Coinmon - Check Cryptocurrencies Prices Command Line

Coinmon is an open-source CLI tool that allows the user to check the cryptocurrencies prices in a simple way. This is a useful piece of software both for Crypto investors and Engineers. This tool gathers the data from Coinmarketcap APIs and shows it in an organized way in your terminal, allowing you to configure different options to visualize the content. It also has column that shows the price change in 24 hours and last 1 hour. This tool is still under active development and you would expect more feature in future.

You can take a look at the official repository.

Installation

To use Coinmon, you need to have NodeJS 6.0.0 version or higher installed. So check that and then type in a terminal:

$ sudo npm install -g coinmon

How to use

For example, if you want to check the top 10 crypto currencies, then type:

$ coinmon

And you'll see something like this:

coinmon top 10 cryptocurrencies

There are also some interesting options:

Convert

Use -c or --convert with the currency code (example of currency code: USD) to find results in another currency. The default currency is USD but the tool supports: AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, IDR, ILS, INR, JPY, KRW, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PKR, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TWD, ZAR.

So for example, if you want to convert prices into Russian Ruble (RUB), type:

$ coinmon -c rub

Find

Using the option -f or --find, you can search cryptocurrencies.

Example searching Bitcoin (BTC):

$ coinmon -f btc

Top

You can use -t or --top plus the index to find the top n (given by the index) cryptocurrencies ordered by their market cap.

For example, if you want to find the top 5:

$ coinmon -t 5

Wrapping up

Coinmon is a nice and simple tool that does what it promises. It offers a really comfortable and fast way to check the prices of the cryptocurrency market because it saves you the time it takes visiting the different websites. With a simple command, you can have all the information that you want instantly!

About Ivo Ursino

I'm an Information Systems Engineering student and Linux enthusiast. I enjoy learning new technologies and testing them so as to give my review and help with their improvement. Staying up to date in the digital world is a must for me.

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