Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) data provider

Modified on 2020/08/30 09:55 by Eugene — Categorized as: Providers

What it is

This is a static data provider that downloads historical daily and hourly OHLCV data for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and their cross rates. Currently it uses an API gracefully provided for free by Cryptocompare.

Whatever "coins" are listed on the Cryptocompare website can be downloaded by the provider. The New DataSet Wizard page comes with a preset of top cryptocurrencies for a quick start: Bitcoin (BTC/USD), Ethereum (ETH/USD), Litecoin (LTC/USD), ZCash (ZEC/USD), DigitalCash (DASH/USD) and Monero (XMR/USD).

Setting it up

Provider does not require configuration but if you got an API key from, you can copy/paste it (no typing!) on dedicated Data Manager tab and enjoy higher limits and a greater data downloading depth. Subscribe either for free or on a paid basis here: CrytoCompare API Pricing.

No typing!

No typing!


To be recognized by the provider, your coin symbol must have a slash "/" symbol. The convention is similar to Forex: put your coin symbol before the slash and use the part after the slash to indicate the currency your coin will be calculated in. Like the proverbial EUR/USD would be the symbol for trading Euros that are calculated in US dollars, like the Cryptocurrency provider will return the chart of Bitcoin trading in USD if you enter BTC/USD as the symbol.


Much like in Forex, the opposite is true: USD/BTC is a valid symbol example (where the currency is Bitcoin, not the dollar). Provider also supports cross rates e.g. ETH/BTC (Ethereum to Bitcoin ratio).

The Volume is represented in the base currency that coins are traded into.


Notes and limitations

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