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Using Genetic Algorithm and NARX Neural Network to Forecast Daily Bitcoin Price


  • Jin-Bom Han

    () (Kim Il Sung University)

  • Sun-Hak Kim

    (Kim Il Sung University)

  • Myong-Hun Jang

    (Kim Il Sung University)

  • Kum-Sun Ri

    (Kim Il Sung University)


The main purpose of this paper is to suggest daily bitcoin return model using a genetic algorithm and NARX neural network. We found that the genetic algorithm is effective to decide the architecture of the NARX neural network than information criteria-Akaike information criterion and the Schwarz information criterion using a Monte Carlo simulation and a hypothesis test. Finally, we forecasted daily bitcoin geometric return using this hybrid model of the genetic algorithm and NARX neural network and compare it with a feed-forward neural network forecasting model through a hypothesis test.

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  • Jin-Bom Han & Sun-Hak Kim & Myong-Hun Jang & Kum-Sun Ri, 2020. "Using Genetic Algorithm and NARX Neural Network to Forecast Daily Bitcoin Price," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 56(2), pages 337-353, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:compec:v:56:y:2020:i:2:d:10.1007_s10614-019-09928-5
    DOI: 10.1007/s10614-019-09928-5

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