26 Aug '12, 5pm

BitInstant Says Non-Anonymous #Bitcoin "Credit Card" Plan Still on Track

Like any other tradeable thing: on an exchange. If you don't think the exchange rate BitInstant gave you is fair, it's easy to go to a site like BitcoinCharts [bitcoincharts.com] and look at the spot prices at the time on any of the exchanges in existence for the currency you were converting too. After all, the back-end of BitInstant is just a computer program that automatically submits sell orders as required to meet their float requirements. Buyers then buy the Bitcoins, giving BitInstant fiat currency in return, which they then send to the bank handling the debit card backend via wire transfer. The key thing from BitInstant's point of view is to have solid reliable backend software that submits orders fast enough, and statistically understands the volatility well enough, to figure out what instantaneous exchange rate they can make a profit on while still giving a good e...

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