Python & Cryptocurrency: Build 5 Real World Applications

Build five projects using live cryptocurrency data from the web. We will use the free CoinMarketCap crypto API.
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79,102 students
Python & Cryptocurrency: Build 5 Real World Applications
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (835 ratings)
79,102 students
Use the CoinMarketCap API to create applications with real-time cryptocurrency data.
Use APIs to fetch JSON from any website.
Learn Python tips and tricks for parsing JSON and formatting information


  • A computer and a desire to learn

Are you interested in taking your Python skills to the next level?

Python is the future of software development. Cryptocurrencies are the future of money. CoinMarketCap is the most up to date FREE API that you can access live cryptocurrency data today. And now you can learn it all from the comfort of your home.. in your own time.. without having to attend class. 

In this course we will take a deep dive into the CoinMarketCap API endpoints and create 5 applications. We will be using the recently released CoinMarketCap v2 API.

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5 Bonus Projects:

A Cryptocurrency Portfolio App

Track all of your crypto assets with ease. See the total value of all your crypto assets combined along with detailed information about each one. Positive and negative values are color coated green and red.

A Real-Time Price Alert App 

Get notified when cryptocurrencies hit certain prices in USD. You can keep this program running in the background. Your computer will shout things like, 'Litecoin hit $1200!'.

A Top 100 Cryptocurrency Ranking App

Sort by rank, daily percentage change, or daily volume. Positive and negative values are color coated green and red.

Predict The Future Values of the Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

Explore what the price of cryptocurrencies will be if the global market cap hits certain levels (such as world stock market levels)

Store Real-Time Information on 1000 Cryptocurrencies in Excel Using Python

Learn to store cryptocurrency information inside of excel workbooks using Python.

My name is Ian Annase, a software engineer who studies cryptocurrencies, astronomy, and who loves Python.

I have created many applications with Python. I also have extensive experience with programming languages such as Java, Swift, C++, Javascript, and more.

What’s stopping you from signing up to today?

  • You don't have enough time: Not a problem at all. We have designed the course so you can learn everything you need to know in less than 3 hours. In fact if you think that the course fell short on delivering topics then we will give you your MONEY BACK. 

Buy this course today and this is what you’ll get. 

I will show you how to use all aspects of the CoinMarketCap API, and show you some Python tricks along the way. Using APIs is fun and easy if you use the right tools! I will show you how to use these tools and more in this course.

The course is accompanied with all the Python code sample files. 

Why learn the CoinMarketCap API?

  • It contains most up-to-date cryptocurrency information.
  • Using the API is a breeze once you learn these tools.
  • Many global currencies such as GBP and JPY are supported and using them is shown in this course.
  • The CoinMarketCap API v2 is an improvement upon an API which is already great.

Who is this for?

This course is for anyone who wants to take their skills to the next level. Python is a programming language that many believe to be the future of software development, and the CoinMarketCap API.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone curious about using Python APIs or cryptocurrency
  • Anyone interested in getting real-time information from APIs
  • Anyone interested in creating their own projects using the CoinMarketCap API
Course content
11 sections • 40 lectures • 2h 33m total length
  • Introduce Yourself!
  • Prerequisites
  • Coding Environment
  • Call the Global API
  • Store API data in variables
  • Printing API Results
  • Formatting API Results
  • Selecting a currency other than USD
  • Making Requests
    1 question
  • Call the Listings API Endpoint
  • API Updates
    1 question
  • Call the Ticker API Endpoint
  • Storing Ticker API Results
  • Printing Ticker API Results
  • Formatting Ticker API Results
  • Formatting numbers
    1 question
  • Create a Ticker Dictionary
  • Access Specific Cryptocurrencies
  • Print and Format API Results
  • JSON trees
    1 question
  • Project 1 Introduction
  • Listings API Call and Libraries
  • Portfolio Creation and PrettyTable
  • Retrieving API Data
  • Formatting Output and Converting Timestamps
  • Add Color to Console Output
  • Project 2 Introduction
  • Listings API Call and Alerts
  • Alert Notifications and Making The Computer Speak
  • Project 3 Introduction
  • API Call and Menu Creation
  • Handle User Choices and PrettyTable
  • Retrieving API Data and Coloring Console Output
  • Sorting by Volume, Price Change, and Rank
  • Project 4 Introduction
  • Call the Global API and Create a PrettyTable
  • Exploring Potential Future Cryptocurrency Values
  • Debugging and Appending to PrettyTable
  • Project 5 Introduction
  • Creating Our Excel Workbook and Headers
  • Retrieve and Paginate Through API Data
  • Generate The Excel Workbook

Software Engineer
Ian Annase
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 2,655 Reviews
  • 102,709 Students
  • 2 Courses

I have 8 years of experience developing applications in Python, Swift, Java, and C++. I am especially interested in cryptocurrency and its applications. I am currently working as an iOS developer at multiple local startups. I have a passion for teaching coupled with a love for developing software. I look forward to joining you on your software development journey.