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Scott_Hemmeter
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi,

After spending 20 years in the Salesforce community, I have moved on and have become enamored with Airtable.

I am getting started in being an active part of this community and am sharing my efforts at scotthemmeter.com. I wanted to share my latest blog post which provides a workable example for obtaining Crypto prices from the Coinbase Pro API and populating it into Airtable. See the link below.

https://scotthemmeter.com/2021/09/28/get-crypto-prices-with-airtable-scripts/

Hope you like it!

Scott

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Paul_Naraine
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Very cool - I was looking to do something similar with Coinmarketcap and bring in as many fields as possible (and willing to pay the monthly fee if reasonable).

Have you looked into their API?

Thanks
Paul

Scott_Hemmeter
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

I started to look into it. I would actually prefer that API because they offer more coin info. When I tried it out, I had trouble getting it to work with fetch() or remoteFetchAsync(). I found something on the forums about Airtable not supporting forwarding with fetch() and I think that might prohibit the CoinMarketCap API from working within Airtable. Kinda strange. I didn’t get too far in troubleshooting, though, so went with CoinBasePro which worked ok.

@Paul_Naraine I was incorrect in what I said before. CoinMarketCap works. I just posted a good, working example to my blog at Scripting to the CoinMarketCap API | Scott Hemmeter.

Gordonhoj
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

You do an excellent job on Airtable and fill it out in a user-friendly way. Your development will be a great success when you make it available.

But I don't think it will be very successful if you make a monthly fee for the tool. Users aren't willing to try something new and pay for it for the first time. Everyone will react better to your project the first time if there's a trial period or a permanent free (limited) tool. That's why I started visiting the online mining service www.moonbitcoins.com every day. This thing is free, and in five months of working in this mining office, I haven't paid a commission yet.

AllanWaris
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Integrating real-time cryptocurrency prices into Airtable can be a game-changer. You'll need to find a reliable cryptocurrency API that provides the data you need. Once you have that, you can write a simple Airtable Script to fetch the prices regularly. Check out the Airtable documentation for examples on working with APIs. I've used this approach for other data sources, and it's surprisingly straightforward once you get the hang of it