Quotes - Level 1 Market Data

Learn how to fetch quote data (level 1 market data) on CoinAPI.

What are quotes?

We need to have a basic knowledge of market data prior to discussing what quotes are. Market data is essentially the data that we obtain from a cryptocurrency exchange. This data informs the stakeholders of the latest prices and other financial information for a particular cryptocurrency.

Market Data has three different levels. Level 1 market data is referred to as quotes, since it provides trading data on an asset pairAn asset pair consists of a base asset, the asset we want to buy, and a quote asset, the asset with which we want to exchange the base asset.. On CoinAPI, we can fetch the level 1 market data using the quotes endpoint. Quotes provide fundamental price data for a cryptocurrency, and the best ask and bid prices.

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