While in the US last year, I sent money to myself in Europe that way once, because it was significantly cheaper than using the legacy banking system.
I think it mostly comes down to whether you have easy access to a Bitcoin exchange from your bank account in the US and what amounts you are trying to transfer. It also depends on how urgently you need the ...
To organize a wire from Europe to the US and back using bitcoin without fees, you can:
Open an account on KRAKEN.com do a IBAN/BIC wire to your kraken account (free!), takes 2-4 business days
Open an account on circle.com and register your US bank account
Buy bitcoins on kraken.com (very small fee, usually around 20 eurocents)
Transfer bitcoins from kaken....
Most big US banks charge 40-50$ in fees for international transfers and take a cut of the exchange rate. You might be able to lower this if you use a company like Usforex or Xoom, which I believe take around a 1-1.5% cut of the interbank rate plus a < 5$ fee.
And Bitcoin? I just transferred 1000$ from the US to Europe, from my wellsfargo account, via ...
To make an international money transfer using bitcoins you need to figure out 2 things: 1. How to convert FIAT to BTC and 2. How to convert BTC to FIAT.
FIAT to BTC
Open an account on your local exchange. I find this resource useful: https://bitcoincharts.com/markets/list/ to find local exchanges.
You want to open an account on the local exchange because ...
If you can send an International wire transfer (USD) there will be fees charged by your own bank to convert from INR to USD, as well as a wire transfer fee. Then some fees charged by Mt. Gox exchange to receive the funds I believe, but a relatively small amount.
The conversion from INR to USD is probably the part that will be the most expensive as banks ...
In the U.S. there is the ACH bank network.
Coinbase is currently the only service allowing bitcoin purchases to be paid for with a transfer from a bank using the ACH network directly.
Mt. Gox and Camp BX use Dwolla which is an intermediary which allows funds to be drawn from a bank account through the ACH network.
I'm unaware of any exchanges whose ...
i am in Somalia, Mogadishu. Bitcoin can be a solution for Somalia as its simple money transfer service but but INTERNET connection availability is quite bad.. for me, i wanna start bitcoin service in Somalia! any idea would support?
I requested a transfer on July 22 and still haven't received it yet. There was a bounty offered for people to prove that they've received a wire in USD from Mt.Gox from the moment in which they announced they had resumed withdrawals. Only one user claimed it and he requested his wire on July 3 (which was July 4 on Japan time which is Mt.Gox's time zone). ...
1.0) Using Coinbase, (coinbase dot com) is currently my preferred way. Create an account there and do your homework. They have made the process rather straight forward once you are verified.
1.1) The fastest way to get verified is to link your US based bank account to their service. I would suggest buying a small fraction of one BTC to get ...
where is my bitcoin money, when downloading is failed.
Your money is in the Blockchain (loosely speaking). It is not affected by the state of your wallet. When your wallet finishes collecting its own copy of the public Blockchain (synchronisation), it will be able to show you the amount of money you control.
A wallet does two things. ...
Once you receive your payments in your personal wallet, you can:
transfer Bitcoins to Bitwala and pay your bills in EUR or transfer EUR to your bank account
use online exchanges like Coinbase, Bitstamp, Kraken and others to directly exchange bitcoins to EUR or USD and then ...
The idea is to sell the bitcoins in India and wire him back the money from the
sales proceeds in India.
Translate: The idea is that he commits tax fraud because he will not report the sale as income. Which is about the only way this makes sense, given that instead of selling them in an Exchange anywhere worldwide he goes through the trouble of sending ...
Bitcoin is not well integrated with the legacy banking system. What you want to do would therefore go somewhat like this:
Open an account with a Bitcoin exchange (A) that takes US customers. (Assuming you are a US citizen.)
Deposit USD into the Bitcoin exchange.
Open an account with a Bitcoin exchange (B) that serves the Indonesian market.
Buy bitcoins for ...
I have done this successfully in the past, just like you for USD to EUR.
You'll pay probably pay around 0.5% to move USD into Bitcoin, then another 0.5% to move them to Euro. In any case, you should probably be able to stay below $80 on $1000. ;)
You might need a bank account denominated in Euros though, and it will take a few days. (For me it was something ...
I contacted another bank and was reassured that any wire transfer from a Russian resident to any person or company could be made without supporting documents if it is under 5000 USD or equivalent.
As for the reason of the payment it could be filled with something like "transfer of personal funds"
Edit: However, the so called currency control, which is an ...
The factors that matter for any cash-out decision are:
Where are you located (country)? (you mention UK)
How much are you looking to trade?
What type of cash are you looking to receive? (you mention bank transfer or PayPal)
How soon do you need access to the proceeds?
Is privacy important?
Specifically for cash-out to PayPal, options include:
It depends where you live, what currency you want to trade in and where your bank account is domiciled. I live in the U.K., and have bank accounts in various currencies and countries around the world. For me, localbitcoins in GBP has been the best solution.
Your situation may be different because withdraw/deposit times will depend on your financial ...
You hit the nail on the head my friend...You get less money/fiat per btc because they are all competing together for price so market efficiency is lower - usually withtin the scope of 20 percent lower. However for this loss in premium, you can be guaranteed to receive a deposit in two weeks or less in most cases.
However the volume on Gox is higher I ...
LocalBitcoins.com lists traders with two different payment options for India:
Buy bitcoins online and by cash listings in India
There seems to be two traders selling bitcoins online in India with two different payment options:
SWIFT bank transfer ( https://localbitcoins.com/ad/15881/purchase-bitcoin-bank-international-bank-wire-swift-india )
INRBTC allows you to buy/sell bitcoins in Indian Currency using the unique trading platform.
Place your order details and submit.
you will be asked to deposit 10% of your order value in Bitcoins, after the deposit is sent, the order will be confirmed.
As soon as your order is matched, a trade will be executed and you will be sent the trade details.