i noticed that from the 13th of feb 2015 the bitcoin price becomes a lot more "noisy" on bitcoinaverage.com:

price noise

does anybody know whether this is actually due to bitcoin price movements becoming more rapid, or whether its just that bitcoinaverage.com increased their sampling frequency?


I don't think the issue is that they don't have the data. I think they're just showing the data at a lower sampling rate.

This chart draws data from three locations:

Note how the data that goes back further is less precise.

  • thanks. that is actually noticeable now you mention it - the last hour is more precise than the time before it. Mar 15 '15 at 21:46

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