This site is made up of static files, hosted by GitHub, that fetch market info from CoinMarketCap.com
However, to use the CoinMarketCap API efficiently, and perform direct GET requests, we need to their internal ids for all possible currencies.
Looking this up is slow and returns a payload of 1.3MB (as of January 2018), so instead we cache a lookup of Symbol -> CoinMarketCap's ID in the space of ~30KB.
This cached lookup
coinmarketcap.json is updated daily via cronjob. To run said cronjob:
# install dependencies virtualenv venv source venv/bin/activate pip install -r py/requirements.txt # see cronjob.sh for more info