Kaiko's global price indices is a live USD-equivalent spot rate for Bitcoin and Ethereum.
The Bitcoin Global Index is computed from trade and order book data from the following pairs and exchanges:
- BTC/USD: Bitstamp, Kraken, Coinbase, itBit, BTC-e, Okcoin, Gemini
- BTC/CNY: Huobi, Okcoin, BTCC
- BTC/EUR: Bitstamp, Kraken, itBit, Coinbase, BTC-e
We also compute currency-specific indices for USD, CNY and EUR to provide spot rates that are not impacted by foreign exchange.
The Ethereum Global Index is computed from trade and order book data from the following pairs and exchanges :
- ETH/BTC: Poloniex, BTC-e, Kraken, Bittrex, GDAX, Gemini
- ETH/USD: Coinbase, Kraken, BTC-e, Gemini
- ETH/EUR: Kraken
We also compute currency-specific indices for BTC, USD and EUR to provide spot rates that are not impacted by foreign exchange.
We collect trades and order book data from exchanges using their APIs. We store all trades and take order book snapshots every minute. Daily foreign exchange reference rates from the European Central Bank are used to convert amounts from CNY and EUR to USD for our global index.
For each (exchange, currency pair), and given a time-window T, we compute:
- the average of the sum of asks and bids from the mid price - 1% to the mid price + 1%;
- the sum of the volume bought and sold. We then apply 35% weights to the liquidity values (sum of asks and bids) and 15% weights to the volume values. This rewards exchanges that are actually liquid more than those that boost their volume through zero-fee trades. This gives each exchange a weight.
We then compute the price by multiplying the mid price of each exchange and with its weight. If the mid-price is too old, we use the last price.