Released: October 20, 2020
This week Cryptowatch released a massive performance improvement, the Cryptowatch Desktop release, and two new indicators: Volume Profile Time at Price and Average Directional Movement Index Rating (ADXR).
Changes the Cryptowatch team made this week resulted in a massive improvement of the Charts page’s performance, reducing CPU use by 50%.
The Performance Throttle found in the Charts page settings menu now adjusts rendering and stream updates for the order book, live trades feed, and price chart.
This week saw the release of Cryptowatch Desktop, now available for all signed-in Cryptowatch users. The new native app is leaner on CPU resources and features new and time-tested market data tools. Download Desktop now to start making your own fully-customizable data dashboards. You can read the Cryptowatch Desktop Guide here.
You can read testimonials about Cryptowatch Desktop and more on our blog.
A new, more efficient version of Cryptowatch’s Volume Profile Indicator was released this week. The Volume Profile - Time at Price indicator differs from the Volume at Price indicator by measuring the length of time an asset’s value spends at observable price levels based on weighted averaging across each candle’s range. The Volume at Price indicator shows the traded volume broken up by actual buy vs. sell trade volume, at unique price levels.
The Time at Price calculation requires less computational power, making the Time at Price indicator a faster performer than Volume at Price, though TAP may not be deemed to be as accurate a representation of real market action.
Cryptowatch added another new indicator to the Analysis menu - the Average Directional Movement Index Rating (ADXR). The ADXR measures trend strength — larger values indicate greater strength in the current trend direction — and whether that trend is gaining or declining.
Released: October 6, 2020
This week Cryptowatch released performance improvements to the trade panel, Technical Analysis (TA) alerts panel, and the Asset Card view of the Markets page.
Updating Poloniex orders to include post-only status is fixed
Advanced options are always applied when using the Replace Order function
Fixed error preventing order placement on Coinbase Pro markets
Fixed instance where selecting EMA alerts caused interval to change
Fixed TA alerts issue preventing alerts when selecting 1 week (1W) periods with week start on Monday
Fixed real-time updates of market data on Asset Card view of the Markets page
Released: September 22, 2020
Cryptowatch released a pair of new analysis tools this week: Volume Profile overlay and Williams %R indicator. We’ve also included a new type of TA alert — EMA alerts. Kraken Terminal users will also notice a lean version of the Utility Belt is featured on the platform, which includes your watchlist and the new alerts tool.
The volume profile overlay was released for all signed-in Cryptowatch accounts this week. The volume profile overlay shows trading activity over the visible chart span, showing significant price levels directly on the chart. Volume levels are separated by buy and sell levels, indicated by the up & down colors of your selected theme.
With the crosshair tool selected (default tool), hover over any bar in the volume profile for a detailed readout in the top-left area of the price chart.
Also known as the Williams Percent Range, this momentum indicator shows overbought and oversold levels based on an asset’s price versus the high-low range over a given period. The default range for this indicator is 14 periods.
A new addition to the TA alerts type is our EMA (Exponential Moving Average) cross alert, accessed via the Alerts panel in the Utility Belt.
This alert type behaves similarly to the SMA alert: input the chart interval, the number of look-back periods, and the OHLC data point of the EMA. Then set the alert to be notified when the price crosses above or below the EMA line determined by those inputs.
If you’re viewing a chart with the EMA overlay, reference the chart interval and the look-back periods of the particular EMA line you want to be notified of to get the input information (found in the analysis menu).
Released: September 10, 2020
Clicking on the price chart to set the price in the order ticket now requires
<Shift> key to be held down when clicking. This was added to prevent accidental click triggering this behavior.
Released: September 8, 2020
This week Cryptowatch launched its new pricing structure — Cryptowatch Credits. Instead of upgrading your subscription to unlock features, you can now pay for the features you want, on-demand. Credits can be earned by completing the Onboarding list, or bought with bitcoin or a credit card. All of the core functions of Cryptowatch — trading, portfolio, charts and chat — remain completely free.
A new overlay has also been added to the Analysis menu — Donchian channels. This overlay plots the high and low prices for an asset over a given period, and is useful for signalling trends and ranges for day traders.
