Bitcoin Plugin

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You can display the current buying and selling prices of Bitcoin or maybe even convert Bitcoin to other currencies and back--it's totally your choice! Make it easier for users to get information about this new digital currency. Good luck!
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Coinbase seems like a good place to start (https://coinbase.com/docs/api/overview), but other good sources might exist.

http://blockchain.info/api is also worth looking at.
• posted 4 years and 8 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) Live

TopHattedCoder
http://blockchain.info/ticker shows the exchange rates.
posted by TopHattedCoder Community Leader4 years and 7 months ago Link
nathas
It would be best to aggregate off of Mt. Gox and Bitstamp who do the most volume.
Coinbase actually aggregates off of Bitstamp.

Mt Gox: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/HTT...
Bitstamp: https://www.bitstamp.net/api/
posted by nathas 4 years and 7 months ago Link
Jag
Ah, that's good to know. Thanks for that info!
posted by Jag Staff4 years and 7 months ago Link
jmgutn
I started playing with this at https://github.com/jmg/zeroclickinfo-spice/tree/master/share/spice/bitcoin. At this point it's functional and its using http://blockchain.info/ticker to get the bitcoin prices. You can do queries like "bitcoin eur" for instance in order to get the exchange rate in euros. By default (without params) will fetch the results in us dollars.

Any recommendation or improvement will be very welcome. Thanks!
posted by jmgutn 4 years and 7 months ago Link
Jag
Nice! I will take a look at your code. (☞゚ヮ゚)☞
posted by Jag Staff4 years and 7 months ago Link
zac
Would very much like an interactive graph like http://bitcoinwisdom.com/

Particularly, the ability to check difficulty, look at MACD and StochRSI trends, and time intervals from 1minute-4 hours.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 7 months ago Link
Jag
I'm changing this to "Under Review" since a pull request has been made. Check it out, and leave comments if you like! https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
posted by Jag Staff4 years and 7 months ago Link
jmgutn
Thanks. Yeah, I made the pull request. Looking forward for the review!
posted by jmgutn 4 years and 7 months ago Link
zac
posted by zac Staff4 years and 1 month ago Link