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10/16/2018 - Updated API Support and Order Book Functionality:


Updated Coinbase API Support:

As of this release, Cryptowatch is changing our connection points from the GDAX API to the new Coinbase-Pro API. All URL references to GDAX will now automatically be redirected to Coinbase-Pro. In example:

https://cryptowat.ch/markets/gdax/btc/usd will now be routed to https://cryptowat.ch/markets/coinbase-pro/btc/usd

https://cryptowat.ch/exchanges/gdax will now be routed to https://cryptowat.ch/exchanges/coinbase-pro

The update to the API will now display all open orders and past trades for the connected account.

Cumulative Order Book Click:

Continuing the enhancements to the “Click to Fill” functionality of the order book, the third cumulative column that displays the running total of grouped tokens at each level is now a selectable option. Clicking on the third row will populate the limit trade ticket field with the cumulative amount of assets along with the price associated with the amount. Values will populate in the trade panel to the right of the order book.

Updates:

  • The quote price on the Markets Card on the home page is now a selectable option. Users can change the quote price directly from the column header. This will also update the used quote currency for the other cards in the assets

Fixes:

  • Past trades will now show up on the GDAX / Coinbase Pro trade tickets.

Notes:

Bug reports, suggestions, and questions are welcome

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9/25/2018 - Market Shortcuts and Charting Additions:


New Features: Market Shortcuts on Home page

Market Shortcuts: Market Shortcuts are available in the bottom left corner of the default asset card. This will allow users direct access to the chart page of either their favorite markets or highest markets by volume. The order of the market shortcuts will appear with watchlist markets first (sorted by volume) followed by all other markets (sorted by volume). Markets can be selected as a favorite on the markets card by clicking the star icon at the start of the row. Clicking on the numerical option at the end of the list will jump directly to the full list of available trading pairs on the markets card.

New Features: Charting Additions:

Momentum Indicator (Mom): Found in the Indicators menu, Momentum measures the change in price over 'n' bars, expressed in real terms. When toggled on, this will be visible below the charts page.

Overlay Values on Charts: The Cryptowatch Chart Legend now features values for overlays. As we've previously shown for indicators, the value of the calculated overlay analysis tools will show in the top left of the chart panel as you pan across the chart history, with all line values corresponding to the line color displayed on the chart itself. The legend can be collapsed by clicking on the small icon in the top left of the chart. A second click of the will cause the legend to re-open.

Updates:

  • BTC added as a global quote currency: BTC is now accessible as a global quote currency on the home page. This can be accessed in the gear icon at the top of the page within the '93prices'94 section. Selecting BTC as the default quote will allow it to be the quote currency for all assets and applicable menus (aside from Bitcoin).
  • All URL references to STR markets will now automatically redirect to XLM markets. In example:
  • https://cryptowat.ch/markets/kraken/str/usd will be redirected to https://cryptowat.ch/markets/kraken/slm/usd
  • Populating the the price in the limit trade ticket flow by clicking the order book will now only populate the price field rather than overwriting the amount field to an empty value. This will allow the user to retain their desired trade amount and update the limit price in a variety of ways without having to re-enter the the value each time.

Fixes:

  • Clicking on the depth chart will now enter the desired price into the limit trade ticket.

Notes:

Bug reports, suggestions, and questions are welcome

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9/18/2018 - Charting Updates and Usability Enhancements:


New Features: Charting Updates:

The following additions have been to the Cryptowatch charting platform:

Chalkin Oscillator: The Chalkin Oscillator is a momentum indicator using an Accumulation/Distribution line which takes market volume into account. The Chalkin Oscillator uses two Exponential Moving Averages of the ADL to determine market momentum.

Directional Movement Indicator (DMI): Directional Movements Indicator (DMI) is a combination of calculations resulting in outputs used to determine trend strength based on values of the lines. The DI+ and DI- will show the strength of upward and downward movements.

Average Directional Index (ADX): The ADX is derived from the combination of DI+ and DI- lines within the DMI indicator utilizing smoothed averages of those lines. The ADX is a directionally agnostic indicator of overall trend strength with a level of 20-25 being considered the point at which a strong trend (up or down) exists.

Rate of Change (ROC): The Rate of Change measures the change in price over ‘n’ bars, expressed in percentage terms. The ROC can provide insight into momentum and volatility of a market. The Length of the ROC can be changed by the user.

Smoothed Moving Average (SMMA): A Smoothed Moving Average is a type of moving average that includes all the data available as part of the calculation while putting the most emphasis on the most recent data points. Like other MA’s, users have the option of selecting the length of the average.

New Feature: Enhanced Order Book “Click to Fill” functionality:

Currently, when clicking on the order book price, the price of an asset selected will auto-populate that price into a limit trade ticket within the order panel of the chart page. With this update, the amount or grouped amount amount of orders at a certain price is now a selectable option as well. When the amount column of the order book is clicked, both the amount selected will populate the asset purchase amount section of the limit trade along with the price in that same row. This will further reduce the time needed to populate limit trade details and allow trades to be submitted and executed faster!

Additional Home Page Persistence:

The following items have now been updated and will persist across session on a per device basis:

  1. Global quote currency: Selected currency will change all assets available where applicable. Please note, not all assets will have markets in the desired quote currency.
  2. Card selection within an Asset: The selected card for an asset will stay selected.
  3. Market Card Sort Order: When updated, the sort order on the markets card will allow the order and sort criteria to persist.
  4. Card's time period selection: Time period selected either on the card itself or the global time period selector.
  5. Card Selection of Filtered Cards: will also persist across session and refresh.
  6. Watchlist Selection on Markets Card: When the star is selected on the markets card, watchlist markets will filter to the top first and stay persisted.

