It’s Not the SEC’s Job to Change 90 Years of Securities Regulations

Last week, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton declared, in no uncertain terms, that while he does not consider cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to be securities he is not going to adapt existing regulations to accommodate the rise of “utility tokens” or tokens claiming not to be traditional securities. For several months, the blockchain industry has yearned for formal guidance from the SEC regarding how it approaches assets like utility tokens amidst the ICO boom that has gripped the market for the better part of the past year and a half. Yet as Chairman Clayton noted during his interview last week, he’s not going to get much clearer than this. As long as Chairman Clayton is at the SEC, they are going to enforce securities regulations according to the same regulations that have guided them for the better part of the past 90 years. And that’s exactly the stance they should take.

A Fair Interpretation

As a company operating in the blockchain industry, it’s easy for us to react to Chairman Clayton’s line in the sand as an affront to innovation. Based on prior interviews and public statements, we know that Chairman Clayton is not the biggest fan of cryptocurrencies in general. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been fair and consistent in his enforcement and interpretation of existing securities regulations. The SEC has been quite clear for awhile now that utility tokens, and other digital assets which can be reasonably interpreted as securities according to the Howey Test, will be treated like traditional securities and subject to the same enforcement.

Individuals and Institutions Leading Change

As CoinCenter Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh highlighted on Twitter this week, it’s not Chairman Clayton’s job to change the regulatory landscape! If the blockchain industry wants to see existing regulations adapted to better accommodate the unique features of their projects, it needs to direct its energies towards the courts and legislators who create the laws and precedents in the first place. The SEC is an enforcement agency, and in this role it will always take its regulatory lead from those creating the laws of the land in the first place. If the industry wants to see regulatory change that it feels will treat blockchain-based projects more fairly, it needs to start thinking more deeply about the individuals and institutions that are going to lead that change- rather than expecting Chairman Clayton to be their regulatory saviour.


Tracking your cryptocurrency portfolio balances across investments and exchanges in real-time

Here’s How To View Your CoinTracking Balances

You already spend enough time researching and trading cryptocurrencies, so when it comes to tracking portfolio balances you shouldn’t be spending any more time than you have to.

Tracking your cryptocurrency portfolio balances across investments and exchanges in real-time is key to making more informed trading decisions and ensuring a well-balanced portfolio. That’s why CoinTracking has a number of resources to help both new investors and seasoned traders track, assess, and manage their portfolios.

Here are few ways to continue checking on your investments, because we already know you do this daily anyways.

Current Balance

The Current Balance Page is the best way to see your portfolio balance in real-time for all investments you own. Here you’ll find your total holdings of each cryptocurrency and your portfolio’s current value in you account FIAT and BTC. There’s even a current average market price feature that can give you more informed snapshot of your holdings.

Daily Balance

The Daily Balance Page adds, calculates, and shows the value for your trades on a specific day you choose -- either today or a date in the past. The Daily Balance page shows:

  • Sum of your traded cryptocurrencies to date.
  • The value of your cryptocurrencies.
  • The total value (profit/loss) of your entire portfolio.

Balance by Exchange

To check on your balances grouped by exchange or trade-group, you can use the Balance by Exchange Page. This resource will help you see all your cryptocurrencies, the amount owned, and the value grouped by a specific exchange or trade-group. You can see trade-groups on the Enter Coins page by switching the table view to Extended.

Balance by Currency

The Balance by Currency Page has even more features that can help you get a better look of your portfolio. The Balance by Currency page provides details for all your cryptocurrencies, including transactions, amounts, values, and volume. It also groups your transactions by day, week, month, or year. You can even use a filter on this page to disable transaction types such as “deposits” and “withdrawals” or exclude exchanges and groups.  

Trading Fees

The Trading Fees Page can be a helpful tool to flag specific trades that include a fee. The page also highlights the calculated fee value of the trade, as well as the current fee value.

Double Entry List

The Double Entry List Page is where you can see transactions, deposits, withdrawals and fees according to whether they were a debit or credit at the time of the trade. Using the search filter, you can view individual types of debits and credits, such as fees or sales.

It’s always important to have the most features and tools available when reviewing your transactions and portfolio holdings. These CoinTracking resources will help you more thoroughly monitor and track your trading, letting you spend more time focused on the next trade and less time on reviewing your last.


