1. The basics
What is this site about?
We offer accurate and up-to-date information on the market price of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. We like numbers, but we love plots even more because a picture is worth thousand of words. This is why we are called CryptoMarketPlot. We focus on accuracy, security and privacy. Our public main page is updated every 10 minutes, and our public plots are updated every 30 minutes.
How can I get in touch?
We would love to hear from you! Suggestions for improvements are very welcome. You can send an email to [email protected].
Where are the ads?
Nowhere! You are not mistaken: there are no ads or banners. We believe it is impossible to respect your privacy if we feature ads. So we decided against ads. It was a tough decision, because it means any visitor costs us money. Yet we hope it is for the best. Instead, we ask for donations, and we also sell subscriptions.
How long can you survive without ads?
Hopefully, for a very very long time! In any case, if you like cryptomarketplot, please send us some money to keep us in business! We do not want to beg. We would prefer you become a client. But we will take any money we can, and our Monero address is:
2. Numbers, plots, accuracy and security
I just want numbers. Do you have a public API?
Yes, we do. It offers limited functionality because it's free. But if you know what you are doing, just play with it! You can download the json file that is update every minute and play with it. We also offer a compressed version and even a brotli compressed version (even smaller!) to save your bandwidth, but this is about all the API we give for free. It's free, to give you a taste of what we can offer. Do what you want with it. We don't need you to register for an API key or anything. If you want something more than what this API offers, then it's not free.
If you use the API to make your own website, we would appreciate a link back. It would help us - but there is no obligation. Because it is a public API. So you are welcome to use it, duh! It is public, no key required, no nonsense about hits per day. The API updates every minute. Just fetch it if you want it. We just recommend you use the compressed version. And for more privacy, get it from our tor site http://4vhxreysjshbfrib.onion/api.json.gz
Really, I don't need a key for the public API?
Really. You don't need any key. It's free. Because we think it's very limited, even if it offers more than most commercial APIs. If you are used to other APIs, like the historical CMC JSON API, you will notice we offer about the same fields (with the same names to save you time) and some extras: the BID, the ASK, and the LAST price, and also the most popular fiat pairs. You will not find a marketcap field, because we think it's very phony.
We would much prefer you to use the plot that the API, and we would prefer you to become a paying client. But if you care about your privacy and just want numbers, use the public API. It's pre-compressed to help you. It's refreshed every minute. It's even accessible on Tor! Call it a small gift.
I'm not a programmer but I really like your plots. Can I use them?
Yes you can! You are very welcome to hotlink the images: check for example the standalone 120 days sparkline of Monero, or the 24 hours sparkline of Bitcoin. The images may look small, but they are vectorial (SVG) so you can zoom in and keep a very good quality.
So you like them? Do you want them on your website too?
In that case, just include in your HTML code the following:
<img src="http://cryptomarketplot.com/120-days/bitcoin.svg"> and your site will always display the latest version of the plot (updated every 10 minutes) courtesy of CryptoMarketPlot. If you want bigger plots, just specify the size you want, and the SVG will match it. We would appreciate if you could credit us as the source, but there is no obligation. If you don't want to tell where you got it from, nobody will know as we put no branding or watermark on the image. And don't worry about the bandwidth costs: the practice of using a image from another website is called "hotlinking", and it means the bill is on us. This practice is generally frowned upon - especially without attribution! But we just don't care: we consider that part of our free public API!
Why are your numbers different from the other websites?
No need to be shy about the names: Coinmarketcap is the reference and a very nice website, but our numbers are different from theirs. This is because we believe there are some things that should be done differenty. We try to match their marketcap to preserve the cryptocurrencies' ranking, because cryptomarketcap is the big fish, and we respect their judgement about marketcap. Hey, they are named "coinmarketcap", so they may know a thing or two about market caps! But we do not believe in marketcaps. We think it is a bad indicator.
