How to see the price of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies from the terminal

Reviewing various websites with interesting information about bitcoin, I have realized that there is a large number of applications that allow us to know the price of bitcoin, the variations and their equivalences, many of them include the possibility of buying or trading cryptocurrencies in a simple way. Looking for an equivalent to those tools but that I could use from the console I came to Coinmon, A wonderful CLI that allows us to view the prices of different cryptocurrencies from the comfort of our console.

What is Coinmon?

It is an open source CLI, developed by KK Chen using JavaScript that allows us check the price of various cryptocurrencies from the console, in a fast, simple way and with updated data.

Coinman - Bitcoin Price

The tool is positioned as predominant among Cryptocurrency investors, making several programmers join the original project to make it more robust and practical. This CLI displays data thanks to the API coinmarketcap, which offers the real-time value of a variety of cryptocurrencies, among which Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Stellar and others of the more than 1000 cryptocurrencies currently exist.

How to install Coinmon?

To install Coinmon we must have Node 6.0 or higher, the commands to run to meet this requirement in Ubuntu and install the CLI are the following:

sudo apt install nodejs sudo apt install npm sudo npm install -g coinmon

Users of other distros can install coinmon directly from source code with the following commands:

$ git clone
$ cd coinmon
$ yarn
$ npm install -g
$ npm link
$ coinmon

Once installed we can now enjoy this great utility with the coinmon command, which will list the prices of the top 10 cryptocurrencies.

How to see the price of Bitcoin with Coinmon?

The cryptocurrency with the greatest importance and use today is Bitcoin, to visualize its price just run coinmon, since it is in the first place of popularity, but we can also only visualize btc using coinmon -f btc.

We can take advantage of Coinmon for a number of things, such as being able to visualize the price of cryptocurrencies in various currencies other than the dollar (AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, IDR, ILS, INR, JPY, KRW, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PKR, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TWD, ZAR), for this we simply execute coinmon -c CodigoMoneda, replacing CodigoMoneda with its respective code, for example, $ coinmon -c eur.

For users who want to see more details when viewing the price (especially those who are dedicated to the trade) can use the advanced parameters of the tool that we list below:

2 - Price 3 - Change 1H 4 - Change 24H 5 - Change 7D 6 - Market Cap

Its use is extremely simple, for example,

coinmon -C 2,4 // Shows the ranking, currency, price and percentage of variation of the last 24 hours

So if you are interested in cryptocurrencies (that you should be), this is a super useful, efficient and above all fast tool.

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  1.   Ivan said


    Personally you use this app on the phone:

    It is absolutely cool.

    1.    Ivan said

      Let's see, not that I have as much, 287 Bitshares and 540 GRC that Crunchee myself. That then it seems that we are rich or speculators. Very good time to buy Bitshares and EOS. For those interested.

  2.   Ares said

    Is there an application that allows automatic tweeting?

    So I can keep working without worrying about tweeting and outlawing.

  3.   deibis contreras said

    Hello team, I want to install this package on my pc with Ubuntu but I get the following error
    E: The command line option "g" [de -g] in combination with the other options does not make sense.
    Could you help me with that please ..?


    1.    deibis contreras said

      Again I hehehehehe.
      I managed to install but now when I run the coinmon command I get the following message.

      / usr / bin / env: "node": The file or directory does not exist

      Could you please help me.?


      1.    Anonymous said

        You need to install nodejs

        1.    deibis contreras said

          Hello friend, how much I wanted to install nodejs tells me that I already have it installed.

          root @ server-pc: / home / server # apt-get install nodejs
          Reading package list ... Done
          Creating dependency tree
          Reading the status information ... Done
          nodejs is already in its latest version (4.2.6 ~ dfsg-1ubuntu4.1).
          The packages listed below were installed automatically and are no longer required.
          linux-headers-4.10.0-42 linux-headers-4.10.0-42-generic linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic linux-image-extra-4.10.0-42-generic
          Use "apt autoremove" to remove them.
          0 updated, 0 new will be installed, 0 to remove, and 57 not updated.
          root @ server-pc: / home / server # coinmon
          / usr / bin / env: "node": The file or directory does not exist
          root @ server-pc: / home / server #
          Could you help me with another suggestion please .. ??
          Greetings and thanks

          1.    Czech said

            You have nodejs v4 installed and you need 6 at least for the coinmon.
            Use these 2 commands, they work for 14.04 and 16.04:

            curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
            sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

            With that you already have the most current version and coinmon works

            1.    rubn said

              This command throws me
              curl -sL | sudo -E bash -

              (0x52) -> sudo curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
              bash: -: File or directory does not exist

            2.    deibis contreras said

              hello it gives me the same error that rubn has.

            3.    deibis contreras said

              Hello friends, ready, I could see the prices of cryptocurrencies on my machine.
              you just have to do the following:
              cd / home
              cd ~
              sudo curl -sL -o
              chmod 766
              sudo apt-get install nodejs


            4.    deibis contreras said

              Hello friends, good night, how are you?
              I have another query if I want to know the price of a cryptocurrency, specify how I can do it.

              in if I want to know the price of monero.


  4.   Ana said

    Very good for those of us who are looking for new news about finances every day, I made my money with cryptocurrencies in 2017, and to think that I did it with some loans without collateral that I apply online