BitcoinAverage: The Evolution of an Index

BitcoinAverage: The Evolution of an Index

Meet BitcoinAverage, the world’s first and premier price index for Bitcoin. “There was no funding involved, it was created initially … as a hobby. I wanted to provide it to the community to do my part for bitcoin,” said Shaun Gilchrist, founder and CEO at BitcoinAverage, whose Global Bitcoin Price Index (GBX) was the first of its kind in the industry and is still the most widely used price source for the cryptocurrency. “There was truly no goal to monetise the project, it was open source and even access to the application program interface (API) was completely free, three years later, it....


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The price of bitcoin had little to show last week relative to the range of price movement mostly sideways trading, which hit $423 on the upper limit and $415 on the lower end. The Weekly BitcoinAverage Report. The most exciting activity was a run up to $424 on April 8th, applying counterweight to the previous week’s low of $416. Later, a sell-off to $412 after failing to break to break up wards ruffled some feathers. The low shook out the feeble hands, turned traders bearish and tossed off weak bulls as many had been expecting a final break of $425. Seen above — a 12-hour chart on Bitstamp....