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Using the Quandl API for Bitcoin Data

This document is a comprehensive guide to using the Quandl API to access our free bitcoin data. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend reading Quandl’s general API documentation; the functionality will be a lot clearer if you do so.

Free Unlimited API for Bitcoin Data

Quandl offers free Bitcoin exchange rates for 30+ currencies from a variety of exchanges. Quandl’s simple API gives access to Bitcoin exchanges and daily Bitcoin values. With numerous software packages, including R and Python, Quandl is the easiest way to find and download historical Bitcoin prices.

You can view up to date Bitcoin market data on our Bitcoin Markets page.

This page is a tutorial on usage of the API to access Bitcoin data. Accessing Bitcoin data via the API is no different than the mechanism for all data on Quandl. The purpose of this help page is simply to explain the specific nomenclature we’re using for Bitcoin data. For general help, see API. For package specific help, start on the tools page.

Basic Bitcoin API Usage

Code Format

All Bitcoin codes follow the same format:

BCHARTS/{MARKET}{CURRENCY}

Basic Example

Bitcoin USD exchange rate from BitStamp:

http://www.quandl.com/api/v3/datasets/BCHARTS/BITSTAMPUSD

Bitcoin Exchanges

Market

Currencies

Market Code

Anxhk

CNY,HKD,USD

ANXHK

Aqoin

EUR

AQOIN

B2c

USD

B2C

B7

EUR,USD

B7

Bbm

BRL

BBM

Bc

EUR,GBP

BC

Bcmbm

AUD,GAU,USD

BCMBM

Bcmlr

USD

BCMLR

Bcmmb

USD

BCMMB

Bcmml

USD

BCMML

Bcmpp

USD

BCMPP

Bcmpx

GAU

BCMPX

Bidxtrm

PLN

BIDXTRM

Bit2c

ILS

BIT2C

Bitbox

USD

BITBOX

Bitcash

CZK

BITCASH

Bitchange

PLN

BITCHANGE

Bitcurex

EUR,PLN

BITCUREX

Bitfloor

USD

BITFLOOR

Bitkonan

USD

BITKONAN

Bitme

LTC,USD

BITME

Bitnz

NZD

BITNZ

Bitomat

PLN

BITOMAT

Bitstamp

USD

BITSTAMP

Bitx

ZAR

BITX

Britcoin

GBP

BRITCOIN

Btc24

EUR,USD

BTC24

Btcde

EUR

BTCDE

Btce

EUR,RUR,USD

BTCE

Btcex

EUR,JPY,RUB,WMR,YAD,USD,WMZ

BTCEX

Btchkex

HKD

BTCHKEX

Btcmarkets

AUD

BTCMARKETS

Btcn

CNY

BTCN

Btctree

USD

BTCTREE

Cbx

USD

CBX

Cryptox

AUD,USD

CRYPTOX

Crytr

EUR,USD

CRYTR

Exchb

USD

EXCHB

Fbtc

EUR,USD

FBTC

Fresh

EUR,PLN,USD

FRESH

Fybse

SEK

FYBSE

Fybsg

SGD

FYBSG

Global

EUR,GBP,PLN,USD

GLOBAL

Icbit

USD

ICBIT

Imcex

EUR,RUB,USD

IMCEX

Intrsng

EUR,GBP,PLN,USD

INTRSNG

Just

EUR,LTC,NOK,USD,XRP

JUST

Kptn

SEK

KPTN

Localbtc

ARS,AUD,BRL,CAD,CHF,CZK,DKK,EUR,GBP,HKD,ILS,INR,MXN,NOK,NZD,PLN,RUB,SEK,SGD,THB,USD,ZAR

LOCALBTC

Lybit

CAD,USD

LYBIT

Mrcd

BRL

MRCD

Mtgox

AUD,CAD,CHF,CNY,DKK,EUR,GBP,HKD,JPY,NOK,NZD,PLN,RUB,SEK,SGD,THB,USD

MTGOX

Ripple

EUR,USD,XRP

RIPPLE

Rmbtb

CNY

RMBTB

Rock

EUR,SLL,USD

ROCK

Ruxum

AUD,CHF,EUR,GBP,HKD,HUF,JPY,PLN,RUB,SEK,SGD,THB,UAH,USD,ZAR

RUXUM

Snwcn

XRP

SNWCN

Thlr

USD

THLR

Vcx

EUR,USD

VCX

Virtex

CAD

VIRTEX

Virwox

SLL

VIRWOX

Wbx

AUD

WBX

Weex

AUD,CAD,USD

WEEX

Bitcoin versus Fiat Currencies

Currency

Markets

ARS

localbtc

AUD

bcmBM,btcmarkets,cryptox,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum,wbx,weex

BRL

bbm,localbtc,mrcd

CAD

localbtc,lybit,mtgox,virtex,weex

CHF

localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

CLP

th

CNY

anxhk,btcn,mtgox,rmbtb

CZK

bitcash,localbtc

DKK

localbtc,mtgox

EUR

aqoin,b7,bc,bitcurex,btc24,btcde,btce,btcex,crytr,fbtc,fresh,global,imcex,intrsng,just,localbtc,mtgox,ripple,rock,ruxum,vcx

GAU

bcmBM,bcmPX

GBP

bc,britcoin,global,intrsng,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

HKD

anxhk,btchkex,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

HUF

ruxum

ILS

bit2c,localbtc

INR

localbtc

JPY

btcex,mtgox,ruxum

LTC

bitme,just

MXN

localbtc

NOK

just,localbtc,mtgox

NZD

bitnz,localbtc,mtgox

PLN

bidxtrm,bitchange,bitcurex,bitomat,fresh,global,intrsng,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

RUB

bitmarket,btcex,imcex,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

RUR

btce

SEK

fybse,kptn,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

SGD

fybsg,localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

SLL

rock,virwox

THB

localbtc,mtgox,ruxum

UAH

ruxum

USD

anxhk,b2c,b7,bcmBM,bcmLR,bcmMB,bcmML,bcmPP,bitbox,bitfloor,bitkonan,bitme,bitstamp,btc24,btce,btcex,btctree,cbx,cryptox,crytr,exchb,fbtc,fresh,global,icbit,imcex,intrsng,just,localbtc,lybit,mtgox,ripple,rock,ruxum,thLR,vcx,weex

WMR

btcex

WMZ

btcex

XRP

just,ripple,snwcn

YAD

btcex

ZAR

bitx,localbtc,ruxum

Bitcoin Price Examples

Australian dollar exchange rate on BTCMarket exchange:

http://www.quandl.com/api/v3/datasets/BCHARTS/BTCMARKETSAUD

Honk Kong dollar exchange rate from MT. Gox:

http://www.quandl.com/api/v3/datasets/BCHARTS/MTGOXHKD

Thai Baht exchange rate from LocalBTC exchange:

http://www.quandl.com/api/v3/datasets/BCHARTS/LOCALBTCTHB

Additional Resources

  • Additional information is available on our API page.
  • All of Quandl’s datasets are also available through a number of tools
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