Though we try to match the marketcaps, our algorithms, our data, and our presentation differ. We can explain why very simply: like most other websites, coinmarketcap uses rolling windows, which can be confusing. We use fixed points in time instead, which feels more natural. Here is a simple example: have you ever reloaded coinmarketcap after watching your favorite crypto go up, only to see it go down with a different number and no mention of the previous number? This is exactly what we want to avoid, and why we list on which periods we calculated the last prices and growth rates.
If we are on a Wednesday, d-0 is the current day's average (Wednesday): it may change. However, d-1 (Tuesday) is fixed. On Thursday, d-1 will be the final results of Wednesday, while Tuesday will have become d-2. Until the end of the week, the results from Monday to Thursday will keep evolving as w-0 - likewise for the monthly results as m-0. But once a day, a week, or a month are over, the results are fixed. We also use these results to show you timelines.
Why do you only show the top 50 coins? Where are the volumes traded?
We try to match the market caps, but we only show the top 50 coins because, in our experience, everything past the top-50 is heavily manipulated. We show the top 100 coins on the accessible index, with the calculations explaining how we found the marketcap. We only show the top-100 there, because we believe users of the accessible index are less likely to be influenced by graphs (there isn't any!) and because they can read the details behind our market cap calculations, that we take with a pinch of salt.
You too should take the theoretical market caps, obtained by multiplying the number of available coins by the price of each coin, with a large pich of salt. Say you create a new coin, Proof-Of-Stake (POS) instead of Proof-Of-Work (POW) so you don't have to buy expansive miners to secure your network. Let's call your new coin "ButtCoin". Say you mint 10 billions of your P.O.S Buttcoin (pun intended). Say you then sell just one Buttcoin to your best friend for one dollar.
Congratulations! By this market cap methodology, you know have a market cap a 10 BILLION DOLLARS just thanks to your ONE BEST FRIEND! All is well - in theory. If you friends friends someone else to buy, and that person also pays one dollar, we will take your claim more seriously. If hundreds of people think the same way, you will have more legitimacy. Unfortunately, it is easy to fake all that with thin markets and blocked deposits or withdrawals.
If you do this little dirty trick for your P.O.S coin, it may quickly jump in the top 1000 coins, but much more rarely in the top 100, and even less frequently in the top 50. There is more scrutiny. Still, we have seen it happen more than once. This is why we list the best (minimum) and worst (maximum) ranking in the last 120 days - with the worst ranking first. If you see a coin ranked 30-20, this means the worst it ever got was number 30, which is quite good! If above it, you see a coin ranked 1450-15, it is highly suspicious. It should ring a few alarm bells in your head, and you should do your due diligence!
Another thing we worry about is "wash trades": that means selling to yourself or to a friend, back and forth, just so that you can pretend you are super popular. This is how some coins can con their place in the top 50. Unfortunately, it is much harder to detect. We are working on advanced solutions, and we warn our clients about which coins looks manipulated.
In the meantime, we have decided to not list marketcaps, because we care about you and we don't want to give you misleading information by accident if someone managed to fool us.
Why are the minimums and the maximum prices misaligned?
You must be talking about the 120 days market cap graphs. The chevrons indicating the minimum and the maximum are not misaligned: they just show a different feature, on purpose of the coin: the chevrons show the price, instead of the marketcap. The line is showing the theoretical marketcap, which can be manipulated as indicated above - even if we have actual data about the marketcap! So we do that to warn you about possible manipulations: the graph will look weird, and you will wonder why.
Think about it differently: is it logical to have the maximum price at a point that is not the maximum of the marketcap? Sure, there can be some small variations, but in general, it is not logical. It is a sign of possible manipulation. In the example above, if your best friend who purchased your Buttoncoin for $10 sells it to someone else for only $0.75, while you mind another 10 billion coins, it will cause the price maximum ($1) to be misaligned with the marketcap maximum (0.75*20 billions=15 billions).
The "alignment" is not perfect, and there can be legitimate exceptions, for example when a coin emission is increasing. Still, it should make you check why that misalignment happened. It's just our way to try to warn you.
Why are some minimum and maximum prices missing? Why are some lines too short?
