SwiftUI: Refreshable Crypto Data List

Refreshable Crypto Data Into SwiftUI List

Today I am going to show you how to fetch crypto data from a public api, serialize it into a swift object, display it into a list, and make the lsit refreshable. Lets begin!


First, you need to define the objects we will use to hold the crypto data in.

We can use the CoinCap Api to freely fetch bitcoin prices in a 1m interval.

Here is what the json response looks like for bitcoin:

{"data":[{"priceUsd":"34880.1704778472291349","time":1624560300000,"circulatingSupply":"18741856.0000000000000000","date":"2021-06-24T18:45:00.000Z"},{"priceUsd":"34878.3866490829225675","time":1624560360000,"circulatingSupply":"18741856.0000000000000000","date":"2021-06-24T18:46:00.000Z"},{"priceUsd":"34885.8041414565858166","time":1624560420000,"circulatingSupply":"18741856.0000000000000000","date":"2021-06-24T18:47:00.000Z"},{"priceUsd":"34873.8122685577117982","time":1624560480000,"circulatingSupply":"18741856.0000000000000000","date":"2021-06-24T18:48:00.000Z"}], timestamp: 1624646664453}

So, our objects will look like this:

import Foundation

class CryptoData: Decodable, Identifiable {
    let priceUsd: String
    let time: Int
    let circulatingSupply: String
    let date: String

class CryptoResponse: Decodable {
    let data: [CryptoData]
    let timestamp: Int

Then, to use thes objects we can create an observable object client class. This will allow us to hold the data in a place that is accessable by more than just this one view. Also, it keeps the api fetching code out of the way of our view.

class Client: ObservableObject {
    @Published var btcData: [CryptoData] = []

    let btcUrl = "https://api.coincap.io/v2/assets/bitcoin/history?interval=m1"

    // init the data
    init() {
        async {
            // get data
            let data = await fetchData(url: btcUrl)
            DispatchQueue.main.async {
                // bind data
                withAnimation(.spring()) {
                    self.btcData = data

    // fetch the crypto data with a url
    func fetchData(url: String) async -> [CryptoData] {
        do {
            // create url
            let _url = URL(string: url)!
            // fetch
            let (data, _) = try await URLSession.shared.data(from: _url)
            // decode
            let fetchedData: CryptoResponse = try JSONDecoder().decode(CryptoResponse.self, from: data)
            print("successfully found data")
            // slice the list and return
            return fetchedData.data.reversed()
        } catch {
            // handle error
            print("There was an error getting the data")
            return []


Now that we have the data, all we need to do is create the view!

import SwiftUI

struct ContentView: View {
    @ObservedObject var client = Client()

    var body: some View {
        NavigationView {
            List(client.btcData) { item in
                VStack(alignment: .leading) {
            .navigationTitle("BTC Price")
            .refreshable {
                client.btcData = await client.fetchData(url: client.btcUrl)

    private func _convertToDouble(_ input: String) -> Double {
        return Double(input) ?? 0.0

struct ContentView_Previews: PreviewProvider {
    static var previews: some View {

And thats it! You are now free to conquer the world with this btc data.

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