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March 23, 2013, 08:03:43 PM
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I'm thinking of making a simple Chrome extension that would allow you to easily check the price of bitcoin at any time by simply clicking a button in your browser, instead of having to visit a website.  I'm unfamiliar with any APIs that might currently be out there which would make this possible.  Anyone have a recommendation?

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March 23, 2013, 08:08:08 PM
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To answer my own question, blockchain.info seems to have exactly what I'm looking for:

https://blockchain.info/api/exchange_rates_api

Though I'm always open to learning about other APIs available to me anyway, for future reference.

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March 23, 2013, 09:56:15 PM
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mtgox has a couple.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API

I believe the most low-latency API they have is the websockets API, where you subscribe to a price feed in near real time.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/Streaming

Here's a discussion about it and BETA testing:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5855.0

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March 23, 2013, 10:07:24 PM
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Please, post here if (when) you make that Chrome extension. Will be nice thing to have it.
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October 10, 2017, 06:27:47 AM
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I think the Coindesk API is simpler. Check it out: https://www.coindesk.com/api/
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October 10, 2017, 12:46:45 PM
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I'm thinking of making a simple Chrome extension that would allow you to easily check the price of bitcoin at any time by simply clicking a button in your browser, instead of having to visit a website.  I'm unfamiliar with any APIs that might currently be out there which would make this possible.  Anyone have a recommendation?

i like to design a special app for finding bit coin price and checking every day. so now i'm trying to designing new app. actually coindesk API is the best for using. so present i had to using this API only.and making few changes in google then it is easy to finding price.
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October 10, 2017, 04:01:08 PM
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I wouldn't advise anyone to install unknown extensions. The last online wallet hack was because of chrome extensions btw. So beware people.!
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February 06, 2018, 10:40:12 PM
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In google sheets (excel) to get BTC/USD value I was made this:
=1000/IMPORTDATA("https://blockchain.info/tobtc?currency=USD&value=1000").
It's work's fine!  Wink

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February 07, 2018, 02:40:07 AM
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I prefer CoinMarketCap

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February 07, 2018, 03:22:18 PM
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Allot of companies are using https://bitcoinaverage.com/ have a look at their website and you can find how they get the price.
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