What is the CoinMarketCap API?

Ian Annase
A free video tutorial from Ian Annase
Software Engineer
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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.

02:33:31 of on-demand video • Updated

  • 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
English [Auto] When market cap is a Web site that tracks real time information on over fifteen hundred cryptocurrency use we can access information like the global market cap the global 24 hour volume. And as well as detailed information about each and every currency analyst on our site there are API lists the coin market cap cap dot com slash API for public API endpoints. These little listings end point which allows you to access all active cryptocurrency listings in one call the ticker end point which allows you to access crypto currencies in order of rank. The ticker first pacific currency endpoint. This will allow you to access detailed information about specific crypto currencies. And finally the global data point which allows you to access for information like the global market and the global 24 hour voting. They also return Unix timestamps which will be converting into human readable format. And the coins are updated once every five minutes. So let's go ahead and get started.