Aug 13, 2019Alerts and News

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On to this week's release:

New Commands for CLI: Set Alerts

Using the recently launched Command Line Interface (CLI), you can now set Price and Volume Alerts. To set an Alert, use the alert command, followed by <exchange> <instrument> price <thresholds> using >, <, >=, <= to indicate the direction of the alert. To set an alert when Bitcoin/USD reaches $15,000 on Kraken, just enter  alert kraken btcusd price >=15000.

For a Volume Alert, the command structure is alert <exchange> <instrument> volume <interval> <type> <thresholds>. Type is either base or quote volume - the volume down below on your charts defaults to "base" volume (or the volume in whatever coin you're looking at). Volume alerts can be set on different intervals, like 1 hour (1h), 1 day (1d), 1 week (1w) - see the interval selector at the top of your chart for all the options - you can find it next to the exchange and asset pair you're looking at in the top left of any chart page. Or you can just type ls intervals in the CLI.

Here's an example of a volume alert: alert kraken btcusd volume 1h base 1000 - That alert would trigger if the volume of bitcoin traded in a 1 hour Bitcoin/USD candle exceeded 1000 bitcoins on Kraken.

You can also add multiple price or volume alerts at once: try alert kraken btcusd price >=13000 >=14000 >=15000 >=16000 >=17000 >=18000 >=19000 >=20000 (you may have to type it out yourself). 

As always, help is there. Type alert -h and have it all in front of you. Here's the full documentation on the Command Line Interface (CLI)

Theme Contest

The theme contest continues - check out our blog for how to enter. Winners chosen by the Cryptowatch design team will earn a year of Cryptowatch Pro, giving you access to our Trollbox community, lightning-fast WebSocket API for market data from 26 exchanges, and more. No payment necessary to create a theme and try out some of the great ones on Cryptowat.ch's Twitter feed

Here are a few of our favorites so far:

Clockwise from top left, they are: 
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News on the Homepage

The team moved our News section up on the homepage below the assets table - stay on top of the latest events here, and look out for more real-time news offerings in the future. 

Trollbox Upgrades

We've whitelisted images from imgur.com to let our trolls share memes and gifs. We also collapsed the Trollbox by default for regular visitors to the website - don't forget to open it up once in a while or you might miss an easter egg

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