Top 10 Cryptocurrency Exchanges by CoinTracking Users

The Top 10 Most Active Cryptocurrency Exchanges on CoinTracking

This year marks CoinTracking’s 5-Year anniversary and we couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of the explosive growth of the industry over the years. While we’ve seen more than a few cryptocurrency exchanges come and go, there are many more that have stood the test of time to become some of the most active exchange choices when trading cryptocurrency.

So what better way to celebrate the 337,000 CoinTracking users taking their portfolio game to next level then by sharing the top 10 most actively used cryptocurrency exchanges on the CoinTracking platform.

Based on a snapshot of all exchanges frequentedby CoinTracking users, here’s a list of the ones leading the pack:

 

Poloniex

Location: United States (Wilmington, Delaware)

Overview: A pure crypto-to-crypto exchange, Poloniex was acquired by payments company Circle in 2018. The new owners are hoping to position the exchange as a marketplace for tokens in the future and it has been a safe bet when trading a variety of cryptocurrencies over their past 4 year history.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Bittrex

Location: United States (Seattle, Washington)

Overview: Launched in 2014, US-based Bittrex has been known for its user-friendly interface and strong security. While Bittrex can be a great option for Bitcoin and Tether trading pairs, the exchange has also been an ideal place for investors trading altcoins like Siacoin, Cardano, and Ethereum, all of which currently lead Bittrex volume.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Binance

Location: Malta

Overview: Launched in 2017, Binance has blasted onto the cryptocurrency scene. Known for its low trading fees and diverse coin offerings, the exchange allows trades in over 45 coins, including Bitcoin Cash, Dash, EOS, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Neo. With some serious volume, it’s no surprise that Binance tops our active CoinTracking exchange list. Binance has also received good marks for customer support and positive community sentiment.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Kraken

Location: United States (San Francisco, California)

Overview: Seven-year-old Kraken is regarded as the largest bitcoin exchange based on European volume and liquidity. The site has been particularly strong for international traders looking to trade with the US dollar, Canadian dollar, British pound, Euro and Japanese yen.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Coinbase

Location: United States (San Francisco)

Overview: Serving 32 countries, Coinbase is one of the largest and most popular Bitcoin Exchanges in the world. Launched in 2012, Coinbase’s strong reputation, VC backing, and constant product innovations have made this exchange the leading option for most new traders looking to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Bitfinex

Location: Hong Kong

Overview: Although a sometimes controversial cryptocurrency trading platform because of discrepancies in volume, Bitfinex’s massive bitcoin trading volume can’t be overlooked. The exchange has catered toward seasoned cryptocurrency traders and has a variety of advanced functions, security, and trading features.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Bitcoin.de

Location: Germany

Overview: German-based Bitcoin.de has proven to be a strong option for new bitcoin traders looking to trade on a cryptocurrency exchange. Easy-to-use with the right amount of liquidity and security, this trading platform offers Euro trading that has become quite popular within the region.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

GDAX

Location: United States (San Francisco, California)

Overview: The Coinbase-owned exchange has become a popular platform for experienced traders looking for more advanced features to trade top cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. GDAX allows trades in close to 30 different fiat currencies, allowing the Coinbase alternative to lead the way for serious traders looking for more functionality.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Bitstamp

Location: Luxemburg & Slovenia

Overview: Bitstamp, a European-based Exchange, has also been great option for seasoned traders on CoinTracking. While the exchange platform has limited payment methods and high deposit fees on smaller amounts, Bitstamp has been a strong option for traders with larger portfolios.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

Cryptopia

Location: New Zealand

Overview: Cryptopia is has distinguished themselves by providing more unique features like peer-to-peer trades and a marketplace that allows you to buy, sell, or trade items using cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency platform even has mining pools for listed cryptocurrencies.

CoinTracking Import Links:

 

While it can be difficult to choose the one cryptocurrency trading exchange that’s right for you, this list is a good jumping off point. Although they are popular among CoinTracking users, it’s always best to do your own due diligence. Weigh the advantages of each based on what currency you’ll be trading with and what features are most important to your trading strategy.

You can go to the Enter Coins page to start  importing and tracking all your trades now.


realized and unrealized gains

Calculate Your Realized and Unrealized Gains Like A Pro

Whether you’re new to cryptocurrency or are a seasoned trader, knowing how your portfolio is performing at any given time is always top of mind.