If we do not have the actual numbers for the marketcap, or if they show some weird pattern, it means the prices are suspicious. We still want tell you what we found for the minimum and the maximum price below the graph, but we do not show them on the graph. Sometimes we do not even show part of the graph, because without marketcap, the prices are way too theoretical.
In the example above, it's like you didn't even bother to sell your Buttcoin to your best friend. Instead, you just pretend the price is $1. We don't really believe that. In this very limited case, we still take to believe in good faith. So we show the prices, but only ony the timelime plot, and on the last 24 hours plot.
What is a timeline? Why are there vertical bars on the timeline?
In general, we do not include data more than 4 months old because we believe there is very little relevance to present results after a trimester. As crypto traders say, in the crypto world, a year is like a decade! The timeline can be understood as a log-time plot of the average price over 4 months, where the more recent datapoints are given more importance, while the old datapoints are grouped together in a longer time period, recursively.
It is easier to explain with a list: the 4 months are divided as follow, starting by 3 data points for the 3 previous months:
So there are 3 data points for the months, then a vertical bar, 3 points for the weeks, then a vertical bar, 6 points for the day, then a vertical bar and finally 24 points for the hours. To make everything fit, the days and hours are shrunk: every period is about the same size.
This gives you a quick idea of the performance in the last quarter, and whether a coin is trending down (YOLO!), up (FOMO!), or in a more complex pattern. After a glance at the timeline, click on the 24 hour sparkline to see the candlestick plot.
- month m-3 (3 months ago),
- month m-2 (2 months ago)
- month m-1 (last month), followed by the current month m0 divided as 3 data points:
- week w-3 (3 weeks ago),
- week w-2 (2 weeks ago),
- week w-1 (last week), followed by the current week w0 divided as 6 data points:
- days d-6 (6 days ago),
- days d-5 (5 days ago),
- days d-4 (4 days ago),
- days d-3 (3 days ago),
- days d-2 (2 days ago),
- days d-1 (yesterday), followed by the current day d0 divided as 24 data points:
- hour h-23 (23 hours ago),
- hour h-22 (22 hours ago),
- (... you get the picture ...),
- hour h-1 (1 hour ago),
- hour h0 (the current hour)
What is a sparkline? What is a candlestick plot?
A sparkline is a small graph to give you a general sense of how the price is changing. The timeline is a special kind of sparkline, as it mixes various times units: months, weeks, days and hours. As a consequence of this mashup, the hourly variations are flattened. This is why there is a separate sparkline right next to it. Like a zoom, it details the changes over the last 24 hours. Do not trust the sparkline too much: 24 hours can not give you the complete story. The timeline tell you quickly how the hourly price relates to the prices on the last 4 months.
To get a more complete story, click on this 24h sparkline to see the candlestick plot with the moving average and the B bands: for a given period, you can see colored boxes where the bottom of the box is the minimum, and the top of the box is the maximum. The color of the box tells you quickly how the price changed compared to the previous period: red means going down, blue means going up. The box has whiskers, drawn at 2 standard deviations. There are various moving averages curves: according to some financial theories, prices change when the moving average bounces on the B bands. This is just a fancy way to say that steady price changes are more sustainable than quick price changes, which may be due to chance. This is why we also draw whiskers at 2 standard deviations.
Why 2 standard deviations? Why not 1?
We take 2 standard deviations, because some movements are due to chance. If we suppose the distribution of price is mean reverting, 2 stddev should cover 95% of the moments of the average price. This requires to further suppose the distribution is normal (Gaussian).
But why would the distribution be normal?
If you take "enough" samples of most random distributions, the distribution of the sample mean will look like a normal distribution. This is called the central limit theorem. It is a bit complicated - let's just say it is because the Gaussian distribution is its own Fourier transformation. Of course, not everything is normal: price distributions are often said to be "fat tailed". This is why on some graphs we draw lines at 1 standard deviation. Some people believe prices follow a random walk. We are not picking any side. We give you good plots, and you chose what to believe in. Learn finance, and pray to your favorite deity.
