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Calculating the average bid/ask price when placing orders

new to bitcoin and trading, I'm writing some code to analyse cryptocurrency markets and I want to better understand market depth. For a dummy scenario: Lets say BTC was at $100 and I have 10 that I ...
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How do i list my ICO token created on Stellar to an exchange?

I believe stellar has a built in exchange called stellarterm for tokens created through their platform. My question is am I able to list my token on another exchanges or are we limited to only ...
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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 ...
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Anyone know of an API for RSI and other indicators?

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 the Trade History only from the order book or is it also live/market trades

Is the "Trade History" on exchanges like GDAX showing only the order book (limit trades) executions or is it also showing Market trades?
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How are altcoins on crypto-exchanges based off BTC, ETH, and others

My question deals with all the cryptoexchanges out there that only accept and use cryptocurrencies. How is it that for example, LTC's price is based off of BTC on some excahnges (on the y-axis of a ...
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How to get Bittrex trading data for 10 different coins?

I am writing MATLAB code to get the trading data from Bittrex. I have 10 different coin trading volume data that I want to know. To do this, I have a few ideas but not work in Bittrex. Use '...
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I sent money from my BTC (Blockchain) to BCC (coinbase) by accident. Any help to recover the funds? Both accounts are owned by me [duplicate]

I sent money from my BTC (Blockchain) to BCC (coinbase) by accident. Any help to recover the funds? I need help as I know transactions cannot be refunded but I have read a few forums where people ...
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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 ...
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What do asterisks mean in the ledger?

I recently placed an order with Kraken (or tried to anyway, the site was giving me lots of errors and timeouts) Seemingly a trade went through after several attempts. However, my account balance now ...
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Buying actual bitcoins vs derivative paper products? [closed]

I bought some bitcoins on Localbitcoins and Coinbase a few months ago, as a purely speculative "investment". Now I noticed that there is a Bitcoin certificate with 1:1 leverage available at the ...
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Whom am I buying bitcoin futures from?

Since Bitcoin futures are a thing since this week I took a closer look at futures and could not find out who I am buying these from. Since this future is "virtual" there is now "farmer" who I am ...
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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 ...
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At what time will the payment be taken when buying bitcoin on an exchange?

So for example if you place a order for BTC when it is in a small dip (for example some minutes), Will the usd dollar price you pay be equal to the price at the time you placed the order or when it it ...
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Why do so many Bitcoin websites have such bad reviews [closed]

I'm very interested in starting out trading with a cryptocurrency but I've noticed every single website seems to have a low Trustpilot rating, full of one stars claiming the website is fraudulent etc. ...
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Cryptocompare Api - understanding API return values

I have come across the API from cryptocompare.com which fetches data from various exchanges. I do not understand the some values returned from the API call https://min-api.cryptocompare.com/data/...
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How Do I Determine Profit When Bitcoin Rises? [duplicate]

I am new to Bitcoin and would like to know how to calculate the amount of profit made when Bitcoin rises. With stocks a point is equal to $1 and I am required to pay the full value of the stock so ...
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Coinbase price discrepancy?

At the moment the price of a bitcoin on the Coinbase dashboard is $8247 EUR, however in the buy section it's $8840 EUR. I know they have some commissions and spreads, but that's 7%... Is this a bug ...
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Buy coins using a australian bank account from Germany

I am German living in Germany but do own an Australian bank account. I would like to use that money to buy bitcoins but somehow am not able to at the big exchange markets. Whenever I identify myself ...
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What happens an order and offer are matched but there is a significant gap between them? [duplicate]

I wonder the implications of the following scenario. Let's assume I offered one coin with the price 1k (by mistake or for experiment), while the highest order in the market is 2k. What are the prices ...
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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 should I invest $10,000 in crypto-currency? [closed]

I have $10,000 which I have decided to invest in crypto-currency. How should I go about investing this money for maximum profit? E.g. should I invest in a mining setup? Trade the currency? A ...
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How do I get the trading screen I see on Cryprocurrency videos

I see you tube videos of people checking crypto prices. It looks like a stockbrokers screen. It must be some kind of software. Does anyone know what it is? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5ppaAxTvU ...
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How to do a market trade in bittrex?

I am not sure how to set to do market buy and sell Please help
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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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Is there actual economic value in trading crypto currency?

