Bitcoin Price Query

Query the Bitcoin Price

Here is a very simple and quick function to get the spot bitcoin price in USD ($) in Python. It querys the API of an exchange called Bitstamp:

import requests
import json

def getBitcoinPrice():
    URL = ""
        r = requests.get(URL)
        priceFloat = float(json.loads(r.text)["last"])
        return priceFloat
    except requests.ConnectionError:
        print("Error querying Bitstamp API")

How to Use It

Once you have it coded up, simply run getBitcoinPrice() and voila!