Get started with Microsoft Excel add-in Cryptofinance
Cryptofinance is a Excel add-in that provides the
CRYPTOFINANCE()function. It connects to Cryptowatch and other third-party venues to return cryptocurrencies prices, volume, marketcap and much more.
You can use Cryptofinance to keep track of your portfolio, to analyse markets and exchanges performance, or build just anything that requires cryptocurrencies data — Think of it as LEGO for crypto data.
Here are some examples of what can be done:
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- Open an Excel document.
- Go to Insert > My Add-ins.
- In the popup window, choose Store.
- Type Cryptofinance in the search box.
- Choose Cryptofinance.
- Click Add to install the add-in.
Creating a Cryptowatch account lets you generate Cryptowatch API keys, which are required to access paid Cryptofinance data plans in Google Sheets.
Adding an API key from Cryptowatch also enables the 14-day free trial.
If you already have a Cryptowatch account, click the link below to skip this step:
Click the profile icon in the top-right of any Cryptowatch page to create a new Cryptowatch account:
The profile icon is in the top-right of every page on Cryptowatch. Click it to create an account.
A “Create Account” window will open over the Cryptowatch page. Enter your email, choose a username and password to create a new account. You can opt-in for product emails at this stage as well, if you want to stay informed of Cryptowatch releases and updates.
Cryptowatch password requirements:
- At least 8 characters
- At least one letter
- At least one number
- At least one special character
Once you’ve entered your account info, click Get Started to create the account.
When you are signed in to Cryptowatch, click the profile icon in the top-right of the page again. Click API Access from the drop-down menu.
Navigate to the API Access page by opening the profile menu in Cryptowatch.
Go to the Generate a key section and give your API key a relevant name to help you identify it in the future. You can also check the Read only box — Cryptofinance doesn’t need to send any information to Cryptowatch in order to work.
Enter a unique name and click “Read only” in the Generate a key section.
Next, click the Generate key button to create your new API key. If you have existing API keys, the one you’ve just created will appear at the bottom of the list.
Clicking Generate key will create a Public and a Private key in a new box under the Key name you entered above.
Private key is only needed for CWPORT formula to fetch your CW holdings, orders or trades.
Open the Excel where you’ve installed Cryptofinance. If you’ve followed the instructions above, you will see Cryptofinance in the top menu bar. You can enter your api keys from the Cryptofinance -> Sidebar -> Api page.
CRYPTOFINANCE (Excel add-on) and its authors are not responsible for any trading or financial loss incurred by following the data returned. The service is provided "as is", without any warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.