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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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How To Use BitPay

We have a online computer company written in PHP www.cworld.com.au A sister site we have uses Magento How can we use BitPay to enable our site for BTC..Is there an API Can we get paid for every ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is there a forum-like exchange for trading Bitcoins person-to-person?

I was to trade Bitcoins for PayPal quite frequently and I know that PayPal doesn't allow Bitcoin exchanges to accept PayPal payments. But there should exist a person-to-person trading site that works ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Are there any open-source trading bots out there?

Has anyone published an open-source trading bot that runs on a Bitcoin exchange?
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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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How does one use Bitcoin OTC?

I've heard of Bitcoin OTC and P2P exchanges, but never used one. How does one start? What does the ranking/rating system mean? How are exchanges done / reported? Why can't I see any user rating when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a correlation between Technical Analysis predictions and actual prices?

Technical Analysis is a disputed method for "predicting" future prices. This blog has been offering technical analysis on Bitcoin for quite some time (AFAIK it's the only one). Has there been any ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do you obtain bitcoins?

This is a question many people ask when they're introduced to Bitcoin. Bitcoin sounds interesting, but if I want to use this system I will need to get some coins, otherwise, there's no way I can ...