Cryptowatch has moved away from subscriptions to a more flexible pricing model — Cryptowatch Credits. In this system, you keep a balance of Credits in your account and pay for features only as you require them. All of the core functions of Cryptowatch — trading, portfolio, charts and chat — remain completely free.
Accounts with open subscriptions had the cost of those subscriptions converted into a Credits balance upon release. You can pay for more Credits with bitcoin or credit card. Clients with a credit card attached to their account can opt into automatic refills when their Credits balance is low.
Credits are currently used to pay for SMS alerts, Rest- and Web Socket-API connectivity, and extensibility features like Zapier triggers.
Your Credits balance is always visible in the top-right of the screen, next to your account icon. Check out the Credits and Billing page to learn more.
The Market Data REST API page has been updated with new pricing information. Anonymous users are now allotted up to 10 credits worth of API requests via the REST API. Clients with billing information in their account can purchase credits to increase their limits.
Donchian Channels (a.k.a. Price Channels) is a new overlay in the Analysis menu that plots high and low prices over a determined period of time. The default period is 20 bars, which can be edited in the Inputs tab when Donchian Channels is selected. This overlay works well on all time periods (from 1 minute (1M) to 1 Week (1W). It does not factor the current bar into its calculation.
Released: August 25, 2020
Following Cryptowatch’s brand updates is a redesign of the interface itself. This week we released the Utility Belt — a persistent side bar that expands into popular tools like the Chat, Watchlist and Alerts systems (among others).
This redesign also includes an update to the top bar, including a new outboard Themes panel that, when set to the Standard theme, enables easy light/dark mode toggling.
The analysis menu has a new addition in the Least Squares Moving Average overlay. This moving average line projects forward, anticipating a future value, and generates trend signals at crossover points.
On top of all that, we’ve made some performance improvements to the Charts and Portfolio pages.
The Utility Belt let’s you see the tools you want when you want to, without cluttering the rest of the interface. The Utility Belt currently contains redesigned Watchlist, Alerts, Trollbox, CLI, Onboarding and Changelog panels, as well as a button to expand the Trading panel when on the Charts page.
In addition to the Utility, the redesign includes the following changes: a new “My Account” icon, Portfolio button location and icon, API Access moved to Account menu.
Part of Cryptowatch’s redesign includes an updated top bar, with new locations for the Portfolio and Theme buttons. When Cryptowatch is set to the Standard theme, the Theme button converts to a Light/Dark mode toggle switch.
The Least Squares Moving Average line calculates a least squares regression over ‘n’ bars and projects forward an anticipated current value. This tool generates signals for bullish and bearish trends when the price deviates from the line.
Orders to market bar on the Portfolio page: all orders on multiple pages are included in the bar
Logarithmic y-axis scale improved for precise, small value markets (eg. /BTC and /ETH markets)
Released: August 11, 2020
Cryptowatch has updated its branding, including a new logo (inspired by our classic “C”) and two new fonts, giving the site a fresh new look.
Included in this release is an announcement and early registration for Cryptowatch Desktop, the native Cryptowatch app that lets you customize a multi-chart layout (and more). Registered users can submit their email to be notified for the release of Cryptowatch Desktop.
We’ve also included a new tool in the analysis menu, the Linear Regression overlay. Linear Regression can help pinpoint entry and exit points, including stop loss levels.
In another update to our analysis toolset, you can now adjust the Overbought and Oversold levels for the RSI (Relative Strength Index).
Cryptowatch has updated its logo, reminiscent of our classic “C”, now composed of up & down bars that will match any theme applied from the Themes menu. We’ve also updated our themes menu with new light and dark modes and updated our standard theme. Additionally, Cryptowatch is sporting new font sets: DM Sans and Iosevka Custom.
Components of the trading panel (and more) have been updated as well with a fresh new look, as well as the menus for drawing tools. For a run-down of our branding changes see our twitter thread.
Go to the Desktop tab on Cryptowatch and enter your email to join our mailing list for the release of Cryptowatch Desktop. The new native app from Cryptowatch includes multi-chart capability and customizable layouts that you can build from scratch.
