A cryptocurrency is a fully decentralized, secure, digital currency whose creation is controlled by cryptography. Cryptocurrencies are not issued by central banks and their value does not depend on bank policies. Unlike regular currencies where new money can be introduced in the money supply through Quantitative Easing (QE), cryptocurrency prices are purely based on supply and demand. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency. There currently are over 800 alternative cryptocurrencies, called Altcoins, such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin.
Bitcoin and popular altcoins can be found on TradingView, through the free, real-time data of 25 exchanges. Cryptocurrencies are somewhat similar to precious metals, in that their creation is controlled and most have a cap on the number of units, just like precious metals, which have limited minable amounts. One of our most popular chats is the Cryptocurrencies chat where traders talk in real-time about where the Cryptocurrency market is going.
This is your go-to page to see all available crypto assets. More than 200 of them are presented here. The default setting shows prices in USD and sorts crypto assets based on the market capitalization. Click the USD – BTC switches to see prices in bitcoins. The key metrics such as the closing price, total and available number of coins, traded volume and price change percentage are all available at a quick glance. Check out the Performance tab to analyze the volatility and evaluate the performance of a particular crypto asset by selecting different time periods. Numerous technical indicators in the Oscillators and Trend-Following tabs can help you determine the trend direction and see what the current market situation is.