When we announced CoinHub in early August, we could have never imagined the response we received. Thousands of you signed up from over 60 countries to be notified when we have a date. Now we have a date!
Update: If you want to receive updates when we release CoinHub on the 20th you can still go to coinhubapp.com and drop your email at the bottom of the page. It will be free btw! You can also join our Telegram group here.
Cryptocurrency has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years and has been a great investment vehicle for many people. However, it also become a critical utility for people making remittance payments, purchasing products and services, and a hedge against financial turmoil.
With that, I bought my first lots of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Like many of you know, cryptocurrency is traded 24/7/365. So the first thing I did was go to the App Store and look for some great quote and news apps so I can stay connected to what is happening in the markets.
What I found was disappointing. There weren’t many apps and the ones I did find were terribly designed, didn’t cover all the exchanges, didn’t plot out trend lines clearly, didn’t have news, and weren’t realtime. If you are doing anything with cryptocurrency, having this at your finger tips is a must.
So I began to write a simple, yet stylish, app that would just tell me the quote of currencies I had invested in. It had 3 stats on the screen that updated in realtime. That’s it.
Showing it around in New York, the response was immediate and clear. Everyone was suffering from the same problem of not having clear information on markets when they’re on the go.
We decided to put effort into development of CoinHub and we wanted the platform to do a few things really well:
Most mobile apps on the market will pull data from one exchange which gives you a very incomplete view. There are now over 70 exchanges worldwide trading numerous currency pairs. So getting pricing data across them was very important. CoinHub clearly shows the aggregate price and stats across exchanges.
Most apps have a simple line graph to display trading activity over a given period which really hides what is going on with the market. CoinHub comes complete with a detailed candlestick chart that is designed for mobile. You can easily change the timeframe to zoom in and out. No matter what timeframe you pick, you can also tap and press any part of the graph to get details about what happened at that given moment.
Not only is cryptocurrency traded 24/7/365 but it is also traded across fiat pairs. Having data about which country is driving the markets is key. We designed CoinHub to have this data front and center right on every dashboard.
This is a big one! Having realtime news about events that could significantly move markets is important to have. Most apps we tried didn’t have this feature.
Each of CoinHub’s dashboards has a section for news. For example, if you’re taking a look at Bitcoin’s dashboard, you receive realtime news from financial news outlets and reputable blogs right on the screen. No matter where you are, you’ll always be connected to what is happening worldwide.
At a Glance
CoinHub is centered around dashboards. These dashboards deliver trends, stats, currency flows, and news. We have also designed a glance view that allows you to see all your currencies at once. It is easy to gauge what is happening in the market in aggregate.
It is also easy to customize. You can add or remove currencies with a tap of a button and also re-order how the app prioritizes each currency. This makes it really fast to get to important information.
Release Date and Communities
We had fun working on CoinHub. We made an announcement in early August about CoinHub and the reception has been amazing. Thousands of you signed up and it really gave us the confidence to keep working on it.
With that, we will be releasing CoinHub to the public on September 20. Those of you that have put your email in on our homepage, will get an email shortly with more details. We have also setup awesome communities for everyone to communicate. Join them today!
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We’re really excited to have everyone try CoinHub out. See you on Sept. 20th!