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Is there a Bitcoin price alert application that can use data from BitcoinCharts.com?

Is there a Bitcoin price alert application that can use data from BitcoinCharts.com? Something like a windows desktop alert is what I have in mind. I need this as I am trying to monitor prices of ...
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Bitcoin trading in Cyprus

Hey guys is there any way to find out how much trading in bitcoin goes on within an individual country? I'm specifically looking for info on the country of Cyprus.
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Why does Bitfinex allow shorting with BTC as collateral?

I made a mistake today where I shorted BTC on Bitfinex using BTC as collateral. Why is this even possible, I cant figure out why someone would want to do that?
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What EURO exchanges have web APIs currently?

I'm wondering what exchanges in that operate in native euro, who most likely support sepa transactions have web apis? Bitcoin-24.com was great until they had banking problems. now who is left? Is ...
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Is instant profitable arbitrage impossible?

Case #1: Trade coins after an arbitrage opportunity appears. Buy Coin B with Coin A at a low price. Move Coin B to the buyer's market. Sell Coin B for Coin A at a higher price. However, transaction ...
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What would cause the price of Bitcoin to flatline for several hours on Bitstamp?

Last night I observed the following flatline of BTC/USD prices for several hours on Bitstamp: What would cause this ?
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Bitcoin cloud trading

Is there a trading bots that trades automatically and can also be hosted by the company that is providing the service? I've found BTCRobot and Butter Bot. Any reviews on the validity behind these ...
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Exchange with Puts and calls? [duplicate]

Is there a bitcoin trading exchange that supports puts and calls? Thanks!
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Backtesting mtgox for historical trade analysis?

I want to test out a few trading ideas for bitcoin. It seems to work on a small time horizon, and I'd like to backtest the past year or so of MtGox data. Is there a service that provides this? If not, ...
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Is bitcoin the only entrance to buying other coins?

I am totally newbie and looking into buying some other coins such as Megacoin and Quark with my bank account. After some research, I found that the only way to buy those coins seems to be buying them ...
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How exactly does short selling with Bitcoins work?

Bitcoinica does (or did) offer short selling, but the question is how? If I fund my account with 100 BTC and I want to short BTC, can I do that, or do I need USD to do that?
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How do I interpret Mt Gox market depth streaming data?

You can get streaming market depth data form Mt Gox as described here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/Streaming#Depth. I understand what market depth is but how do I interpret this data? An ...
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How to tax trading in colored coins representing fiat?

Say Kraken and Bitstamp both issue colored coins for USD, called KrakenDollars and BitStampDollars. Then I find an colored coins exchange where I can trade between the two, and deposit some ...
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Available ways to buy Bitcoin using leverage [closed]

I have seen several exchanges that currently offer the ability to take BTC long positions with leverage. BTC.sx - leverage directly from the BTC.sx, 0.85% / day Bitfinex - leverage from other account ...
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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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Proximity to exchanges and pricing

I have read that numerous high frequency trading firms build datacenters near equity exchanges to minimize the milliseconds necessary to get quotes and execute trades. In the case of buying and ...
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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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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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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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would universal use of arbitrage bot stabilize the market?

If each bitcoin exchange ran a bitcoin-arbitrage bot (let's say the same one)themselves, would that quickly eliminate the spread, and therefore the opportunity for arbitrage?
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How accept trade works on creating order [duplicate]

I want to build a rails application to create buy or sell offer for coins. If buy offer is accepted by seller, How the coins exchanged between the buyer and seller. How can it be implemented? What is ...
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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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How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another

How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another. I want to send currency from dogecoin to bitcoin, I think trading engine do such process. Can I implement such process across local ...
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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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How can I create buy offer and sell offer using bitcoin daemon?

How do I support trading for multiple crypto coins? Is that possible to create buy or sell offer using bitcoin daemon?
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How does MtGox Limit sell work?

MtGox has market orders and non-market orders. From what I know, market orders will execute at the current market price whereas the non-market order will execute only at the price that I have set (or ...
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How good is “bitcoin-trader.biz”? [closed]

I've just come across a web site called bitcoin-trader.biz, and they offer membership in a "trading pool" starting at $20. How good is this company?
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Where to find cryptocoins current price

How can I find API (json data) for cryptocoins current ask/high/low/average price. Is there any website that provides that ticker information for all coins. For example BTC/LTC ticker info is ...
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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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What could be causing hourly bitcoin price spikes?

