How to Check the COSS Exchange Volume

COSS exchange volume is an important metric to follow. Volume on any exchange is important as the higher it is, the more visible the exchange is and the higher potential the exchange has to earn a profit from fees.

The volume on COSS exchange is even more important than other exchanges due to the 50% fee split allocation (FSA) that it pays out on a weekly (soon to be daily) basis to COSS token holders.

High exchange volume on COSS means a greater fee share for holders of the COSS token. Because of this, keeping track of the volume on COSS is a good way for COSS holders to measure their investment’s performance.

Exchange volume data is typically compared by 24hr volume. The rate at which different sites measure the volume can vary greatly, so every method of measuring volume will give you a different result. Below are some of the best ways to measure COSS exchange volume.

Measure the Volume Manually

The most accurate way of measuring the volume is to do it yourself. The various methods below aren’t always up-to-date as it can take some time for new coins to be included in volume counts.

For example, COSS fee token (CFT) is not included in the volume count by coinmarketcap because of their requirement for a coin to be listed on two exchanges before it will appear on their site.

To measure the volume manually, you will need to be on a desktop or laptop PC. Then follow these steps below:

Manually measuring COSS exchange volume

  1. Head to the COSS exchange

    Visit the COSS exchange page and click the pair dropdown to show all pairs. Make sure you are on the ‘ALL‘ tab to show all coin volumes. Measuring COSS exchange volume manually

  2. Copy the volume data

    Starting from the name of the first pair, highlight all the pairs with volume (as shown above). Copy this selection to the clipboard (Ctrl-C).

  3. Open Excel or another spreadsheet program

    With your spreadsheet program open, paste the data in (Ctrl-V).

  4. Find the sum of the volume column

    In Excel, you can quickly find the sum by selecting the whole column. The sum will show in the bottom toolbar. You can also use the ‘Autosum’ feature by clicking the cell beneath the final entry and then selecting all the cells that have volume data.

The sum will be the total exchange volume. This value is in the currency you have selected in your COSS settings (default: USD). If you have selected anything other than USD, you will need to convert the value if you want to compare the volume to other sites which report volumes in USD.


View Volume Data on Exchange Ranking Websites

Coinmarketcap

Link: COSS Exchange on Coinmarketcap
Difference: +0.4%

Coinmarketcap is the most well established coin/exchange rankings website. However, it does not include volumes from coins such as CFT and CELT. When compared to the manual volume recording, it reported a +0.4% difference in 24hr volume.

Bitgur

Link: COSS Exchange on Bitgur
Difference: +2.8%

Bitgur is a good alternative to checking COSS exchange volume as it reports the volume on the CFT pairs. However, the site is notorious for being slow to load exchange data. Sometimes refusing to serve exchange data at all. When compared to the manual volume recording, Bitgur was +2.8% higher.

Coingecko

Link: COSS Exchange on Coingecko
Difference: -0.3%

Coingecko is a lesser used alternative to Bitgur and Coinmarketcap. Its redeeming factor is that it has better exchange stats and previous volume data can be viewed at a wider range of resolutions. When compared to the manual volume data, it under reported at -0.3%.


The Community Made, Real-time Alternative

Simple yet informative – COSS Volume

If you’re looking for a simple way to see the exchange volume in real time, look no further than Coss Volume. This site has one job and it does it well. It displays real-time 24hr volume data for the COSS exchange using the COSS API.

Sometimes, when new pairs are added or changed, the site may take a while to update. This can cause the price to freeze. But it makes a good screensaver on a second screen for COSS holders. Fun-fact, this website is on display at COSS headquarters.


The All-in-One

If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution, where you can track volume, keep tabs on price, calculate potential earnings and follow official news channels, visit COSS-FSA.

This is another well-made community made site with the primary function of letting you calculate the potential earnings of the FSA

Volume on this site can be seen on the dashboard. It gives 24 hour, 7 day average and 7 day total volumes for the COSS exchange.

How to Set Up Your Own COSS Trading Bot

This guide will show you the quickest way to get started with automated trading using a free bot built by Spielley. The bot uses a simple trading strategy of buy COSS, then sell it for higher.

Using the COSS-ETH pair (although you can define your own pair), the bot will buy COSS at the current market price and then set an order to sell higher depending on the profit level you specify. This strategy is best for people looking to accumulate COSS and don’t mind holding it.

Install the COSS Accumulation Bot Using Heroku

The simplest way to get your bot up and running is to install it via Heroku. Head to the GitHub page where you can download the bot or install via Heroku.

Once on the GitHub page, scroll to the bottom and look for Installation of basic bot (spielley) and click the purple ‘Deploy to Heroku’ button on GitHub.

Click on the purple Deploy to Heroku button on GitHub to get started

Customise the Bot on Heroku

You will need to create a free Heroku account to continue. The next page you see should look the screenshot below. You will need to create a unique name for your app.