The Linear Regression overlay helps with channel-trading techniques. This overlay plots a High, Low, and Median line over a trend that can help you to determine entry and exit points, including where to place your stop loss. You can find the Linear Regression overlay in the Analysis menu on the Charts page.
The RSI (Relative Strength Index) indicator now has further customization options, allowing you to adjust the levels it recognizes as overbought and oversold.
Released: July 28, 2020
Cryptowatch has launched its first TA (Technical Analysis) alert type — SMA price crosses. You can now have an alert trigger when an SMA line crosses above or below the current price.
We’ve also updated the trading panel. Now you can collapse (and expand) the conditional close section of the trading form. The Total field of the conditional close section is now directly editable, too.
In the Analysis menu, we’ve added the new Weighted Moving Average indicator (WMA). The WMA reacts faster to recent price changes than an Exponential or Simple moving average (EMA, SMA).
On the Correlations page, a graph of historical correlation changes is now in the background of each cell.
The alert triggers when the SMA line (programmed using the alert options) crosses above or below the current price. To learn more, check out our Guide: How to set TA alerts.
You can now fill out a conditional close (in markets where the option is available) and collapse that section of the form, tidying up the view. A summary of the conditional close order is still visible. Click “Conditional Close” again to expand the section.
We’ve also made the Total field editable in the Conditional close section of the trade panel.
We’ve added the Weighted Moving Average (WMA) overlay to the Analysis menu. The WMA line adds weight to each data point based on its relation to the current price. This makes it more reactive to recent price changes than other moving average lines, like the SMA and EMA. The results are sharper peaks and troughs and, potentially, earlier trend signals.
The background of each cell in the Correlations page now displays the rolling correlation over time. The correlations page tracks how closely assets match each other in price action (eg. Asset 1 goes up, so does Asset 2).
Released: July 14, 2020
Deribit perpetual futures and expiring futures (quarterly) for Bitcoin and Ethereum can now be watched on Cryptowatch.
We’ve added the Z-score analysis tool, available in the Analysis menu on the Charts page. This tool measures the distance in price from a mean value, stated in terms of standard deviations.
Lastly, you can now share themes in chat. Sending a theme in chat lets other traders copy or instantly apply the theme.
Cryptowatch charts of Deribit perpetual futures and expiring futures (quarterly) for Bitcoin and Ethereum are now available to view. Check out Deribit's BTC/USD Perpetual Futures market.
The Z-Score indicator measures the distance in price from a mean value, stated in terms of standard deviations. Select it from the Analysis menu, and use the “More info” button there to learn more about how to use Z-score.
Traders can now send their color themes to each other in the trollbox. To send a theme, open the settings menu (cogwheel, top-right of the page), select the theme to share, click “Copy”, then paste it in the chat box. Hit send, and everyone in the chat can choose to copy your theme or apply it to their terminal immediately.
Released: June 30, 2020
Cryptowatch has made trading available for free to all users, including users who make a free account as of this release.
You can now trade for free on 6 supported exchanges (with more to come) and monitor your trading portfolio — including open orders and positions across each exchange — all from a single terminal.
Cryptowatch has also repaired bugs concerning staking balances in Portfolio, the trading form incorrectly showing a zero (0) balance, and the order marker for trailing stops.
Trading is now free to all new and existing Cryptowatch accounts. This was previously $15 per month as part of our Basic plan. Free trading is now supported on the following exchanges:
In addition to trading for free, users can visualize their open orders and past trades directly on the charts:
Portfolio tools such as Trades, Orders, Positions, and History Export are available for free as well for each trading-supported exchange:
Users can also enjoy free, in-browser alerting for price, volume, and order fills:
Staking balances are now viewable in Portfolio
Trading form will no longer show a zero (0) balance before receiving a balances update from the exchange’s API
Trailing Stop order markers now viewable on the y-axis of applicable charts.
Released: June 16, 2020
Cryptowatch has added the option to see a dotted line originating from your new orders (indicated by a dot on the chart’s y-axis) extending into the price chart itself. This option can be enabled in the settings menu, under My Activity.
In the Portfolio tab, under Trade History, new orders will now contain fee information in the trade summary.
