Today’s an exciting day—we’re delighted to announce the launch of our first exclusive Blocks Decoded app: CoinWave.
CoinWave lets you check crypto prices, follow coins in your portfolio, and stay abreast of the latest content here on the Blocks Decoded website.
Let’s take a closer look at CoinWave and all its features.
What Is CoinWave?
CoinWave is primarily a crypto price tracking app. You can use it to see the live price of coins, build your watchlist, see historical price data about coins, and read the latest articles on Blocks Decoded.
The app is free to download and use and is available on both Android and iOS.
To navigate around the app, use the three tabs at the bottom of the window. The three tabs are labeled Currencies, Watchlist, and Posts.
The Currencies tab is where you will find the live price information.
The top 50 coins by market capitalization are shown in the scrollable list. In the four columns, you will find the coin’s name, its market capitalization, and its 24-hour trading volume across the various crypto exchanges (shown in US dollars). In the final column, you will find the live price and the 24-hour price change.
The column will display the percentage change in green in the 24-hour movement has been positive and in red in the coin has declined in value over the period.
If you want to change how the columns are sorted, tap on a column’s individual header.
More Coin Information
The Currencies tab is also where you can access more detailed information about each of the coins listed in the app.
To access the expanded information, tap on the name of a coin in the left-hand column.
A new screen will open. In the upper right-hand corner, you will see a Star icon. Tap on the icon to add the coin to your watchlist.
Next, you’ll see the coin’s price displayed on the chart. To change the time period for the data in the table, tap on either Today, Week, Month, Year, or All.
If you scroll further down the window, there are six further pieces of data:
- The current price of the coin.
- The percentage change over the last 24 hours.
- The market cap of the coin.
- The 24-hour trading volume of the coin.
- The available supply of the coin.
- The total supply of the coin.
Scroll to the very bottom of the window, and you will find a link for the coin’s official website.
The Watchlist tab is where you can see a list of all the coins you’ve added to your list. You can add coins in your portfolio, coins you’re thinking about investing in, or coins that have merely piqued your interest.
To add a coin to your watchlist, you can use two different methods:
- Use the method described previously—open a cryptocurrency from the Currencies tab and tap the Star in the top right-hand corner.
- Tap on the More tab in the upper left-hand corner and select Add to Watchlist from the menu. Tap the Star alongside any of the coins to add it to your list.
All the coins you select will appear in the Watchlist tab. Once again, the information is divided into four sortable columns.
At the top of the Watchlist window, you will see a chart. It displays the information from your Favorite coin. By default, it shows Bitcoin, but you can change it to show any other token in the app.
To choose which coin appears, tap on the chart and make your selection from the list.
You can also pick your favorite by going to More > Pick favorite.
To remove a token from your list, re-open the coin’s page and de-select the Star icon or head back to More > Add to watchlist and un-star the coins you want to delete.
The final tab is Posts. It provides a live feed of the latest articles on the main Blocks Decoded website.
To read an article, simply click on the appropriate link. It will open in your device’s default web browser.
If you want to see older articles, keep scrolling down, and more posts will automatically load more content.
Check Out Our Other Apps
Blocks Decoded is part of the MakeUseOf family. Together, we’ve produced an entire suite of apps that you should check out and download.
They include a ZipScan (a great way to scan documents and photos), ZipCards (which lets you pull data off business cards and into your device), and Invoice Mini (which offers an easy way to create and send invoices).
The apps are all available on both Android and iOS devices.