Questions tagged [trading]

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1 blockchain for 1 only cryptocurrency?

I do not know if this question was asked before ... I wanted to know if for each cryptocurrency you should have your own blockchain database if the answer is "yes" ... then how can you do trading ...
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How much Bitcoin volume is for purchasing stuff versus trading/speculation/investment?

What percentage of Bitcoin transaction volume is due to people actually buying stuff ("goods") versus between traders, investors and speculators? Of the "goods" volume, what percentage is for illicit ...
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What happen to my bitcoin

I have payed last april 21 and april 25 should be my payment but it took days already here is my transaction id b5a9cb6a67429ec60c51f3aa197bec67af0003c841890132051f9fea40f71f76 And the same as april ...
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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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Which trading plateform to make cavalry? [closed]

There are many companies offering crypto-currencies exchange service. But many of them have a gap in their currency list. Some other have a strange complexity. All wallets are not systematically ...
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what is good starter for trading with bitcoin

I would like to try trading with bitcoin, but I am new at trading so I am asking for advise which market pick to get started. what do I require: fast market with lot of trades no need of huge money ...
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Transferring Bitcoins from Wallet to Wallet

Say I buy a Bitcoin from a specific market, like BTC-e, and it goes into my wallet. Is it possible for me to transfer that Bitcoin from its current wallet (BTC-e) into a wallet that I have on another ...
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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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Automated trading btc-e.com?

Hi I'm looking for a way to make a automated trading robot. I know there is btc robot but it is too rapid, I only want to make long term trades. like making a trading robot where i can set the limit ...
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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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Can trading be done on coinbase.com?

On coinbase.com I tried to sell some bitcoins and was told I had to register a bank account. I'd have expected that only if I were trying to withdraw dollars, euros, etc., from coinbase. On mtgox ...
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Do any ETFs purchase Bitcoins? Is that scenario possible?

Is there any ETF that allows for the purchase of Bitcoins? Is this possible? More info... An ETF is like a stock that is publicly traded on the stock market, and it can represent: A collection ...
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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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Where does Coinify get its Bitcoins, and can I track their exchange rate somewhere?

I have not found anything in their FAQ. As I understand, you can buy BTC from BTC exchanges, a place where buyers and sellers meet and agree on some price. If I buy BTC through Coinify, where do ...
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Bitcoin cross trading from Bitstamp to Bitfinex

Bitstamp exchange price for Bitcoin is right now 1056.07 USD https://bitcoinaverage.com/en/exchanges/bitstamp/btc-to-usd while Bitfinex is 963.41 USD https://bitcoinaverage.com/en/exchanges/...
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Self trade prevention

I've read recently following on GDAX: You cannot trade with yourself on GDAX. If you create a buy or sell order for the same price as another matching order then they will cancel each other out....
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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 ...
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How should I safely buy/sell a preorder for Bitcoin mining equipment?

Suppose I need to buy/sell a preorder for Bitcoin mining equipment. What is the safest approach (for both the buyer and seller) to conduct this transaction? Does it matter if this transaction is ...
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What is BTC-E CODE?

In the "Finances" tab on https://btc-e.com/ you can enter your BTC-E Code there. What is this about?
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Buy bitcoins with my vef (bolivares) in Venezuela without wire transfer

I want to buy bitcoins with my vef (bolivares) from my account in Venezuela. How can I go about it?, we don't have a way of sending a wire transfer overseas in our currency.
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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 (...
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What value stores can be exchanged for bitcoin purely pseudonymously?

What can I trade with bitcoin without having to give out private details like name and address? (Imagine I don't even have a name or address.) I'm looking for stores of value like gold or stocks. ...
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Where do i get a good hands-on Bitcoin learning experience as a newbie?

I understand that bitcoin is a virtual form of money. It fascinates me. I have been to the site and seen numerous videos on youtube, but none seems to capture the vast enormity of the workings of ...
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Getting GBP back from Bitcoin?

