United States Dollar to Bitcoin - Convert Compare Save
The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees.
These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.
USD to BTC interbank exchange rate = 0.000185
Right now the USD/BTC interbank exchange rate is 0.000185.
It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.
It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Bitcoin to United States Dollar.
This USD/BTC Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Bitcoin amounts at the market mid-rate.
You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.
United States Dollar to Bitcoin (USD-BTC) - 10 Year History
The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/BTC exchange rate over the last 10 years.
The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour.
You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.
22 Apr 2019
15 Apr 2019
23 Mar 2019
24 Oct 2018
22 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2014
Why can't I just get the USD/BTC market rate I see on Google or in the Media?
The USD/BTC mid-rate is the rate you will see
Quoted on Google
or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between
the last rate at which the USD / BTC was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.
Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin
you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for
travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money.
The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount
you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.
The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/BTC midrate the better deal you are getting.
The three things you need in order to get a good USD to BTC exchange rate
Know the latest USD/BTC market mid-rate.
The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting.
You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
Compare your Bank's transaction costs
licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees.
We make that easy to do with our calculators for
Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Bitcoin
Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs BTC, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Bitcoin news and forecasts.
United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts
In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.
The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.
Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.
Bitcoin (BTC) - Market news and forecasts
In early April, bitcoin suddenly jumped to a 4-1/2-month high of $5,100 for reasons not entirely obvious. A $900 move in less than an hour was attributed by some to technical buying, triggered by a breakout from a narrow, low-volatility trading range, and by others to algorithms or to a reduction in bitcoin mining rewards.
Promising research by DataLight in April highlighted real-world use for bitcoin: in 2018 it proved itself to be a popular way to send large amounts. At $3.4 trillion, bitcoin’s total volume for payments last year nearly caught up with Mastercard ($5.9 trillion) and dwarfed PayPal ($578 billion). Interestingly, bitcoin’s average transaction size was 400 times that of Mastercard.
Though the Lightning network is first needed (this solves the crypto upscaling problem), DataLight believes bitcoin is “almost certain [to become] the world’s main payment system,” and this justifies much higher bitcoin prices. It forecasts new all-time highs above $20,000.
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