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How can I get circulating supply and total supply for cryptocurrencies?

I am not talking about using coinmarketcap's API, I want to get the data myself. Should I get it from the source-code?

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  • For all cryptocurrencies/altcoins? That is going to be a lot of work. There are thousands and the vast majority are effectively scams. Oct 18 at 16:03
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For Bitcoin you can get the total supply via gettxoutsetinfo, which produces the following output:

$ bitcoin-cli gettxoutsetinfo
{
  "height": 705603,
  "bestblock": "0000000000000000000173b87bcaa99c5020eb16b13a856f7015130889c5ff93",
  "transactions": 45865084,
  "txouts": 75262497,
  "bogosize": 5632719734,
  "hash_serialized_2": "ac0ce667248d97678d5eb4fcfb7e2ae667e205775765852e5b595afa73fb2eb0",
  "disk_size": 4613582238,
  "total_amount": 18847318.79243407
}

In the output, total_amount refers to the sum of all existing bitcoins. While other cryptocurrencies are not on-topic here, gettxoutsetinfo should also work for most Bitcoin-derived altcoins.

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  • Awesome! And what about other blockchain? any hints?
    – user127862
    Oct 19 at 9:51
  • As mentioned in the answer, this site only covers Bitcoin, but a few other cryptocurrencies have their own stackexchange sites and you could ask there.
    – Murch
    Oct 19 at 11:22

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