Trading on Cryptowat.ch or trade.kraken.com

Trading on Kraken’s trading interface, Cryptowat.ch, provides integrated charting services, numerous technical indicators, and a streamlined interface for entering, cancelling and replacing orders. Below is a quick guide for how to use Cryptowat.ch.

Entering orders

The order form is on the top right of the screen (you may need to wait a few moments for the screen to finish loading before it becomes available). The order form should be pretty intuitive so we won’t go into that here. The order types and leveraged margin trading work the same way.  

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Image: order form as displayed on the top right of the screen

Viewing recent orders, trades and positions

You can view recent orders, trades and positions in the lower right of the screen. Note that only more recent activity will be shown, so if you want to look further back into your order or trade history, you may have to log in to your account on https://www.kraken.com for this.

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Image: tabs showing recent orders, trades and positions.

 

Selecting currency pairs

Currency pairs are selected in the upper left of the screen below the Kraken logo.

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Is the new trade interface safe?

Yes - it’s just as safe as trading on the old interface. Keep in mind that anyone who has access to your computer while you are logged in will be able to make trades on your account. When you are finished trading, be sure to click “Log out” in the upper right of the screen.  

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Image: log out button as displayed on the top right of the screen

Does the new trade interface require that I stay logged in to kraken.com?

No - you must log in to kraken.com to launch the new interface, but once it is launched you do not need to stay logged in to kraken.com. When you are finished trading, be sure to click “Log out” in the upper right of the screen.

Be careful about trading on the new and old interface at the same time

It is possible to be logged in to the new and old trade interface at the same time. Orders or trades entered on one interface will take a short while to appear on the other interface. We recommend that you just trade on one interface at a time - preferably the new one!