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How much something is worth (as opposed to how much it costs).

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Why does the Bitcoin price just suddenly “flat-out” and stay like this (seemingly) forever? [closed]

I'm not gonna lie. I really did think that this time, it was going to keep going up constantly, or at least until a much higher point. But then it just stopped, and I'm very annoyed by it in a way ...
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If bitcoin value is going down do you lose anything or only when you sell like the stock market? [closed]

If Bitcoin is going down, do I only lose if I sell my bitcoin? So, if I hold them I won’t lose?
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Noob basics: Bitcoin in a portfolio? [closed]

I'm looking for a boost to understand Bitcoin. Not the blockchain or what cyptocurrency is - I kinda get that. But more of -- wat do you do with it?? A friend got real excited a few weeks ago - he ...
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What exactly makes the Bitcoin price suddenly start going crazy, only to later “go flat”? [closed]

I'll admit that my life is so devoid of any meaning at this point that my general mood is now closely related to the current Bitcoin price, which I always see on my computer. When it lately has been ...
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What`s a blocks coinbase value?

Under the bitcoin Protocol rules here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Protocol_rules#Transactions in the "block" messages section There is the pseudo-algorithm for validating a given block. On ...
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Why tx informations of a specific transfer in BITCOIN protocol will send to many IP addresses?

Recently I send a specific value from a wallet to another wallet and Simultaneously I caputred the related traffics in source and destination. after that, I found that value and it's related address ...
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which is the relationship between ouput adresses and their value in a specific transaction?

Some days ago, I write a program to extract output addresses and its value in tx messages of a sample bitcoin pcap. extracted addresses are all valid and we can find them in block explorers. after ...
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How bitcoin gets monetary value [duplicate]

This looks like a complex thing but I am trying hard to understand it. Why would any one in the world honor a crypto currency till it is backed by a government with monetary value? How does a crypto ...
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If Bitcoins aren't tied to a conventional currency, how did they get so valuable? [duplicate]

I would appreciate it if someone could provide me with some insightful information.
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Value of cryptocurrencies: Why does noone make Bitcoin2, 3, 4,…?

Cryptocurrency disciplee sometimes say that cryptocurrencies have just as much inherent value and potential as storage of value as fist currencies. One argument specific to the Bitcoin is that its ...
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What value does bitcoin add to the world? [duplicate]

I don't understand the value of bitcoin mining other than to produce value for its owners. What product is produced for the world? Mining for coal produces coal to be used for energy production. ...
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What is the source of bitcoin value?

From what I understood, the economic intrinsic value of Bitcoin as a currency is based on the "CPU-work" required to produce them. That is what makes Bitcoin rare enough to qualify as a currency. Is ...
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How can bitcoin coins have real values? [closed]

I had this question for some time and i couldn't have a clear answer. How can a new entity (coin) have a real value, in USD for example, and be able to trade with it when it has no real life ...
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Why do altcoins vary so along with bitcoins?

Today bitcoin has dropped by 20%, so I looked for alternative cryptocoins with better performance. But, hey! Litecoin, Iota, Ripple, Ethereum, all of that has the roughly the same graph along time in ...
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What is the point of Bitcoins if every transaction has a fee?

You can't use them without it costing you money! I am asking because I want to give some of my bitcoins to a friend. It is a gift not a transaction. I don't think it can be useful as a currency if it ...
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Is there a significance as to why bitcoin mining “costs” time/energy/money?

I have heard that the bitcoin mining process was created in a way that purposefully required the expenditure of resources (energy/money) in order to add real value to bitcoins. In this way, when more ...
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Is there a difference in buying coins with bitcoin or etherum?

So today I decided to throw my hat into the ring and bought some stellar lumen coins. Since bittrex is not currently accepting new accounts I decided to go with poloniex. Poloniex doesnt offer ...
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Where to find logarithmic graph of Bitcoin over time?

I'd like to find a logarithmic graph of the value of BTC vs the simple USD/time graph. Any suggestions of where to find that? Thank you!
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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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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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How to price a Bitcoin?

What method do you use to price / value a bitcoin? You use discounted cash flow for a stock, what methods do you know to price a bitcoin? This guy shows some ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Metcalfe's law for bitcoin price

Here's an inline link to article article the square function number of users times the average transaction value. 94% of the bitcoin moved over the past four years is explained by that equation. It ...
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Value of Product Based on Bitcoins

If I chose to accept Bitcoin as a payment for my product, and the price of the bitcoin goes up or down, then technically I am not getting as much for my product in the long run correct? Because the ...
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Does the percentage of fluctuation remain the same regardless of the value in all wallets?

This was initially going to reference this question here I, as well, have $10 bitcoin in my wallet, I notice the value does fluctuate. However, will the value fluctuate the same in a $100 wallet, as ...
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What is the method to determine the total market capitalization of the Bitcoin market?

When I look at the following site it says (at the time of writing) that the total market capitalization of Bitcoin is $125,927,574,809 AUD. Now I think you could do this by running through the ...
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Who decides the price of bitcoin?

