Users can check the real-time bitcoin price on the app’s homepage which combines price and network pages from the website. Users have the option to toggle between the bitcoin price and network statistics.
Currently, the homepage features the USD price index, but users can take advantage of the currency calculator tab to view the price in their currency of choice. The bitcoin price is based on Bitcoin Price Index data.
The homepage also shows overview statistics, including: daily highs, lows, dollar-amount changes, current market cap and the total number of bitcoins in existence.
Users can select the charts page to view closing price and open-high-low-close (OHLC) bitcoin charts for the day, month and week.
All the news, analysis and opinion features available on the CoinDesk website can be accessed via the app.
The news reader showcases the most recent cryptocurrency stories at the top, but users can also take advantage of the search bar to navigate through the CoinDesk archives.
The app also features a bitcoin alert tab that can be customized to a minimum and maximum price. Once a price is selected, the app will notify you when one bitcoin reaches the specified price.
Launched today, the app is available for download from the App Store for free.
CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by Block.one; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk offers all employees above a certain salary threshold, including journalists, stock options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.