What is an API? What does an API do?

API is short for Application Programming Interface.

In general, an API is a set of rules describing how one application can interact with another application.

With regard to crypto currency trading, an API enables you to connect with the exchange programmatically, allowing you to obtain real time market data, make trades, and manage your account.

Some of the tasks that can be accomplished via our API are:

  • Download historical market data
  • Stream real time market data
  • Place and cancel trading orders
  • View account balances, download trading history, make funding transactions
  • and much more

Our API documentation provides detailed instructions for using our REST API and our WebSocket API.