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This is a reply to @Murch, who edited this 5-year-old question into a different question. To reduce volatility while buying, you can give up some growth by splitting the buying over a time period, instead of buying up front. This is called Dollar Cost Averaging. This has the effect of the same dollar amount buying more BTC when it is cheaper, and buying less ...


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The merchant concerned with volatility should price items in the local currency. Then only when a buyer says "I'd like to buy in bitcoin" convert that price according to the current value of bitcoin. And then of course convert to the local currency as soon as the merchant receives the bitcoin.


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