Frequently Asked Questions
Questions on the application
What is rotki?
rotki is an opensource portfolio tracking, analytics, and tax reporting application that respects your privacy. It is focused on Crypto assets but will also slowly facilitate tracking of more traditional assets.
Why should I use it?
Unlike virtually every other service out there which offers you the ability to track crypto assets, get analytics, and generate tax reports, rotki is a local application. And its basic version is also free.
A local application allows you to own your data. You don’t need to give your API keys, or any of your financial history to a centralized third party. We strongly advise against using any such centralized services. Your data is not safe with them.
What does it offer me?
rotki offers tracking of all your crypto assets no matter where they are. Either on a blockchain or on one of the supported exchanges.
You can also manually input information on your Fiat assets (iow: how much EUR, USD e.t.c. you own) so that the analytics also take them into account. Manual input of action that you did and would like to be tracked is also possible by adding an “external trade”
It also allows you to get a tax report, essentially calculating all trades in a given period and determining your profit or loss depending on your given settings. For more details on what is offered and how to use it check the Usage Guide.
Will it remain free to use?
rotki’s base version will always remain opensource and free to use. It’s in github and even if the current maintainer stops developing for whatever reason anyone can pick it up and continue.
Questions on Premium
What is rotki Premium?
rotki is an opensource and free application. In order to fund development we also have a paid tier which offers more features and for which many new awesome features will be developed.
If you like rotki you can support us with a premium subscription and you not only get to fund opensource but also get additional features. To get a rotki subscription register in our website. There you can also see what exactly is offered in premium.
Questions on Roadmap and Features
How can I see what’s planned for rotki?
Please take a look at the Github issues here. For more specific planning check the github milestones.
Why doesn’t rotki support exchange X/Y/Z or have feature X/Y/Z?
rotki is opensource software and we welcome Pull Requests. If you would really like something to be done about a feature request consider supporting us with a premium subscription and when you register give us your Github username. Your feature request will then be prioritized.
Where does the name come from?
rotki is an abbreviation for Rotkehlchen. That is the german word for the bird known in English as the European Robin. For pronunciation check here.