Why don't you use a Student t-distribution? I need it!
Calm down, amigo! We are going a bit too deep into statistical and financial theory here! We try to make the website accessible to all, and this involves some tough choices. We believe it is better to assume normality and to use 2 stddev most of the time. We use 1 stddev when the period of observation is too short. Such a case is on our histograms - even for 14 days, as 2 stddev would span most of the histogram. If you want something as specific as a Student-t with a specific number of degrees-of-freedom, you should consider becoming a client instead of depending on the default choices of the free graphs. We can then do for you the fancy calculations that you wanted the Student-t for, like a 95% VaR with a Monte Carlo simulation for various time periods. You are likely to be a trader, and this just ain't free :-)
Much simpler then: why histograms? Why 2 side-by-side?
Unlike the candlestick plots or the sparklines, histograms does not tell you exactly how the price is trending. This is a feature if you believe in statistical variations, and you do not want to be influenced by the direction of the price curves.
The left side shares the same x-axis coordinates, so that you can check how the price is evolving. This is just in case you do not like the color coding: darker bars signify that the average age of the samples contributing to this bar is older. But when sharing the same x-axis coordinates, some histograms looks crumpled compared to the others.
On the right side, you have the exact same histograms, but with "more room to breeze": the x-axis changes, which allows you to read more finely the distribution of the daily prices. The orange solid line is the current hour average price, while the solid red lines are the price average of the time-period covered by the histogram. On top, you have the one-day histogram, then the 3 days histogram, then the 7 days histogram, then the 14 days histogram. The periods considered are "floating" periods, because otherwise the top histogram would feel quite empty on a Monday morning.
What're all these colored numbers, and the blinking on the main page?
If you had been paying attention when visiting cryptomarketplot, you would already know!! We are talking about fancy plots, but we believe simple growth rates often better summarize the price movements. If you leave your mouse on the timeline, you will see what prices we took at m-3,m-2, m-1, m0 and so on until h0. You can then see how we came to our conclusion about the growth rates on the right handside, with a substraction and a division. Some numbers may be missing, for coins that have recently entered the crypto market. In this case, we can't do the math, and simply put NA - short for "Not Available." The most recent growth rate is at the bottom, and in bold to avoid any confusion. To keep things in perspective, we put the hourly, weekly, daily and monthly growth rates next to eachother.
If this is too much, a useful shortcut is the sometimes red and sometimes green arrows. Suppose a coin grew 2 hours ago, but then started crashing hard. It will be obvious: an empty arrow up like ▽ means a small movement up, a filled arrow like ▼ means a large movement down, and a blinking arrow like ▼ means a huge movement down. The number next to the arrow is the growth rate. If you ever see ▼ 1000%, you can officially panic!
How do you take care of the visitors' privacy? Why should I care about my privacy?
First, for every visitor, we have no logs. Even for clients, we have no logins, and we prefer to avoid email. When we do email, even if we use a provider recognized for their commitment to privacy, our policy is that every email is deleted after being read. You read correctly: we do not keep any private information about you, not even your email or IP address. For many reasons, we really do not want to know who you are. We do not want to be compelled to reveal private data - say by criminal organizations who would want to engage in "spear hunting" of crypto users.
For both our safety and yours, it is best to not have any data in the first place. We are also strongly commited to maintaining the privacy of everyone because we believe privacy is good, and that most people interested in crypto strongly value privacy. Unfortunately, privacy has become a very rare and special commodity in a world where companies like Google or Facebook love to track you. Remember, if you are not paying for the service, you are the product!
We want to do things differently. We want to make the world a better place, even by a little. Feel free to inspect our pages and you will see there is nothing that can track you. No cookies, no google analytics, no nothing. For the logs, you will have to take our word for that, but just think in term of costs: why the hell would we want to waste money on storing logs if we do everything else we can to avoid tracking you? With no cookies, having your IP address would at best be useless and wasteful.
But you should not take us in our word. Install Tor, which allows you to access websites without leaking your IP address. We make that easy for you: we have a Tor "hidden" service prominently displayed on the top of each page!
