cointop – monitor cryptocurrencies in the terminal

Last Updated on February 15, 2024


We think cointop is a magical terminal-based utility. Simple, fast, and a great tool to constantly monitor a cryptocurrency portfolio. It works on really low powered computers such as the Raspberry Pi Zero.

It’s lacking some features, but hopefully as the project evolves the feature-set will improve.

One of the advantages of terminal programs is that they are typically very frugal with your system resources. Memory usage of cointop is minimal, with ps_mem reporting memory usage around 51MB of RAM.

There’s fast pagination, 256-color support, and auto-refresh functionality with data polled once a minute (this can be changed in the config file, or from the command-line). There’s options to hide the chart view, top marketbar, and the bottom statusbar. You can also only show the table.

This is a cross-platform tool that runs under Linux, macOS, *BSD, and Windows.

Developer: Miguel Mota
License: Apache License 2.0

cointop is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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