Want Quick Info About Bitcoin? Wolfram|Alpha has You Covered

January 22, 2014

Wolfram|Alpha (also known as WolframAlpha, Wolfram Alpha, or simply Wolfram) can do a lot of really cool stuff. Math students use it all the time for help in subjects like calculus or algebra. And now for the Bitcoin enthusiast, the “Computational Knowledge Engine” can provide lots of stats on Bitcoin as well as perform Bitcoin-related calculations.

Take a look at these screenshots to see what I mean.

Current price of 1 Bitcoin in USD and other currencies
Don’t you wish you’d bought a ton of Bitcoin 2 years ago?
The minimum wage seems even lower when expressed in BTC
Average price of an unsubsidised iPhone in BTC

It’s too bad that Wolfram doesn’t know about other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin or Dogecoin. Hopefully this’ll change soon.

Furthermore, since Siri uses Wolfram for data, now you can ask Siri how much one Bitcoin is worth.

It seems that Wolfram is using Mt. Gox for its data, as $963.80 is almost $140 more than the price at Bitstamp. It’d be nice if they averaged the price instead of just using one source.

There are probably other Bitcoin-related calculations you can do. I just can’t think of any at the moment. Feel free to post your discoveries in the comments.


Tags: Bitcoin