The chat box is now available to users on mobile devices.
To see a dotted line extending from your pending orders into the price chart: open the settings menu, scroll to My Activity, and select the option Show Order Line While Placing New Order:
Selecting this option enables a dotted line extending from your new order’s icon on the y-axis of the price chart into the price chart itself. In the image below, you can see a red dotted line extending left from a new sell order’s icon on the right:
Additionally, you can now click the price chart to select a price for new orders. Use the crosshair tool and click anywhere on the price chart:
We’ve added fee information to the Portfolio trades summaries. To view a trade summary, navigate to Trades History on the Portfolio tab. Only new trades (trades taking place after this update) will have fee information available:
Cryptowatch users can now access the Trollbox from their mobile devices at https://cryptowat.ch/chat
Released: June 2, 2020
Cryptowatch has introduced advanced order types to Kraken and Bitfinex markets including: Stop Loss Limit & Take Profit Limit (Kraken) and Stop Loss, Stop Loss Limit, and Trailing Stop Loss (Bitfinex).
We have also updated sorting in the market navigator.
Cryptowatch now supports advanced order types available on Kraken and Bitfinex.
Kraken markets now have Stop Loss Limit and Take Profit Limit orders available:
Bitfinex traders can now submit Stop Loss, Stop Loss Limit, and Trailing Stop orders:
The Market Navigator (on the Charts page, top-left of the price chart) now extends whichever sorting style you’ve picked to the markets within each of the asset groups:
Released: May 19, 2020
Cryptowatch has introduced margin trading for all Bitfinex pairs that support leverage. We've updated our alerts service, adding a
Cancel all feature that lets you clear alerts across all markets. On our COVID-19 tracker, you can now sort all data by country, view the chart with either a linear or logarithmic axis, and switch between daily and total data.
The Cryptowatch Marketing team also recently posted a comprehensive reading list from our very own The Dude, who spent over a decade yelling and screaming in the NYMEX and COMEX trading pits, as well as an interview with @lowstrife and a report on Bitcoin spot market growth.
Bitfinex margin pairs now have their available leverage options in the trading form:
We’ve also added a refresh button in the top-right of the trading form that will re-synchronize Cryptowatch to the market’s exchange. The trade settings menu is also conveniently relocated to the top-right corner of the trading form as well:
Cryptowatch now supports several additional order options for all Kraken markets.
Use "Post Limit" for limit orders
Set custom start times for your orders
Select your fee currency for all Kraken markets which support that selection on Kraken.com’s interface
You can now view more detailed data on the COVID-19 page. The changes we’ve implemented are as follows:
Added log scale to the COVID-19 chart
Tracker can now be sorted by country, or as aggregated values (all COVID-19 data)
Refreshing the page defaults to the daily view
Now you can change the compared asset from BTC to:
We’ve added a
Cancel all button to the alerts menu and the trade-settings menu so you can clean your slate quickly and easily:
In the markets navigator, you can now sort markets by:
Number of Pairs
Each of these sorting parameters can be listed in ascending or descending value using the button left of the drop-down menu:
Released: April 22, 2020
Cryptowatch has added live market trading data from crypto derivatives exchange FTX. New markets added to the Cryptowatch trading terminal include the popular BTC-PERP and US-presidential prediction markets like TRUMP and BIDEN.
The full list of markets added can be found here, including:
Perpetual and Quarterly futures contracts
Leveraged Tokens: 3X Long (BULL), 3X Short (BEAR), 1X Short (HEDGE), and 0.5X Long (HALF)
2020 US Presidential Prediction markets
Here's a chart for the ALT Index Perpetual Futures contract on FTX.
A new Bitcoin-related indicator has now gone live on all BTC/USD markets. We will publish an update about it on Thursday. If you find it in the meantime, tweet it at us @cryptowat_ch.
We launched a Stock to Flow indicator on all BTCUSD charts.
Released: April 7, 2020
We’ve improved our chart snapshot () feature so all your snapshots are hosted on unique links you can share and refer back to. Every chart snapshot includes all the TA and drawings shown on your chart and some information about the market. You can also share directly to the Trollbox after taking a snapshot.
