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Visualizing Crypto Data with CoinGecko Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


If you are in the cryptocurrencies industry, or you are passionate about cryptos, you surely would be interested in retrieving and visualizing both historical and current crypto prices. To do so, you should consider using CoinGecko along with data visualization libraries such as Plotly. CoinGecko is one of the leading platforms that provide market and analytical data related to cryptocurrencies. It allows developers and analysts to retrieve data by using their API. It is completely free and public.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. The goal is to be able to experiment and learn with little start time or overhead. Feel free to experiment with leveraging the CoinGecko API and the Plotly libraries to retrieve any market data you want, manipulate it, and then plot it. You will have access to the Jupyter Notebook where you can perform all the operations from.

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Data scientists interested in cryptocurrencies trends
  • Anyone who is passionate about cryptos that wants to handle cryptos market data


To get the most from this lab, you should be familiar with the CoinGecko API. To get ready for it, you can complete the following lab:

About the author

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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

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Visualizing Crypto Data with CoinGecko Playground