How should I use cryptomarketplot on Tor?
First, install the Tor browser. Congratulations, you can now access regular websites anonymously! But you have access to much more than that: you can now also access another layer called the "dark net." These special websites are called "hidden services" and have long addresses ending in .onion. These onion addresses are not just complicated, but typically very hard to find.
We do not want to be hard to find. We are not hiding: we proudly advertise our Tor address on top of the website, because we want to encourage you to use Tor if you can! If you use Tor, we recommend you use cryptomarketplot Tor address, 4vhxreysjshbfrib.onion instead of cryptomarketplot.com.
There are many reasons for this: first on Tor, native onion addresses are faster, and better for your privacy. You will be not limited by the little bandwith available on the scarce exit nodes, and you will not even have to trust that the exit node will not interfere with your anonymity. Instead, you will be directly connected to us when you visit 4vhxreysjshbfrib.onion. This is good not just for you, but also for other Tor users who depend on a limited number of exit nodes.
Just visit cryptomarketplot.com the first time after you install Tor, then click on "on Tor" link on top to make a bookmark with our onion address. This way, you can come again anonymously. Even if you do not believe we keep no logs, when you use Tor, we have no way of finding your IP address, and your employer or internet service provider will not be able to see you are visiting us.
Why do you ask for donation in Monero? Why not BTC?
We only accept XMR donations because we care a lot about the privacy of not just our visitors, but also of our donators.
For our visitors, there is no tracker, no cookie, no log (who's got disk space and cpu cycles to waste on that!) as explained above.
For our donators, if we accepted donations in anything else than XMR, our donation address could be used to find our supporters. We do not want that. Anyone is free to support us openly if they want, but we will do everything in our power to preserve your privacy if you want to remain anonymous - whether you are just visting, or donating.
Why so much secrecy?
We believe discretion is added value. Hopefully, this will steer some visitors to the even more private services we offer on a subscription basis, such as "mark-to-market" portfolio analysis on anonymous third party URLs like pastebin (more on our services below).
3. Network safety
How secure is cryptomarketplot.com when I browse it normally?
If you are worried, you should use Tor as explained above. We support Tor to be good internet citizens, and to offer more choice to all our visitors.
Without Tor, is there a risk of a man-in-the-middle attack deceiving me with bad information when I trade?
If you can not use Tor (say at work), there is always a theoretical risk: DNS spoofing, SSLsplit to sniff and re-encrypt HTTPS with a fake certificate, BGP hijacking, Unicode lookalike urls, etc.
Still, we do everything we can to keep this risk low:
All this means that even our regular SSL encrypted website available on https://cryptomarketplot.com should be as safe, or even safer, than your bank. Especially if you visit more than once a day. Most banks do not bother with CAA or HSTS, let alone DNSSEC, and do not rotate their certificates.
- We use DNSSEC, to guarantee our records are not tempered with,
- We use CAA records to say which certificates are legitimate - we prefer "let's encrypt" because the certificates expire often, and this is a good security practice,
- Every time you visit our HTTPS encrypted website, we use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to tell your browser to not even try HTTP for the next day,
- On top of that, we have cloud.cryptomarketplot.com protected by Cloudflare in case of DDOS attacks.
- You may be worried about Cloudflare spying on you, so we also have direct.cryptomarketplot.com that offers you direct access to cryptomarketplot, and protected by a glue record to make sure Cloudflare does not alter it!
DNSSEC means even your internet provider should not be able to impersonate us, but DNSSEC is not bullet proof. We do not believe DNSSEC is as important as people say. If you are worrying about DNS spoofing, you must also be worrying about many other things, some of them way WAY worse, like BGP hijacking. At this level of paranoia, the only solution is to use Tor. But it is NoT PaRaNoIa *IF THEY ARE OUT TO GET YOU!!* Just saying :-)
What if I think I can trust you, but I don't trust my DNS provider? I heard Google and Cloudflare tracks users.
