In addition to yesterday’s holiday contest, you’ll notice it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on our charts… If the snow isn’t cheering you up, you can turn it off in the Overlays menu - the button with the two crossing lines at the top right of your chart.
From all of us at the Cryptowatch team to you, your families, and your trading strategies, we wish you a wonderful holiday and thank you for sharing your trading journey with us this year. Happy trading!
All the best,
The Cryptowatch Team
Announcing a Cryptowatch Holiday Contest!
December 20, 2018
Fellow traders, chartists, and revellers - it’s the holiday season again, the markets are in a giving mood, and the team at Cryptowatch wants to have a little fun. No matter what you believe about the plethora of coins, tokens, assets and whatnot out there, we can all express our views in one simple way: price predictions.
While price discussions usually spiral into an endless loop of syndicated Tim “See you at 250k” Draper quotes and Nouriel “Going to zero” shitposts, we want to put a prize on the line and see just how accurate you, the Cryptowatch community, can be.
We will give out a free year-long subscription to Cryptowatch and a limited edition Cryptowatch hoodie to the person who tweets the most accurate prediction for what the price of any coin pair on Cryptowatch will be on Monday at 5pm UTC --> See this tweet thread for how to enter!Update: entry in to the contest is now closed!
Thank you for your thoughts, comments, and concerns this year as we work to build the best trading platform for crypto. We know it’s not a linear journey, and we appreciate you coming along with us!
The Cryptowatch Team
Search, Performance Improvements, and a Peek at Portfolio
Released: December 11, 2018
Use search to find any asset, exchange, market, and even quote currency offered through Cryptowatch. Quickly find what you need and discover new ways to cut crypto market data. We know it's in an odd spot - that's just for now. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Try out Search now.
Coming Soon: Portfolio View
You'll notice a new tab in your top bar for Portfolio. Soon, you'll be able to view your holdings across the exchanges you've connected to Cryptowatch. Stay tuned.
Our team wants to bring you the fastest market data possible. In this release, you'll notice the homepage feels a bit snappier, thanks to our amazing development team. We also fixed some issues with the Asset dropdown and the Markets page. Let us know if you find any others by clicking the link below to report a bug!
We removed the Wex exchange, which lost its domain, and added Liquid, the new name for the sunsetted Qryptos exchange. The API and URL endpoints for the latter have changed from "qryptos" to "liquid" - for example, cryptowat.ch/markets/qryptos has changed to cryptowat.ch/markets/liquid.
Bittrex Trading and Order Book Granularity
Released: November 13, 2018
Users now have the ability to trade on the Bittrex exchange through Cryptowatch using their personal API keys. Keys can be input at the below link to connect your Bittrex account to begin trading. *Please Note*: Currently Bittrex only enables Limit Orders through their API. As a result, Limit Orders will be the only order type available until further notice.
Bittrex marks the 7th exchange that users can trade on with the full list being: Kraken, Binance, Bitfinex, Bitstamp, Poloniex, Coinbase Pro, and Bittrex.
Increased Order Book Granularity
The order book granularity has been increased to allow users much more control over the depth of view for an exchanges existing orders. The new granularity options are: .5, 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500
Granularity can be adjusted clicking the + / - buttons at the top of each order book.
Released: October 30, 2018
It's an eerie world out there as shown by the Halloween themed chart you'll be greeted with on the 31st. Don't be scared, it will only be there for a day, and you can easily toggle it off from the Themes list under the Settings dropdown, accessible by clicking on the cogwheel above the chart.
Device and Browser Settings Persistence
When logged in, Cryptowatch will now carry the user's settings across devices and browsers. This means that if you update your settings on one device, they will carry across to any additional locations where you are logged in. This will be in effect for home page configuration, markets list filtering, watchlist, and more. Please note these persistence changes will only take effect if the user is logged into a Cryptowatch account. Non logged in users will continue to have their settings persisted, but will not be transferable across devices or browsers.
New Global Quote Currency Options
Two new global quote currencies have been added as options to the global settings menu (accessible through the cogwheel on most pages). KRW and USDT can now be selected as options whenever a global settings update is desired. Please also suggest additional quote currencies if your preferred option is not available.
Users are now able to set up Exponential Moving Average (EMA) and Simple Moving Average (SMA) to show only one line each by emptying all but one of the settings boxes. Previously, the minimum lines shown for each overlay when checked 'On', was 3 for the EMA and 2 for the SMA.
Volume Moving Average
We've made a similar change to the Volume indicator, now allowing users to leave the MA box empty if no Volume Moving Average line is the preferred way to display volume.
