Decentralization is one of the awesome characteristics of cryptocurrencies. All participants are equally created and there is no central authority in the network. And at the foundation of cryptocurrencies? There you find open source software. (Find all cryptocurrencies on Coinranking!)
A few weeks ago we’ve started sharing a part of our code with you and the rest of the world. To be precise, we opened up our cryptocurrency exchange library. But that was just the beginning!
We’re very excited to announce that our supply data is now open source as well! Find here the NPM package. We open sourced the drivers for querying block explorers to get the supply data; like circulating, total and maximum supply.
Use this library to see for example, how much Ethereum is in circulation. You can find how much Ethereum is in the foundation’s hands and how much is burned. Add your own driver to see the correct supply data of your coin on Coinranking.
Block explorer: An online blockchain browser that reveals the data of individual blocks and transactions.
Total supplies: The number of coins that’s already in circulation + newly mined coins that are not in the market yet.
Circulating supplies: The number of coins that are publicly available and circulating in the market.
Maximum supplies: the maximum amount of coins that will ever exist in the lifetime of the cryptocurrency.
We invite anyone to use our code according to the terms of the MIT open-source license. This means that you can basically do whatever you want as long as you include the original copyright and license notice in any copy of the software/source.
How can I contribute?
Go to Github! Bug reports and pull requests are welcome. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration.