Automatic updates for the Bitcoin currency rate

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Chris Beams

16 Feb, 2021 05:30 AM

I've created a currency named "Bitcoin" with symbol "BTC", but I've been unable to find a way to automatically update it. I've used Quote Loader and when attempting load from any provider (Yahoo, Yahoo HD or FT), clicking "Get Prices" results in a red cell and 0.0 value for the BTC currency price.

I've also attempted to give the currency an ID matching that used at Yahoo Finance, i.e. BTC-USD, but to no avail.

I see in the discussion from 2016 at [1] that fetching the bitcoin price worked at some point, but I cannot get it to work on my side with Moneydance 2020 and the most recent Quote Loader version.

In the meantime, I'm downloading the BTC-USD price CSV from Yahoo Finance and using the 'Import from File' method to update the price in Moneydance. It would be great to avoid this repetitive process, though. Any ideas?

[1]: https://infinitekind.tenderapp.com/discussions/investments/1060-bitcoin-pricerate-update

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 16 Feb, 2021 09:32 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Chris Beams

    Have you read the PDF

    Quote Loader Extension, Moneydance 2019-2020-2021
    Handling Cryptocurrencies and Market Indices & Futures V4.2

    At
    https://infinitekind.tenderapp.com/discussions/investments/4914-the...

    See screen shot of Quote Loader obtaining Bitcoin exchange rates.

    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by Chris Beams on 16 Feb, 2021 10:16 AM

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    Thank you so much. The BTC- ticker ID did the trick.

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 16 Feb, 2021 10:42 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Chris Beams

    Glad I was able to help.

    Have Fun, Stay Safe.

  4. 4 Posted by black.m0n4rch on 27 Apr, 2021 06:58 PM

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    have you solved the problem? I got the same issue :(
    I've been trying to create an automatical calculator of prices for different stuff in bitcoins. But for that I need an automatic update for the currency rate, and I don't know how to do it. To be more explicit, I need something like here. On that site I saw an automatic calculator of lamborghini aventador price in bitcoins, and I thought that it's great idea, and I decided to do the same thing in my project. But for some reason it just doesn't work. Since you have the same problem - maybe you can give a piece of advice? Thank you in advance!!!

  5. 5 Posted by derekkent23 on 27 Apr, 2021 07:13 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi black.m0n4rch

    Try the extension Quote Loader under EXTENSIONS – MANAGE EXTENSION

    For information on the features of this extension and how to use see post 150 at
    https://infinitekind.tenderapp.com/discussions/investments/4914-the...

    Download the PDF’s attached to post 150 and have a read including Handling Cryptocurrencies and Market Indices & Futures V4.2

    To get an overview take a look at the YouTube videos by using the links on page 1 and 2 of the PDF.

    Let us know how you get on or if you need help just post.

    Hope this helps.

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