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Please give us a timeline on your cryptocurrency plans (if any!!!!)

Long time user, very disappointed in speed and improvements! Cryptocurrency has been requested for going on 4 years with the same response. Not adding the additional decimal places and tickers (readily available on multiple internet sites) is inexcusable. Ability to track in and out of hard wallets and being able to still fill out capital gains and losses also needs to be addressed. I shouldn't have to develop a work around since you've gone to a subscription service. Please give us a timeline to at least show you are working on the issue. Right now, I'm thinking it's just a smokescreen.

Answers

  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    edited April 7
    Hello @KCPizzaiolo,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your question.

    Unfortunately, we do not have an ETA on when cryptocurrency features and functions will become available, though it is currently Planned for future implementation. However, if you wish to be notified of updates on this topic as they become available, then please refer to this Idea thread and click the Bookmark Icon located on the top-right of the post.


    Thank you!
    -Quicken Anja
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    @KCPizzaiolo As I understand the issue, it's basically that crypto requires MANY more decimal places in the quote than
    Q currently supports
    SO, for EVERY transaction in any investment account they'd have to expand the Quote field ... and effort comparable to Y2K, if you remember what a PITA that was.
    This will also significantly expand the file size, at least for some of us who have thousands of investment transactions in our Q data file.
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  • KCPizzaiolo
    KCPizzaiolo Member
    It's actually pretty simple to write a script to increase this field and the speed and file size would be insignificant unless you haven't upgraded your computer in years. Don't compare 2021 database architecture those of to the past century. (It's like comparing VisiCalc to the current Excel! But then who even uses Excel anymore?)
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    It's actually pretty simple to write a script to increase this field and the speed and file size would be insignificant unless you haven't upgraded your computer in years. Don't compare 2021 database architecture those of to the past century. (It's like comparing VisiCalc to the current Excel! But then who even uses Excel anymore?)
    This response shows that you know very little about program development and even less about Quicken.
    Quicken's database is at least 20 years old, and lacks a lot of the "new features".

    What's more you don't right "scripts" to change code.  You might right "scripts" to change a database to increase sizes and such during and "conversion", but even there most likely that wouldn't be the way it would happen in Quicken because the database is "embedded" and so they would write code (C#/C++ code) to make the conversion if needed.

    To expand the GUI fields they will have to go to each of them in the GUI builder and expand them there, but in that is the "least of it".

    There is no doubt that this is a C#/C++ program and that all the floating point number are either "float" or much more likely "double" type.  The double type has about 15 significant digits.  Note is in "scientific format".  As in 1.2343434 E-10.
    How many digits and what format (XXX.YYYY or say XXXX.YY) is dependent on either a setting in the GUI builder that has to be changed, or more likely in code.  All those spots have to be found and set correctly.

    If the requirements of crypto currencies exceed the 15 significant digits then they would have to go to different storage type both in the program and in the database.  Machines are optimized for the double types (Floating point processors).  If a new type is used, not only is most likely going take more space (and when you multiple something by hundreds of thousands it does add up) it will also be tremendously slower to process (any math) because the floating point processor will not be used.

    Quicken already suffers from slow investment account performance using doubles.
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    ALSO, Q NEVER pre-announces new features until they're ready to roll out.  So, no one from Q is going to provide you with an ETA.
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    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
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