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Coin Price Indicator

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Coin Price Indicator is a cryptocurrency price indicator applet for Linux.


  • Multiple price tickers in the status bar

  • Automatic trade pair discovery on supported exchanges

  • Additional price points in the dropdown menu

  • Audiovisual price alerts

  • Adjust the refresh rate

  • Thousands of cryptocurrency pairs from the following exchanges:



You will need Git and Python 3.5 or higher. Clone the repository and install python dependencies by running the following commands:

 git clone
 cd coinprice-indicator


  • A launcher icon "Coindicator" should be installed that can be used to start the app
  • Alternatively, run ./ to activate the virtual environment and start the app
  • You can also run the program manually with source bin/activate and then run coin/ & or python3 coin/ & to start the app


Use the GUI to add and remove indicators (find the piggy icon), to pick assets, to set refresh frequency and to set alarms. Alternatively, edit the user.conf YAML file in the project root.

max_decimals: default 8. Lower if you want fewer decimals (takes priority over significant_digits) significant_digits: default 3. Set to higher if you want more significant digits.

Extending (Plug-ins)

Adding your own exchange plug-in is easy. Just create class file with methods for returning a ticker URL, a discovery URL, and parsing the responses from the ticker and discovery APIs. Then add the file to the exchanges folder.

Have a peek at the existing plug-ins (e.g. for an example and don't forget to contribute your plug-ins here on GitHub!


This software was tested and found working on the following configurations:

  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (Xenial Xurus) with Unity 7
  • Ubuntu Linux 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) with GNOME 3 and Unity 7
  • Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) with GNOME 3 and Unity 7
  • Ubuntu Linux 19.04 (Disco Dingo) with GNOME 3 and Unity 7
  • Ubuntu Linux 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) with GNOME 3 and Unity 7
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 (Focal Fossa) with GNOME 3
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) with GNOME 3

For other systems, you may need to install LibAppIndicator support.

Before reporting bugs or issues, please try removing user.conf first and then the .conf files in the /exchanges/data/ folder. Then run the application and choose Discover Assets from the piggy menu first.

Sponsorship and Funding

Gitcoin logo

This project has been funded in the past by generous maecenas @ghettodev through Gitcoin, a platform that directs the attention of bounty hunters (coders) to open issues and feature requests on Github.

If you would like to sponsor a feature request, bug report or just donate to the project, be sure to check out Gitcoin.


A crypto-currency (Bitcoin, Ethereum et al) market price indicator for the Linux desktop. Sits in the tray and lets you set alerts. Supports GNOME, Unity and KDE.




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