Advantages of BTC stock exchanges
1) Speed of deposits and withdrawals
Ordinary investors (in USA where there is no SEPA) use ACH transfers or checks to fund their brokerage accounts. ACH transfers take 3 business days and make no progress on the weekends. After this is in the brokerage account it takes another 3 days for the cash to "settle". So in an ...
Chak is not entirely correct. The exchange is the matching engine, but there will be someone else on the other side of the trade. The exchange does not have its own position in futures.
That said, legally each party to the future has the exchange as the counterparty (i.e. there are two separate contracts). This all but eliminates counterparty risk. Compare ...
I am not aware of any. Whilst I like to think of such not-yet-existing services as simply waiting to be provided soon, there is a significant barrier to creating such a service. A broker wanting to offer taking bitcoin deposits as collateral for your stock holdings would need a reliable and classical-finance-compatible way of converting this collateral into ...
*UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS ALL OUTDATED NOW, SORRY*
BTC Trading Corp. - https://btct.co
Pros: good notifications in email, good analysis of your positions
Cons: always in development, weird UI when new features are added, 24 hour withdrawal limits, but you can request larger amounts but it is delayed a few hours as the admin has to move the bitcoins from cold ...
I've looked into 1broker and while there is quite a bit of good feedback about the site and the GUI is very clean the 4 guys who run it are students. I ran a hedge fund for many years and know a fair bit about what they do which is CFD trading. The short answer is, and it sucks in a way because eventually they will tank. A black swan event will come along ...
From a investors perspective, : You buy them because you speculate that the tokens will go up in value over time, as the company behind it develops the usecase of said "Product/Token".
Or, because they suspect that the Token/Coin/Blockchain will get adapted by alot of people/users, and used as a Currency.
For example, Ethereum.
It was first launched as ...
Not that I'm aware of, in terms of dealing with traditional publicly-facing companies on the exchanges you mention. There were a number of attempts to create new, bitcoin-only exchanges for privately held companies, but few have gotten much traction. This reddit comment goes into great detail about the history of private stock exchanges in bitcoin, which ...
You buy from a seller. Technically you are entering into a contract to buy at a specified future time at a specified price. The exchange is an intermediary which facilities the transaction and acts to secure both parties as to the settlement in the future (a "settling up" in everyday language). In effect, you are making a bet with the seller as to the price ...
I believe that international transfers and microinvesting are two things which are well suited to bitcoin but near impossible with traditional fiat. The $5/trade fee is what kept me out of the stock market; with the flat fee in cryptocurrency trading, once you have money on the exchange you can buy or sell any amount you please!
Of course, there is the ...
Yes, you can fund a brokerage account with Bitcoin, at least at DriveWealth.
Disclaimer: I have not tried it.
How do I deposit funds?
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I started trading month ago my self, just to like check how it works, and it's grate, i wanted to pick where to put my money in in stocks or in bitcoin/altcoin, of course i chose bitcoin :)
But first learn about bitcoin, learn how wallets work, learn how bitcoin work, learn how bitcoin exchange work, learn,learn,learn.. :)
You have to understand what you ...
Trading or day-trading BTC is not as easy as it seems. I'd recommend paper trading or trading with a small amount of money until you can develop a profitable strategy.
Use Whaleclub for demo trading and trading using BTC only (no dollars or banks).
If you need to buy BTC, look up an exchange in your country at Bitcoin.com's Buy Page.
OpenAssets and CounterParty are the most similar projects I can think of, but I'm sure it doesn't have all of the features you are looking for. You may also be interested in Overstock's Medici project.
No services for mainstream companies, but there are a couple of sites I've seen for stocks and IPO's however these are mostly in Crypto related companies.
pyramids provided a really good answer. I would like to add though that as time passes and Bitcoin prevails as an alternative viable virtual currency due to ever growing acceptance/usage then Investment/Financial Firms and Banks may well consider accepting Bitcoin. They would have to remain in business. But you can bet there will likely be BIG FEES for ...
The most popular at this time is indeed btct.co. There are the ones I know of existing.
BTC Trading Corp. - https://btct.co
BitFunder - https://bitfunder.com
Havelock Investments - https://havelockinvestments.com
MPEx - http://mpex.co