history on exchanges like btc-e.com and vircurex.com? If all the trades are between two users on the exchange why is a buy/sell type needed? And if there is one ...
0
votes
2answers
176 views

How exchange platforms work?

I am wondering how exchange platforms such as Kraken or Bitfinex can survive bubble exposions? People exchange real currencies for cryptocurrencies. When a bubble explode a lot of people want to trade ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Where to find last x hour/minute trading volume for a given coin

Coinmarketcap shows trading volume for the last 24 hour. Where can I find trading volume for the last x hour/minute? Or How can I calculate it myself programmatically?
3
votes
2answers
139 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
820 views

How does Coinmarketcap calculate volume?

Does Coinmarketcap read all trade history from the APIs of all exchanges and sums them up to calculate overall 24h volume? Or Does it retrieve it directly from specific coin's api?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Rounding in BTC exchanges

Does anyone know whether exchanges usually round values or truncate them instead? Different exchanges support different resolutions for prices and amounts. For instance, BTC China supports 2 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to measure profit and losses in bitcoin investment? [closed]

If I buy BTC at $1,200 and then sell it at $1,500 it is clear that I have made a profit of $300 minus the exchange fee. If I keep buying BTC at the same price over and over, and the price keeps ...