I have a handful of BTC that thanks to the recent interest are now worth me trying to get back into GBP that I can spend. I've done a little research, but the only methods of converting my BTC into ...
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Transaction failure due to “made-up” transaction

For instance, if I am trying to send 1 BTC to an address, however, I do not have enough BTC. What will happen to this transaction? Will the sender and the recipient both receive notification ...
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Questions about bitcoin(or other crytocurrency) to satisfy my feeble mind [closed]

After a few days of research and reading about bitcoin and ethereum, I got interested on investing in these. Just small amounts to try it out.. maybe $30 - $50 for starters. I'm from a 3rd World ...
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What's the point of trading BTC if you're limited in the things you can buy

If you're trying to make a profit by trading BTC... fine, I get it. What other reasons are there to trade BTC?
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High Hashing Power: Okay to solo mine? [duplicate]

I plan to hash at around 250-550 gH/s, would it be profitable to mine solo, or would I make more money joining a pool? Are there any unexpected occurrences that I should look out for when mining?
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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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What is a Buy as opposed to a Sell?

What defines a Buy vs a Sell record in the trading time series of an exchange? In any trade there is always someone selling and someone buying... So what defines a particular trade as Buy or Sell?
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Will buy and sell offers from one trader be matched with each other?

If one user made a buy and a sell order at the same time, would they be matched with each other or remain pending?
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Decentralised escrow / distributed private key generation

Issue Hi As many others i am curious in addressing distributed escrow problem (not just for bitcoin). As it stands now there are no decentralised escrows. All escrow services are based on trust in ...
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If I convert my US Dollars to Bitcoins, will its value likely depreciate? [closed]

Is it worth converting 'normal' currency into Bitcoins with the hope of making a profit later, by converting the Bitcoins back into 'normal' currency? In other words, could it be seen in a similar ...
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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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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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Is this a good time to enter mining? [closed]

This is a question that has been on my mind for a while. I was going to buy a server farm to mine Bitcoins and I was wondering if it would be practical to jump on the mining bandwagon at the current ...
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Average cost of mining per BTC over time

Are there any approximations to the average cost of mining of a BTC over time? The reason I ask is because I think that as this ratio will affect the general availability of Bitcoins on MtGox, and ...
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Is BTC Robot working or is it a scam? [closed]

Does anyone have an experience in using BTC Robot? Can it make some money or is it just a scam?
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Is there an easier way to run multiple altcoins in one service than operating each daemon? [closed]

I am interested how to operate multiple currencies in one service like modern trading platforms do: Cryptsy(496 trading pairs), Bittrex (328 trading pairs), Poliniex(172 trading pairs). The only way ...
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Limit order versus Market order

What is the difference between the two definitions that is not the following explanation: "Sell BTC 2.3 at $593.18" is an example of a limit order asking for $593.18 per 1 BTC. "Buy BTC 0.32 at $592....
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Can bitcoins be bought wholesale?

What options are available to purchase bitcoins in bulk (e.g. a buy in the range of ten thousand dollars or more) without having to mess around with a market exchange? How can it be determined if the ...
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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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Why are there regulations when buying/selling with USD

I'm looking to learn about bitcoin regulations by studying the history of bitcoin. Bitcoin went from being an unknown thing to buy and sell to being heavily regulated. If I back track and look at it ...
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Do exchanges charge fees from base currency or from counter currency?

I'm building some trading robots for a while already but I keep seing that something is wrong with my end of day balances. My robot does arbitrage across multiple exchanges and I always take into ...
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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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Bitcoin trading volume: what's going on?

Since January, bitcoin trading volume on exchanges has been slowly dropping (more or less, on average), but it's had a significant drop around May 13th, and has stayed low since then. I checked the ...
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Are there any chart tools out there?

Are there any chart tools similar to the ones used in Forex trading available for Bitcoin users? The MtGox Live feed is nice and all, but it doesn't offer the functionality one would expect from a ...
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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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How to avoid price pumps & dumps when trading with bot?

Recently I recieved $500 USD in credits for trading with Coinsetter, a NYC based bitcoin exchange, so I decided to use them and coded a bitcoin trading bot for myself (never have done such thing ...
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Canadian Taxes for Buying Bitcoins

I saw this post, but it really didn't help me. How should I fill out my tax forms if I am only buying and holding bitcoins, not selling them? This page appears to suggest that I only need to worry ...