Four cryptos added to the FED database
Four cryptos added to the FED database

Four cryptos added to the FED database

By Marco Cavicchioli - 22 Jun 2018

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Bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and litecoin are added to the FED database of St. Louis. An official entry into institutional finance

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The St. Louis Fed is not new to seemingly favourable standpoints towards bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

This time, however, there is more than just a statement of position. FRED stands for Federal Reserve Economic Data and is the database of the St. Louis Fed.

For some days now, four cryptocurrency price indices have been included in the database: bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC).

For example, simply search for bitcoin on to find the BTC price chart on Coinbase (CBBTCUSD) from December 2014 until today.

All data collected on the 4 cryptocurrencies, in fact, are drawn from Coinbase and updated daily at 17:00 PST.

This cannot be considered a substantial step but shows that the Fed of St.

Louis’ interest in cryptocurrencies is not only formal.

FRED is an official database with more than 500,000 graphs of data from 81 sources.

They concern banking, industrial, fiscal indices, consumer price indices, employment and population indices, exchange rates, GDP, and many other data about American finance, currency, production and trade.

Data are usually collected by government agencies such as the United States Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Data published on FRED is widely used in the media and plays a key role in financial markets, so this official database plays a crucial role in American society.

There’s even an app for Android that makes it easy for anyone to see FRED charts.

For bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general, this represents the entrance into the official world of institutional finance.

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded, and his YouTube channel has more than 25 thousand subscribers.

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