Coingecko is the world’s largest independent cryptocurrency data aggregator and it has 6,000 different assets on its database tracking across over 400 different crypto exchanges. The site is similar to CoinMarketCap, however, CoinMarketCap is owned by Binance so the site has a bias towards certain crypto assets.
So if you like unbiased information free of influence, Coingecko is a great place to learn from. This guide will show how to use the site to look up information.
Here we have the main page of Coingecko. The front page shows the top 100 crypto assets on the market, the current price for those assets, and the market trends of a certain time frame.
The website has a wealth of information and different configurations to get the results you’re looking for. You can change the currency above the crypto list from the U.S. to the Chinese Yuan or rearrange the coins according to a category from Meme Coins to Stablecoins.
I highly recommend that you create an account so you can have your own portfolio of coins you follow and set up price alerts. Coingecko has a rewards system called Candies where users collect digital candies and trade them in for discounts on tech products like Benzinga Pro.
If you want to know more about a particular cryptocurrency, click on the name and you’ll be taken to a detailed page. As you can see in the Bitcoin example image, you are given access to the source code on Github and access to communities like the Bitcoin subreddit.
Next to the crypt’s name are buttons that allow you to buy, sell, short, and even mine cryptocurrency in some cases.
Be aware that cryptocurrencies cannot be purchased or sold on Coingecko. It’s not an exchange site, merely a data aggregator. If you click the Buy/Sell tab, you will be given a choice of where you want to buy cryptos such as eToro or AAX. If you don’t like those exchanges, go down and click on the Markets tab and you’ll be given the full list of exchanges.
The exchanges can also be categorized so if you want to know which one has the most 24-hour, you can organize it that way.
At the top of the page, you will find a DeFi tab. Click it and you will be sent to Coingecko’s DeFi Coin page which will show the top 100 DeFi Coins based on market capitalization.
The DeFi tab is one that you should learn to be familiar with if you’d like to diversify your crypto portfolio with a DeFi coin. Like the rest of the website, you can organize the DeFi section so if you want to know which asset is selling at the lowest price, simply organize the token by the lowest price.
Coingecko also has other great resources such as a Discord group and Telegram group to talk with other investors, a podcast, and a tutorial on how to earn cryptocurrency. Personally, I like their Compare Coins feature as I can put two crypto-assets side by side and see how they stack up against each other.