#2: Stay on Top of Bitcoin Prices

#2: Stay on Top of Bitcoin Prices

Everyone seems to be talking about Bitcoin these days. Ever since topping out at a price of almost $20,000 in December 2017, the cryptocurrency has been on the minds of millions. Its price continues to fluctuate, but many would consider it a worthwhile investment.

If you’re looking to cash in on the virtual gold rush and just need to know when to make your move, then you’ll need to stay on top of Bitcoin’s prices. This tutorial can teach you how to use your Python skills to build a Bitcoin price notification service.

The foundation of this project is the creation of IFTTT (“if this, then that”) applets. You’ll learn how to use the requests library to send HTTP requests and how to use a webhook to connect your app to external services.

This is the perfect starter project for a beginner Pythonista with an interest in crypto. The service you build with this tutorial can be extended to other currencies as well, so don’t worry—Ethereum is fair game, too.