Track Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with Sharesight

by David Olsen, Content Manager, Sharesight

You can now track cryptocurrencies with Sharesight, including Bitcoin and Ethereum (among others), with prices updated every 5 minutes. We’re using Open Exchange Rates’ API to bring investors intraday cryptocurrency prices (in addition to intraday foreign exchange rates).

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Tracking cryptocurrencies in your investment portfolio

Investors have been able to manually track cryptocurrencies in Sharesight using the custom investment feature for some time. Sharesight’s new cryptocurrency feature is a significant improvement, with intraday price updates, plus the ability to denominate brokerage fees in the coin being traded.

This leverages Sharesight’s new Foreign Exchange (FX) account feature, but extends it to include holding investments in cryptocurrencies.

What cryptocurrencies does Sharesight track?

Investors can track 8 different cryptocurrencies in Sharesight:

  • XBT - Bitcoin
  • ETH - Ethereum
  • XRP - Ripple
  • LTC - Litecoin
  • XLM - Stellar
  • DAS - Dash
  • XMR- Monero
  • BTS - Bitshare

If there is sufficient demand, we’ll look to add more. If you are invested in cryptocurrencies outside this list, you can still manually track them using the custom investments feature.

Tracking cryptocurrencies in USD

If you commonly trade cryptocurrencies on international exchanges you might prefer to see the values denominated in a particular fiat currency such as USD (if you trade USD/XBT pairs, for example). If the fiat currency differs from the currency of the tax residency of your Sharesight portfolio, you will need to add a seperate Sharesight portfolio with a tax residency that uses that particular fiat currency.

Track cryptocurrency in Sharesight today

  1. If you don’t have a Sharesight account - sign-up for a FREE Sharesight account
  2. Visit the Sharesight cryptocurrency tracking (including bitcoin) help page to get started
  3. Join the discussion on Sharesight’s cryptocurrency tracking feature in the Sharesight community to share your comments and ideas