Predicting Ethereum (ETH) Prices With RNN-LSTM in Keras (TensorFlow)

Original article was published by Adrien Borderon on Deep Learning on Medium

Build LSTM network

It is now time to prepare the LSTM model, I define a function which takes as input the training and test data as well as some hyper parameters.

The model is then formed with two LSTM hidden layers, each with 50 units.

25% dropout layers are also used between each LSTM hidden layer.

A dropout on the input means that for a given probability, the data on the input connection to each LSTM block will be excluded from node activation and weight updates.

In Keras, this is specified with a dropout argument when creating an LSTM layer. The dropout value is a percentage between 0 (no dropout) and 1 (no connection).

It is important to specify the input shape on the first LSTM hidden layer so that it uses the same as the training data.

Linear activation is then used on the Dense output layer.

def train_keras_model(X_train, y_train, X_test, y_test, epochs, batch_size, shuffle=False):  from tensorflow.keras.models import Sequential
from tensorflow.keras.layers import LSTM, Dropout, Dense
# Initializing the Neural Network based on LSTM
model = Sequential()
model.add(LSTM(units=50,return_sequences=True,input_shape=(X_train.shape[1], X_train.shape[2])))
model.add(Dense(units=X_train.shape[2], activation='linear'))

history =, y_train, shuffle=shuffle, validation_data=(X_test, y_test), epochs=epochs, verbose=2, batch_size=batch_size).history

return history, model

The training can begin, I used 30 epochs with a batch size set to 256. These values seem to make the model converge quickly.

# Fit model
history, model = train_keras_model(X_train, y_train, X_test, y_test, epochs=30, batch_size=256, shuffle=False)

Here are the training and validation loss curves :

Model loss

The model seems to converge quickly to 0 on both training and validation data.