Bitcoin charts API
Bitcoincharts provides a simple API to most of its data. You can use this API to include markets data in your websites, mobile apps or desktop applets. Please remember to add a link to Bitcoincharts!
- Bitcoincharts' API is accessable through HTTP
- Parameters are passed using GET-requests
- returned data is JSON encoded
- Don't query more often than once every 15 minutes!
Bitcoincharts offers weighted prices for several currencies at . You can use this to price goods and services in Bitcoins. This will yield much lower fluctuations than using a single market's latest price.
Weighted prices are calculated for the last 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days. If there are no trades during an interval (like no trade within 24 hours) no value will be returned. Prepare your code to handle this cases!
The returned JSON is dictionary with elements for each currency. Each currency has up to three key-value pairs: 24h, 7d and 30d.
You can access general market data at . This will return an array with elements for each market. Returned fields per market are:
short name for market
base currency of the market (USD, EUR, RUB, JPY...)
highest bid price
lowest ask price
unixtime of latest trade. Following fields relate to the day of this field (UTC)!
number of trades
highest trade during day
lowest trade during day
atest trade of previous day
total trade volume of day in BTC
total trade volume of day in currency
Historic Trade Data
Trade data is available as CSV, delayed by approx. 15 minutes. It will return the 2000 most recent trades.
CSV: unixtime, price, amount
You can use the start parameter to specify an earlier unix timestamp in order to retrieve older data.
Latest mtgoxUSD trades: trades after :
You can fetch the complete history at .