Normally, our charts are truncated at 500 candles. However, for 1 day (1D), 3 day (3D), and 1 week (1W) charts, you can now scroll back to the beginning of that market’s history. Here’s Bitstamp BTCUSD on the 1 day interval all the way back in 2013.
You can now edit the Total field in our trade ticket. This was a highly requested feature that improves the usability of our trade ticket - thank you to those who reached out about it. When you edit the Quantity, Price, or Total fields, one field that will change is market with an .
Now you can visualize how close all of your orders are to their fill price, across exchanges, with this new bar in the Orders tab of your Portfolio.
We also added a
Quantity USD field into the Positions table of your Portfolio. This makes it easier to see the size of your positions side by side, against each other.
Order Percent to Fill
Quantity USD in Portfolio Positions Tab
You can now access and place alerts from any page on the interface with the alerts horn in the upper right corner. Your alerts will also trigger in the browser even when you don’t have that particular market open.
We added a tracker for total and daily COVID-19 data against the Bitcoin price - check it out here.
We continue to grow our library of custom emojis with these additions:
Released: March 10, 2020
Cryptowatch has paid plans to unlock trading and portfolio upgrades, access to APIs and more. You've been asking to pay in Bitcoin, so we've enabled it. From your account's Subscription page, you can now pay for your plan in Bitcoin via BTCPay Server. The option also exists when you create a new account.
You can now see all your alerts, across markets, in the alerts dropdown from any trading terminal page. You can also create, modify, and cancel them from here. To learn more about how alerts work on Cryptowatch, check out our Guides.
Released: February 25, 2020
You can now download ledgers of your 2019 transaction history from Kraken, Coinbase Pro, Binance, and Bitfinex directly from the
History Export tab of your portfolio in Cryptowatch. Downloadable as CSV files, these ledgers can be used to help with tax reporting, trade style analysis, or value at risk (VaR) calculations.
In order to get your downloads, you will need to have the correct permissions set for your exchanges’ API keys so Cryptowatch can download and format the data. Each export will have the fields you need to break down each transaction on your account: timestamp, type (fee, income, deposit, withdrawal, buy, sell), asset, quantity, value, transaction ID and even the onchain transaction ID if relevant and the exchange supports that info.
Requests may take up to 24 hours to prepare - we will email you when your report is ready.
Now, in addition to setting alerts by clicking on the y-axis of the price and volume charts, you can set and edit alerts in a modal. We also added a new method of alert delivery:
We’ve opened up the trollbox to everyone with a free Cryptowatch account. Pick your username carefully, be civil, and try to enjoy each others’ company. The trollbox is at the bottom right hand side of Cryptowatch - this icon:
Released: February 4, 2020
We’re upgrading our Portfolio to give you a quick and comprehensive overview of your holdings and positions across exchanges. That’s why we added a % to Market column in Portfolio showing how close your order price is to the market price. Sort all your orders on this column to see your most pressing orders in real time. You need a Cryptowatch Basic account to see orders in Portfolio - 2 week trial is free.
In the vein of Portfolio upgrades, you can now see how all your positions across exchanges are doing in real-time. Time your trip to the Lambo dealership just right with this one.
We’ve added a Python SDK to our real-time streaming Websocket API. We know the popularity of Python and chose to release this next in response to the requests from the community. Here's the example code on our Github (linked above) printing out big movers on Kraken.
Released: January 14, 2020
The Awesome Oscillator is a momentum indicator from trader Bill Williams that uses 34 bar and 5 bar moving averages of mean candle prices to indicate when a market may be turning. For more information on the Awesome Oscillator’s formations, see our blog post.
To complement our recently released Time Cycles tool, you can now visualize time cycles as vertical dashed lines on your charts. Just select the Cycles category of drawing tools, then
If you have a number of orders in place across exchanges and things are getting wild, you can cancel all of them with a single click from the Orders tab of Portfolio.
We’ve consolidated drawing tools in to categories, and added more descriptive labels to make it easier to find and experiment with new tools. We also added the hotkey in parentheses next to each drawing tool so you can speed up your selecting.
You can now use your arrow keys and
Enter to navigate through and select emojis in chat.