That’s why having access to a real-time snapshot of Realized & Unrealized Gains is an effective performance tool when measuring your cryptocurrency portfolio’s current and potential value --- letting you confidently adjust holdings to more accurately pursue your individual investment strategy.

Calculating Realized & Unrealized Gains

To better understand how Realized & Unrealized Gains are calculated we must consider how Profits and Losses are measured in the first place. This can be determined by taking the value of your portfolio and subtract from it the cost you initially invested. The difference between these numbers results in your gain, or in the the case of a negative value, your loss.

So when it comes to Realized & Unrealized Gain, the difference between the two is what you’ve already sold versus the possible gain at that exact moment.

Realized Gain/Loss

For example, if you buy 1 ETH for $1000 USD and sell it for $3000 USD your Realized Gain would be $2000 USD. $3000 USD (Sale price) – $1000 USD (Purchase price) = $2000 USD (Realized Gain)

Unrealized Gain/Loss

But when it comes to Unrealized Gain, the calculation is based on the value of your holdings that haven’t be sold yet. This looks this: Current market price – Purchase price = Unrealized Gain

For example:

If your purchase price for BTC was $3000 USD and the current value of BTC is actually $8000 but you haven’t sold it yet, your Unrealized Gain would be $5000 USD for 1 BTC.

8,000 USD (Current market price) – 3,000 USD (Purchase price) = 5,000 USD (Unrealized gain)

Using the Unrealized & Realized Gains Page

To better understand the performance of your portfolio and trades, CoinTracking offers a number of ways to stay informed on the Realized and Unrealized Gains Page.

Some of the information and tools you have access to include:

  • Check your Realized and Unrealized Gains for each coin and currency.
  • Check your Realized and Unrealized Gains for each transaction.
  • Check the cost basis and the cost for all transactions.
  • Use the Gains Calculator.
  • Search and sort your entries.
  • Export all entries as CSV, Excel or PDF.
  • Open additional transaction data by clicking on the '+' icon.
  • Change the settings to view different aspects of your portfolio (more below).

Realized and Unrealized Gains Page Settings

Along with allowing you to perform the above actions, the Realized and Unrealized Gains Page lets you adjust the following settings to customize the data you may want to calculate for your portfolio.

  • Prices. Decide how your coins will be converted into your account currency: Counterpart, Transaction, or Best (recommended).
  • Method. Switch between calculation methods, such as First-In First-Out, Last-In First-Out, Highest-Cost First-Out, etc.
  • Cost basis. Adjust the method for the cost basis calculation. (CoinTracking recommends Average of unsold Assets as Cost Basis. Only use it if all your purchases and sales are entered correctly.)
  • Currency. Display all values in your account currency or BTC.
  • Currency filter. Select between digital currencies (BTH, ETH, etc.) commodities (Gold, Silver, etc.) or all currencies and commodities together. (CoinTracking recommends you use only digital currencies.)
  • Filter all entries by type, exchange, group and date. Filter your trades by any of these criteria.
  • Add deposits and withdrawals into the calculation. Include all deposits and withdrawals into a calculation if this button is enabled. If the button is disabled, you will see a calculation based on all gains and costs basis from trades only. (CoinTracking recommends you disable this setting.)
  • Group all purchases by day. Enable grouping purchases by day, which is helpful if time zones were not recorded correctly during import. Disabling allows you to calculate the trades by chosen method, rather than day. (We recommend this).

Whether you’re an active day trader or a casual investor, having more tools to measure your cryptocurrency portfolio like the Realized and Unrealized Gains page will will have you spending less time manually calculating Gains/Losses and instead letting you concentrate on continuing to make winning trades.


Keeping all your latest trades and transactions from cryptocurrency exchanges

How to Automatically Import Cryptocurrency Trades from These Popular Exchanges

Keeping all your latest trades and transactions from cryptocurrency exchanges up to date ensures you have the most relevant data to make more informed investment decisions.

CoinTracking has several options to import trade data, but automatic API imports available for PRO and UNLIMITED accounts ensure that transactions on a variety of exchanges populate in your Trade Table without the need of constant manual imports. This gives you a simpler way to maintain and track the performance and value of your entire cryptocurrency portfolio.