It is very obvious that Google track users. Serving ads is their main business. We do not include google ads or analytics, but if you use Google 188.8.131.52 as your DNS, google may see you want to visit cryptomarketplot. The solution is simple: please do not do that! Do not use 184.108.40.206 as your DNS! Instead, use your ISP's normal DNS. Cloudflare has also started also offering DNS services on 220.127.116.11. Both Google and Cloudflare could track you the same way, by your DNS queries. Hardcode the IP address 18.104.22.168 for direct.cryptomarketplot.com in your host file if you want to avoid that.
Even then, for sites protected with Cloudflare, you are right that Cloudflare sets a cfuuid cookie. However, what they do with that is unknown. They say they just use the cookie to whitelist visitors, in order to protect websites against DDOS. We can not say what they really do, because we are not Cloudflare. Maybe they are honest? We use Cloudflare, but not so much for DDOS protection - the website is already well protected, and we already expose our IP address on direct.cryptomarketplot.com.
We are only interested in using Cloudflare for speed: we want to give our users the best performance we can. We especially care about people stuck on slow cellular phone networks, or who need assistive technologies like Braille terminals, or screen readers. Check out our accessible index, which contains only raw prices and growth rates in plain text. As there are no graphs, it should be very fast, even on 2G networks.
As an extra service, whenever you visit direct.cryptomarketplot.com, we forcefully remove any Cloudflare cookie that may somehow have been tied to our site. We noticed during early development that Cloudflare cookies could not be disabled, so we developed this extra service as a courtesy.
If you enjoy the services and the privacy we provide, please remember we will also enjoy being paid for our efforts! If you want our new servers to pop up faster, please consider purchasing our subscription to become one of our happy clients! Any new client gives us a good incentive to have a new server!
If you feel our current direct site is too slow for you, just send us an email telling us in which country you are, and what are you precise needs, and we may invite you to test a new server. In any case, we promise we will take into consideration your feedback, to look into which continents we will expand to. It is ok to lie to us - just tell the next closest country. This approximation is good enough for our traffic optimization.
Maybe one day we will even have antarctica.cryptomarketplot.com! About that, if you happen to work on the internet services at the McMurdo base in Antarctica, please contact us if you can make that happen - seriously! We are geeks and we would love the idea of a server in Antarctica just as much as you would! We will even throw in a free life subscription! Not everything is about money!! It would just be for fun, as we would only route visitors from Antarctica to your server - and there may not be a lot, so you do not have to worry about bandwidth costs :-)
4. Units, numbers format, precision
Why are all the cryptocurrencies but Bitcoin listed in BTC instead of USD?
Whether you like it or not, Bitcoin dominates the market - BTC is over one third of the cryptomarket at this time, and twice as big as the next one, Ethereum. So Bitcoin moves the market. If you plot the price movements of say ETH in USD instead of in BTC, what you are really plotting is the convolution of ETH/BTC fluctuations and BTC/USD fluctuations.
This is because, whether you like it or not, the fiat price of even ETH heavily depends on the fiat price of BTC. We have done the analysis, and checked the correlations. Do not take our word for that, check our plots for yourself. For smaller cryptocurrencies, there is far less liquidity than for ETH. Their marketcap is thus highly theoretical - and is very likely to feature an extremely high slippage, but we are quite sure you already know about that. We only provide the theoretical marketcap for its informative value.
What exactly does 1.23e-4 means? Why do you use the computer form of scientific notation?
We use scientific notation to remove the leadings zeroes. What is simpler to read quickly, 0.000123 or 1.23e-4? If you trade crypto, you usually already know by heart how many zeroes are in front, and what is the approximate price range - you only care about the changes of the non zeroes. If the price goes from 0.000123 to 0.000142 we can save a lot of space on the screen by just writing 1.23e-4 and 1.42e-4. This way, the changes jump out and you read more numbers faster. See, you are already getting the gist of it! For practical purposes, we only report 4 digits after the comma. In our experience, it works best without bothering you with too much extra information.