Okay so I understand that bitcoin's price is increasing/decreasing by its utility, its rarity on the market, how it is publicly perceived, innovations, media, investors exc.. My question is, who ...
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How blockchain.info calculate the value transacted

Having this address: https://blockchain.info/address/19tqZYnP9youKtbene2FZiZtZyJYaLeBDw The last transaction says that this address received 0.0236 BTC But even knowing the value in and the value ...
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View historic USD prices when transactions were made

Currently when viewing blockchain.info transactions, all transaction values are quoted in today's price. But is there an option or service where you can see how much the value was at the time of the ...
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What does the value of bitcoins depend on?

I've been looking up stuff about bitcoins for some time now and i have two question stuck in my mind: How is the value of bitcoins so unstable? And can there be bitcoin inflation?
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What are the additional benefits of having a blockchain behind a web service?

I'm still in the process of trying to understand cryptocurrency markets, and the factors behind their monetary value. Today, I have seen an ICO for a token called DetectorToken, which is a service ...
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If cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value, how do they originate?

In theory, anyone could create an infinite quantity of their own cryptocurrency right now. However, if you were to do this, it would have no value and, thus, it would be useless. Since value comes ...
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Where can I find altcoin inflation rates?

I know I can use coincap.io and CoinMarketCap to see a lot of good information about altcoin relative values, and cryptocompare has good detailed information, but where can I access inflation rates ...
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Why isn't the price of BTC rapidly growing due to WannaCry? [closed]

This occurred to me today: the ongoing ransomware attack (started on May 12) caused by the WannaCry virus infected over 230 000 computers so far (source: Wikipedia). This probably means that a lot of ...
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Would free energy cause a market collapse?

Consider a world where energy is free and plentiful. Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, are given value since they are 'proof' of work. This work comes at the cost of: a. time b. energy By ...
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Can anyone give an explaination of what exactly a Bitcoin is and where it derives its value from?

I really just want to grasp how a bitcoin actually is something of value? and how a string of characters equate into something that is worth dollars?
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From where can I import live cryptocurrency market values into my webpage?

I am planning to build a webpage where a user can enter his/her stock of various cryptocurrencies, and the webpage should display the current market value (in USD) for each of the cryptocurrency he/...
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Why is Bitcoin gaining value while so many other cryptocurrencies are not?

Every time I find a new cryptocurrency, I look at the price charts and almost every time it's constantly losing value. Ether and Bitcoin are the only exceptions, and have gained value on the long term....
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What Bitcoin exchange is the real bitcoin value?

I have seen a lot of Bitcoin exchanges, BTC-e, Coinbase, Bitstamp, LocalBitcoins and Bitfinex. (I saw those on blockchain.info) But which one of them is the real bitcoin value?
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If everyone decided to switch to Bitcoin tomorrow, how much would a Bitcoin be worth? [closed]

Hypothetically, if everyone decided to trade in all their money and get Bitcoins for them tomorrow then how much would a single Bitcoin be worth? My dodgy calculation makes it out to be $3,750,000 ...
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Get “Value at time of transaction” from blockchain.info api

I need to get the value displayed in usd on the transaction details page of blockchain.info, if you hover the btc sent you can see a "value at time of transaction". How I can get this data ...
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Impact on Bitcoin value due to lost bitcoin wallets [duplicate]

My question is 2 part: 1. How does somebody know that a set of bitcoins is lost? Merely declaring that I've lost my private key and hence bitcoin makes the coins lost? 2. What impact(and why?) would ...
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How would Bitcoin's purchasing power be measured after fiat were gone?

Somewhere in the possible near/far future when there might not be any major fiat anywhere. What will Bitcoin's purchasing power be measured in?
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Calculating a sum of received bitcoins

I have a list of bitcoin addresses provided by a user and I am trying to find out a sum deposited to these addresses. I am using blockexplorer.com API to obtain transactions. This is a typical API ...
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Bitcoin physical monetary equivalent

I've never really given it a thought till now, but do bitcoins have a guaranteed value in gold similar to physical currency(banknotes/coins)? As far as I know, the value of a currency is guaranteed ...
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How do I determine the value of new altcoins?

So, I'm curious about the value of altcoins. Let's say I were to create an altcoin, and get some people to use it... how would I calculate the value of the coin? Is this determined by exchanges? Or ...
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In India how does one accept or give Bitcoin? Do we also get a physical coin for a Bitcoin? [closed]

I heard about Bitcoin and its endless possibilities to use Bitcoin irrespective of a particular geographic location. But my doubt is How does one accept and give a Bitcoin, Does it have its own market ...
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Who determines the value of BTC vs USD? [duplicate]

How is the data collected to determine Bitcoin's value? And who determines the exchange value of Bitcoin in USD? This question isn't really answered, no matter how much I research. I want to know the ...
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How to answer to whether Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme?

I was asked whether Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme as I was explaining Bitcoin. In support of the question I was presented with the following scenario. I didn't know what to answer. Let's assume Bitcoin ...
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Can the dollar value of a transaction be different at different times?

Bitcoin value gets fluctuating frequently. Suppose I am transfering bitcoin to another person who is in another country (like my current bitcoin value is $234.97), i am sending the QR code through e-...
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Transaction Duration

Given the volatile bitcoin value, how long is a transaction valid? For example, say a vendor requires X fiat currency via a bitcoin service provider. The service provider link (ie, coinbase.com) ...