While not all exchanges have automatic API imports, there are many popular exchanges that make importing and tracking on CoinTracking that much easier. Here’s a list seven popular exchanges along with a guide on importing transactions that will help you get started:  

 

Bittrex

Note: Bittrex is only importing trades made in the last 30 days.  If you have trades older than thirty days, use the Bittrex CSV Import to supplement.

Step 1: Generate a new API Key and Secret for your Bittrex account.

  1. Log in into your Bittrex account and navigate to Settings -> API Keys.
  2. Create a new Key.
  3. Enable only READ INFO.
  4. Click on Update Keys.

Step 2: Enter the Bittrex job on CoinTracking.

  1. Go to the Bittrex API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter your Secret.
  4. Select whether you want to check your Bittrex trades automatically or manually.
  5. Select the trade types you want to import.
  6. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including a label for future easy sorting and start date.
  7. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  8. Start importing!

 

Bitfinex

Step 1: Generate a new API Key and Secret for your Bitfinex Account.

  1. Log in into your Bitfinex account and navigate to Account -> API.
  2. Create a new Key.
  3. Select all Read boxes. (These should be selected by default.) Do not select any Write boxes.
  4. Label the API Key and generate it.

Step 2: Enter the new automatic Bitfinex job on CoinTracking.

  1. Go to the Bitfinex API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter Your Secret.
  4. Select whether you want to check your Bitfinex trades automatically or manually.
  5. Select the trade types you want to import.
  6. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including label and start date.
  7. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  8. Start importing!

 

Coinbase 

Step 1: Create a new API Key and Secret for your Coinbase account.

  1. Log in into your Coinbase account and navigate to Settings -> API Access.
  2. Click on '+ New API Key' to create a new key.
  3. Enable all accounts you would like to check. (It’s recommended to check them all.)
  4. Enable all checkboxes with a read permission or at least all boxes shown.

Step 2: Enter a new automatic Coinbase job on CoinTracking.

  1. Go to the Coinbase API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter your Secret.
  4. Select whether you want to check your Coinbase trades automatically or manually.
  5. Select the trade types you want to import.
  6. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including label and start date
  7. Select whether you want to include import comments.
  8. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  9. Start importing!

 

Binance 

Step 1: Create a new API Key and Secret for your Binance account.

  1. Log in into your Binance account and navigate to the Security Settings page.
  2. Check only the 'Read Info' permission.
  3. Click on 'API Settings' and create a new key.

Step 2: Enter a new automatic Binance job on CoinTracking

  1. Go to the Binance API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter your Secret.
  4. Enter your Binance Trade Pairs. It is important to enter all possible pairs since only those will be imported.
  5. Select whether you want to check your Binance trades automatically or manually.
  6. Select the trade types you want to import.
  7. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including label and start date.
  8. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  9. Start importing!

 

GDAX

Step 1: Create a new API Key and Secret for your GDAX account.

  1. Log in into your GDAX account. Hover the navigation icon and click on API.
  2. Enable only View.
  3. Enter as your passphrase in the box.

Step 2: Enter a new automatic GDAX job on CoinTracking

  1. Go to the GDAX API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter your Secret.
  4. Select whether you want to check your GDAX trades automatically or manually.
  5. Select the trade types you want to import.
  6. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including label and start date
  7. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  8. Start importing!

 

Poloniex

Step 1: Create a new API Key and Secret for your Poloniex account.

  1. Log in into your Poloniex account. Select the Settings icon, and click on API KEYS.
  2. Disable both checkboxes Enable Trading and Enable Withdrawals.
  3. Create a new API key for CoinTracking.

Step 2: Enter a new automatic Poloniex job on CoinTracking

  1. Go to the Poloniex API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter your Secret.
  4. Select whether you want to check your Poloniex trades automatically or manually.
  5. Select the trade types you want to import.
  6. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including label and start date
  7. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  8. Start importing!

 

Kraken

Note: Kraken only allows 50 entries per 6 seconds, so the API will only import the last 230 trades in one call. If you have more trades then that, use the Kraken CSV import.

Step 1: Create a new API Key and Private Key for your Kraken account.

  1. Log in into your Kraken account and navigate to Settings -> API.
  2. Create a new key and select in the permissions only Query Ledger Entries Query Funds.

Step 2: Enter a new automatic Kraken job on CoinTracking

  1. Go to the Kraken API Import page on CoinTracking.
  2. Enter your API Key.
  3. Enter Private Key.
  4. Select whether you want to check your Kraken trades automatically or manually.
  5. Select the trade types you want to import.
  6. Enter any relevant optional settings and filters, including label and start date
  7. Select whether you want an email sent to you when a trade takes place.
  8. Start importing!

