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How to Identify the Correct Ticker in CoinTracking

Identifying the correct ticker for blockchain imports is essential for accurate tracking of your cryptocurrency portfolio on CoinTracking. In this FAQ article, we will guide you through the steps to ensure you have the right ticker for each coin, helping you avoid errors in your gains and losses calculations.

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Step 1: Check your current balance

Go to your current balance page on CoinTracking. The coins are sorted by value in descending order. Start by checking the highest value coins in your portfolio and determine if the balances and values look realistic. (In this example, we will consider "WBTC")


Step 2: Identify unfamiliar or inaccurate coins

If you come across a coin that is unfamiliar or has unrealistic values, go to the Trade List and look for the coin ticker. Click on the '+' of one of the transactions to open up the details. The Trade ID follows the format [wallet address - transaction hash]. 


Step 3: Verify transaction on the blockchain explorer

Copy the transaction hash and look it up on the relevant blockchain explorer. You could click on your wallet job address as well as it will open the block explorer we are using. Click on the token name in the transaction details to open up more information about the token.

Step 4: Search for the token on CoinTracking and external sources

Copy the token name and paste it into Coins & Trends to see if CoinTracking has price information for the token. Additionally, copy the contract address and search for it on the Coins & Trends page, CoinMarketCap or CoinGecko.

Step 5: Compare the token information and find a match

Compare the token information from the blockchain explorer, CoinMarketCap, and CoinGecko with the results on CoinTracking. Look for matches in price, market capitalization, and 24-hour volume.

As BitCoinClassic doesn't have any results on CT, we use SpookyShiba as an example:

Information on CT

Information on CoinMarketCap:

Step 6: Edit the ticker manually or with bulk edit.

If you find a match, use the bulk edit feature to change the ticker to the correct one, as described here: Bulk Edit - Overwrite Coins.

If the incorrect ticker has been imported via one of our API or CSV importers, please let us know in a support ticket so that we can adjust the importer, so users don't have to change the ticker manually in the future.

Step 7: Choose a custom ticker for unlisted coins

If your coin is not listed on CoinTracking, choose a custom ticker that is not already listed: Set Custom Prices and Convert Coins into NFT'S

Following these steps will help you identify the correct ticker for your blockchain imports, ensuring accurate tracking of your cryptocurrency portfolio on CoinTracking. Always double-check your tickers and coin balances to avoid errors in your gains and losses calculations.

Please note that we will not rename a ticker once it has been assigned if, for example, our price sources change this original ticker (e.g. CHNG to XCHNG): How To Enter Coin Migrations/Rebrandings in CoinTracking

We always keep the old ticker, so please continue to use it: Fiat, coin and commodities price sources, individual exchange price, change Fiat account currency

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