As of this release, Cryptowatch is changing our connection points from the GDAX API to the new Coinbase-Pro API. All URL references to GDAX will now automatically be redirected to Coinbase-Pro. For example:
cryptowat.ch/markets/gdax/btc/usd will now be routed to cryptowat.ch/markets/coinbase-pro/btc/usd
cryptowat.ch/exchanges/gdax will now be routed to cryptowat.ch/exchanges/coinbase-pro
The update to the API will now display all open orders and past trades for the connected account.
Cumulative Order Book Click
Continuing the enhancements to the “Click to Fill” functionality of the order book, the third cumulative column that displays the running total of grouped tokens at each level is now a selectable option. Clicking on the third row will populate the limit trade ticket field with the cumulative amount of assets along with the price associated with the amount. Values will populate in the trade panel to the right of the order book.
The quote price on the Markets Card on the home page is now a selectable option. Users can change the quote price directly from the column header. This will also update the used quote currency for the other cards in the assets
Past trades will now show up on the GDAX / Coinbase Pro trade tickets.
Market Shortcuts, Charting Additions, and BTC as a Quote
Released: September 25, 2018
Market Shortcuts on Home page
Market Shortcuts are available in the bottom left corner of the default asset card. This will allow users direct access to the chart page of either their favorite markets or highest markets by volume. The order of the market shortcuts will appear with watchlist markets first (sorted by volume) followed by all other markets (sorted by volume). Markets can be selected as a favorite on the markets card by clicking the star icon at the start of the row. Clicking on the numerical option at the end of the list will jump directly to the full list of available trading pairs on the markets card.
Momentum Indicator (Mom):
Found in the Indicators menu, Momentum measures the change in price over ’n’ bars, expressed in real terms. When toggled on, this will be visible below the charts page.
Overlay Values on Charts:
The Cryptowatch Chart Legend now features values for overlays. As we’ve previously shown for indicators, the value of the calculated overlay analysis tools will show in the top left of the chart panel as you pan across the chart history, with all line values corresponding to the line color displayed on the chart itself. The legend can be collapsed by clicking on the small icon in the top left of the chart. A second click of the will cause the legend to re-open.
BTC added as a global quote currency: BTC is now accessible as a global quote currency on the home page. This can be accessed in the gear icon at the top of the page within the “prices” section. Selecting BTC as the default quote will allow it to be the quote currency for all assets and applicable menus (aside from Bitcoin).
All URL references to STR markets will now automatically redirect to XLM markets. For example: cryptowat.ch/markets/kraken/str/usd will be redirected to cryptowat.ch/markets/kraken/slm/usd
Populating the price in the limit trade ticket flow by clicking the order book will now only populate the price field rather than overwriting the amount field to an empty value. This will allow the user to retain their desired trade amount and update the limit price in a variety of ways without having to re-enter the the value each time.
Clicking on the depth chart will now enter the desired price into the limit trade ticket.
Charting Additions and Usability Enhancements
Released: September 18, 2018
We added the following to the Cryptowatch charting platform:
The Chalkin Oscillator is a momentum indicator using an Accumulation/Distribution line which takes market volume into account. The Chalkin Oscillator uses two Exponential Moving Averages of the ADL to determine market momentum.
Directional Movement Indicator (DMI):
Directional Movements Indicator (DMI) is a combination of calculations resulting in outputs used to determine trend strength based on values of the lines. The DI+ and DI- will show the strength of upward and downward movements.
Average Directional Index (ADX):
The ADX is derived from the combination of DI+ and DI- lines within the DMI indicator utilizing smoothed averages of those lines. The ADX is a directionally agnostic indicator of overall trend strength with a level of 20-25 being considered the point at which a strong trend (up or down) exists.
Rate of Change (ROC):
The Rate of Change measures the change in price over ‘n’ bars, expressed in percentage terms. The ROC can provide insight into momentum and volatility of a market. The Length of the ROC can be changed by the user.
Smoothed Moving Average (SmMA):
A Smoothed Moving Average is a type of moving average that includes all the data available as part of the calculation while putting the most emphasis on the most recent data points. Like other MA’s, users have the option of selecting the length of the average.
Enhanced Order Book Click to Fill Function
Currently, when clicking on the order book price, the price of an asset selected will auto-populate into a limit trade ticket within the order panel of the chart page. With this update, the amount or grouped amount of orders at a certain price is now a selectable option as well. When the amount column of the order book is clicked, both the amount and price at that row will populate the limit trade. Less time to execute your trade!
Additional Home Page Persistence
The following items have now been updated and will persist across session on a per device basis:
Global quote currency: Selected currency will change all assets available where applicable. Please note, not all assets will have markets in the desired quote currency.
Card selection within an Asset: The selected card for an asset will stay selected.
