Free Crypto API - Documentation

We are happy to announce that we are going to provide a new public API for coin and token prices after CoinMarketCap decided to discontinue their public API soon. If you were using the v1 or v2 endpoints until now, you can just switch to our endpoints without changing any other code. If you're interested in where the data of our data is coming from, check out our list of supported exchanges.

v2 End Points

Listings

Endpoint: /v2/listings/
Method: GET
Description: Overview of all available crypto currencies, use the returned id to retrieve more data on a specific crypto currency on the ticker endpoint.
Example Response: /listings/
{
   "data": [
      {
         "id": "1",
         "name": "Bitcoin",
         "symbol": "BTC",
         "website_slug": "bitcoin"
      },
      {
         "id": "2",
         "name": "Litecoin",
         "symbol": "LTC",
         "website_slug": "litecoin"
      },
      ...
   ],
   "metadata": {
      "timestamp": 1537430627,
      "num_cryptocurrencies": 935,
      "error": null
   }
}

Ticker

Endpoint: /v2/ticker/
Method: GET
Description: Coin and token prices updated every 5 minutes.
Optional Parameters:
  • limit, [int]: Limit the number of returned results. The default value is 100, use '0' for all available data.
  • start, [int]: Sets the first element to be fetched, all requests are ordered by the Marketcap. That means the order of the returned elements can change over time.
  • convert, [string]: In addition to the USD values the converted values will be deliveredin the requested currency. Possible fiat conversion target values are: ' USD', 'EUR', 'GBP', 'RUB', 'JPY', 'CAD', 'KRW', 'PLN' it is also possible to convert to other cryptocurrencies like: 'BTC', 'ETH', 'XRP', 'LTC' and 'BCH'.
  • structure, [string]: sets the structure of the data field as either array or name-value pair style. Possible values are 'dictionary' for name-value pair style and 'array' for array style.
  • sort, [string]: returned results can be sorted by: 'id', 'rank' (means marketcap), 'volume_24h', 'percent_change_24h' default sorting is by rank. In addition it can be sorted by: 'price', 'percent_change_1h', 'percent_change_7d', 'circulating_supply' and 'name'.
Example Response: /ticker/?convert=EUR
{
   "data": [
      {
         "id": 1,
         "name": "Bitcoin",
         "symbol": "BTC",
         "website_slug": "bitcoin",
         "rank": 1,
         "circulating_supply": 17277612,
         "total_supply": 17277612,
         "max_supply": 21000000,
         "quotes": {
            "USD": {
               "price": 6418.85820382,
               "volume_24h": 4263700490.8,
               "market_cap": 110902541529,
               "percent_change_1h": 0.1,
               "percent_change_24h": 0.84,
               "percent_change_7d": -0.23
            },
            "EUR": {
               "price": 5490.04942172725,
               "volume_24h": 3646743029.78124,
               "market_cap": 94854943769.7537,
               "percent_change_1h": 0.1,
               "percent_change_24h": 0.84,
               "percent_change_7d": -0.23
            }
         },
         "last_updated": 1537428143
      },
      ...
   ],
   "metadata": {
      "timestamp": 1537428090,
      "num_cryptocurrencies": 935,
      "error": null
   }
}

Ticker for specific currency

Endpoint: /v2/ticker/(id,name)
Method: GET
Description: Get ticker data of a specified coin by providing the 'id' or the 'website_slug' of the coin as can be found by calling listings endpoint.
Optional Parameters:
  • id, [int, string]: Identifier of a coin which can either be its 'id' or its 'website_slug'.
  • convert, [string]: In addition to the USD values the converted values will be deliveredin the requested currency. Possible fiat conversion target values are: ' USD', 'EUR', 'GBP', 'RUB', 'JPY', 'CAD', 'KRW', 'PLN' it is also possible to convert to other cryptocurrencies like: 'BTC', 'ETH', 'XRP', 'LTC' and 'BCH'.
  • structure, [string]: sets the structure of the data field as either array or name-value pair style. Possible values are 'dictionary' for name-value pair style and 'array' for array style.
Example Response: /ticker/bitcoin/
{
   "data": {
      "1": {
         "id": 1,
         "name": "Bitcoin",
         "symbol": "BTC",
         "website_slug": "bitcoin",
         "rank": 1,
         "circulating_supply": 17277650,
         "total_supply": 17277650,
         "max_supply": 21000000,
         "quotes": {
            "USD": {
               "price": 6420.75294203,
               "volume_24h": 4234633625.35,
               "market_cap": 110935522069,
               "percent_change_1h": 0.08,
               "percent_change_24h": 0.89,
               "percent_change_7d": -0.26
            }
         },
         "last_updated": 1537430662
      }
   },
   "metadata": {
      "timestamp": 1537430662,
      "num_cryptocurrencies": 935,
      "error": null
   }
}

