Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren't printed, like dollars or euros – they're produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems.
While in some ways Bitcoin behaves like no other asset, charts can still be used to track and predict Bitcoin's next move.
A number of Bitcoin trading charts exist that help users plot, record and share their technical analysis, patterns, and more. Here are three of the best sites for charting Bitcoin.
Cryptowatch is a somewhat new trading site in the Bitcoin space.
It has, however, quickly become the most popular charting site among traders.
Recently, the Bitcoin exchange Kraken purchased Cryptowatch in order to improve its own internal trading charts and interface.
Cryptowat.ch along with Trading View are probably the most up-to-date and have the most options.
Cryptowat.ch shows charts for most popular exchanges like Poloniex, Kraken, GDAX, Bitfinex, Bitstamp, Bitflyer, OKCoin, BTC-e, and BTCC.
Unlike the other charting sites mentioned, Trading View is not just for Bitcoin traders.
It has charts for gold, stocks, and nearly anything else publicly traded.
Trading View allows you to create an account where you can save your charts. There is also a social aspect. You can join the Bitcoin trading group chat on trading view to share your views and charts with others.
This chat gets very hectic, especially when Bitcoin's price jumps or falls!
Bitcoin Wisdom is the oldest Bitcoin charting site.
Bitcoin Wisdom is popular because it has a simple, clean interface.
The main issue with the site is that its owner does not maintain it anymore. So there are a number of new Bitcoin exchanges that you won't find listed on the site.
BitcoinCharts.com is different than the other three sites.
Rather than a live chart, it is slightly better for browsing historical data.