Top Performing CryptoCurrencies

Top Performing CryptoCurrencies

Live Data

This is live data pulled from exchange website. Please refresh if the data was blank. Please continue reading to see how this is done using Azure Functions.

Every time you refresh the page, it will get the current stats. I hope this has been useful.

If you just want to start, Coinbase is an easy way to start, they have a mobile app as well. here is the link: https://www.coinbase.com/join/5a1dcd9998e4f400e08245ba

Programmers Section

Since this is a programming blog, here is how this is done. (Please note I assume you already know how to program)

Many of the Trading sites and LOTS of others, like Twitter and Instagram, provide a Rest API that is open to the public, they don’t need a membership, and provide great info. I’m using https://coinmarketcap.com/ however I don’t know WordPress in depth to create plugins for it, but I know NodeJs, JavaScript, C#, and.Net.

Both Amazon and Microsoft have this concept of Serverless computing, that you can create a whole API and don’t setup a VM or any other server for that matter.

Azure: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/functions/ is the one I used, Basically Creating a NodeJs app, App calls the Coin Market Cap API and gets the data, cleans it up, and then exposes another rest endpoint. calling that address will kick off this whole process and produces an HTML page that I embedded here.

This whole cycle takes about 35ms!

This help also was very useful: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-reference-node

 

 

CryptoCurrency Hash Types

CryptoCurrency Hash Types

What is Cryptocurrency?

According to wikipedia:

A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.[1][2][3] Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies.

If you are not familiar with this concept, please take time to educate yourself, I’ve written couple of blog posts in this regard which you can read, and also wikipedia is a entrance of the rabbit hole 🙂

What is Hash?

Again, referring back to Wikipedia:

A hash function is any function that can be used to map data of arbitrary size to data of fixed size. The values returned by a hash function are called hash values, hash codes, digests, or simply hashes. An example is finding similar stretches in DNA sequences. They are also useful in cryptography. A cryptographic hash function allows one to easily verify that some input data maps to a given hash value, but if the input data is unknown, it is deliberately difficult to reconstruct it (or equivalent alternatives) by knowing the stored hash value.

A Work in Progress Table

# Hash Name Currency Total Possible Website Block Explorer
1 SHA256 Bitcoin 12M
2 Scrypt Litecoin 84M http://www.litecoin.org  http://explorer.litecoin.net/chain/Litecoin
3 X11 Dash 400M http://www.dashpay.io/  https://chainz.cryptoid.info/drk/
4 Scrypt Verge ? https://vergecurrency.com/ https://prohashing.com/explorer/Verge/

I will add more info as time goes by, and also provide a public api for you to use in your excel sheet, or nodejs app.