It can be a complete nightmare to keep track of your cryptocurrency investments and trades.
I know from personal experience. I started with Excel but found that even with a small (<200) number of trades, it was hard to actually use this information to make good decisions (e.g., when to buy and sell). I found I was wasting loads of time sorting this out too. Sound familiar?
There are loads of options out there (I’ve listed all the ones I know of at the end). Some are gems, but others are complete trash.
In this post, I’m going to rank the best 5 cryptocurrency portfolio management and tracking apps (or sites) of 2018.
The 5 Best Cryptocurrency Portfolio Management Apps & Sites
I’ve tested numerous alternatives to CoinTracking, but no other cryptocurrency portfolio management app is packed with as much (useful) functionality. No alternative even comes close.
My #1 favourite thing about CoinTracking is that it automatically imports transactions from over 30 cryptocurrency exchanges. For exchanges or marketplaces where automatically importing transactions isn’t possible (e.g., Localbitcoins), you can easily manually import them. This makes tracking your cryptocurrency portfolio nearly automatic.
Some of CoinTracking’s other key features:
- Browser-based, but has a mobile app.
- Supports over 5500 currencies (i.e., everything).
- Generate reports of your cryptocurrency trading/investment performance.
- My favourites are:
- ‘Realised and Unrealised Gains’
- ‘Average Purchase Prices’
- My favourites are:
- Generate tax reports (based on your logged transactions).
There’s a catch: the price tag. For the basic upgrade (to PRO), it costs approximately £59/year. That sounds like a lot, but that’s actually cheaper than leading alternatives like Delta.io (£64/year) or AltPocket (£120/year). What CoinTracking offers is miles ahead.
CoinTracking has over 315,000 users. I’m happy to be one of them. It’s not appropriate for everyone, but you should check it out.
Delta slid into the cryptocurrency scene in September 2017 and was positioned as an alternative to Blockfolio (the #1 mobile crypto portfolio management app).
After a barrage of updates, I’d now consider Delta the new king.
These are Delta’s key features:
- Mobile (iOS and Android), but has a desktop app.
- Supports over 2000 currencies.
- Automatically import transactions from 11 popular exchanges.
- Maximum of 2 connections (unless you upgrade).
- Can setup price-level alerts.
Delta is free to use, but you can upgrade to ‘Delta PRO’. For most beginners/casual users, the free version will be enough and you’ll never need to pay a dime.
If you want to unlock all the restrictions (e.g., automatically import transactions from more than 2 exchanges), you’ll need to upgrade (£64/year). Compared to CoinTracking, I don’t think that’s good value.
While I’d consider Delta the superior mobile crypto portfolio management app, Blockfolio is still a good option for beginners or casual users.
These are Blockfolio’s key features:
- 100% free.
- Mobile (iOS and Android) only.
- Supports over 3000 currencies.
- Extra functions:
- Price alerts.
- Built-in news reader.
- Signal (development updates from crypto teams).
Blockfolio’s developers are working to add automatic imports from popular exchanges, but I couldn’t find an ETA. I heard murmurs of a browser-based version too, but couldn’t find anything solid.Website
CoinTracker.io is quite barebones, but I really like it.
You can automatically import your transactions from 15 exchanges (listed below) and track the performance of your portfolio in an attractive UI. All for free.
Does it offer many bells and whistles on top of this? No. But it does the basics well.
If you’re looking to make calculating your tax obligations easier, they have an integrated service which automatically generates your tax forms.
CoinTracker is browser-based and I’d definitely recommend giving it a shot.Website
CoinTracker.io currently syncs with the following exchanges:
- Coinbase & Coinbase Pro (i.e., GDAX)
CryptoCompare’s portfolio manager offers very basic functionality, but it’s easy to use and has a decent interface.
It’s 100% free, browser-based (mobile app’s in development), has basic charts, and an accounting (to calculate tax obligations) function.
There’s no functionality to automatically import transactions from exchanges. This makes it appropriate for beginners (or if you’re not making many trades), but unsuitable for those frequently trading back and forth.Website
Looking for more options? Check out these alternatives.
Want to continue using Excel (or equivalent)? Check out these links:
- This tutorial shows you how to import live market data from CoinMarketCap.
- There’s a Google Sheets template here.
- This is an excellent Excel template.
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