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Bits / 2019 / Silver Medal Update crypto-ticker-mode


crypto-ticker-mode is the first proper Emacs extension I ever wrote. It used to fetch data from cryptsy, but that site closed several years ago so it doesn’t work.

My goal is to write a new backend, update the ticker to use it, and get everything published on Melpa.

Goal steps

Find a free API for coin prices

Write a new API wrapper for it

Create a driver for new API wrapper

Update crypto-ticker-mode to use new driver

Remove deprecated cryptsy code and documentation

Publish on Melpa


Bronze Medal Write a new api library for fetching crypto rates.
Silver Medal Update crypto-ticker-mode to use it.
Gold Medal Get everything on Melpa.