We use the computer form of scientific notation. 1.23e-4 instead of 1.23*10^-4, because this saves a lot of space of the screen. Scientific papers and traditional researchers may frown upon this "degenerate notation." But we absolutely love this concise and elegal notation! It may be a good thing we are in business, and not in the ivory tower of academia! We get more freedom to write numbers how we damn like!! And we get the freedom to be very informal! Seriously, any research paper written in the tone of this FAQ would never fly!
Wait, have you ever been in academia?
Maybe. Or maybe not. We value your privacy. In return, please value ours. We provide great services. We pay our taxes. We just do not like publicity.
Why can't I see the exact price with all the numbers after the comma? Why can't I use other units, like EUR or USD? Why can't I have more detailed information than every hour? Why? Why?? Why!!!
We certainly can do all that for you, and even more - just not for free. We sell subscriptions. Please become one of our happy clients!
5. Clients, plans, subscriptions
Why do you call subscribers "clients"?
Because that is the plain truth - you pay us, and *in return* we hope to provide you great service! You being a subscriber is contingent on us continuously meeting and exceeding your needs. Otherwise, you may stop giving us money! We think this is called being a "client." Do not take that badly - after all, the client is king! And we still provide high quality service to non-subscribers on our public website.
What if I don't want to become a client?
That is ok with us! Just live a happy life and take advantage of the ad-free and privacy-focused public website we provide for free to everyone.
We make our website with love, passion and dedication. Every now and then, just remember we continue to toil away on new features. That will be enough to make us happy.
And please try to use Tor, to help make the world a better place!
What if I want to become a client? How do I do that?
First of all, THANK YOU! Just pay us a one time setup fee of 0.7 XMR and a monthly subscription fee of 0.1 XMR. Until we automatize everything, send us an email to [email protected]. You will then get access to very special parts of our website at a special address that will work as long as you remember to pay the monthly fee!
I would like to become a happy-happy-client, but the subscription is too damn high!
We really do not think our price is high for what we provide. If you think you will make less than 0.1 XMR with the high quality data we provide, you should not become one of our clients. You should not be trading crypto, either. Seriously. Trading crypto is risky. Stick to Vanguard ETF.
We care about our clients, it is not just marketing speak. Some caring involves tough love. We realize we are not the ideal fit for everyone. We would love for you to become one of our happy clients, but we do not want to sell you a lower quality monthly plan that will make you take even more risks with your hard earned money. Besides, we are barely covering our costs.
I am curious about the special parts of your website. Can you tell me more?
No, because we are in heavy development. Just know we really love numbers and plots. We have many plots, and we are always adding more.
You can also send us your suggestions. Most new clients told us they were interested in our index denominated in the currency of their choice - BCH, XMR or even USD or JPY! We do not think that is a good idea, but clients are free to ask us for whatever they want. They pay for that privilege.
Another very popular feature we offer is a mark-to-market page, where your crypto holdings are evaluated in the currency of your choice, in real time. The results are made available here, or on any public "copy-paste" website of your choice, like pastebin.
This requires telling us which coins you have, and how many of each one of them you have, but you can lie to us if you want. We will not hold that against you. We do not keep a list of naughty and nice. (if do you lie to us, please remember to divide whatever number is shown by 10 or 100). And in any case, we do not want to know who you really are, and what your true holdings are!
A website is not sufficient for what I do! How do I get access to your raw data?
You pay a one time setup fee of 7 XMR, then a monthly raw-data fee of 1 XMR. You will get data from the last 60 days, but no more that that. Otherwise, you might want to cancel your subscription every now and then.
In our price, we include the setup of your own private server on our cloud. Your server will be running SQL. You can interface it with Excel through ODBC. We provide everything for that, even examples. That is what we call a high quality service! And as you will be the only user of your server, this configuration guarantees good privacy and no slowdowns. No one can spy on you. No one can interfere with your server. If you want to do "advanced things", we can even provide you the root password of your server. You do what you want. Just *do NOT do bad things*, like sending spam, or we will terminate your subscription immediately. Please! And if you do what you want, do not complain if you break your server: we will charge you a fee equivalent to one month of service to restore the server to a working state. So do not break it. Or else!