Market Card Sort Order: When updated, the sort order on the markets card will allow the order and sort criteria to persist.
Card's time period selection: Time period selected either on the card itself or the global time period selector.
Filtered Cards: These will persist across session and refresh.
Watchlist Selection on Markets Card: When the star is selected on the markets card, watchlist markets will filter to the top first and stay persisted.
Keyboard menu navigation will now allow the use of space bar to select or de-select an asset or sorting selection.
Mobile Trading, VWAP, Card View Home Page, and New Charting Tools
Released: August 14, 2018
Cryptowatch is excited to announce Mobile Trading support for all current users who have an account!
Easily manage and monitor your trading activity.
Users can trade across all connected exchanges using their API Keys.
Trade Panel is now easily accessible on the bottom right corner of the mobile charts page.
All active Orders, Trades, and Positions can be easily managed and viewed using the order panel tabs.
Order book data can be utilized to click through for trading and order setup.
Order fill alerts will now trigger and pop up on the mobile chart page.
The new home page now allows for much greater depth accessibility through our new card view! There are three initial cards that will give users much greater depth and insight into the market directly from the home page. Users can easily see the activity across the entire market, drill down into viewing the performance of an asset across multiple time frames, and see the prices on individual markets all with a single swipe! Navigation between cards exists by swiping or clicking from one card to the next. Each set of cards represents a single asset with the initial set including:
1.VWAP Price Card:
This card shows the VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) price across all markets with the same quote currency supported by Cryptowatch, giving users a much more accurate view of the price across all exchanges at a single glance.
Each asset can be viewed by the desired quote currency by selecting a currency from the quote menu on the top of the card.
Card time frame can also be adjusted by clicking the time period selector on each card or across all cards a the top of the page.
All price and chart information is displayed in VWAP prices.
Links at the bottom or the card will allow the user to click through and view markets filtered by Asset and Quote, or Asset only.
This card shows the VWAP price percentage return, to easily asses the performance of an asset over multiple periods of time.
Four time periods along with the associated percentage return are visible for each card.
Clicking on a time period will return the user to the previous card with the time period selected to view the chart.
Quote currency can also be selected in the upper left to view desired currency
The Markets card will show the individual prices of the markets available for the selected asset and quote currency.
The amount of markets is displayed is correlated to the quote currency selected on the VWAP card.
Each column can be sorted by clicking on the column header.
Clicking on a market will link the user directly to the chart page for more in depth analysis and trading.
The new home page also has bulk sorting capabilities to help users easily keep track of what is happening across the entire market! The new menu in the upper right corner of the home page can be sorted by:
Price Change (Highest and Lowest)
Volume (Highest and Lowest)
Alphabetical by Asset Symbol (A-Z or Z-A)
Following on the recent addition of Fast and Slow Stochastics to our indicator library, we’re happy to further expand the available chart analysis tools with the inclusion of Choppiness Index, Average True Range, Commodity Channel Index, and Alligator to our library of indicators and overlays.
The Choppiness Index is used to help determine when a market is trending vs trendless or sideways. Higher readings indicate less of a trend in place while watching for the beginning of a decline can help with early trend timing.
“Chop Index” can be found in the Indicator Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for the calculation with 14 being default.
Average True Range:
The Average True Range, or ATR, is used to help measure volatility in a market over a moving time window. Candle ranges are computed as the larger of a candle’s actual range or the range from the previous close to either the current high or low, depending on market direction. Larger ATR’s are interpreted as revealing greater market volatility. In 24 hour markets, the need to calculate a “True Range” in place of Range is lessened as these markets contain fewer gaps.
“ATR” can be found in the Indicator Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for the calculation with 14 being default.
Commodity Channel Index (CCI):
The Commodity Channel Index, or CCI, is used as a momentum oscillator to give indication of impending up or down trends in a market. Moves above +100 or below -100 can signal overbought and oversold conditions in the market, respectively.
“CCI” can be found in the Indicator Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for the calculation with 20 being default, as well as Overbought and Oversold levels. These values default to +100/-100 and are limited to values no more extreme than +200/-200.
The Alligator is made up of three moving averages all shifted to the future, or toward the right side of the chart. The alignment of the 3 lines, or their sequence on the chart, is used to confirm up and down trends. A shift in the order of the lines can be interpreted as the beginning of a change in trend.
The “Alligator” can be found in the Overlay Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for each of the 3 lines, with default values being set at 13, 8, and 5 as fixed by Bill Williams, the original author.
Websocket API in Beta Testing
Cryptowatch has also launched a real-time Websocket Streaming API which is currently in beta testing. To read more about it and to request consideration for early beta access, please see the documentation page for the service here: cryptowat.ch/docs/streaming-api