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Crypto Market UI

Command-line utility to track cryptocurrencies in realtime.





Install the package using go get.

$ go get


Download the source and install using Homebrew.

$ brew install ./homebrew/go-crypto-market-ui.rb

Build from source

Package build changes that includes static imports using pkger.

$ pkger -include /locales

Install the new build using gmake.

$ make install

Cross-compile to support Windows, OSX, FreeBSD, etc ..

$ make buildall

Running the terminal

Once compiled it should be as easy as..

$ crypto-market-ui

Service API key

Like all cryptocurrency markets the CoinMarketCap service requires a valid API key in order to query endpoint data. You can generate an API Key by creating a FREE account. While this type of account has a rate limit (10K call requests per /mo) it should be enough to allow you to run this program consistently as long as you define a conservative Refresh Rate value.


Configuration Setup


Help Menu


Known Limitations

As of now, you must configure cryptocurrencies manually so consider this package a pre-release. This is due to complexities in how form values are currently being handled which shouldn't be rushed. Note, this feature is in active development which I'm hoping to have ready by the next release.

That being said, adding new cryptocurrency symbols that includes units and price is fairly trivial. Upon program initialization a configuration file will be created in $HOME/.crypto-market-ui.yaml that follows the YAML structure below:

- service: CoinMarketCap
  apiKey: 123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-426614174000
  currency: USD
  language: en
  refreshRate: 60
    - units: 10000
      price: 0.1234
    - units: 50
      price: 9.99
    - units: 420
      price: 0.7890


Edit this file by adding the symbols you want to track and restart the program.

Common Questions

Why doesn't the terminal look like the example in OSX?

This is due to Monaco typeface (default font) used by the OSX Terminal. As result you may experience inconsistent line spacing and text alignment. This can be solved by installing the Ubuntu Mono font type (which is used by the demo) or OSX supported Monotype font alternative.


If you fix a bug, or have a code you want to contribute, please send a pull-request with your changes. (Note: Before committing your code please ensure that you run golint). Also, please adhere to the code style set forth in this package (gofmt is NOT recommended since I prefer variable alignment).


This package is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines.

License and Warranty

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

go-crypto-market-ui is provided under the terms of the MIT license


Marc S. Brooks