Coinmarketcap

website

Coinmarketcap is a website that provides information on the prices and market capitalizations of various cryptocurrencies.

Coinmarketcap
Founded2013
Country of originUnited States
Area servedworldwide
OwnerBinance
Founder(s)Brandon Chez
Industrydata tracking
URLhttps://coinmarketcap.com/

Coinmarketcap was founded in 2013 by Brandon Chez. In 2020, CMC was acquired by Binance but runs independently. CMC launched an educational rewards program in 2020, and a educational portal called CMC Alexandria in 2021. In December 2021, CMC experienced technical glitches with cryptocurrency prices for a short period. In November 2021, Coinmarketcap helped the Vice, New York Times and some other media to detect the meme coin called Squid Game as a fraud scheme. The website is also a source for crypto exchanges rankings. For instance, Kraken is named as the second largest US cryptocurrencies exchange by the New York Times who reference to Coinmarketcap.[1][2][3]

References change

  1. Oberman, Paul Vigna and Jim. "The Programmer at the Center of a $100 Billion Crypto Storm". WSJ. Retrieved 2023-03-27.
  2. Yoon, John (2021-11-02). "A cryptocurrency inspired by 'Squid Game' crashes. The industry has questions". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-03-27.
  3. Confidential, Crypto. "Bitcoin Surges Amid Crisis; Binance's Surprising Addition". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-03-27.