How do I extract the ticker data (historical values such as day price, day open, day close etc) by setting up a Bitcoin Node? Bitcoin Node is setup using Bitcore.io

All blocks are syncing right now, but I don't really know how to get data?

Stack I use is Node.js with MongoDB

Thanks in advance!


The Bitcoin Node is part of the blockchain network. It has nothing to do with markets and trading, and has no concept of a price. As far as the node is concerned, 1 Bitcoin = 1 Bitcoin, and that's it.

If you want historical market prices, you will have to either scrape them from various exchanges yourself, or use a service such as this (I have no affiliation with them, and just found them through Google - I cannot vouch for their data, and better options may exist).

  • Can you help with some exchanges that provide historical prices since the initial times of bitcoin? Most of the services, like CoinMarketCap (pro.coinmarketcap.com/api/v1#operation/…) are paid or provide history for a period of max 1 year! Thanks! You really clarified most of the doubts! – Harish Gupta Aug 20 '18 at 8:19
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    @Harish : Service or product recommendations don't fit well with the design and purpose of this Q&A website and so are off-topic. – RedGrittyBrick Aug 20 '18 at 9:36
  • @HarishGupta I've never gone looking for historical data, so I can't make any recommendations, but it is my understanding that you either scrape it yourself, or pay for high quality data. No one really offers good datasets that large for free. – Raghav Sood Aug 20 '18 at 9:53
  • @RedGrittyBrick No problem! I understand! – Harish Gupta Aug 20 '18 at 11:20
  • @RaghavSood Ok! Any method to scrape it? – Harish Gupta Aug 20 '18 at 11:20

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