Custom Setting Guide

  • App Name – Must be unique
  • Region – Any preferred
  • Average_down_level – Ignore for this bot
  • Averaged_lots – Ignore for this bot
  • Averaged_price – Ignore for this bot
  • Bot_strategy – BASIC
  • Coin_to_check _wallet – ETH (Or you could select any other COSS pair you prefer e.g. BTC)
  • Dont_trade_under – Set your preference, this bot will consume all your ETH if you let it. This value stops the bot from created new orders when it is reached.
  • Interval – How often the bot will run in seconds. Avoid going too low as this will cause your account to become restricted due to overloading the API
  • Private_API_key – Your secret key (see below)
  • Profit_level – This is the percentage profit the bot will sell your COSS at after purchasing. It will create a limit order e.g. 0.25% higher than your buy price. Around 0.25 is a good level, too high and your orders will not sell, too low and you have to factor in that your fees might negate any profit.
  • Public_API_key – Your public key (see below)
  • Trading_pair – COSS_ETH, unless you want to run this bot strategy on another COSS pair e.g. COSS_BTC.
  • Trading_size – How many COSS are purchased each interval (that you set above). Please take into account the minimum purchase amount of COSS is currently around 40 COSS, so you should set your value higher than this.

Getting Your Public and Secret API Keys

First log in to COSS.io and then head to the ‘API management’ page under ‘Services’.

Type a name for your API key (it can be anything) in the ‘Name of Key’ box and click ‘Create New Key’ – you will need to enter your 2FA and confirm via email. Once you receive the confirmation email, you will be redirected to a screen like above. This will show you your public key and secret key.

These will only be shown once, so copy them down and do not navigate away from this page until you are ready!

Deploying Your Bot

Once you’ve filled out all the variables as shown above, you can click deploy and the bot will begin to run.

You can see your bot in action by checking out your open orders on the COSS.io exchange page. You should see a buy every few seconds/minutes, depending on what you specified for an amount of COSS that you specified during setup. The bot will then move these buy orders, to sell orders for a percentage profit that you specified too.

Should you need to make any changes to your bot, or shut it down for good, head to the Heroku settings page for your ‘app’. To stop or delete the bot for good, scroll to the bottom for the delete option.

To make any changes, e.g. the pair, profit %, lot size or interval, click the ‘Reveal config vars’ button by the Config Vars heading. You can then edit each variable that you specified during setup.

COSS Telegram Trade Notification Bot Installation Guide

Installation Guide for Windows

Download Source Files from GitHub

To begin, you will need to download the source files from GitHub. Click the button below to download the file directly, or get the files yourself from GitHub here.

Install Node.js

You may already have Node.js installed, if so you can skip this step. If not, download the latest version of Node from their website.

The installation process should be easy enough to follow along with, just install with all the default settings.

Extract and Install the Coss-Telegram-Notifier

Right click the zipped file you downloaded from GitHub and select ‘Extract All…’ to unzip the files.

You will need to copy the location of where you downloaded these files.

First navigate to the folder that contains the file ‘index.js’.

Then, an easy way to copy the address is to click the address bar (highlighted above in yellow) and press ‘CTRL-C’ to copy the address to your clipboard.

Now to install the files, open Windows Powershell as an administrator. To do this, seach powershell in your search bar and right click the top result.

Choose ‘Run as administrator’ and a blue window will pop up.

Now we need to direct the command prompt to the address where you unzipped your files. Type ‘cd’ in to the command prompt and then press ‘CTRL-V’ to paste in the location of your files – an example of what you should type is below. Press enter to confirm the command.

cd C:\Users\Youruser\Downloads\coss-telegram-notifier-master\coss-telegram-notifier-master

This will change the directory you are working in. Now you are in the right location, you can begin the install. Type ‘npm install’ to begin the installation.

PS C:\Users\Youruser\Downloads\coss-telegram-notifier-master\coss-telegram-notifier-master> npm install

The process may take a couple of minutes – you should see this when the installation is complete:

npm notice created a lockfile as package-lock.json. You should commit this file.
npm WARN coss-telegram-notifier@1.0.0 No repository field.
npm WARN coss-telegram-notifier@1.0.0 No license field.
added 152 packages in 29.339s

Create Your Own Telegram Bot

Chatting with the BotFather

The next step is to create your Telegram bot – click here to create one with ‘BotFather’ for free.

BotFather will reply and help you create a new bot. Simply type /newbot in the chat message to BotFather to get started.

BotFather will then ask you to name your bot – it must end with the word Bot.

It will then give you an HTTP API Access key like this – 716110382:AAAAAAAAAA-BE50aAAAAAAN4vtC_r_ReoAAA – copy and keep this safe as you will need it in a minute.

