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A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security.

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20% monthly mining vs 5% monthly trading

I recently meet a guy who invested his money in 2 systems. 1) The first one is mining. He gave 20.000 euros to this company ([redacted]) and they promised to give him back 20% a month. There are ...
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cryptocurrency and digital currenncy

I read some article about the definition of cryptocurrency and digital currency. Still I can not understand their differences. Can a digital currency omits cryptography? Does that make sense? Is ...
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Hedge against crypto currency / exchange risk

I have securities that have crypto-currencies (say, XBT/BTC) as a base currency and I want to avoid the tremendous volatility of this market. There are options for margin trading of sorts (shorts, ...
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Can my new technology reduce crypto taxes?

I invented a new technology that kills your gain taxes on crypto transactions and trades... or so I think :) I am hoping that this is the case but I am not really sure and I would like you to tell me ...
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Yahoo Finance's cryptocurrency volume

What is the definition of "volume" in Yahoo Finance's data on BTC-USD and ETH-USD?
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How can we tell if Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies are Bubbles? And If they are, what can we do about it? [closed]

Lately I have been influenced by some sour sentiments regarding Blockchain and cryptocurrencies from individuals who believe that cryptocurrencies and their whole infrastructure is currently in a ...
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Is Bitcoin investing wise? [closed]

Is Bitcoin or any other crytocurrency a wise investment? I have invested a little Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. They go up then down and back up. Is another crypto currency better or is this too risky for ...
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How can you minimize taxes on cryptocurrency trading?

I bought one Ethereum last year for around $350 and ended up selling it early this year for around $1350. From what I'm reading, capital gains will be close to 40% on the $1000 I made. Is there a ...
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Where can I find Bitcoin Misery Index?

There has been a lot written about Bitcoin Misery Index: The index is called the Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI) and was designed as a trading tool for investors to take advantage of volatility in BTC ...
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How do transaction and transfer fees affect the ACB of cryptocurrency assets?

Currently cryptocurrencies are taxed as capital assets in Canada, which uses the ACB when calculating capital gains and losses. I understand how to calculate ACB adjustments when buying and selling ...
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What is the cost basis for stock bought/sold at different times?

Let's say I buy 10 shares of Google in April and then 10 more in May. If I decide to sell 10 of those 20 shares in June, what base share price do I use to calculate my capital gains? Can I choose ...
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Which is the best way to invest a small amount in Bitcoin?

From the answers to this question Are there multiple Bitcoin markets? I understood there are multiple platforms to trade Bitcoin (Coinbase and Kraken were mentioned). Suppose I want to invest a ...
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Is Coinbase safest exchange? [closed]

Because Coinbase is regulated more heavily in the US than other non-US or peer-to-peer exchanges, is it considered the safest exchange? Also, is it ok to leave USD and BTC in Coinbase rather than ...
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How is the implementation of stop-limit done?

I am building a cryptocurrency exchange, and having some trouble with the implementation details for a stop-limit order. I have a few scenarios I would like clarification on, along with any useful ...
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What is an Initial Token Offering?

Is it the same thing as an 'Initial Coin Offering'? What would the a-z of such a thing look like in plain terms?
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Are there multiple Bitcoin markets?

I have the (possibly wrong) suspect that Bitcoin questions are not received too well here, so I kindly ask you to go easy on me :-) According to this question we should categorize Bitcoin as a ...
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converted one cryptocurrency for another and immediately sold: 2 events or 1?

I converted X ETC to Y ETH, which I immediately sold (on Coinbase) for Z USD. For IRS purposes, are these one sale or two? If they're two sales, then the gain is the ETC->ETH, I think. (The ETH->USD ...
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MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index - formula

How can I calculate this index? "MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index" https://www.mvis-indices.com/indices/digital-assets/mvis-cryptocompare-digital-assets-10 I see components and weights, ...
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Nonresident alien F-1 student in the US received 1099-K for robo-trading cryptocurrencies, which form to fill and send to IRS

I am an F-1 student in the US and I've been running a high frequency trading bot on GDAX. Coinbase notified me that they've filed a 1099-K form to the IRS on my behalf which contains astronomical ...
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Start a crypto currency exchange in India [closed]

Why are websites like Zebpay and Coinome allowed to sell and buy Bitcoin in India if crypto currency is not legal? What legal documentation do I need to start an exchange like theirs?
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Is the blockchain similar to double-entry book-keeping?

As far as I know, blockchains keeps transaction records from the beginning of time. This lets the blockchain retain a history of traceable transactions so it can maintain validity. Double-entry book-...
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Is it a good idea to store all my savings in cryptocurrency? [closed]

I am going to college in France in a year, and I have already saved money for that (I don't live in France — I am just going there for my studies). However, the country I live in — whose name I ...
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How does a bid price impact the next ask price [closed]

I was sitting and looking at how buying an altcoin matches up through the order book, and I understand how the bid prices go up as well, because people overbid the existing bids because of demand. But ...
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Does my tax return need to report cryptocoins that I have received as donations?

I have received a relatively small amount of the IOTA cryptocurrency as a donation. A reason for this donation is that sending such transactions helps in testing the IOTA network and transaction ...
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Understanding cryptocurrency buying and selling calculations

I need to understand how buying / selling works in crypto markets. I see an ask of amount: 44608.01, rate: 0.98 in the XRP/USD market in Kraken. Will the rate 0.98 be in USD or XRP? I'm assuming USD ...
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Tax on Profitable Crypto Transfers between the US & India

I am a non resident alien on F1 OPT living in the US, and have noticed an arbitrage opportunity when trading ETH [a cryptocurrency] between the US & India. Assume the following: I bought 5 eth ...
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What does “buyer is maker” mean?

