Today, we will again enter the field of DeFi World. And for that reason, we will talk about 2 interesting and very useful projects of free and open apps.
2 applications, one of Desktop (GUI) and one of Terminal (CLI) to GNU / Linux Operating Systems created for those passionate users of the DeFi World, specifically those that day by day tradean (they trade) different Cryptocurrencies for business. And these are called "Markets and Cointop".
It is worth noting, especially for those Linuxers interested or passionate about Cryptocurrencies, that in case of, not having noticed or wanting to go back to review / share some of our previous publications related to the DeFi World, we will leave some useful links to them below:
"In this third, and for now the last publication, about the Installable Cryptocurrency Wallets on free and open Operating Systems based on GNU / Linux, we will mainly talk about "Dash Core Wallet" And then, about some others relatively known and used by many.”Dash Core Wallet: Installing and using the Dash Wallet And more!
"Basically, "Adamant" is an open source instant messaging application based on blockchain technology, which in turn, serves as a Crypto wallet and a Cryptocurrency Exchange System (Exchange)."
"DeFi is an open source technological trend that is taking place around the recent blockchain technology on the financial world, and that is getting stronger every day due to the rise of Cryptocurrencies, and the need for digital payment systems and financial transactions more reliable, faster, secure and private."
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Markets and Cointop: Cryptos from the Desktop and the Terminal
What is Markets?
According to Official website of the application, it is:
"An application that works as a tracker for stocks, currencies and cryptocurrencies."
Therefore, it basically has the following characteristics and functionalities, which would allow anyone to easily view the necessary financial data, to keep abreast of the market and never miss an investment opportunity:
- Easily create and track a personal portfolio of financial items (stocks, commodities and indices), assets (currencies) and crypto assets (cryptocurrencies) to view.
- Compatibility with Linux Smartphones (Librem5, PinePhone)
- Open any symbol in Yahoo Finance to get more details.
- Adjust the update frequency of the items associated with the created portfolio.
- A dark mode to favor the visualization of the content.
Download, installation, use and screenshot
Markets is a project app GNOME CIRCLE, therefore, it is initially available in ".AppImage" format. So, his way of Download and installation it would be with the following command:
«flatpak install flathub com.bitstower.Markets»
After that, it can be easily executed via Applications menu and configure the items to show / remove, through its simple and direct top menu.
For more information on Markets you can visit your website on GitHub.
What is Cointop?
According to official website on GitHub of the application, it is:
"A fast and lightweight interactive user interface (CLI) application for tracking cryptocurrencies."
Therefore, it basically has the following characteristics and functionalities, which facilitate the monitoring of the crypto market totally online on a terminal:
- It offers convenient tracking and monitoring of cryptocurrency statistics in real time.
- It has a friendly htop-inspired interface along with vim-inspired shortcut keys.
Download, installation, use and screenshot
Given the, "Cointop" It is basically a script, when downloaded and unzipped, you just need to run it from the folder (path) where it is located with the following command:
After that, you can see your CLI interface working without any problem.
Note: In my case study, since my Operating system used, is MilagrOS (Respin based on MX Linux) last stable version 1.6.5 It was not executed due to problems of the GLIBC_2.32 library. When executed, it threw the following error shown below, while its previous version 1.5.4 it ran without any problem.
«./cointop: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.32' not found (required by ./cointop)»
Lastly, for those who use the GNOME Desktop Environment, applet called coin price, can be another excellent alternative to monitor the crypto market.
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