Last updated: October 9, 2017
Bitcoin (BTC) is an innovative payment network and a new kind of digital money created in 2009. It is the original implementation of a concept known as cryptocurrency. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. The network collectively carries out the management of transactions and the issuing of new Bitcoins.
Bitcoin is open-source — its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin, and everyone can take part. Any developer can review the Bitcoin code, and create their own custom version of Bitcoin software. Use the information below to learn how to find out the current Bitcoin price, even in your local currency.
Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index (see Price)
The Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBP) calculates an average using Bitcoin prices from leading global exchanges. The global exchanges that comprise the index are subject to change. The US Dollar XBP calculation currently includes Bitstamp, Bitfinex, BTC-e, Coinbase, itBit and OKCoin. Use the Bitcoin Price Ticker Widget to display the price in your own webpage.
Coinbase Bitcoin Price (see Price)
Coinbase is a Bitcoin wallet and platform founded in June 2012 in San Francisco, California, USA. Their stated mission is to “make payments more open and efficient for the world.” Coinbase includes a Bitcoin price and chart page on their web site. The Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index often includes the Coinbase price. The page displays the current Bitcoin Buy Price and Sell Price, Bitcoin price over time, and the change in price over the last 24 hours. Also displayed are the number of daily Bitcoin transactions (both on and off the blockchain) over time, and the Bitcoin Money Supply.
Bitstamp (see Price)
Bitstamp is a Bitcoin exchange headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and founded in August 2011. The Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index often includdes the Bitstamp price.
BTC-e (see Price)
BTC-e is a Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Novacoin and Peercoin exchange located in Bulgaria, and founded in June 2011. The Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index often includes he BTC-e price.
Bitfinex (see Market Statistics)
Bitfinex is a Bitcoin, Litecoin and Darkcoin trading platform incorporated in Hong Kong. They offer margin trading, exchange, and peer-to-peer margin funding. The Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index often includes the Bitfinex price.
Google (see Price)
Google will display the current Bitcoin price within its search results. The results work as both a currency calculator and currency converter. Just search Google for Bitcoin price!
Bing (see Price)
Bing will display the current Bitcoin price within its search results too, using data from Coinbase. Much like Google, the results page lets you calculate the value of multiple bitcoins against a currency, and to select your local currency. Search Bing for Bitcoin price.
Duck Duck Go (see Price)
Duck Duck Go, the search engine that doesn’t track you, will display the current buy and sell price of Bitcoin within its search results. The results use data from Blockchain markets. Search Duck Duck Go for Bitcoin price!
Realtime Bitcoin (see Price)
The Realtime Bitcoin site not only displays real-time Bitcoin prices in your local currency, it also shows the Bitcoin network power consumption, estimated volume, and the number of Bitcoins in circulation. The Bitcoin price calculation uses a weighted average from the major bitcoin exchanges. Use the Currency pulldown menu in the bottom right corner of the page to select your local currency.
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