Create an API Token on COSS

First log in to COSS.io and then head to the ‘API management’ page under ‘Services’.

Type a name for your API key (it can be anything) in the ‘Name of Key’ box and click ‘Create New Key’ – you will need to enter your 2FA and confirm via email. Once you receive the confirmation email, you will be redirected to a screen like above. This will show you your public key and secret key.

These will only be shown once, so copy them down and do not navigate away from this page until you are ready!

You can disable this API key from creating orders for extra peace of mind when using it with this bot.

Edit Coss-Telegram-Notifier Index.js

Navigate to the index.js file in the folder that you downloaded from GitHub and open with a text editor such as Notepad++ – do not use Word.

There are 4 lines of code that you will need to edit, they are well documented in the file, but use the search function in your text editor if you cannot find them.

The first 3 lines to replace are in bold below.

// replace the value below with the Telegram token you receive from @BotFather
const token = 'your-token-here';

// COSS API KEYS
const PUBLIC_KEY = 'your-coss-api-public-key-here';
const PRIVATE_KEY = 'your-coss-api-secret-key-here';

Now you will need to start your bot. Go back to the PowerShell window and type:

node index.js

You should get the following message:

PS C:\Users\Youruser\Downloads\coss-telegram-notifier-master\coss-telegram-notifier-master> node index.js
node-telegram-bot-api deprecated Automatic enabling of cancellation of promises is deprecated.
In the future, you will have to enable it yourself.
See https://github.com/yagop/node-telegram-bot-api/issues/319. module.js:652:30
(node:15768) ExperimentalWarning: The http2 module is an experimental API.

You can now chat with your bot on Telegram! Message your bot on telegram and type /start in the chat. It will give you a chat ID e.g. 55437555. If you can’t find your bot on telegram, type /mybots in the chat with BotFather and it will send you a clickable link.

You now need to go back and edit your index.js file. First stop the bot running by pressing ‘CTRL-C’ in the PowerShell window, or by simply closing the PS window. In index.js change the line that asks for your chat ID and save the file

// Start bot and use /start to get your chat id
const CHAT_ID = your-chat-id-here;

Load Up the Telegram Notification Bot

Chatting with a self hosted notifier bot

In the PowerShell window (if you closed it previously, make sure you are in the right directory using the cd command from earlier), type node index.js to start the bot running again.

Now, you can chat with your bot and get it to start tracking your orders – alerting you to when your orders get filled. Perfect for trading promotions!

  • /list – Will list pairs currently being watched
  • /add – Add a new pair to watch e.g. ‘COSS-ETH’
  • /remove – Remove a pair from watch list
  • /watch – Records current open trades and alerts you when they are filled
  • /stop – Stops the bot watching for trades

Further Tweaking the Bot

If you were confident in the editor, adding the keys, there are some further settings you could tweak, such as the refresh rate and the default pairs the bot has already on it’s list on startup (the pairs added through the chat interface are reset every time the bot is reset turned off).

If you have any issues, feel free to leave a comment and I can try and help.

Analyse Your FSA with COSS-FSA

COSS FSA Snippet

Julian, the creator of COSS-FSA has developed a tool to help you analyse your Fee Split Allocation (FSA).

Currently on the coss.io FSA wallet page, you can see the tokens in your FSA wallet, the total amount, amount distributed and amount remaining. Although this is important information, there is little in the way of additional information to make the wall of numbers more intuitive to users.

As there are lots of ERC tokens listed on COSS, you can be forgiven for not following each one in great detail. It’s unlikely that you are going to know the value of each coin or token, making it difficult to interpret the results on your coss.io FSA wallet page.

The ability to see the current value of tokens in the FSA wallet listed alongside the amount you own and the value of what is in your FSA wallet are all highly requested features. Unfortunately, they have not made their way on to COSS yet.

Community Created Tool for FSA Analysis

A new feature on the community created site coss-fsa.com allows you to input your FSA details by copying an API endpoint in to a text box. Which is easier than it sounds.

How to see the value of your FSA with COSS-FSA

 
{"data":[{"currency":"WISH","status":"enable","total":"0.0423782797049816973196717","distributed":"0.0000000000000000000000000","remaining":"0.0423782797049816973196717","show":true}, etc.
  • Paste the text in to the box on the coss-fsa analyzer page
  • A table will show beneath the input box showing you all your coins, their values and the value of the coins in your FSA wallet

A Work in Progress Notice

It should be noted that this is a work in progress and is not currently finished, but is functional. Julian intends to add some additional features, such as table sorting and more to this feature as it is very popular amongst the COSS community.

When tested, this did not work on mobile (iOS) but worked perfectly in Chrome on a PC.

If you don’t have a COSS account yet, you can show Julian some love by signing up with his referral link.