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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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Does a brokerage firm have its own price matching engine? or it is only that exchanges can do this all matching stuff?

Is the location of price matching for a trade can optionally decided ? i.e. Does a brokerage firm have its own price matching engine which gets the Market depth updates and runs price matching ...
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Is there a bitcoin robot?

Is there a bitcoin robot that can automatically trade bitcoin for USD? I see that bitcoin rates fluctuate every day and has different rates at different exchanges, and it could be easily traded like ...
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Frequency of MtGox market orders

Im currently trying to estimate the frequency of incoming market orders to MtGox order book. Assume the following buy limit orders: BID 2@150 BID 3@149 against which ONE market order to sell 5 btc ...
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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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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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How much does it cost to buy and sell bitcoins?

I'm a newbie. Lets say I see the btc usd exchange graphs and see that it has tripled in the last month and I decide to put $5k in hoping it will grow. What is the least amount of USD I could spend ...
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Is there data available on physical goods and services traded in BTC?

There seems to be plenty of data on the BTC financial market, exchange rates and the like, as well as on the technical aspects (network hash rate, difficulty etc). I guess I'm not the only one ...
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Why does the Bitcoin conversion rate change wildly?

I don't understand why the conversion rate for bitcoin changes wildly. Why does it?
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What is Skrill's policy on its use in BTC trading?

Is Skrill tolerant of Bitcoin trade using its system? Does it have any kind of history of reversing transactions or suspending accounts involved in Bitcoin trading?
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What happens if an exchange's order book has only Market Orders [closed]

If a bitcoin exchange offers Market Orders, let's suppose there are X buy orders at market price, and Y sell orders at market price (no limit orders): How are these matched and at what price, since ...
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How does Ripple decide which offer to fulfil if they offer the same rate?

If two offers have the same exchange rate, how does Ripple decide which one to fulfil first?
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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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Is it true that Paypal banned Bitcoins, while Google Checkout did not (yet)?

Paypal claimed they were not allowed to sell Bitcoins, while currently it seems Google Checkout is a viable option. So ... what's the story on this? Is this true, and if so does anyone know why?
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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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following coins between blockchains

Question: is it possible to further obfuscate ownership/origin of bitcoins by trading it for another cryptocurrency at an exchange? (as it is easier to do this for large amounts than it is with cash) ...
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Can you use BTC without mining?

Question: Can I just buy/sell/trade to BTC and hold it and still be profitable? I mean with money you'd need to invest it in stocks, bonds, and etc to make more cash and simply holding on to cash over ...
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How are per-day statistics computed on MtGox in the middle of the day? [duplicate]

MtGox trades 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Yet charts show daily charts and volume stats, especially intraday, when does the trading session begin and end on Mt. Gox, for reporting purposes? Also, ...
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Transfer between exchanges without fees

What is the best way to transfer money between exchanges without fees? I think the most obvious option is to buy a redeemable coupon at one exchange, and redeem at another. But are there any exchanges ...
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How is “engine lag” on Mt Gox calculated?

When looking at external API-driven charts of Mt Gox trades, there is a "Trading engine lag" shown, which shows the backlog of orders queued and waiting-to-be-executed, relative to the present time: (...
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Discussion community for rapid automated trading

Are there any discussion communities specifically focused on rapid and automated bitcoin trading and speculation? I'm talking about analysis of algorithms for making trades every few seconds in ...
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any exchange to sell naked puts on bitcoin? [duplicate]

I would like to sell puts on bitcoin to collect premiums if bitcoin goes up in value to usd, and to be long bitcoins at a lower price if I get exercised. This is much more predictable for me than just ...
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How can we prevent distortion of the bitcoin exchange rate?

Is there anything within the structure of bitcoin exchanges to prevent bitcoin price distortion with multiple accounts controlled by one person? I have seen stocks with similar levels of liquidity be ...
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How do MtGox redeemable codes work?

At MtGox (and presumably some other sites), you can withdraw money in the form of a redeemable code. These codes are also accepted for deposit at some Bitcoin exchanges. How does this work? ...
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How does the price of 1 BTC compare to other commodities?

