Yahoo and Google start to list Bitcoin (BTC) currency

Rainer Dorsch ml at
Sun Jul 6 10:38:04 EDT 2014

Hi John,

On Sunday 06 July 2014 16:33:16 John Ralls wrote:
> > If GnuCash does not use F:Q to fetch exchange rates, then the only benefit
> > of  treating it as currency that it is easy to transfer BTC from one
> > wallet/account to another wallet/account. That seems to me much more
> > difficult  in GnuCash if you treat it as security.
> Gnucash is only interested in the ratio. F::Q actually uses a CSV-formatted
> retrieval for Yahoo, but even where it's screen-scraping it abstracts out
> the other stuff so that we don't need to worry about it.

I understand that. 

To transfer BTC from one account to another, I need to transfer a security 
from one account to another account (which has the same security type). Can I 
do that without converting to a currency and back?


Rainer Dorsch

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