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What are taker and maker fees?

When a market charges taker and maker fees, they differentiate whether you're increasing the size of the order book or decreasing the size of the order book. When you create an order that is ...
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Is there any way to buy bitcoins online without a fee?

Of course you may trade bitcoins with just anyone without having to pay fees to a centralized exchange. I think Bisq (formerly BitSquare) may be the best answer to the question; decentralized, free ...
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Is there any way to buy bitcoins online without a fee?

Some Chinese exchanges don't charge a fee. Any site that has possession of your bitcoins or dollars means there is at least some risk of getting ripped off. So unfortunately, what you ask for doesn'...
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How much does it effectively cost to purchase currency at an exchange?

Essentially, you have to factor in 3 fees in a purchase: 1. Deposit fee (if applicable) This is usually a fee for wire transfers, and from my experience is only relevant if you deposit cash across ...
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How are Fees Charged at Kraken?

How are fees charged? They are charged in the currency fee set during a trade. Due to a discreet nature of trade matching process, it's rather tricky to give a definite answer on how each individual ...
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Is there any way to buy bitcoins online without a fee?

There is no middle man for using Bitcoin. If all your income and expenses were in Bitcoin, the transfers would have negligible overhead. But what you are looking for is a service that will take your ...
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Is there an opensource crypto-currency exchanges engine?

Bitsquare.io is currently the state of the art and it is open source: https://github.com/bitsquare/bitsquare/
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Is there an opensource crypto-currency exchanges engine?

Peatio is an open source crypto exchange. Their README says: Peatio is a free and open-source crypto currency exchange implementation with the Rails framework and other cutting-edge technology. ...
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Need a cold wallet. Segwit, Lightning, Fees?

Fees are not based on the value that is being transferred but rather the size of the transaction in bytes. The fee is to pay the cost of storing the data that makes up the transaction itself, not for ...
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What happens if I send small amount of btc lesser than fee?

The money has been placed under the control of the recipient. There is no way to undo a transaction. Even when the recipient declines to perform the service being paid for. If you overlooked or ...
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Why are the fees for converting Ripple to Bitcoin so high?

This is most likely explained by the high fees on bitcoin. These services still have to move the bitcoin from one wallet to another and you have to pay a fortune at this time, about $6- $19. You didn'...
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Is there a Bitcoin exchange comparison site (fees, details) like distrowatch.com or http://cmsmatrix.org/?

Try Exchange war: https://exchangewar.info/ which shows even the most popular pairs for each exchange.
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What are taker and maker fees?

A maker fee is when you create an order on the order book (this could be a buy or a sell) and someone else completes it, therefore you pay no fees and get the amount paid. The one that completed your ...
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What would a new exchange need to be better than the rest?

A popular opinion in the Bitcoin space is that transparency is key for Bitcoin businesses. Bitcoin and it's pseudonymous nature make it very suitable for scams and corruption. Competitive fees or ...
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Calculation of arbitrage profit

The formula for sell_order_Net_total will be: sell_order_Net_total = sell_amount * sell_price * (1- sell_ex_txn_fee) The final profit: Profit = sell_order_Net_total - buy_order_Net_total Keep in ...
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Why does my withdrawal fee not match the transaction fee I'm seeing on a block explorer website?

As an aside, Bitcoin transaction fees are paid in BTC, not in dollars. To understand how and why bitcoin transaction fees work, you need to consider them in this way. From what you have written, it ...
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Sell order in Bter is incorrect

That depends also on your BTC balance AFTER the sale. It seems that there is indeed 1000 DOGE subtracted from your balance, so that is correct. If there has been 0.00061 added to your BTC balance, ...
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What would a new exchange need to be better than the rest?

In my humble opinion the ideal exchange works without needing to be trusted. I mean that this exchange must find a way to work without having direct control on customer funds, this controls (private ...
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Is there any way to buy bitcoins online without a fee?

Edit July 2018: These sites, even all this thread could be outdated. My opinion some years later has changed. Fee is the way the exchanges win money, so if you trust some exchange without fee... The ...
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Bitcoin transaction fees and exchanges

Bitcoin was never really meant to have no/low transactions fees. What was always intended (and still is true) was to have market driven transaction fees. In fact, as block rewards grow smaller, the ...
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How can coinbase charge less than the average transaction fee?

Coinbase holds a large amount of Bitcoins. When you buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, they do not need to actually send it to your wallet, they just need to say on their servers that you own X amount of ...
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Which crypto exchanges charge zero maker fees other than GDAX?

According to this list, these exchanges have zero maker's fee: GDAX Coinfloor itBit Luno Cex.io There are probably more exchanges, but those aren't listed there.
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Is it normal to pay a fee to buy bitcoins and then pay a fee to send them?

From the values you present, it appears that Binance has a flat fee of 5 mBTC for withdrawals of less than 0.1 BTC. While transaction fees in Bitcoin scale with the data written to the blockchain ...
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Can I create a Blockchain copy (up and running) in order to make my own bitcoins transfers without Fee?

Anyone can create their own blockchain, but you will not be able to reconcile your chain with the bitcoin blockchain at a later date (even if you start your chain by forking off from a certain btc ...
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Bitcoin exchange where you can set your own wallet instead of using one provided by the exchange

You forget something. Who pays it then? I basically want to avoid the extra cost of transferring... That means that the people of the exchange have to transfer it for you and that means that ...
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Bitcoin Cash - How to get estimated fee and send transaction

The fees for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are not fixed, but are driven by supply (block space) and demand (transaction volume) in their respective markets. They are independent of each other, so ...
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How do I read this cryptocompare table?

24H means 24-hours period. Open 24H: The price of the first transaction 24 hours ago. Range 24H: H - High: Highest price reached. L - Low: Lowest price reached Last Trade: Value of the last ...
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How do exchanges handle fiat currencies?

Theses answers are going to depend on a couple of factors: 1) The particular exchange you are working with. Each exchange is going to have its own set of policies and different levels of transparency ...
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how to be a maker for either bid or ask orders on bitcoin exchanges?

In general, you can't know for certain. Let's say you want to buy. You will be a maker if, and only if, your price is below the lowest price of any sell order (the Ask price) at the instant your ...
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What are taker and maker fees?

First know who is maker and who is taker? If you place an order above the current ticker price for selling or below the current ticker price for buying, you add liquidity to the market and you thus ...
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