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If the answer to any of the questions above is a resounding yes, you must have faced the issue of keeping track of the return from each coin or your existing portfolio valuation. If you are becoming a pro cryptocurrency trader, you also need something better than excel sheets to quickly analyze your cryptocurrency portfolio and take a call on buying/selling.
As far as I’m concerned, I started my journey by using Excel sheets. It was one hell of a task and sometimes quite tiresome, considering the number of entries that would go in. Moreover, since most of the task was manual, I often missed out on good buy/sell time.
After a few months of frustration, I started looking for a solution and that’s when I found about cryptocurrency portfolio management apps. These apps are developed to help seasonal or full-time cryptocurrency investor and traders for effectively monitoring and managing their portfolios.
Here, I’m sharing some of the best portfolio management apps for cryptocurrency users. You can pick and choose depending on your requirement. However, some of the scenarios to consider:
There are many other scenarios but these are the four major scenarios at large. No matter which one applies to you, these portfolio management apps will help you level up your game and take your cryptocurrency investment to the next level.
So without further delay, let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the best apps that will help you keep a track of your cryptocurrencies portfolio and also the profit and loss from them.
I wish I knew about CoinTracking earlier as this is my go-to cryptocurrency portfolio management app these days. I use it along with Cryptocompare portfolio app. For those buying cryptocurrencies to hold it for months or years, Cryptocompare does a pretty decent job. On the other hand, if you plan to deal with occasional buying/selling of cryptos (trading), this is the best solution for you.
CoinTracking is available on the web and also offers a mobile app for Android and iOS. CoinTracking is a dedicated website where you not only see your current portfolio balance, but also data that helps you make a better decision in terms of buying/selling your coins at the right time.
Moreover, managing coins on various exchanges could be cumbersome and this app lets you see which coins and how much amount you are holding. Another feature that I really admire about CoinTracking is the realized and unrealized Gain/Loss feature.
Millennials may not like the interface as it looks outdated but that’s a tradeoff you need to do regarding functionalities. The best part is, you can connect to all popular exchanges using the API feature and it automatically fetches the new trading data. Apart from saving time, this ensures you are always aware of the coins you have.
Some highlights of CoinTracking:
The free plan let you manage up to 200 trades, and you can upgrade to an unlimited plan by paying a nominal fee in any cryptocurrency of your choice. After trying the free plan for a couple of days, I ended up upgrading to pro plan and it turned out to be a great decision.
CoinTracking is online since 2013 and the team keeps adding new features as cryptocurrency industry is going. If you need to pick just one app from this list, look no further than CoinTracking.
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2. Cryptocompare Portfolio:
Cryptocompare is a popular community for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and they offer a portfolio management app as well. The app is available on web, mobile and they have also integrated it into their mobile app. However, their web interface is pretty solid.
Some of the highlights of the CryptoCompare portfolio app are:
This app definitely needs a dedicated post to help you understand how it works. However, on this list, this is the best crypto asset management app. You can also see the allocation percentage for each coin.
Another thing is since everything is in the cloud and under your registered account, you don’t have to worry about losing track of your portfolio. You can access your portfolio anytime from the desktop, mobile browser and they do have a mobile app as well.
However, the mobile app is not as robust as their web interface. You also have an option to make your portfolio public or private and share it with others.
If you have never used a cryptocurrency portfolio app, start with this.
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Delta is a popular alternative to Blockfolio app simply because they are better in many ways than Blockfolio.
However, this doesn’t make Blockfolio useless but yeah of course it does makes it less attractive for new users.
Delta has mobile apps for both Android and iOS versions with more than 2000 coins waiting to be added to your portfolio.
Also, you add BTC, ETH or fiat currencies as your reserve currencies and deduct you period purchase from these reserves to get an overall picture of your portfolio.
Some other cool features of Delta app are:
Apart from all this their community and development team is very active in developing Delta app. In 2019 you can expect features like API sync, advanced alerts, order books etc.
Note: I am using this app’s Pro version from last 5 days and believe me the UI is the best you can get anywhere. Also, the variety of coins and fiat currencies that they support is simply commendable plus they are under continuous development & improvement.
Blockfolio is a decent substitute for the above one as it tackles one major problem of deducting the balance from the coins when you sold it.
Another cool feature here is, when you buy a new coin (and add it to the portfolio), you will be able to deduct the BTC/ETH or any other parent currency that you used to buy the new coin.
Some cool features of BlockFolio:
Account feature is not enabled yet which is one big limitation of Blockfolio. However, you can save your BlockFolio token ID by going to the settings page of the app.
Overall BlockFolio is a growing app and if you want something mobile-centric, this app is exactly for you.
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All the solutions I have listed above have their pros and cons. What will work for you is completely dependent on your style of investing and trading.
If you are someone who has been holding long-term coins and has started trading once in a while on Binance, Bittrex, Cryptopia, Gate.io, Bitfinex, Bittrex, KuCoin, Coss.io or any other site, you can’t rely on a simple app. For you the best app is CoinTracking.
For someone who wants to buy a couple of long-term cryptocurrencies and plans to hold it for months or years to come, you are better off with the Cryptocompare portfolio app.
If I have to pick one for someone who is starting out with an intention of getting serious in crypto investment and trading, I would recommend CoinTracking. It solves the major headache of taxation and even if you are dealing with 100+ cryptos, it magically shows you your profit and loss.
Moreover, the kind of data it provides, you can easily do day trading and make a lot of money just by buying/selling when a coin value has grown or decreased. I will talk more about this in a dedicated post in the coming days.
For now, it’s your turn to share which Crypto portfolio and tracking app you use to manage your cryptocurrencies. If you know of something that is working great for you, do let me know the name and features that you like most about the app you are using.
Looking forward to hearing from you. If you know of others who are investing in cryptocurrencies, do share this post with them. Actively monitoring their portfolio will help them to make better decisions in the future and make more money.
Update: I have found Delta and CoinTracking working great for me, what is working for you? Do share with us in the comments below.
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