Cryptocurrencies have received wide media attention in 2017 and caught the attention of many investors, traders and businesses. Abnormal returns to investors brought a surge of new money into the market, with some coins such as Bitcoin surpassing a return of 1000% in the year .
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, crypto newbies and other interested stakeholders of cryptocurrencies are faced with a constant need for accurate news and an information library where they can get valuable information about digital coins.
There are many cryptocurrency tracking sites in the internet today. Lack of updates and real-time market feeds might lead to these websites not presenting a true picture of current cryptocurrency trends. The list below is a research of top tracking sites based on Alexa, a web tracking site, which is a subsidiary of Amazon. This list is based on user traffic as well as the editor’s verdict about each website.
Coinmarketcap tops the list as the most popular crypto tracking site and lists over 1300 digital coins. It provides real time crypto prices. They have an API which anyone can use their data. Coinmarketcap only provides crypto data only; it doesn’t run any news on its website. The website is an attraction to many because of its simple intuitive interface, a free API and constant altcoins updates.
Blockchain info is the world largest platform for trading digital assets. The website has tons of data relating to Bitcoin, even though it doesn’t have a news section. Some of the piggy backing services from this website is a free wallet and free public API. It runs exhaustive Bitcoin data such as network activity, mining information, Bitcoin block details, and currency statistics. This website ranks high because of the useful Bitcoin data contained therein especially for crypto technocrats.
Though not as popular among crypto enthusiasts, the website runs a resourceful collection of crypto data. The most intriguing feature is that, it provides data filtering according to different parameters. The website shows the ROI of different coins over a 24 hour interval and runs a tracker of daily movers. It also has an All Time High (ATH) filter which is an easy way to see how recent the market (or a single currency) is from their top.
Cryptocompare is one of the best interactive crypto website. The website has loads of crypto data such as; real time prices, detailed information about altcoins, user guides and reviews about exchanges. It has trending post section where members discuss hot and trending topics. This social platform allows sharing and interaction between members through chats and Message function. The website intends to introduce new features which will make it even more interactive to its visitors.
Coingecko lists over 1000 digital coins all with a brief info about their background, exchanges allowed, community and its developers. The website is well planned and users can enjoy from the customizable dashboard. The dashboard allows users to view liquidity, real time crypto prices from different exchanges, and a buzz section for news. It tracks ICOs and keeps a calendar of upcoming, ongoing, and ended ICOs. The site has been receiving wide viewership and upon introducing new features such as calculators and price charts, they expect it will soar to be the best site.