How are the cryptocurrencies prices calculated?

Every minute, the various exchanges are queried for their most recent market data. provides up-to-the-minute updates for all market data found on the site. All data is run through several data cleaning and verification algorithms to ensure data integrity.

Market Capitalization: what is it and how is it calculated?

Market Capitalization is one way to rank the size of a cryptocurrency, by multiplying the Price by the Circulating Supply.

What are the Total Supply, the Circulating Supply and the Max Supply?
Total Supply is the total amount of coins in existence right now (minus any coins that have been verifiably burned).

Circulating Supply is the best approximation of the number of coins that are circulating in the market and in the general public’s hands.
Max Supply is the best approximation of the maximum amount of coins that will ever exist in the lifetime of the cryptocurrency.

What is the difference between a  Coin and a Token?

Coin is a cryptocurrency that can operate independently. A Token is a cryptocurrency that depends on another cryptocurrency as a platform to operate.

At what time is the 24 hour % change based?

It’s based on the current time. It’s a rolling 24 hour period.

What is the criteria for a cryptocurrency or exchange to be listed on

We must prioritize listings based on set criteria and guidelines to uphold the quality that users expect of

For a cryptocurrency to be listed on the site, it must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must fit the definition of a cryptocurrency (“a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets.”)
  2. Must be traded publicly, and actively traded on at least two exchanges that are supported on

The online submission form is the only way to request a new addition to We evaluate many other factors besides the basic criteria when deciding to add a new listing.

Why are you listing [insert random cryptocurrency]? It’s clearly a scam!

Nearly every cryptocurrency has been called a scam at some point in its lifetime. We’re not here to judge the merits of any cryptocurrency, but we provide the best tools for you to make your own conclusions. As long as it meets the listing criteria, it’s eligible to be on the site.

Why aren’t you listing [insert random cryptocurrency]?

Listing cryptocurrencies is largely a manual process that takes time and resources to ensure the accuracy of our data. Please refer to the Listings Criteria section of the methodology for detailed information on this topic.

Am I allowed to use content (screenshots, data, graphs, etc.) for one of my personal projects and/or commercial use?

You may use the content for academic or journalistic use provided that you cite as a source. Please refer to the Terms of Use for the website.

How do I purchase cryptocurrency?

The best way to find where to buy is by looking on the markets section for the cryptocurrency. reports on the trading activities of thousands of markets but does not directly sell any cryptocurrency.