Bitcoin Price Prediction using ARIMA Model

Bitcoin is considered to be most valuable and expensive currency in the world. Besides being first decentralized digital currency, its value has also experienced a steep increase, from around 1 dollar in 2010 to around 18000 in 2017. In recent years, it has attracted considerable attention in a diverse set of fields, including economics, finance and computer science. In economics, the primary focus has always been on studying how it affects the market, determining reasons behinds its price fluctuations, and predicting its future prices. In computer science, the focus is on its vulnerabilities, scalability, and other techno-cryptoeconomic issues. Firstly, we are going to collect the historical data of Bitcoin prices over the years 2013 to 2019 and do prediction for the year 2020. We have aimed to justify the usefulness of traditional Autoregressive Integrative Moving Average (ARIMA) model for predicting bitcoin prices. We have predicted the closing price of bitcoin for first seven days of January 2020. Further, we have created web services using ASP.NET to make the predictions on bitcoin price online and lastly, we have plotted the results in a responsive chart using Highcharts.