Coinlib review

Intro

Coinlib is a site that allows you to track cryptocurrency prices as well as your portfolio's performance. It has real-time updates for prices and also offers lots of advanced tools like alerts, a compare tool, news and detailed info on each coin.

It has been designed carefully to be simple and welcoming to new users, quickly offering the basic info everyone needs like price, volume, market cap, and recent price delta. However, you can also delve into advanced graphs (ie compare a coin's price across exchanges) and see metrics ranging from Twitter followers and GitHub activity to ROI and Sharpe ratio to technical analysis (RSI, CCI, MACD, etc).

The interface is crisp and extra care has been given to the mobile experience. Everything you can do on a desktop browser you can do in a mobile browser as well.

 

Coins, Exchanges & Data

Coinlib strives to list all existing coins. There are currently over 4000 coins listed.

It also gets data about trades, prices, and volumes straight from the exchanges. It doesn't rely on other sites to provide this important info. Currently, it fetches all trades from over 170 exchanges, with more being added every week.

This means coin prices and volumes are accurate and real-time. The site streams these data straight to the user so you get real-time prices and related numbers.

 

Interface basics and personalization

There is some very useful tool on the top menu, apart from the navigational links to other pages:

  • A sun icon will switch between the light and dark themes

  • A circular button with a $ inside will allow you to select your preferred FIAT or CRYPTO currency. Doing that will change ALL numbers (prices, volumes, etc) to your currency.

  • A search box allows you to quickly search for any coin or exchange and move to that page.

  • Finally using Register, you can create your free account and start using all the personalized features. It is highly recommended to do so, as a lot of features are only accessible using an account.

Registration is easy using your Google, Facebook or Twitter account. You can also register just by filling your email, a username, and a password.

 

Homepage

Coinlib's homepage starts with the 3 numbers that have come to describe the market at a glance:

  1. TOTAL MARKET CAP

  2. BITCOIN DOMINANCE

  3. 24H VOLUME

Next, are five tabs that control which list of coins you'll see.

The first one (HOME) is a list of the top cryptocurrencies market-cap-wise. It is presented in a table with real-time price updates, along with some basic stats. You also have the option to sort this by 24h volume.

Each row has a star icon. You can click that to add the coin to your favorites. The second tab (STARRED) will list all your favorite coins. You can also add to your favorites by searching, using the handy search box located after your starred coins.

The 3rd tab (PORTFOLIO) lists all coins you have placed in your portfolio. More about your portfolio later.

The next tab is the (MOVERS) tab, where you get to see the coins that have gained or lost the most in the last 1 hour / 24 hours / 7 days or 30 days. This overview is pretty useful to get what is going on at a glance.

The last tab (CUSTOM) is for more advanced users. It allows you to set filters (ie a minimum volume), specific columns and the sort order you prefer and then Save. The results will be displayed in this tab. You can, of course, change your filters at any time and Save again.

Finally, you can see the most important crypto-related news from trusted sources: official twitter accounts, subreddits, and well-known blogs and news sites.

 

Coins explorer

The default view in Coinlib's homepage shows just 50 coins. Since the site boasts over 4000 coins the Coins page is where one goes to explore them.

Clicking the SHOW button will reveal all available Filters & Fields. Here you can set all the criteria you want, pick from tens of columns and select a custom sort order. Also, you have the option to list up to 200 coins per page.

Keep in mind that as you change the filters, the URL of the page changes to reflect them. So if you like a list you created, you can just bookmark the link and revisit later.

 

Coin page

At the heart of Coinlib is the detailed info, metrics and historic data it has for each coin. All data are laid out in the coin page.

The page starts by listing the important figures first: price, 24h volume, 24h low/high, current and max supply.

Then comes the graph with its many options: range from 1h to any custom dates, logarithmic scale, OHLC (open, hi, low, close also known as candlesticks) and the ability to show not only the average price but the price in one or more specific exchanges.

Under the graph you can find 4 tabs:

  1. Information: Rank, coin algorithm and proof type plus all official links

  2. Metrics: social counters and developer activity

  3. Performance: ATH, historic rank, ROI etc

  4. Technical analysis: RSI, MCAD, SMA/EMA etc

The next section has the coin's news, again from trusted sources: official twitter accounts, subreddits, and well-known blogs and news sites.

 

Finally, you can find a more advanced market overview for the coin. Two views are provided:

  1. You can see how the price and volume is on any exchange. For each exchange you see the price and volume per pair

  2. You can see the breakdown by currency in the other view. Here for each pair you see the price and volume in each exchange that trades this pair.

 

Predictions

Coinlib allows users to make a prediction for each coin, whether they feel a coin will be a bull (going up) or a bear (going down) in the near future.

Each user has his own predictions page where all predictions are gathered along with a score of how well the user did.

