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How to use Web Scraping for Cryptocurrency Price Tracking?

What are Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies which uses strong cryptography for security. Cryptocurrencies do not have a central control authority. Instead, they use a distributed ledger powered by a technology called blockchain. There are various types of Cryptocurrencies in the market (Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.)

Cyptocurrency Price Tracking

Unlike normal currencies, cryptocurrency prices are (recently) quite volatile. So, if you hold cryptocurrencies or if you trade in cryptocurrencies, then it becomes imperative that you monitor the crypto price movements.

Where can I get live Cryptocurrency prices?

There are several websites which displays live cryptocurrency prices and other details. CoinMarketCap is one of the leading websites which displays details including prices of thousands of cryptocurrencies.

Scraping Cryptocurrency Prices from CoinMarketCap Website

Scraping prices and other details of cryptocurrencies from various websites has its advantages. Web Scraping helps you get the data displayed by such websites in spreadsheet format ready to be analyzed for insights which would help you in your buy/hold/sell decisions.

The following video shows how WebHarvy can be used to scrape cryptocurrency prices from CoinMarketCap website.

The CoinMarketCap website displays live details of thousands of digital currencies over multiple pages. WebHarvy can scrape data from all these pages, as well as follow each currency link to scrape data from its details pages. Data like price, market cap, volume, price change, low/high values, historical data, related news etc.can be scraped.

Web Scraping is Easy with WebHarvy

WebHarvy is very easy to use. You can start scraping crypto prices within minutes after installing the software. WebHarvy helps you to extract live pricing of crypto currencies and the data can be fetched periodically as per your preference. WebHarvy works with any website, so it can also be used to scrape data from or websites.

In case you are interested we highly recommend that you download and try using the free evaluation version of WebHarvy. To get started, please follow the link given below.

Getting started with WebHarvy

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