What does it mean to say that "buyer is maker" or "buyer is not maker"? If a trade happens where the "buyer is maker", does that mean that the trade happened as buyer bought a share? I am asking ...
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ANZ to QUOINEX (Japan) International Transfer wrong number of digits allowed

Does anyone know which number to drop so the International Transfer to Quoinex from ANZ can fit on the Account No.? ANZ states you have 10 digits only, 3 for the BSB type code and 7 for the account ...
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Calculate the number of coins for a trade with a fixed amount of total risk

I trade altcoins. Could someone tell me, how to calculate the total amount of coins for a trade with a fixed amount of risk (including fee). For example, my risk is $100 per trade I use this ...
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Is filling 1040NR sufficient for Crypto gains for an F-1 student?

On F-1 status since last 16 months. I have gains of less than $100 on Crypto. Transactions were made on Coinbase.com portal in the US. Other income sources include an Internship on my CPT. Is filing ...
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Raising Capital Via CryptoCurrency [closed]

Situation: I have an existing small business that is healthy and cash flow positive. I want to grow the business by taking on investors. What I want to do is offer a cryptocurrency coin to investors ...
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What causes Cryptocurrencies to Exhibit Similar Long Term Behaviour? [closed]

I am developing a cryptocurrency pairs trading strategy. To identify suitable pairs to trade, I looped through thousands of cryptos and tested whether they behaved similarly in the long-run (i.e., ...
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Are capital gains due on investments if none of the money can even be accessed?

I've been learning about cryptocurrencies, mostly from a technical stand-point to develop decentralized applications; however, to get started I purchased a few coins. When the prices rose so quickly, ...
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Can I rely on indicators like MACD if it uses my own dataset?

I'm playing around with algo-trading and started collecting candle data on my own. So far I have about 3500 candles on a single cryptocurrency. While playing with MACD, I noticed that the indicators' ...
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How can I exchange my Bitswift for money

How can I exchange my Bitswift for money? I am from Nigeria and I need to know how I can exchange my Bitswift for money - I don't how to sell it.
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When the market cap goes down, does that mean people are taking money out? [duplicate]

My question is about the market cap figure on coinmarketcap.com and dealing with crypto currencies. So yesterday the market cap was at 720 billion dollars. Today it's below 600b$. Does this mean ...
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US Tax on cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and other altcoin) investments for Non-resident Alien student

I'm an non-resident alien student (on F-1 Student Visa) in the US. Starting in 2017, I invested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies last year in the US via Coinbase.com. I'm holding on to most of ...
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Understanding the price value in coinmarketcap.com

How do we read the the value associate with a currency pair? For example CAN/BTC: In the standard currency world, isn't this supposed to be 1 CAN is equal to 927.63 BTC? Obviously this statement is ...
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Is there a cryptocurrency with transparent and clear ledger? [closed]

It seems that the current trend in the cryptocurrencies is to to strive for more anonymity and untraceability but since there is a danger governments to try to shut them down because of the money ...
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How to do Taxes on Cryptocurrency Profits/Losses

I got into Cryptocurrency and was wondering how the taxes would be addressed on profits and losses of trading cross currency. I have not converted my cryptocurrencies to any government backed fiat. I ...
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Taxes for selling at a profit and buying other altcoins with it?

Will I only be taxed on cryptocurrency once I cash out and deposit my profits back into my bank account? Or will I be subject to capital gains even when I sold something at a profit and simply bought ...
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Why do Ethereum and Bitcoin have very similar charts?

I have noticed today that Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) charts look almost the same. Why are they so correlated?
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When is trading between two crypto-currencies pairs favorable when you're interested in overall fiat gains? [closed]

I've been curious about all the crypto trading but there's this one question i've been trying to answer and convince myself one way or the other, and it is something that those who do FOREX trading ...
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Why are South Korean and Japanese banks adopting Ripple Coin and not Bitcoin? [closed]

The recent rise in Ripple has caught my attention. I've read the Wikipedia article about Ripple but I still have questions about it. The thing I find most surprising is that Japanese banks and Korean ...
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How can I start trading in cryptocurrency when none of the trading sites support the banks in my country?

I live in Jordan, and-unfortunately-none of the trading sites support banks in my country. So I can neither use CC, nor direct money transfer. Do you happen to know a workaround for my situation?
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Ethereum donation appraisal?

I donated some Ethereum to a Fidelity donor-advised fund this year. The amount was worth over $5k, which I believe means it falls under the IRS's appraisal requirement. How can I find a "qualified" ...
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Can I place a stop loss and a limit sell at the same time?

Let's say I bought 100 shares of company XYZ at 10$ a share. I think that the market price will rise to 12$, so I would like to sell ALL MY SHARES at 12$ (that's the limit sell order). On the other ...
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Is buying and selling Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) legal for a student on F-1 Visa doing OPT in USA?

I know that trading stocks is allowed for F-1 students in the US as long as income/losses are reported when taxes are done. (Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa in USA?) How about buying ...
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What does cryptocurrency mean for governments? [closed]

As far as I understand, governments & banks create money into existence. Governments, when run correctly, use it to build infrastructure, give grants and create jobs. What if everybody begins to ...
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What cost basis accounting methods are applicable to virtual currencies?

This year I began doing some small investments in cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, etc), and turning small profits. I've been tracking my gains under each of the different cost basis accounting methods (...