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Introduction to Cryptocurrency

The Cryptocurrency menu allows you to discover trending cryptocurrency (disc). Additionally, you can also perform research of a specific coin (dd), NFT (nft) or most lucrative Defi project (defi). It does so by handing you tools to (among other things) perform technical analysis (ta), quantitative analysis (qa), and give you access to onchain information (onchain).

How to use

The Cryptocurrency menu is called upon by typing crypto which opens the following menu:

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You have the ability to search a coin with find based on its name or symbol. An example:

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As a result, you can see a list of coins matching your search criteria. Once you identify the coin you are looking for, next step is to load it. See the example below:

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To view the candle chart for the loaded crypto, you can call candle. This will show you the coin’s historical prices and volume, as follows: image

In case you want to adjust the default period, you can do so by specifying the number of days to go back in time.

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You might be wondering, how can I know about all possible options? You can type in command_name -h or load -h in this case. Here you will find available optional arguments that you can play with.

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Lastly, by calling ? or help or h, the crypto menu will be re-populated. Here you can see that several menus have turned blue, which mean you can enter any of them now. In order to use these menus, you are required to first load a coin.

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The Cryptocurrency menu has an extensive list of available sub-menus ranging from due diligence to NFT to onchain analysis. To find more information about each menu, you can click on one of the following:

Examples

When entering the crypto menu, you would typically want to load in a coin. Let’s go with Ethereum. You can do this by specifying its symbol: load eth

Load ETH

Let’s checkout its sentiments from major headlines news by typing: headlines

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To perform further analysis, the best menu to enter is dd:

2022 Jun 29, 08:58 (🦋) /crypto/ $ dd
╭────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Crypto - Due Diligence ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮
│                                                                                                                                                                                                                    │
│     load               load a specific cryptocurrency for analysis                                                                                                                                                 │
│                                                                                                                                                                                                                    │
│ Coin: eth                                                                                                                                                                                                          │
│ Source:                                                                                                                                                                                                            │
│                                                                                                                                                                                                                    │
│ Overview:                                                                                                                                                                                                          │
│     info               basic information about loaded coin                                                 [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     basic              basic information about loaded coin                                                 [CoinPaprika]                                                                                           │
│     ath                all time high related stats for loaded coin                                         [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     atl                all time low related stats for loaded coin                                          [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     web                found websites for loaded coin e.g forum, homepage                                  [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     pi                 project information e.g. technology details, public repos, audits, vulns            [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     gov                governance details                                                                  [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     stats              coin stats                                                                          [Coinbase]                                                                                              │
│     bc                 links to blockchain explorers for loaded coin                                       [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│ Market:                                                                                                                                                                                                            │
│     market             market stats about loaded coin                                                      [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     mkt                all markets for loaded coin                                                         [CoinPaprika]                                                                                           │
│     binbook            order book                                                                          [Binance]                                                                                               │
│     balance            coin balance                                                                        [Binance]                                                                                               │
│     cbbook             order book                                                                          [Coinbase]                                                                                              │
│     trades             last trades                                                                         [Coinbase]                                                                                              │
│     ex                 all exchanges where loaded coin is listed                                           [CoinPaprika]                                                                                           │
│     oi                 open interest per exchange                                                          [Coinglass]                                                                                             │
│     eb                 total balance held on exchanges (in percentage and units)                           [Glassnode]                                                                                             │
│ Metrics:                                                                                                                                                                                                           │
│     mcapdom            market cap dominance                                                                [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     active             active addresses                                                                    [Glassnode]                                                                                             │
│     nonzero            addresses with non-zero balances                                                    [Glassnode]                                                                                             │
│     change             30d change of supply held on exchange wallets                                       [Glassnode]                                                                                             │
│     ps                 price and supply related metrics for loaded coin                                    [CoinPaprika]                                                                                           │
│     mt                 messari timeseries e.g. twitter followers, circ supply, etc                         [Messari]                                                                                               │
│ Contributors and Investors:                                                                                                                                                                                        │
│     team               contributors (individuals and organizations)                                        [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     inv                investors (individuals and organizations)                                           [Messari]                                                                                               │
│ Tokenomics:                                                                                                                                                                                                        │
│     tk                 tokenomics e.g. circulating/max/total supply, emission type, etc                    [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     fr                 fundraising details e.g. treasury accounts, sales rounds, allocation                [Messari]                                                                                               │
│ Roadmap and News:                                                                                                                                                                                                  │
│     rm                 roadmap                                                                             [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     events             events related to loaded coin                                                       [CoinPaprika]                                                                                           │
│     news               loaded coin's most recent news                                                      [CryptoPanic]                                                                                           │
│ Activity and Community:                                                                                                                                                                                            │
│     links              links e.g. whitepaper, github, twitter, youtube, reddit, telegram                   [Messari]                                                                                               │
│     social             social portals urls for loaded coin, e.g reddit, twitter                            [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     twitter            tweets for loaded coin                                                              [CoinPaprika]                                                                                           │
│     score              different kind of scores for loaded coin, e.g developer score, sentiment score      [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     dev                github, bitbucket coin development statistics                                       [CoinGecko]                                                                                             │
│     gh                 github activity over time                                                           [Santiment]                                                                                             │
│                                                                                                                                                                                                                    │
╰─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── OpenBB Terminal v1.5.0 (https://openbb.co) ─╯

We can check out the project’s roadmap and its effect to historical price, by typing rm

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Once you have finished analyzing a specific coin, you would want to get a good understanding of the overall crypto market. To do that, head over to ov by typing ../ov.

Hint: .. basically took you back to the previous menu. Instead of performing 2 separate commands, you can combine them together using /. As such ../ov will take us back to previous menu, and then enter the ov menu.

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Bitcoin has such a big influence on the entire crypto market. So seeing whether we are in a Bitcoin season or a Altcoin season will be useful to your investment decisions. altindex is a great command for this purpose.

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