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Bitstamp API python implementation

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Python package to communicate with the API.

Compatible with Python 2.7+ and Python 3.3+


There are two classes. One for the public part of API and a second for the trading part.

Public class doesn’t need user credentials, because API commands which this class implements are not bound to bitstamp user account.

Description of API:


Install from PyPi:

pip install BitstampClient

Install from git:

pip install git+git://


Here’s a quick example of usage:

>>> import bitstamp.client

>>> public_client = bitstamp.client.Public()
>>> print(public_client.ticker()['volume'])

>>> trading_client = bitstamp.client.Trading(
...     username='999999', key='xxx', secret='xxx')
>>> print(trading_client.account_balance()['fee'])
>>> print(trading_client.ticker()['volume'])   # Can access public methods

How to activate a new API key

  1. Login your Bitstamp account
  2. Click on Security -> Api Access
  3. Select permissions which you want to have for you access key (if you don’t check any box, you will get error message ‘No permission found’ after each API call)
  4. Click the ‘Generate key’ button and don’t forget to write down your Secret!
  5. Click ‘Activate’
  6. Goto your Inbox and click on link sent by Bitstamp to activate this API key

Class diagram

Class diagram

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