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June 29, 2011, 02:42:31 PM
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tradehill price: 17 USD
cavirtex price: 16 CAD (1 CAD = 0.97107 USD)
amount available for under 17 CAD: 248.1016 btc

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June 29, 2011, 02:58:31 PM
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what are your profits after all the fees there?  pennies?
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June 29, 2011, 03:40:54 PM
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what are your profits after all the fees there?  pennies?
cavirtex is fee free, and trade hill has 0.3%.

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June 29, 2011, 04:44:44 PM
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I would hardly define that as huge. 
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June 29, 2011, 06:24:55 PM
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All the Bitcoin exchanges pay out cash rather slowly. So you can't sell on exchange A, move your cash quickly, buy on exchange B, and repeat, using the same capital. That cycle takes days, rather than minutes. This limits arbitrage.
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June 30, 2011, 01:57:29 AM
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June 30, 2011, 05:41:03 AM
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Not to mention that cavirtex does not take deposits at the moment of anything except bitcoin.
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