Bitcoin, Etherium and other cryptocurrency quotes via the terminal using Kraken's API
- Python 3
The easiest way to install
cryptoquote is via
pip3 install git+https://github.com/SeanDS/cryptoquote.git
This has the advantage of using
pip's package manager, so the tool can later
be uninstalled. Alternatively, the tool can be installed without package
support by directly running
$ cd /path/to/cryptoquote $ python3 setup.py install
You may need to run
setup.py with root permission (e.g. with
Cryptoquote has a command line interpreter. Call:
$ cq help
to get started.
For simple quote retrieval, call:
$ cq quote <base> <quote>
<base> is the base asset identifier (e.g.
<quote> is the
quote asset identifier (e.g.
USD). For example, to get the current price of
bitcoin in US dollars, call:
$ cq quote BTC USD
This will output something like:
BTC price on Kraken as of 16/10/17 10:41:56: Ask: $5607.50 Bid: $5606.30 Last: $5604.90 Today low: $5550.00 (last 24h: $5462.10) Today high: $5708.10 (last 24h: $5731.28)
The date shown conforms to the user's locale.
You can specify a particular exchange with the
--exchange flag, or
-e all to retrieve quotes from all available exchanges.
cq list exchanges to get a list of supported exchanges. Currently Kraken, LocalBitcoins and Coinbase are supported.
cq list assets to get a list of supported assets.
Cryptoquote can also be imported as a Python 3 module.