While these are some of the most popular exchanges that allow for API imports, there are many more supported. Just go to the Enter Coins page, scroll down to Automatic API Exchange Import, and you’ll find other exchanges along with a step-by-step guide to get you started importing.

Automatic API imports is one of the many features available for Pro and Unlimited CoinTracking accounts. Upgrade your CoinTracking account today.


A Reason To Believe That ICOs Never Really Left

This past week, Block.one’s EOS Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has been all the rage. And why shouldn’t it be? With more than $4 billion raised over the course of its year-long timeline, the EOS coin ICO not only more than doubles its nearest competitor (Telegram recently raised $1.7bn in its own record-breaking ICO) but according to The Wall Street Journal it’s “larger than all but one or two of the world’s initial public offerings on stock exchanges so far in 2018.” The EOS coin price even shot up to $15.63 a coin after the ICO closed, before settling in the $14 range this week.

Despite cryptocurrency prices more than halving since bitcoin nearly hit $20,000 in December 2017, it’s clear that investors are not holding back on their excitement for ICO projects in 2018.  In fact, Bloomberg this past week reported on the 2018 ICO market already exceeding $9bn in 2018- more than double 2017’s total of less than $3bn.

What the EOS ICO Tells Us About ICO Demand

Not all ICOs look alike, as evidenced by the different strategies both Block.one and Telegram employed (the former’s EOS coins are already trading on exchanges, while Telegram was only available to private investors). And with regulators looking to clamp down on misleading or outright fraudulent projects, it remains to be seen if this momentum will continue through the rest of the year or if there will be a chilling effect on investor enthusiasm.

However, despite many of the challenges and questions facing even the most high-profile ICOs, investor enthusiasm to-date has been undeterred. Even Block.one’s EOS ICO has faced numerous questions in recent weeks, including potential network-crippling security vulnerabilities and pointed criticisms about EOS’ proposed governance model from none other than Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin himself. But this has done little to dampen interest in the project, as investors continue to believe in the potential of EOS to process nearly one million transactions per second and solve the scalability challenges blockchain technology has yet to overcome.

A Confident Blockchain Future

If the EOS coin ICO is any indication, it’s that investors on the whole continue to believe in the potential of blockchain technology to revolutionize daily life. And with that belief, you can bet your bottom-dollar that ICOs will continue to be a primary fundraising vehicle for the blockchain industry.


how to get the most out of cryptocurrency stats

Getting The Most Out of CoinTracking's Trade Statistics

One of the most important and gratifying parts of tracking your cryptocurrency portfolio is the ability to visualize trade data and statistics all in one place. Not only can you make more informed investment decisions going forward, you can better adjust holdings to match your trading strategy.

CoinTracking currently has three resources that provide easy ways to better manage your trade data and review portfolio performance:

  1. Trade Statistics
  2. Trade List
  3. Trade Prices

Here’s how to get the most out of the user-friendly features of each page.

Trade Statistics

The Trade Statistics page features interactive charts that help you quickly and easily see analysis of your cryptocurrency trades. You can also set specific criteria about trades – such as currency and time range.

The data visually populates on graphs, showing a detailed overview of your cryptocurrency portfolio. You can review the following:  

  • Total value of all currencies.
  • Value of specific currencies.
  • Amount of each currency.
  • Current value of each currency.
  • Trading volume.

Trade List

The CoinTracking Trade List let’s you see all your transactions in one place. You can use this interactive table to see the following information about each of your transactions:

  • Buy price
  • Currency
  • Sell price
  • Sell currency
  • Exchange
  • Trade Group
  • Comment
  • Trade date

There’s also a simple way to search your trades using each of these categories. If you click the “+” icon next to a specific trade you’ll open up the trade’s extended view, which shows the calculated trading price, the date the trade was added on and the Trade ID. If you want to filter and sort the list by these additional data, you can click on the full view button on top and select columns with the Manage Columns button.  

The Trade List table page also lets you download all your cryptocurrency portfolio trade data to print or export as a PDF, CSV, or Excel file.