How can I pay you in fiat in USD/EUR/CHF/something else?
Ha, ha, ha! Good sense of humor. We do not want your money that badly. Seriously: it would compromise your privacy, and it would chain us to a payment provider. We only accept payment in cryptocurrencies. And yes, the prices are fixed in cryptocurrencies. They don't change every month: we just don't care about the fluctuations of the fiat values. We may however change the crypto of our choice if it falls too much against our favorite cryptos. For example, we previously had our prices in BCH, but we decide to move to XMR. There is no consequence for old clients: existing clients are always "grandfathered". This means you can keep paying the same price we agreed on initially, for as long as you want to remain a client. This works even if we move to a different crypto, or if the prices change.
We would prefer you pay us in XMR, but Monero is still a bit too complicated for most people. With BTC, fees can be high sometimes. BCH is easily accessible through many sites like Coinbase, and still strikes us as a good compromise if you do not use XMR. We are also very open minded: if you want to pay us in another crypto from the top 10, we can make a deal. Send an email to [email protected]
But the USD is legal tender in the US! Shut up and take my fiat money!
Legal tender, sure, but only for debt. If you do not believe us, check for yourself on treasury.gov. We decide what kind of payment we accept. We do not want your USD - or EUR, JPY or whatever fiat you use. Additionally, we do NOT want our clients to have debts. This is why you pay in advance for every month!
I'm poor. I love your website and I want to support it, but I can't afford a subscription.
Thanks for the love. We love you too! If you want to help us, just donate the amount that you can. Any donation will encourage us to keep producing good things!
I'm wealthy. I have very specific crazy needs!
For the right price, the above rules may not apply to you. Right price means at least 1 BTC. If you can pay that, we can do many crazy things just for you. You want an anonymous slippage study of some crypto exchange to calculate how you can best unload your position? We can do that.
When we say "crazy things", we mean it. Just know you might be asking us to make a gun to shoot yourself in the foot. There are many very good reasons for all the choices we made on this site. We seriously care about our clients.
Just do not hold us responsible for doing what you asked us to if it hurts you later. You will have ignored all of our warnings, and paid us for that privilege.
6. Acceptable use, hotlinks, bugs, general crazyness
Can I make links or embed your plots in my website?
Absolutely, you are welcome to do so! You do not even have to mention us anywhere. Just do not alter our graphs. With that simple limitation, you can hotlink anything to your heart's desire. If you want our images to have your address, buy our "raw data" plan and we will even provide you with your own server, so that nobody else can hotlink your images!
Can I scrape your website?
No. Don't do that. There are many good reasons: you risk hitting the cache and getting bad data. And you are only getting some public information. We have much more data you can not see on our public page. So instead of doing a poor scraping job, become one of our happy clients by buying the raw-data plan! (or use the API now that we have one!)
Can I purchase your raw-data plan then do anything I want with it? Like, scrape it?
It you want to use our own data to make a copy of our website, it would make us sad. But why not! You pay, the data is yours to do as you please - even to copy us. We will try not to care. We do not even want to know what you do with it, unless you really want to tell us.
You should tell us if you need our help to do something special. We want all our clients to be happy clients. Depending on how special your request is, our help may not come for free.
I found a bug! Can I shame you publicly?
You certainly can! First, we apologize for any mistake. We try our very best to make everything as perfect as possible, but we are only humans. There can always be bugs in any code. Just tell us about the bug you think you found. If it is really a bug, we will thank you for your discovery with 2 free months of subscription. We hope it will also act as a bribe to make you go easy on us during your public shaming :-)
You talk about bugs, bribes, special rules for the whales, evil Bitcoin, and the even eviler Tor darknet! You do not take USD!! You guys are crazy! And your site is ugly!!
Thanks for the compliment! We are old skool geeks who love the simple design and ethos - like craigslist. And we try very hard to be crazy and have fun here!
We made this website with love, and hope you will love it too. We just want to make a living out of it. So please help us crazy beggars with your donation!
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