Updates:

  • Usability: Keyboard menu navigation will now allow the use of space bar to select or de-select an asset or sorting selection.

Notes:

Bug reports, suggestions, and questions are welcome

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8/14/2018 - Mobile Trading, VWAP, Card View Home Page, and New Charting Tools


Mobile Trading:

Cryptowatch is excited to announce Mobile Trading support for all current users who have an account!

  • Easily manage and monitor your trading activity
    • Users can trade across all connected exchanges using their API Keys.
    • Trade Panel is now easily accessible on the bottom right corner of the mobile charts page.
    • All active Orders, Trades, and Positions can be easily managed and viewed using the order panel tabs.
    • Order book data can be utilized to click through for trading and order setup.
    • Order fill alerts will now trigger and pop up on the mobile chart page
    • If you are not a user, click here to sign up for a free two week trial and never miss out on a trading opportunity: (https://cryptowat.ch/account/create)

Example of Mobile Trading:

Example of Mobile Position Close:

Card View Home Page

The new home page now allows for much greater depth accessibility through our new card view! There are three initial cards that will give users much greater depth and insight into the market directly from the home page. Users can easily see the activity across the entire market, drill down into viewing the performance of an asset across multiple time frames, and see the prices on individual markets all with a single swipe! Navigation between cards exists by swiping or clicking from one card to the next. Each set of cards represents a single asset with the initial set including:

  1. VWAP Price Card: This card shows the VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) price across all markets with the same quote currency supported by Cryptowatch, giving users a much more accurate view of the price across all exchanges at a single glance.

    • Each asset can be viewed by the desired quote currency by selecting a currency from the quote menu on the top of the card.
    • Card time frame can also be adjusted by clicking the time period selector on each card or across all cards a the top of the page.
    • All price and chart information is displayed in VWAP prices.
    • Links at the bottom or the card will allow the user to click through and view markets filtered by Asset and Quote, or Asset only.
  2. Performance Card: This card shows the VWAP price percentage return, to easily asses the performance of an asset over multiple periods of time.

    • Four time periods along with the associated percentage return are visible for each card.
    • Clicking on a time period will return the user to the previous card with the time period selected to view the chart.
    • Quote currency can also be selected in the upper left to view desired currency.
  3. Markets Card: The Markets card will show the individual prices of the markets available for the selected asset and quote currency.

    • The amount of markets is displayed is correlated to the quote currency selected on the VWAP card.
    • Each column can be sorted by clicking on the column header.
    • Clicking on a market will link the user directly to the chart page for more in depth analysis and trading.
  4. Bulk Sorting: The new home page also has bulk sorting capabilities to help users easily keep track of what is happening across the entire market! The new menu in the upper right corner of the home page can be sorted by:

    • Price Change (Highest and Lowest)
    • Volume (Highest and Lowest)
    • Alphabetical by Asset Symbol (A-Z or Z-A)

Card View Homepage usage on Desktop:

Desktop Scrolling:

Desktop Swiping:

Mobile Home Page View:

Chart Updates:

Following on the recent addition of Fast and Slow Stochastics to our indicator library, we’re happy to further expand the available chart analysis tools with the inclusion of Choppiness Index, Average True Range, Commodity Channel Index, and Alligator to our library of indicators and overlays.

Choppiness Index:

  • The Choppiness Index is used to help determine when a market is trending vs trendless or sideways. Higher readings indicate less of a trend in place while watching for the beginning of a decline can help with early trend timing.
  • “Chop Index” can be found in the Indicator Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for the calculation with 14 being default.

Average True Range:

  • The Average True Range, or ATR, is used to help measure volatility in a market over a moving time window. Candle ranges are computed as the larger of a candle’s actual range or the range from the previous close to either the current high or low, depending on market direction. Larger ATR’s are interpreted as revealing greater market volatility.
  • In 24 hour markets, the need to calculate a “True Range” in place of Range is lessened as these markets contain fewer gaps.
  • “ATR” can be found in the Indicator Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for the calculation with 14 being default.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI):

  • The Commodity Channel Index, or CCI, is used as a momentum oscillator to give indication of impending up or down trends in a market. Moves above +100 or below -100 can signal overbought and oversold conditions in the market, respectively.
  • “CCI” can be found in the Indicator Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for the calculation with 20 being default, as well as Overbought and Oversold levels. These values default to +100/-100 and are limited to values no more extreme than +200/-200.

Alligator:

  • The Alligator is made up of three moving averages all shifted to the future, or toward the right side of the chart. The alignment of the 3 lines, or their sequence on the chart, is used to confirm up and down trends. A shift in the order of the lines can be interpreted as the beginning of a change in trend.
  • The “Alligator” can be found in the Overlay Menu dropdown. Users can set Length for each of the 3 lines, with default values being set at 13, 8, and 5 as fixed by Bill Williams, the original author.

Websocket API in Beta Testing:

Cryptowatch has also launched a real-time Websocket Streaming API which is currently in beta testing. To read more about it and to request consideration for early beta access, please see the documentation page for the service here: https://cryptowat.ch/docs/streaming-api

Notes:

Bug reports, suggestions, and questions are welcome

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