Trade Prices

The Trade Prices Table lets you see the current converted price of all your trades in Bitcoin and FIAT currency. Similar to the Trade List, this page highlights the Type, Buy Price, Currency, Sell Price, Sell Currency, and Exchange for each trade. But the Trade Price Table takes this info a step further by helping you understand the estimated converted value of all the trades as well.

The most important feature of the Trade Prices Table is that it allows you to see the Spread for every trade in percentages. You can sort the table by Spread, showing which trades have the highest spread and which ones have the lowest.

Like the Trade List, you can also sort this data by many other criteria such as Currency, Exchange, or Trade Date. You can also download the information by printing it or exporting it as a PDF, CSV or Excel file.

Whether you’re a new trader or a seasoned pro, visualizing and tracking all your trade data with tables and charts will help you get the most out CoinTracking to grow your cryptocurrency portfolio.


How-To Enter Coins on CoinTracking

Three Ways To Easily Import and Track Your Cryptocurrency Trades

Whether you’re just starting to trade cryptocurrencies on one exchange or frequently trade a variety of cryptocurrencies on multiple exchanges, being able to easily track everything can help take your portfolio game to the next level.

The first thing you’ll need to do to begin tracking like a pro is to import all your trades and portfolios into one place. Fortunately, CoinTracking has three ways to help you enter all your trades, each one based on your personal preference or available options for each exchange.

How-To Enter Coins on CoinTracking

Once you’ve created your free CoinTracking account, there are three ways to enter your trades:

  1. Entering coins manually on the Enter Coins page.
  2. Upload transactions as files from exchanges and hardware wallets.
  3. Automatic API imports from exchanges and coin wallets on a Pro or Unlimited account.

Entering Coins Manually

Entering cryptocurrencies manually allows you to enter the value and relevant information for a coin purchase on your own. Just provide the number of coins, the buy currency, the price, the sell currency, the fee (if applicable) and the exact time and date of purchase.  

For example, if you bought 2 BTC for $500 USD on June 1st, 2018 and paid an additional $5 USD in fees, then on the Enter Coins page, you would enter:

  • Buy 2
  • Buy Currency: BTC
  • Sell: 505
  • Sell Currency: USD
  • Fee: 5
  • Fee Currency: USD
  • Date: 2018-06-01
  • Time: 10:35

For more information about entering the fee manually for the different transaction types view instructions from CoinTracking’s Customer Support.

Upload Trades from Exchanges via a File

Uploading trades from Exchanges is a quick and simple way to import accurate data about trades you purchased on Exchanges. CoinTracking integrates with many well-known Exchanges, and the site allows you to upload transactions from those Exchanges. Here’s how you do it:

  • Step 1: Go to the Enter Coins page and scroll to the bottom
  • Step 2: In the “Upload Trades from Exchanges Section”, click the logo for the trade Exchange you purchased the coins on. A new page will open that provides additional instructions on how to upload your trades. Be aware of the possible limitations of the files as shown in the table on the right. Alternatively you can go to the drop down under Enter Coins - Exchange Imports and select your exchange.
  • Step 3: Follow the instructions, and the coins will be imported into your Trade Table.

When you upload transactions from Exchanges, the Exchange will be noted in the exchange tab of the transaction information. This allows you to easily search or sort for that specific Exchange in the reports and tables. In addition the exchange and its balance will be listed on the Balance by Exchange page.

Automatic API Imports

Automatic API imports are the simplest way to make sure cryptocurrencies you purchase on an exchange populate into your CoinTracking Trade Table. Once you set up an API, when you purchase coins on the Exchange, the data will automatically populate in your Trade Table with the daily API check. Here’s how to set up an automatic API import:

  • Step 1: Go to the Enter Coins page.
  • Step 2: Scroll down to the “Automatic API Importer” section.
  • Step 3: Select the logo of the Exchange you want to use. This will launch the API page for the Exchange. Alternatively you can go to the drop down under Enter Coins - Exchange API Imports and select your exchange
  • Step 4: On this page, enter the required information and pay attention to the possible limitations of the API.

You’re all set. Any cryptocurrency purchases you make on that exchange will now automatically populate in your Trade Table. If one daily import is not enough for you, you can click on “Check Now” on the API import page up to once an hour in addition for extra imports.

Whichever method you choose for entering trades, CoinTracking allows you to quickly and easily view, edit, and track all your trades once you’ve entered them.

Go to the Enter Coins page, and start entering your trades!