CoinMarketCap Unveils New Liquidity Feature

CoinMarketCap, one of the largest websites designed to give users information regarding important cryptocurrency data, has recently announced the release of a new metric that will allow its users to better track their favorite cryptocurrency products: liquidity.

Date: 
November 16, 2019
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CoinMarketCap Unveils New Liquidity Feature

Author: Dylan B
Date: 
November 16, 2019
Read time: 
2 minutes

CoinMarketCap, one of the largest websites designed to give users information regarding important cryptocurrency data, has recently announced the release of a new metric that will allow its users to better track their favorite cryptocurrency products: liquidity.

CoinMarketCap, one of the largest websites designed to give users information regarding important cryptocurrency data, has recently announced the release of a new metric that will allow its users to better track their favorite cryptocurrency products: liquidity.

Today, we are introducing a new metric to highlight what matters most to investors and traders: liquidity. With our Liquidity metric, we hope to provide public good to the crypto markets by encouraging the provision of liquidity instead of the inflation of volumes. (Carylyne Chan - The Chief Strategy Officer at CoinMarketCap)

Located underneath the “exchange” tab, one can easily sort some of the most popular exchanges by liquidity rather than volume and can further understand where an exchange stands on the list by choosing some of the more popular trading pairs on the side of the page. It accomplishes this by using data from over 3000 crypto assets, which is also designed to protect data against market manipulation that may be able to fool other metrics. 

The chief strategy officer at CoinMarketCap, Carylyne Chan, further explains that they will be using adaptive data for their liquidity metric: 

“We believe our adaptive methodology will make our metric very difficult to ‘game’ as orders would need to be placed close to the mid-price, or risk being counter-productive to the Liquidity metric scoring.”

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This change comes as a result of the inefficiency of using volume as a metric to gauge the true standing of an exchange or crypto product. As many are already aware of, issues such as wash trading make it difficult to take volume data seriously. Chan states that this is a key reason for their shift of focus over to liquidity: 

“Today, we are introducing a new metric to highlight what matters most to investors and traders: liquidity. With our Liquidity metric, we hope to provide public good to the crypto markets by encouraging the provision of liquidity instead of the inflation of volumes.”

Along with the release of a product earlier this year that analyzes and improves transparency in order-book data from cryptocurrency exchanges, we look forward to seeing what CoinMarketCap seeks to do in the future to provide users with more reliable crypto data. 

Posted by Dylan B

Dylan Buckley is a writer based in California. He became interested in cryptocurrency upon discovering it in 2014 and soon started investing as well as writing for a wide variety of clients and crypto-startups in the space. When he is not producing content for individuals and businesses, he is typically working on his own self-development content or making music.

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