Global

Endpoint: /v2/global/
Method: GET
Description: Get global market information at a glance.
Optional Parameters:
  • convert, [string]: In addition to the USD values the converted values will be deliveredin the requested currency. Possible fiat conversion target values are: ' USD', 'EUR', 'GBP', 'RUB', 'JPY', 'CAD', 'KRW', 'PLN' it is also possible to convert to other cryptocurrencies like: 'BTC', 'ETH', 'XRP', 'LTC' and 'BCH'.
Example Response: /global/?convert=EUR
{
   "data": {
      "active_cryptocurrencies": 935,
      "active_markets": 15625,
      "bitcoin_percentage_of_market_cap": 55.38,
      "quotes": {
         "USD": {
            "total_market_cap": 199872021187,
            "total_volume_24h": 11884460489
         },
         "EUR": {
            "total_market_cap": 170690706093.698,
            "total_volume_24h": 10149329257.606
         }
      },
      "last_updated": 1537438163
   },
   "metadata": {
      "timestamp": 1537438413,
      "error": null
   }
}

v1 End Points

Ticker

Endpoint: /v1/ticker/
Method: GET
Description: Coin and token prices updated every 5 minutes.
Optional Parameters:
  • limit, [int]: Limit the number of returned results. The default value is 100.
  • start, [int]: Sets the first element to be fetched, all requests are ordered by the Marketcap. That means the order of the returned elements can change over time.
  • convert, [string]: In addition to the USD values the converted values will be deliveredin the requested currency. Possible fiat conversion target values are: ' USD', 'EUR', 'GBP', 'RUB', 'JPY', 'CAD', 'KRW', 'PLN' it is also possible to convert to other cryptocurrencies like: 'BTC', 'ETH', 'XRP', 'LTC' and 'BCH'.
Example Response: /ticker/
[
   {
      "id": "bitcoin",
      "name": "Bitcoin",
      "symbol": "BTC",
      "rank": "1",
      "price_usd": "6420.1641675",
      "price_btc": "0",
      "24h_volume_usd": "4228877214.79",
      "market_cap_usd": "110925349429",
      "available_supply": "17277650",
      "total_supply": "17277650",
      "max_supply": "21000000",
      "percent_change_1h": "0.06",
      "percent_change_24h": "0.89",
      "percent_change_7d": "-0.27",
      "last_updated": "1537431002"
   },
   ...
]

Ticker (Specific Currency)

Endpoint: /v1/ticker/
Method: GET
Description: Coin and token prices updated every 5 minutes.
Optional Parameters:
  • convert, [string]: In addition to the USD values the converted values will be deliveredin the requested currency. Possible fiat conversion target values are: ' USD', 'EUR', 'GBP', 'RUB', 'JPY', 'CAD', 'KRW', 'PLN' it is also possible to convert to other cryptocurrencies like: 'BTC', 'ETH', 'XRP', 'LTC' and 'BCH'.
Example Response: /ticker/?convert=EUR
[
   {
      "id": "bitcoin",
      "name": "Bitcoin",
      "symbol": "BTC",
      "rank": "1",
      "price_usd": "6420.1641675",
      "price_btc": "0",
      "24h_volume_usd": "4228877214.79",
      "market_cap_usd": "110925349429",
      "available_supply": "17277650",
      "total_supply": "17277650",
      "max_supply": "21000000",
      "percent_change_1h": "0.06",
      "percent_change_24h": "0.89",
      "percent_change_7d": "-0.27",
      "last_updated": "1537431002",
      "price_eur": "5486.03028112874",
      "24h_volume_eur": "3613575580.03805",
      "market_cap_eur": "94785711087.0803"
   }
]

Global

Endpoint: /v1/global/
Method: GET
Description: Get global market information at a glance.
Optional Parameters:
  • convert, [string]: In addition to the USD values the converted values will be deliveredin the requested currency. Possible fiat conversion target values are: ' USD', 'EUR', 'GBP', 'RUB', 'JPY', 'CAD', 'KRW', 'PLN' it is also possible to convert to other cryptocurrencies like: 'BTC', 'ETH', 'XRP', 'LTC' and 'BCH'.
Example Response: /global/
{
   "total_market_cap_usd": 200499223404,
   "total_24h_volume_usd": 12188496453,
   "bitcoin_percentage_of_market_cap": 55.32,
   "active_currencies": 937,
   "active_assets": 0,
   "active_markets": 20,
   "last_updated": 1526989682
}

Additional Notes

Supported Exchanges

  • Binance
  • BitBay
  • Bitfinex
  • Bithumb
  • Bitstamp
  • Bittrex
  • Coinbase Pro
  • CoinEx
  • CoinExchange
  • Cryptopia
  • FCoin
  • HitBTC
  • Huobi
  • IDEX
  • Kraken
  • Kucoin
  • OKEx
  • Poloniex
  • YoBit
  • Zaif

There is a simple reason why we do not support hundereds of exchanges: Our selection of supported exchanges is hand picked in order to minimize the problem of fake volume. A lot of exchanges are reporting huge volumes while having a very small user base, which lead us to our decision of only supporting exchanges with a good amount of real, daily active users.

Misc

Limits

  • Please respect our server capacities and avoid unnecessary requests, our endpoints will only update every 5 minutes anyway.

Terms of Use

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Terms of Use

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Disclaimer

No Investment Advice

* The information provided on this website does not constitute investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other sort of advice and you should not treat any of the website's content as such. Alternative.me does not recommend that any cryptocurrency should be bought, sold, or held by you. Do conduct your own due diligence and consult your financial advisor before making any investment decisions.