Rajandran R Founder of Marketcalls and Co-Founder Algomojo. Full-Time Derivative Trader. Expert in Designing Trading Systems (Amibroker, Ninjatrader, Metatrader, Python, Pinescript). Trading the markets since 2006. Mentoring Traders on Trading System Designing, Market Profile, Orderflow and Trade Automation.

Bitcoincharts Data Plugin for Amibroker

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16th June 2014 Update

Updated Latest Version of Bitcoincharts Data Plugin for Amibroker. Ends MTGOX Support.

Here is a simple Bitcoin data plugin for AmiBroker written on C# with non official AmiBroker Plugin SDK. This plugin provides EOD, 1min, 15min, hourly feeds for virtual Bitcoin exchanges like BTCE,MTGox,Virwox where MtGox, called “Mount Gox” or “MTGOX”, has been the most widely used bitcoin currency exchange market since it was started, and remains the largest in terms of popularity and volume.

Plugin is done by a russian developer Mr.Arakcheev.The developer of the plugin is much more interested in getting feedback, suggestions from you. He can be contacted at cplusplus@list.ru.

About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is one of the first implementations of a concept called crypto-currency, The Bitcoin is a form of currency without notes and coins, it is a digital currency. Bitcoins are kept in a digital wallet which you can keep in your computer, or on a website online, which will manage and secure your wallet for you. The following video explain about Bitcoin in brief.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEbCbp1vc9Y

The steps for setting the Bitcoincharts Data plugin for Amibroker follows :-

Database Settings for Bitcoin EOD charts

1.Download the Bitcoin Plugin for Amibroker and unzip it.
2. Install .Net Framework 3.5 Service pack 1. If NET Framework 3.5 SP1 not install, please install it first, else plug-in will not work!
3. Copy Plugin.dll to AmiBroker Plugins folder (default path is “c:/Program Files/AmiBroker/Plugins/”) and Newtonsoft.Json.dll to AmiBroker program folder (default path is “c:/Program Files/AmiBroker/)
4. Now Open Amibroker(Right click and run as administrator) and your will get the Non NON-CERTIFIED third-party plugin as shown below. Click OK button and continue.
Bitcoin Dll Warning

 
5. Now goto File Menu->New->Database .A Database Settings dialog box open. Select Database folder for stored data and enter the Database name click on Create button as shown below

Eod Bitcoincharts database settings

6.Select Bitcoinwisdom® data Plug-in. from Data Source drop-down list. In field Number of bars enter, how much bars plug-in will be download. Select Base time interval is equal to either End-of-Days, Hourly, 15 Minute, 5 Minute or 1 Minute. Click Configure (at first run) and then OK button:

7. Now goto Symbols menu->New and add the supported symbols btceUSD,mtgoxUSD,virwoxSLL in the text box and press ok. Now you will be able to see the EOD charts.

Bitcoin EOD Charts
mtgoxUSD Daily Charts

8. Please follow the database settings as shown below for getting 1min Bitcoin charts.
Database Setting for Bitcoin 1min Charts
Bitcoin Intra DB

9. Note this plugin only provides the snapshot data of 1min charts at that instant however it doesnt updates in realtime once the snapshot data arrived.
For a fresh update you need to close and reopen amibroker again to get the current snapshot of the charts.

Bitcoin 1minute Charts
mtgoxUSD 1minute charts

Note : Plugin is tested in Windows XP and Windows 7 enviroment and works good with both 32bit and 64 bit Amibroker 5.6 version.

Rajandran R Founder of Marketcalls and Co-Founder Algomojo. Full-Time Derivative Trader. Expert in Designing Trading Systems (Amibroker, Ninjatrader, Metatrader, Python, Pinescript). Trading the markets since 2006. Mentoring Traders on Trading System Designing, Market Profile, Orderflow and Trade Automation.

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