Other users can see these pages and make their judgment on each user's predictions.

 

Portfolio + alerts

Tracking your portfolio is something that many investors in the crypto space do multiple times a day or an hour. Coinlib allows you to track all your assets, their performance, and prices along with the general performance of your initial investment in real-time. No more constant refreshing.

Creating your portfolio is simple. You just add the cryptos you bought or sold and the currency you used. This can be either FIAT or cryptocurrency and Coinlib will automatically get the price at the day of your transaction and help you add your trades more accurately and faster. It’s also very easy to track trades you’ve done, flipping one coin for another one and making changes. 
 

The portfolio is presented in an easy to comprehend manner while the graphs and charts look great in the eye. More importantly, a lot of useful information is presented so you know at a glance how much your profit or loss is, how far from your ATH or ATL you are and your realized gains and unrealized gains.

Worth mentioning is the fact you can safely and publicly share your portfolio. Quantities are normalized and the exact coin quantities are excluded from the shared view. This is done in order to prevent exposing the absolute worth of your portfolio.

 

Automatic sync

An important feature is the ability to automatically sync trades you did on selected exchanges. This will keep your portfolio up to date without any input from you.

For any exchange, you want to sync you provide the read-only API key provided by the exchange. Coinlib makes sure to fetch all your trades every couple of hours and correctly update your Portfolio.

 

Alerts

Part of keeping track of your cryptos and important movements is receiving notifications and alerts. Coinlib allows you to create highly customizable alerts that can be set to fire only once or every time the condition you select is triggered. 

That way you'll receive an email, a browser notification or a push notification (for Android devices) every time an important move in one of your crypto holdings takes place.

Of course, alerts can be set independently of your Portfolio assets, for coins, you don't yet own but have an eye on.

 

Compare tool

One of the most powerful features Coinlib offers is the Coin Comparison Tool. With it you can select up to eight coins (or groups) and get a detailed overview of their performance in time. The tool is very simple to use: select the cryptos and the time range you want.

Results include stunning graphs, detailed charts with trading volumes, price movements and a comparison of performance. You also get detailed side-by-side metrics (like social factors or developer activity) and a very useful correlation coefficient matrix. This shows you how similar are the assets you compare (ie if they both go up and down in the same way).

More advanced use is comparing groups and not only coins. You can compare the top 50 mineable coins against the top 50 non-mineable. Or define any other group using the proof type, the algorithm, etc. Finally, you can compare a few single coins against a specific group of coins.

 

News

In Coinlib's news section visitors can read the latest posts, articles, interviews, press releases, tweets and other newsworthy material connected with specific cryptocurrencies and the crypto market in general.

You can search the news by topic or just see news related to a specific coin.

All sources are either official twitter or Reddit accounts, fetched from reliable sources (sites and blogs) or otherwise hand-picked by Coinlib.

 

Best price explorer

Using the Best Price Explorer you can search for the best (and worst) prices for a selected trading pair. 

In some cases, the way to achieve the best price is by going through an intermediate currency and possibly more than one exchange.

You select a currency pair, where each part can be either crypto or FIAT, a minimum volume for each pair that will be used and whether you allow for 2 hops or want only the immediate pairs.

Finally, you can also include or exclude specific exchanges, or countries. So you can easily exclude Korean or Japanese exchanges if you can't get an account in these countries.

The result is a list from best to worst prices and a percentage from the average price. Clicking a row will give you the historic rate for this specific route.

 

Global charts

You should take a good look at Coinlib's Global Charts. There is no better way to get a bird's eye view of what's happening and the historical highs, lows, plateaus, etc.

 

 

You get 6 charts on this page:

  1. Total market cap and you can also select one or more of the top coins to be graphed separately

  2. Bitcoin dominance (and one or more top coins)

  3. Total volume (and one or more top coins)

  4. Money flow in the last 24 hours (and Crypto flow)

  5. Top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap (or volume)

 

Other pages & tools

You can find a comprehensive list of all exchanges and filter them based on what FIAT or CRYPTO currencies they trade. On the same page, you'll find some graphs with the most popular exchanges (by volume) or countries.

Each exchange has its own dedicated page with information like historical volume, supported pairs, money flow, and news. Have a look at Binance's page as an example.

You can also find a useful Cryptocurrency converter that allows you to enter a quantity and see convert between two CRYPTO or FIAT currencies.

 

Developers & webmasters

Coinlib offers many widgets you can easily embed in your website. You can have a full coin listing, a single coin, a currency converter or a scrolling ticker.

If these ready-made solutions do not fully satisfy you, there is a public API allowing you to build anything you wish.

 

Logos & screenshots

Coinlib logos can be downloaded from https://coinlib.io/press

Screenshots of Coinlib can be found in Dropbox.