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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Something I am currently looking into, and a huge issue that nobody has really mentioned earlier is blockchain time. 1) Bitcoin is traded on a number of exchanges, however the entire process of ...
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How is Coinbase any different than Mt Gox?

You're right that in this regard, Coinbase and Mt.Gox are similar: they control the private keys, and incompetence or malice on their part could result in the loss of your coins. One difference is ...
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Precisely what did Mt. Gox do wrong?

Specifically: They blamed transaction malleability for a hack, which was clearly a lie - blaming Bitcoin for their own mistakes. They stopped withdrawals but continued allowing deposits and trading. ...
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I had money on MtGox, can I get it back?

MtGox has millions of USD missing according to the latest news reports. The final draft of what, where, how and why has yet to be published by the administrator however. Some customers who lost money ...
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I have/had 31 bitcoins on MtGox; What are my options now?

I received this email: To whom it may concern, At 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2014, the Tokyo District Court granted the order for the commencement of the bankruptcy proceedings vis-à-vis MtGox Co., Ltd. (...
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How many users did Mt.Gox have?

The leaked database dumps (from when MtGox was hacked after they closed down) shows 189374 records as a result for this query: mysql> SELECT * FROM platform.User_Wallet WHERE platform.User_Wallet....
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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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What has happened with the investigation of mtgox.com?

AFAIK, the latest official news is the article After the CEO’s Indictment the Great Mt. Gox Bitcoin Mystery Deepens from the 14th of September 2015, and these two tweets: PDG #Français de MtGox,...
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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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Class action suit against Mt. Gox?

Normally class actions are opt out, not opt in. That means you don't have to do anything if you want to be in the class. But the decision as to whether it will be what they call "certified" as a ...
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What explanations are there for the bubble of 2013 and subsequent Bitcoin price in 2014?

BTC is a speculative commodity so bubbles are to be expected, and bubbles are cyclical in nature. The previous bubble went up to about US$250 and took several months to build back up and then inflect ...
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Precisely what did Mt. Gox do wrong?

The above answer is great, but I would also add: They used their own patched php code which was naive at best, pretty terrible at worst Their security was so bad that hackers have managed to get the ...
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I had money on MtGox, can I get it back?

As I understand it, it's irrelevant whether you had dollars or bitcoins with them. Either way, they are bankrupt and you are a creditor. You have to file a claim in the bankruptcy proceeding to ask ...
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What is Mt. Gox's YubiKeys' "configuration protection access code"?

the unlock codes were leaked: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=631044 (source)
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My claim was accepted on MtGox.com - how do I get the cash out?

All information is provided on https://www.mtgox.com/. As you can see, this is going very slow, the latest update was on 8th March and the next update should come after 27th September. If you read ...
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If I held fiat currency, instead BTC, on MT Gox, would I get paid sooner/more?

Unfortunately you are in the same boat as all the people that had BTC at Mt.Gox. Think about it positively, you are now part of a club of people that all had their money stolen / lost. If you are ...
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I have/had 31 bitcoins on MtGox; What are my options now?

There are people buying and selling 'MTGox BTC' for 'Real BTC' here https://bitcoinbuilder.com/ essentially a gamble on whetehr they payout on the accounts there. But they now it seems have ...
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Class action suit against Mt. Gox?

Since you did have an account at Mt. Gox and there is an ongoing class action suit, I would send them an email or give them a call to see what is involved in being included. I am not a lawyer but I ...
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Mt. Gox losses for tax purposes

As the final bankruptcy has not taken place, you don't know yet what you lost. There could be some partial recovery paid to accounts. Eventually the bankruptcy will be finalized, you'll get access ...
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ANXBTC.com / MTGOX v2 API "Authentication"

Michael, To generate the Rest-Sign header, use the following code (example in PHP): Rest-Sign function function hmac_512($msg, $secret) { $secret = base64_decode($secret); $...
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transfer funds from Mt.Gox after the crash of 2014

Short answer: No. MtGox assets are currently frozen and they have lost a lot of customer funds, both fiat and Bitcoin. Until further notice you can consider your euros lost. Contact your lawyer and ...
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mtgox failure... any implications for bitcoin/ecurrency protocol design?

This issue shows that centralizing anything Bitcoin related is the wrong approach. The community will benefit the most from decentralized exchanges which are being designed and built as we speak. ...
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I have/had 31 bitcoins on MtGox; What are my options now?

Kraken just sent an update for MtGox funds claim. Log in here - https://claims.mtgox.com/assets/index.html#/ . Thou I have to admit I have problems logging in.
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Is there a website that shows historic price data?

The daily candles are visualized nicely here: https://satoshi.camp/stats/mtgoxhistory/usd
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Which exchanges are Tor-friendly?

Cryptsy is TOR friendly- allowing users to both access the site and maintain accounts via TOR. This is as of 04-08-2014. Conditions may change soon due to "us" accepting USD.
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How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal?

You can buy Bitcoin via credit card / paypal via https://xcoins.io Disclaimer: I do work for them as an Software Engineer in our Santa Monica office.
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How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal?

Coinbase is pretty much the standard most people use. There are other sites, with varying degrees of reliability and legitimacy. I'd stick with CB
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How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal?

wesellcrypto.com best site if you want to buy btc with paypal www.virwox.com most reliable site to buy btc with paypal. cons: expensive! more than 20% fees coinbase Low fee for PayPal, only in the ...
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