I'm looking for a chart of Bitcoin's price and market cap to other commodities like silver, gold, etc. Does such a chart exist? Why is this useful? Because I want to see how the USD compares to ...
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What Income Could I Expect as an OTC BitCoin Trader

How long is a piece of string? Given "typical" UK market conditions, if I wanted to trade BitCoins as an OTC trader (via LocalBitCoins, IRC etc) - what income could I expect? £10/day? £100/day? £1000/...
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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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Where do the majority of Bitcoin transactions take place?

I'm new to Bitcoin and am trying to wrap my head around where and when bitcoins are used. I understand that Bitcoin is accepted by a lot of legitimate websites (now reddit, wordpress, etc) for ...
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How Long for a transaction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to debug a long “0/unconfirmed” status in the bitcoin client? I have sent a transaction to btc-e and 3 Hours later still no love I thought there was 6 new blocks per ...
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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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Can the sender of a MtGox code see which account the code is redeemed to?

In other words, if I receive a MtGox code and redeem it to my account, can the person who gave me the bitcoins, via the code, see that my account was the account that redeemed it?
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What is the reputation of bitfloor?

It seems that bitfloor is a well designed trading platform, and a competitor to MtGox. However, the trading volume is low. How long has bitfloor been in business? Have there been any negative ...
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How do I convert Bitcoin to cash at my bank via Mt. Gox?

If I use Mt.Gox to do this, what are the specific steps I need to take?
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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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Can OTC help lessen the cost of slippage and exchange rate risk?

Obviously one can transact currency via buying BTCs on an exchange transacting them to another person which itself sells the BTCs received on an exchange - this would limit the possibilities of ...
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What are the implications of a decreasing trend of MtGox “ask” depth compared with “bid” depth?

The "Mt Gox Order Book Depth" chart at the bottom of the page at http://bitcoinx.com/charts/ currently looks like this: Since mid May the red line on the chart ("Ask sum") has a strong decreasing ...
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What will cause BTC/USD to shift substantially? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What factors affect the value of a Bitcoin? It's been hovering at about $5/BTC for a few months now, slowly eeking upwards. What would cause a significant spike or drop? ...
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How do dividends work on GLBSE?

I found a GLBSE ticker that I want to invest in. The people behind it claim that it pays dividends (see http://www.blockminers.com/index.php). If I buy this stock on GLBSE, where do my dividends go? ...
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Ogrr market size

I've heard that [Ogrr] (http://ogrr.com/) has provided Bitcoin as its internal unit of trading. Could someone who knows the forum well provide us with information about: How large is the transaction ...
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What happened to Bitoption.org?

BitOption was one of the first sites that traded Bitcoin Options. I was going to put it up as an answer to this question, but then noticed that I'm getting a 502 Bad Gateway error. Does anybody know ...
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Is the mtgoxlive depth chart information accurate?

Mt. Gox publishes live data which is available at mtgoxlive.com. The chart includes the current market price as well as a depth chart of existing bid and ask prices, which I assume is compiled from ...
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What is the superscript number in Bitcoinica prices?

Since Bitcoinica has been released I've been reading a bit about Forex. But i don't know what the superscript number refers to in the price quotes on the front page. How is this number calculated and ...
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Is performance really important when choosing a language for a trading bot? [closed]

The C programming language outperforms interpreted languages such as Python or Ruby, but when it comes down to programming productivity, it is much easier/faster to write a Python program than a C ...
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What is the “Maintenance” amount referring to on the bitcoin exchange Bitcoinica?

I have tried out Bitcoinica, and although it is complicated i like it a lot! What confused me is the "Maintenance" amount shown in the Account overview. It looks like it is not explained on the ...
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Are there immediate plans to make Bitcoin more accessible to Forex traders?

Most people trading in foreign currencies are not technical, and will not learn how to operate the "technical jungle" that is Bitcoin. Are there any known plans to expose Bitcoin to Forex while ...