How often does the price of Bitcoin change? The price of Bitcoin is constantly changing, with every new trade that is made. Our platform updates the price information every 30 seconds. The cryptocurrency price data on BitcoinPrice.com is based on CryptoCompare’s API.
Where does Coinbase get its prices?
In short, the price of Bitcoin you see on Coinbase.com comes from the trading activity on the GDAX exchange. When someone wants to buy Bitcoin from Coinbase.com, “Coinbase looks to the GDAX marketplace to quote that customer a price,” White says, and then buys it off GDAX if the customer wants it, like a middleman.