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Power BI Real-Time Bitcoin Price

In this notebook, you will extract information about the real-time Bitcoin price in Binance exchange and send it to a Power BI dataset.

You can download the notebook from this link. In upcoming posts, you can take a look at Azure Function instead of Jupyter Notebooks.

In this demo, you will extract the real-time Bitcoin Price using API from cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Then you’ll take a look at Power BI Rest API with Jupyter Notebooks. Finally, you’ll publish the information into a Power BI dashboard.

End Goal: display real-time information in Power BI.

In [ ]:
#Import Libraries
import requests
import json
from IPython.display import HTML
from time import sleep
from urllib.request import urlopen
from datetime import datetime, timedelta

Get Information from the Binance Exchange using the API

Binance API can be found at

In [3]:
BinanceResponse = requests.get('').json()

BinanceConvert = json.dumps(BinanceResponse)
BinanceData = json.loads(BinanceConvert)

{'symbol': 'BTCUSDT', 'price': '3959.72000000'}
Creating & Setting up the Power BI Push Url

Create a dataset with the following columns:

  1. Timestamp (Datetime)
  2. Price (Number)

Then, copy the dataset endpoint.

#Paste the report end point copied above
Power_BI_Endpoint = ''
#Repeat for ever
while True:
    # The timestamp needs to be formatted correctly
    now = datetime.strftime(, "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ")
    # Acquire data from the exchange
    BinanceResponse = requests.get('').json()

    # Get values from Json response
    BinanceConvert = json.dumps(BinanceResponse)
    BinanceData = json.loads(BinanceConvert)
    #Format request Json body
    Rows = '[{{ "Timestamp": "{0}", "Price": "{1}" }}]'.format(now, Binanceprice)
    # make HTTP POST request to Power BI REST API
    import urllib.request as ur
    req =, Rows)
    # Wait 1 second

Creating Dashboard and streaming real-time information

  1. Create a Dashboard
  2. Add Tile

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4 Responses
  • Sandrix
    10 . 01 . 2019

    Good post! Very interesting for beginers.

    • David Alzamendi
      22 . 01 . 2019

      Thank you!

  • Jinesh
    26 . 05 . 2020

    Very nice indeed, does this api has param for currency, i.e. NOT US

    • David Alzamendi
      03 . 07 . 2020

      Hi Jinesh,

      I reviewed the API documentation, and I couldn’t find this functionality at this stage.



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