When you invest in a stock, you're helping the company to raise capital. It seems like trading crypto currency is nothing more than putting money into a pool (market cap) and trying to predict when ...
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Single API Platform for multiple cryptocurrency?

I am wondering for a single API platform where i will be able to trade for below 5 crypto currency : 1) Bitcoin 2) Litecoin 3) Ethereum 4) Dash 5) Monero So, are you guys supporting all these in 1 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible, or advisable to install the block chain on an external ssd drive via a laptop and USB port

I am thinking of getting back to using bitcoin and am looking at the most convenient way to do so. I would like to know if it is possible to install the block chain on an external ssd drive, running ...
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How to access market price from Python?

I am struggling to get access to the kind of information I have on cryptowat.ch. For example on Kraken there is an API, but I didn't find how to get the past history, the volume information, etc. Is ...
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Bittrex websockets: How to get the order history?

Using the Bittrex websockets API I am able to get the summary updates for all markets and also the exchange updates for specific markets. However, I am not able to receive the order history (as ...
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Can you see live trade data on the blockchain?

I am reading a lot about quantum trading, and machine learning, and am looking for data sources to train my algorithms. I an curios to see if there is a way to see live exchanges on the bitcoin ...
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What is the difference between Trading Volume and Transaction Volume?

Looking at the Bitcoin Statistics summery from Blockchain.info there are Trading Volume and Transaction Volume listed. I understand that transaction volume represents the amount of bitcoin used for ...
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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 ...
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What information is available in the blockchain

How does coinmarketcap see who has how much of the market? In other words what information exists in the blockchain? Is there a link to which someone could point me to as to whether we can get this ...
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Trade Execution v.s. Trade Execution Update

Using the Bitfinex WebSocket API I am subscribing to trades. The data I receive looks like this: chanId msgType tradeID Timestamp Amount Price [ 139260, 'te', [ 73962571, 1507383025000,...
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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 ...
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How does exchanges like bitrex exchange coins so fast ?

For example i transfer my bitcoin to bitrex. It will take mining fee and a huge time ( few hours ) to actually appear in bitrex wallet. Now from bitrex i can transfer between Bitcoin -> Neo -> ...
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How do we know that exchanges don't have trading bots going, affecting prices and our trades?

There is so much unknown when it comes to an exchange. There are bids and asks constantly flashing. There are lots of people using some sort of trade bot tapped into an exchange's API. How can we be ...
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Short-term capital gains taxes for crypto to crypto trades? [closed]

If I were to profit off cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency trades throughout the year without ever cashing out my crypto position for USD, would I avoid paying any short-term capital gains taxes on all ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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If I intend to hold Bitcoin long term & the stocks drop below my invested amount do I lose the money or can I still hold it in hope it goes back?

Example; If I buy $500 worth of Bitcoin and the stocks drop from say 4,000 to 3,200 - is my entire investment lost completely and I have to start again ? Or is it now just negative (not worth ...
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Better Crypto Currency for trading [closed]

Can anyone suggest me which crypto currency is better for trading? Is it Bitcoin or Ethereum? Prices in USD as of 21/08/2017 and time 18:03 (UTC+05:30): Bitcoin = $4041.53 or Ethereum = $325.76
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Has anyone used CoinSwitch.co? [closed]

I was looking for options to buy NEO and got to know about CoinSwitch. Has anyone used this exchange?
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How can trading phisical goods in the blockchain be safe?

Suppose we have two people: a merchant (Bob) and a buyer (Alice). Alice wants to buy an expensive good from Bob in excange of bitcoins, so she contacts him and sends him the amount of bitcoin needed. ...
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Cannot quickly move Tether out of the exchanges into my wallet compared to other pairs (why)? [closed]

Getting my feet wet trading on a few exchanges (takes forever to get verified BTW) and have persistent problems over the past few months getting Tether out of the exchanges. My wallet is fine, the ...
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I have blockchain.info wallet with BTC and BCC. What will happen if I send BTC only to that address?

Previous question: In case of the Bitcoin split - when holding BTC on blockchain.info - will I receive coins on both forks? I know that I can restore private key from the 12 words BIP 39 recovery ...
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On Bitfinex, what is FRR?

On Bitfinex under Lending it has a check box for FRR and FRR Delta What do these option do? (Flash Return Rate)