JAVA Retrive current bitcoin price with JSON

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I want to get the current/historical bitcoin price by using JSON..

However, the code shows a following ERROR:-

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException at RwithJlab.Basic.main(Basic.java:19)


package RwithJlab; 

import java.io.BufferedReader; 
import java.io.IOException; 
import java.io.InputStreamReader; 
import java.net.MalformedURLException; 
import java.net.URL; 
import java.net.URLConnection; 
import java.nio.charset.Charset; 
import org.json.JSONArray; 
import org.json.JSONException; 
import org.json.JSONObject; 

public class Basic 
{ 

        public static void main(String[] args) throws MalformedURLException, IOException, JSONException 
{ 

JSONObject data = getJSONfromURL("https://blockchain.info/charts/market-price?format=json"); JSONArray data_array = data.getJSONArray("values"); 

for (int i = 0; i < ((CharSequence) data_array).length(); i++) 
{ 

      JSONObject price_point = (JSONObject) data_array.get(i); 

        // Unix time 
        int x = price_point.getInt("1364062505"); 

      // Bitcoin price at that time 
      double y = price_point.getDouble("y"); 

      // Do something with x and y. 
      System.out.println(x); 
    } 
} 

public static JSONObject getJSONfromURL(String URL) throws JSONException 
{ 

    try 
    { 

        URLConnection uc; 
          URL url = new URL(URL); 
          uc = url.openConnection(); 
          uc.setConnectTimeout(10000); 
          uc.addRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)"); uc.connect(); 

BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader( 
                    new InputStreamReader(uc.getInputStream(), 
                    Charset.forName("UTF-8"))); 

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(); 
int cp; 
while ((cp = rd.read()) != -1) 
{ 
    sb.append((char)cp); 
} 

String jsonText = (sb.toString()); 

return new JSONObject(jsonText.toString()); 
} catch (IOException ex) 
{ 

          return null; 
        } 
    } 
}

Could anyone please help me with this?

Feb 28, 2022 in Blockchain by Aditya
• 7,680 points
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1 answer to this question.

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You should start log Exceptions when you catch them, otherwise you will not be clear once the exception occurs.

In your case you are catching an IOException and returning null. This results in a NullPointerException later, but you cannot see the root cause.

Use Log that IOException (at least call ex.printStackTrace()) and you will see the real reason.

answered Feb 28, 2022 by Soham
• 9,700 points

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