As of n.a., the market price of Bitcoin is USD n.a.. There are currently 16,999,062 Bitcoins in circulation, and 476,859 Bitcoin users (unique addresses). Since Bitcoin's inception in 2009, there have been a total of 312,466,057 Bitcoin transactions.
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Quandl provides data on the current price of Bitcoin, full Bitcoin price history, and Bitcoin currency exchange rates against the USD, EUR and CNY. End of day price quotes are usually updated daily at 6:00pm US EST.
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Quandl provides weighted average end-of-day price quotes and volumes for Bitcoin versus many other currencies:
Quandl provides several measures of the size and value of the Bitcoin market, including the total number of Bitcoins in circulation, the market capitalization of Bitcoin, and the number of unique Bitcoin addresses in use.
This section covers Bitcoin transaction activity data: quantity and monetary value of Bitcoin transactions, trading volumes on the main US Bitcoin exchanges, and number of "long-tail" market participants in Bitcoin.
This section covers Bitcoin transaction fees: cost per transaction, cost as a percentage of volume, and total transaction fees for Bitcoin.
Quandl provides basic statistics on the economics of Bitcoin mining: blockchain size, output volume, hash rate, Bitcoin miners revenue and mining margin.
"Days destroyed" is a statistical measure of the adoption of Bitcoin; it tries to encompass both the depth (size) and the width (spread) of transaction activity in Bitcoin.
All of Quandl's Bitcoin price data and market statistics (including full historical data) is available for free via our unlimited, unrestricted Bitcoin API. Each data table above shows example API calls for CSV and JSON formats, most recent data only, in the far right column.
If you prefer, you can download Quandl's Bitcoin data using our free apps for Python, R, Matlab and more. You can also download Bitcoin data directly from within Excel using our free Excel add-in.
Bitcoin is a digital currency based on an open-source peer-to-peer software protocol that is independent of any central authority. Bitcoin issuance and transactions are carried out collectively by the Bitcoin network. Bitcoin relies on cryptography to secure and validate transactions, and is thus often referred to as a "cryptocurrency".
Bitcoins can be "mined" by users, and also transferred from user to user, directly via computer or smartphone without the need for any intermediary financial institution. Bitcoin transactions are pseudonymous and decentralized. Proponents of Bitcoin argue that it is not susceptible to devaluation by inflation or seigniorage in the way other modern "fiat" currencies are. Nor is it associated with an arbitrary store of value such as gold, unlike hard-money or representative currencies.
The Bitcoin protocol was first described by Satoshi Nakamoto (a pseudonym) in 2008. Each bitcoin is divided into 100 million smaller units called satoshis.
MtGox was the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, until February 2014 when the site shut down and trading was suspended. It was subsequently announced on Bitcoin news that over 800,000 Bitcoins had been stolen from customers of this exchange.
Quandl provides historical data for MtGox. Note that this data stopped updating on 25 Feb 2014.
Quandl has daily prices for over 400 crypto-currencies from Cryptocoin Charts. You can view all Quandl's cryptocurrency time series on our Cryptocoin Charts source page.
Litecoin data, from the BTC-e exchange, is available from our BTC-e source.
Dogecoin data, from Dogecoin Average, is available from our Dogecoin Average source.
Other Bitcoin data sources on Quandl include Bitcoin Charts, Bitcoin Average and Blockchain Info.
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