We're very happy to announce that Stellar Development Foundation is releasing a new ticker API to provide the freshest data about Markets, Issuers and Assets on the Stellar Network.
SDF already had a long-running ticker, but its refresh rate wasn't fast enough to represent the dynamic and ever-growing network, and the data provided was only a subset of what's currently available through tools like Horizon.
The new ticker provides a backend API with the same functionality as the previous one, plus:New data about Markets, such as OHLC (open-high-low-close) values and 7d stats Orderbook statistics (number of bids, asks, spread, etc) per Market A list of all reasonably active Assets within the network A GraphQL interface to query data about specific Asset Pairs (e.g. XLM / EURT GAP5…OS2S) or aggregated ones (e.g. XLM_EUR) within an arbitrary time interval, as well as listing Assets and Issuers. If you're curious, try it out by pasting the following query here (and hit play): What is a Ticker and why is it important?
According to Investopedia:A stock ticker is a report of the price for certain securities, updated continuously throughout the trading session by the various stock exchanges. A “tick” is any change in price, whether that movement is up or down. A stock ticker automatically displays these ticks, along with other relevant information, like volume, that investors and traders use to stay informed about current market conditions.
In the context of the Stellar Network, a ticker provides the data associated with different trade Asset pairs (e.g. XLM and USDT), which we call Markets.
A ticker is important to give an accurate overview of the market activity at any given instant. Websites such as CoinMarketCap rely on ticker data to correctly display information about trade pairs.How do I use the ticker?
As a backend project, the new ticker is UI-agnostic, i.e. it doesn'...