How To Check Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrency Prices From Linux Terminal?

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If you’re a
Linux user, there are good chances that you might be knowing how
to use the command line interface to get the most out of your
machine. There are many fun tools for Linux terminal that make
working on the same even more interesting. Today, I’m going to
tell you how to check bitcoin price from terminal. To do so,
we’ll be using a handy tool that I recently spotted on Reddit and
Hacker News.

Before going ahead and telling you about the Coinmon command line utility for
fetching the cryptocurrency prices, let me share some other
interesting terminal tools and tricks that you’ll definitely
love:

Use Coinmon for getting Bitcoin price from terminal

Now that you’ve checked out these cool tools, let’s tell you
how to use Coinmon tool to fetch the latest cryptocurrency
trends. As this open source project’s GitHub page describes,
it’s the “best CLI tool for Engineers who are crypto investors
as well.”

It’s worth noting that all the data fetched by this tool comes
from coinmarketcap.com APIs. It’s a reputed website in the
cryptocurrency world, so you can rest assured.

Installing Coinmon

To install and use Coinmon, make sure that you’re having Node
version 6.0.0 or higher. To install Node on your Ubuntu,
Debian, or Mint systems, run the following command. For other
distros, feel free to use yum, dnf, or pacman package manager.

Having made sure that Node is installed on your machine, now
run the following command to install Coinmon cryptocurrency
price checking utility:

install nodejs npm ubuntuHow to use Coinmon
to check cryptocurrency prices?

After installing Coinmon bitcoin price checker on your Linux
machine, you just need to run the Coinmon command to get a list
of top 10 cryptocurrencies, arranged by their marketcap. Just
run:

This command gave the following output on my machine. Pretty
sweet, right?

coinmon bitcoin prices in terminalThat’s not all.
Coinmon has tons of customization options to refine your result
and get the desired results. For example, you can use -c or
–convert with fiat currency symbol to find in term of other
currency. The supported currencies, other than USD, are: AUD,
BRL, CAD, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, IDR,
ILS, INR, JPY, KRW, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PKR, PLN, RUB,
SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TWD, ZAR.

bitcoin price yen in terminalYou can also find
the top n digital coins ranked by their market capitalization.
For this, use -t or –top:

There are other options as well. Use -h or –help to list all
valid parameters:

coinmon option for cryptocurrency

That’s all about Coinmon and how to check Bitcoin price from
terminal. Share your views with us and stay tuned for more
interesting stuff.

Also Read: The Ultimate A To Z List of
Linux Commands | Linux Command Line Reference

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