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Import Live BTC Prices to Google Sheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

Import live Bitcoin prices into Google Sheets using the GOOGLEFINANCE function or API connectors like CoinGecko through add-ons. The simplest method involves typing '=GOOGLEFINANCE("BTC-USD")' in a cell. For more detailed data, install an API Connector add-on and configure requests for live cryptocurrency prices.

This guide offers multiple methods to keep your cryptocurrency data up-to-date and easily accessible.

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How to Import Live BTC Price into Google Sheets

Importing live Bitcoin (BTC) prices into Google Sheets can be accomplished through various methods, including the use of built-in functions, add-ons, and API connectors. This guide will explore multiple approaches to help you keep track of live cryptocurrency prices directly within your Google Sheets.

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Google Sheets BTC Price

The simplest method to import live BTC prices into Google Sheets is by using the GOOGLEFINANCE function. This function allows you to fetch current prices for various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, without needing any additional add-ons or tools. Here's how to do it:

  1. Identify the ticker symbol for Bitcoin on Google Finance, which is usually in the format of 'BTC-USD' for Bitcoin priced in US dollars.
  2. In your Google Sheet, type the formula '=GOOGLEFINANCE("BTC-USD")' where you want the live Bitcoin price to appear.

      3. Press Enter, and the cell will display "Loading" before showing the current Bitcoin price.

To ensure the price updates regularly, you can adjust the sheet's settings to refresh every minute:

  1. Click on 'File', then select 'Settings'.

      2. In the 'Settings for this spreadsheet' box, go to the 'Calculation' tab.

      3. Under 'Recalculation', choose 'On change and every minute'.

      4. Click 'Save settings'.

Google Sheets Cryptocurrency Price

For a more comprehensive approach to importing cryptocurrency prices, including BTC, you can use API connectors like CoinGecko API through add-ons such as API Connector or Cryptofinance. These services allow you to pull in live price data for a wide range of cryptocurrencies. Here's a general process to follow:

  1. Install an API Connector add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.
  2. Open the add-on within Google Sheets and create a new API request.
  3. For CoinGecko API, use endpoints like '/simple/price' to fetch live prices. Configure your request with the necessary parameters, such as the cryptocurrency IDs and the currency for price conversion (e.g., USD).

      4. Execute the query to import the data into your sheet. You can customize the request to include additional data points like 24h changes, trading volume, and more.

Remember, some add-ons like Cryptofinance directly offer simple formulas like '=CRYPTOFINANCE("BTC/USD")' to fetch live prices without needing to configure API requests manually.

Cryptocurrency Google Sheets

Managing and tracking cryptocurrency investments can be further optimized by utilizing Google Sheets' capabilities to automate and organize financial data. Beyond importing live prices, you can:

  • Use formulas to calculate portfolio values.
  • Create charts and graphs for visual analysis.
  • Set up custom alerts for price thresholds.

Integrating Google Sheets with cryptocurrency APIs provides a powerful tool for real-time financial monitoring and decision-making.

Explore our blog for more on Google Sheets add-ons, how to automate Google Sheets, and discover a wealth of Google Sheets automations to streamline your crypto tracking.

Cryptocurrency Add-on Google Sheets

For users seeking an easy setup, cryptocurrency-specific add-ons like Cryptofinance offer a straightforward solution to access live market data. After installing the add-on:

  1. Access it via the 'Extensions' menu in Google Sheets.
  2. Use provided formulas to fetch live prices, market caps, and other cryptocurrency metrics.
  3. Customize your sheet to automatically update and display the data based on your preferences.

These add-ons are designed to simplify the process of integrating live cryptocurrency data into Google Sheets, making it accessible even for users with limited technical expertise.

Boost Your Google Sheets with Bardeen Automations

Automating recurring tasks can significantly boost your efficiency and ensure your data remains up-to-date without constant manual intervention. Bardeen offers a suite of prebuilt automations, or 'playbooks', that can streamline not only data import tasks but also a range of other actions that integrate seamlessly with Google Sheets.

Consider these examples of how Bardeen can automate various tasks within Google Sheets, enhancing your productivity and data management capabilities:

  1. Extract Redfin Property Price History to Google Sheets: Ideal for real estate analysts, this automation scrapes property price history from Redfin and appends it directly to your Google Sheets. It streamlines the data collection process, ensuring you have the latest property data for analysis.
  2. Export Zillow Property Price Estimates to Google Sheets: Automate the task of scraping property price estimates from Zillow, allowing for efficient monitoring of market trends and potential investment opportunities. Customization options enable further fine-tuning to meet your specific data needs.
  3. Export Google Trends Data and Save to Google Sheets: This playbook is perfect for marketing professionals and SEO specialists, automating the process of scraping Google Trends data and saving it directly to a Google Sheet for easy trend analysis.

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