The price spikes every hour, on the 26 minute mark: https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts.htm#USD-averages-1d (Although it seems like spikes do not show up for some people/browswers. Her is what I see: ...
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Should earnings in Bitcoin converter to a traditional currency be treated as trading-income or non-trading income for tax purposes?

Should earnings in Bitcoin converter to a traditional currency be treated as trading income or non-trading income for tax purposes (for example, in Ireland)? Reason for them being considered trading ...
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Can I buy bitcoins with moneygram in Australia? [closed]

I notice you can do it like this in the U.S http://vimeo.com/44849463 but is the same method possible in Australia? We do have moneygram at 7-11's here.
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Is Bitcoin Hong Kong Exchange a legitimate trading platform?

I've think the Site of BTCHKEX appears fraudulent to me. Has anyone dealt with them? Thanks.
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As a Bitcoin Trader, what tools are available to execute trades? [duplicate]

Looking to expand beyond using bitstamp and gox's (ok, well, that one was easy) built-in trading interfaces to something more unified and manageable. RTBTC seems to have a clean interface. What about ...
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It is possible to build a P2P system to trade Bitcoins?

It is possible to build a peer-to-peer (similar to BitTorrent) system to trade Bitcoins? Well, the discussion pointed in the 1st answer is very similar to what I have in mind. But, I have some sub-...
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Is there a service that allows to hedge for bitcoin and has an API?

I want to hegde Bitcoin with USD because of the high volatility of Bitcoin. Is there a service that offers hedges for Bitcoin and has an API that I can use with PHP?
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Windows trading software

Is there any advanced trading software available for windows platform? I came across goxtool, which is pretty much what I'd like to try, but runs only on linux. I am looking for a client that offers ...
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Why are Bitcoin prices so different between different markets? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a basic question, I'm new to this stuff. Currently, according to cryptocoincharts.info, Bitcoins are trading at $1050 on BTC-E but $1228 on Mt. Gox. How is this possible? What would ...
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The effects of a 'buy wall' on the market? [duplicate]

I'm learning a lot about coin markets. Now i'm wondering What are the effects of a buy wall? or a sell wall? Do they affect the market in any way? Thanks!
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Does the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission govern Bitcoin?

Do SEC regulations apply to: Exchange of Bitcoin for US dollars Investing in companies with Bitcoin An exchange that sells shares of company stock for Bitcoin Bitcoin futures contracts
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Is Ripple's trade history recorded?

Currently there isn't a graph of the ripple trade values. I'd like to know if each trade is recorded in the Ripple's equivalent of the blockchain, so that if in future someone wants to build such ...
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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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Where does the purchasing currency go? [duplicate]

When someone purchases Bitcoin, where does the currency go used to pay for it? It can't just disappear. It still has value to someone.Thank you.
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Would trading with Bitcoin be worth?

I'm new in the world of Bitcoin yet, and my first toght was that I my buy BTCs for dollars and then sell them if the exchange rate is bigger. Would it be worth? Or I shouldn't even give it a try?
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Does using bitcoins require a “K-1” under some circumstances?

That's it...whenever currencies are traded, the possibility of a K-1 form arises, and since we're dealing with the dollar and the bitcoin here, and some people just trade the two without using them ...
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Trading between different cryptocoins

Is there a website that allows one to trade multiple different cryptocoins (Bitcoins, Namecoins, SolidCoins, RuCoins, LiteCoins, etc) all in one place?
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btcchina how to deposit with mastercard?

https://vip.btcchina.com I'm trying to "Fund CNY" to use in my bitcoin trades. The problem is, whichever bank I choose, it redirects to a login page asking for a password or mobile payment option ...
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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 do you leverage your bitcoins?

I was previously putting my bitcoins into btcjam, but as there are no longer any secured loans I was thinking about moving my bitcoins into something else that will generate some profit over time ...
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What happens if Bitcoin itself is obsoleted by another digital currency?

Unless Bitcoin is replaced with a Bitcoin-compatible currency, I believe that all holders of Bitcoin will be out of luck when the day comes that it is obsoleted by a superior system, as inevitably ...