Feb 5, 2019Portfolio Upgrades, WebSocket API Beta, and an Easter Egg

The Cryptowatch team has traveled from across the globe (galaxy?) to come to the ski slopes of an undisclosed location to put together this release for you.

Portfolio Upgrades

We've added a quote currency selector to the portfolio, so you can see your balance in whatever currency you prefer. Our personal favorite, you ask? The IDR, of course. It makes us look the best!

WebSocket API Beta

Our WebSocket API for streaming live prices from all markets on Cryptowat.ch is now live in beta. A few select partners have hammered on it for a few weeks - and you could be next. If you shoot an email to api@cryptowat.ch with your Cryptowatch username, we can get you set up with access to the beta. Cryptowatch accounts are now free, so go ahead and create one if you haven't yet!

Kraken WebSocket API Launched

Kraken recently launched their streaming WebSocket API, which Cryptowatch now uses to populate Kraken markets. You'll notice much snappier data on all Kraken markets, and we'll soon have deeper order books for Kraken as a result.

New Themes

To match with the new Kraken branding, we've released two new themes to Cryptowatch: Kraken Dark (New) and Kraken Light (New). Check them out in the settings menu on the home page and any chart page.

PGP Keys

Cryptowat.ch has always had a passion and respect for the right of our clients to privacy and security. As we begin to send more emails and communications to clients, you'll occasionally see a "signature.asc" file attached to your emails from us: if you use an email client that supports PGP signatures, like ProtonMail or Thunderbird with Enigmail, you can import our PGP keys to validate the authenticity of our emails to you.

From Pairs to Instruments

While you won't notice any changes to the user interface as a result of this update, it marks a major moment in our ability to support advanced financial products. Currently, Cryptowat.ch (and most services in the crypto space) are built around a "currency exchange" (forex) model of trading one asset for another - a "base" for a "quote". With the changes we are making, we can now support financial products like futures, swaps, options, loans, and more. We cannot promise any of these will be added - but we are working towards a structure that will allow us to do so in the future, should we choose to do so!

QuadrigaCX Disabled

Due to recent tragedies around the QuadrigaCX exchange, we've disabled all of their markets.

Easter Egg

Look out on our Twitter for something interesting coming later this week. It has to do with pairs to instruments, as well as Kraken's acquisition of futures and indices provider Crypto Facilities.

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