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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Best trader from an European perspective [closed]

I would like to buy some bitcoins (and potentially litecoins). I live in Europe, what is the best way to get and trade them from Europe? I would like to avoid all unnecessary fees, as much as possible....
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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Understanding trading history

On BTC-E, you can see the recent trade history for the different currency pairs. For example right now you see these recent trades: 14.05.13 01:27 Sell 112.75 USD 4.77859 BTC 538.7860225 USD ...
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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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How to buy a million ripples?

If someone wanted to buy up lots of ripples, say a million, how would they go about doing it? Currently the exchanges don't seem to give good rates, and trading one-to-one with someone else would be ...
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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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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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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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Open Source Bitcoin Trading Software

Does anyone know if someone has created an open source (preferrably LAMP/PHP based) software package so that they can bring up their own BTC to ?currency? trading site? I would love to be the guy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of 24/7 Bitcoin trading?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of 24/7 Bitcoin trading over traditional stock market which operates only 6 - 8 hours a day and 5 days a week? Any threats?
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Trading software

I googled some time, but didn't find anything - is it possible to add btc market into software like meta trader? Or is there any (free) analysis software for that? I just found info about some ...
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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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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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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?