Bitcoin Market Visualization

Die Datenvisualisierer von Stamen haben die geleakten MtGox-Daten analysiert und ein paar hübsche Muster gefunden, aus denen sich Glitches oder schlichte Doofheit im Marktverhalten der Bitcoin-Trader ablesen lassen. Mein Favorite ist der Glitch im Trading-Bot (Bild oben) eines Users, der zu ein paar Zeitpunkten haufenweise Bitcoins zu völlig zufälligen Preisen eingekauft hat: „User 15 purchases large volumes of bitcoin at seemingly random prices. Why do so many traders sell at low prices to User 15? Why does User 15 buy at astronomically high prices? Are these faulty trades or an algorithm gone mad?“

In late February 2014 MtGox, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges, filed for bankruptcy protection. On March 9th a group posted a leak of MtGox data, which included the trading history of users from April 2011 to November 2013. We've been collaborating with Kai Chang & Mary Becica on some visualizations of this data; they're live as of today at http://bitcoin.stamen.com/.

These graphs explore the trade behaviors of the 500 highest volume MtGox users from the leaked data set. These are the Bitcoin barons, wealthy speculators, dueling algorithms, greater fools, and many more who took bitcoin to the moon.

Visualizing a failed bitcoin market: The MtGox 500 (via Flowing Data)

Klickt Euch auch mal durch die anderen Arbeiten und Projekte von denen, sehr schöne Dingens dabei.