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April 12, 2013, 08:02:20 PM
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http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/MTGOXUSD/tab/1
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April 12, 2013, 08:05:45 PM
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Now this is big! Mainstream we are here!

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April 12, 2013, 08:13:43 PM
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Wow absolutely fantastic and the price is also going up well too
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April 12, 2013, 08:18:02 PM
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Now this is big! Mainstream we are here!

Agreed ... huge!

Now one thing is needed.  Accurate quotes.  It does show "accumulating data" though.

And the symbol is bad.  It shouldn't be "MTGOXUSD :", it should be maybe MTGOXBTC  ?    (as it is the spot price of a BTC expressed in dollars).    Just like AAPL :NASDAQ is a share of that stock expressed in dollars.

It is too bad there isn't an ETF up and running they could quote.

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April 12, 2013, 08:22:46 PM
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Now this is big! Mainstream we are here!

Agreed ... huge!

Now one thing is needed.  Accurate quotes.  It does show "accumulating data" though.

And the symbol is bad.  It shouldn't be "MTGOXUSD :", it should be maybe MTGOXBTC  ?    (as it is the spot price of a BTC expressed in dollars).    Just like AAPL :NASDAQ is a share of that stock expressed in dollars.

It is too bad there isn't an ETF up and running they could quote.

They probably have to built an interface for gox, but I did miss that why is it BTCUSD? That is weird.


I agree ETF should be in the works, I hope someone that knows how to setup can do that. I may explore that world a bit and see what is going on with ETFs and how to make bitcoin one.

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April 12, 2013, 08:24:14 PM
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They were even kind enough to add a smilie face for us!

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(MTGOXUSD :)
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April 12, 2013, 08:24:53 PM
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Does it update correctly? Bitcoinity shows a completely different value.
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April 12, 2013, 08:25:26 PM
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Does it update correctly? Bitcoinity shows a completely different value.
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April 12, 2013, 08:31:26 PM
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Does it update correctly? Bitcoinity shows a completely different value.
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lol, I blame the alcohol.

It seems to be a work in progress then. In a few days it'll probably work as expected.
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April 12, 2013, 08:31:58 PM
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They were even kind enough to add a smilie face for us!

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(MTGOXUSD :)

How cute.


It seems it's not working, though.

All previous versions of currency will no longer be supported as of this update
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April 12, 2013, 08:53:56 PM
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Nice!

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April 12, 2013, 09:56:46 PM
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OP: how did you find this?

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April 12, 2013, 10:01:07 PM
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Someone posted it on another forum I follow.
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April 13, 2013, 01:39:45 AM
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This. Is. Epic.

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April 13, 2013, 02:36:08 AM
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Sorry, but this is so big, I'm suspicious. 

I don't see how this could be faked. Any ideas?

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April 13, 2013, 03:02:41 AM
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Sorry, but this is so big, I'm suspicious. 

I don't see how this could be faked. Any ideas?

Uhmmmm cause it isn't fake... This is real Bitcoin is now mainstream, get ready hold on to your butts.

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April 13, 2013, 04:22:07 AM
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no MTGOXUSD is correct. It indicates $/BTC pair. there is also MTGOXEUR ticker as well
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April 13, 2013, 04:38:29 AM
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They were even kind enough to add a smilie face for us!

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(MTGOXUSD :)

Well, that's the format for the exchange.  e.g.,   (AAPL :NASDAQ).    But MTGOXUSD has no exchange so it is blank  (MTGOXUSD Smiley


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April 13, 2013, 04:48:06 AM
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They were even kind enough to add a smilie face for us!

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(MTGOXUSD :)

Well, that's the format for the exchange.  e.g.,   (AAPL :NASDAQ).    But MTGOXUSD has no exchange so it is blank  (MTGOXUSD Smiley

Then clearly it should be (BITCOINUSD :MTGOX) right?

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April 13, 2013, 05:18:46 AM
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They were even kind enough to add a smilie face for us!

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(MTGOXUSD :)

Well, that's the format for the exchange.  e.g.,   (AAPL :NASDAQ).    But MTGOXUSD has no exchange so it is blank  (MTGOXUSD Smiley

Then clearly it should be (BITCOINUSD :MTGOX) right?

The problem is BTC-e and BitStamp have their own books. Gox has the API (for whatever that's worth) for CNBC to get a direct real-time price that the market is moved by.

Can't wait til this stuff is scrolling on my TV screen and goes blank when Gox goes offline. They are in no way, shape, or form prepared for this.

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