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I would like to perform backtesting on yahoo data, specifically BTC-USD.
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#1
What's stopping you?

And why Yahoo data when there are more suitable crypto providers?
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joma7
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#2
Sorry my post was to quick.

What better providers are there? The problem with yahoo is, that I don`t know exactly what kind of data they provide. For sure, the data does not match with the data you can find on their website.
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#3
No problem. The data exactly matches what you find in the "download history" section on their website, assuming you compare the same ticker (they do vary like BTC-USD and BTCUSD=X which is crappy) etc. We work with what we have.🤷

As for better providers, please give Cryptocompare a try. It's built in. Also there is paid Kraken provider suite (which can be evaluated for 14 days free of charge):
https://www.wealth-lab.com/extension/detail/Kraken
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joma7
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Thanks, Eugene. It is helpful, however, I am still struggling to acess the data. Kraken is part of the premium package. After uploading I get the folder "Tradable Pairs" that I can however not access. I get error messages. What´s more, I am wondering where the data for a single crypocurrency is.
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Kraken requires an API key that you should enter in the Data Manager before using. But you have other choices: Cryptocurrency and Yahoo.
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Cone7
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To use Kraken - our first integrated cryptocurrency broker provider - you need an account. As explained in the Wealth-Lab Help Guide:

In your Kraken.com account, navigate to the Security section by clicking your username > Settings > Security. Then click to enter the API page and "Add Key".

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joma7
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#7
Thanks, now it works.
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