Fiat is the tool of old folk and cryptocoin is the tool of new folk. I think the new folk will be around longer than the old folk.
All cryptocurrencies is just another example of mania that sooner or later ends with some painful 'reality check’
and dozens of other examples showing that the mob (crowd) has many heads but no brains.
greetings! Is there a good data/amiquote source available for BTCUSD 5 min data?
You can get bitcoin data from Quandl (supported by AmiQuote)
(example symbol BCHARTS/BITSAMPUSD)
Or manually export from
and import using ASCII import wizard.
Thank you sir! will give it a spin…
So, everyone who wants to enter the crypto-currency market, first of all, what needs to be understood is that the market has already been formed, and now a division begins, that is, trade, and this is the only way to earn real money now. With the same 3-4 thousand dollars of the value of the crypto-farm, which will pay off at best not earlier than half a year is better spent on the game on the stock exchange, or given to normal traders. And you will definitely increase your investments for half a year three times at least. And the risks of investing in a farm and a stock exchange are the same, if the market bursts, then there will be no sense in the farm, it’s easy.
One of our fellow users informed us that Yahoo started to supply cryptocurrency data and they are available using Yahoo immediately.
Just choose “Yahoo Historical” as data source. Data for bitcoin go back to July 16, 2010.
Here’s all the crypto currency codes listed on Yahoo
Only problem is....thats what the chart looked like at $4, $40 and $400. Also heard the same bubble comments at each of those levels.
Hi everyone, awesome thread. I've been wanting to use AmiBroker for cryptos and it seems like there is a way.
I'm using AmiBroker v5.8/32bit and AmiQuote v3.06 and can't get the BTC-USD symbol to pull in data. I created a new "crypto" database (no symbols in it currently) and keep getting the following error message when trying to import data:
"The server name or address could not be resolved"
Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong here? Thanks!
You need to use up-to-date AmiQuote
These are great news for Amibroker. It is excellent to have the opportunity to trade Crytos thru this great platform.
I am totally new in Cryptos, I would like to ask some questions (perhaps someone could help me with any of them).
About Yahoo Data:
I can see that some of the charts have some big spikes. Is there something that a novice should consider? I don’t know if Cryptos, like stocks or ETFS, could need some kind of historical adjustments.
How to trade Cryptos:
I can see that there are two basic ways of trading Cryptos (using CFDs thru a Broker or straight thru the exchanges).
I have been investigating the first option (Using CFDs) for example, thru InteractiveBrokers, but at this point they don’t offer any CFD to trade Cryptos. So, I suppose that the easiest and most effective way of trading Cryptos could be using the exchanges.
Any recommendation or something that a novice should consider in order to choose one of them?
Thank you so much for any help here.
Trading crypto, the wild wild west! I have limited knowledge, but I'll share what I know. The GDAX exchange (part of Coinbase), isn't bad for people in the United States, for international users I would just use whichever exchange has the most liquidity. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple appear to be the main players, in my opinion, and over 20% moves in a single day is not uncommon for any of them. Essentially stops are useless and will be hit in my opinion. I lead towards just trading the cryptos themselves rather than futures contracts on the cryptos or any other derivative. Absolutely don't use leverage and don't use money you can't afford to lose. It's still a lottery ticket at this point, and yes I know all the arguments pro and against. What most people need to realize is that something is really "worth" only what someone else will pay you for it in the future, in my opinion. That goes for crypto, Enron stock, Bear Stearns stock, Apple stock, and any other instrument people invest in. Realize that anything can go to zero just as anything can be a ten-bagger.
To answer your questions specifically, I haven't checked but the Yahoo data is "probably" accurate in that huge gaps were and are the norm. Personally I don't adjust anything historically because your system will need to take that kind of volatility into account for the future. That's just me.
Does the intraday data require the paid subscription from Polygon.io instead of free one?
I think the free one gives you some historical intraday data from a few years ago, but not recent data.
I can’t help but to say about current crypto collapse:
“I told you so”
It is a matter of opinion.... I still hear people saying that is a huge opportunity: an asset class (???) sold at discount prices!
They are in denial phase.
I am interested in knowing if you still hold this view (bitcoin equivalent to tulip Mania, South Sea Company and Dotcom bubble) despite bitcoin's 15 years' historical performance?