Failed Bitcoin market activity

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Stamen visualized Bitcoin activity, noting a variety of traders who knew what they were doing, didn’t know what they were doing, and were apparently automated.

In February 2014 MtGox, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges, filed for bankruptcy protection. On March 9th a group posted a data leak, which included the trading history of all MtGox users from April 2011 to November 2013. The graphs below explore the trade behaviors of the 500 highest volume MtGox users from the leaked data set. These are the Bitcoin barons, wealthy speculators, dueling algorithms, greater fools, and many more who took bitcoin to the moon.

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