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Frequently Asked Questions

What is "Market Capitalization" and how is it calculated?

Market Capitalization is one way to rank the relative size of a cryptocurrency. It's calculated by multiplying the Priceby the Circulating Supply.

Market Cap = Price X Circulating Supply.

 

What is the difference between "Circulating Supply", "Total Supply", and "Max Supply"?

Circulating Supply is the best approximation of the number of coins that are circulating in the market and in the general public's hands.
Total Supply is the total amount of coins in existence right now (minus any coins that have been verifiably burned).
Max Supply is the best approximation of the maximum amount of coins that will ever exist in the lifetime of the cryptocurrency.

 

What is the difference between a "Coin" and a "Token" ?

Coin is a cryptocurrency that can operate independently.
Token is a cryptocurrency that depends on another cryptocurrency as a platform to operate.

 

How do I purchase cryptocurrency?

AltcoinPriceIndex reports on the trading activities of thousands of markets but does not directly sell any cryptocurrency. If you want to buy cryptocurrency,  you can look at the  Buy / Sell Section.

 

At what time is the 24 hour % change based?

It's based on the current time. It's a rolling 24 hour period.

 

 

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