Why do I see different prices compared to Coinmarketcap or other sites?
We calculate prices taking into account your preferred currency.
So if you choose USD ($) as your coin of preference, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) will be the volume-weighted average of all BTC/USD markets - only exchanges that allow trading BTC using USD are taken into account. The price is not affected by any other trading pair. Often there are big price differences with other pairs ie BTC/KRW or BTC/JPY. In case the volume for the selected pair is not big enough, we use more liquid pairs.
If you want to see the price of a crypto expressed in a different currency simply change your currency of preference. Using our BTC example from above if you want to see the price of Bitcoin in Japanese Yen, simply select Yen as your currency of preference. The BTC price you’ll see (in Yen) is calculated only based on BTC-JPY pairs.
Other sites, like Coinmarketcap, calculate the average price of all pairs ie BTC/USD, BTC/JPY etc and show you the result in USD. This is the reason for the price differences.