Coin Price indicator: An applet for Ubuntu that shows us the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

With the exorbitant rise of the bitcoin price and of many cryptocurrencies, more than one has started to accept this means of payment regularly, but also several people save their money in it and others work «trading bitcoin«, Mainly the latter will be greatly benefited with coin price, an applet for Ubuntu that shows us the current price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

What is Coinprice?

Coinprice is an open source applet for Ubuntu and derivatives, developed by Nil gradisnik using python, that offers us the possibility to see the real price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in a quick and easy way.

In the same way, the tool has a converter from Bitcoin to Dollar and Euro, it also provides us with statistics of the highest, lowest and average rate of the last 24 hours, which makes it a very interesting tool for those who need to monitor and control the fluctuations of these currencies.

The appearance of this applet is quite simple, with black tones and a well structured menu, as well as a couple of extra options. bitcoin price

How to install Coin Price indicator on Ubuntu and derivatives

The installation of this tool is quite simple, we only have to meet the requirement that it be a distro based on Ubuntu 13.10 or higher and also have python3 installed.

Next we must execute the following commands to clone, compile and execute Coinprice:


$ git clone
$ cd coinprice-indicator/
$ make install #Compilamos
$ make #Ejecutamos Coinprice

With these simple instructions we can enjoy this effective applet that will keep us informed of the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Its developer is open to continue improving the tool, so if you want to contact him, you can do so from here

For my part I have tested the applet in Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" with KDE And it works perfectly for me, now to find a way to start generating bitcoin and continue betting on the technologies of the present and future.

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