Whether you’re a bitcoin believer or a vulture waiting to have your bubble predictions proved right, you’re probably keeping one nervous eye on the charts in anticipation of the crash everyone seems to expect any second now. Bitcoin Bubble Burst, presented today at the Disrupt Berlin hackathon, lets you you focus on other things, while it watches for major price changes and news events that could affect prices and alerts you in real time.
Although there are plenty of apps and services that warn you when bitcoin trading volume or price changes greatly, BBB’s creators told me, none give you adequate warning when something is going to happen. So they created a machine learning system (naturally) and trained it on data linked to bitcoin price changes.
Patterns in trading and key news items — for example, a country bans bitcoin, or taxes are proposed on cryptocurrency income somewhere — are detected by the system (the creators claim) and if they reach a certain threshold of importance, you will receive an email. The logic behind the warning is included — it isn’t just “sell! sell!” […]