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A JavaScript / Python / PHP cryptocurrency trading library with support for 100+ exchanges

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A JavaScript / Python / PHP library for cryptocurrency trading and e-commerce with support for many bitcoin/ether/altcoin exchange markets and merchant APIs.

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The CCXT library is used to connect and trade with cryptocurrency / altcoin exchanges and payment processing services worldwide. It provides quick access to market data for storage, analysis, visualization, indicator development, algorithmic trading, strategy backtesting, bot programming, webshop integration and related software engineering.

It is intended to be used by coders, developers, technically-skilled traders, data-scientists and financial analysts for building trading algorithms on top of it.

Current feature list:

  • support for many exchange markets, even more upcoming soon
  • fully implemented public and private APIs for all exchanges
  • all currencies, altcoins and symbols, prices, order books, trades, tickers, etc…
  • optional normalized data for cross-exchange or cross-currency analytics and arbitrage
  • an out-of-the box unified all-in-one API extremely easy to integrate
  • works in Node 7.6+, Python 2 and 3, PHP 5.4+, web browsers

Certified Cryptocurrency Exchanges

  id name certified ver doc countries
binance binance Binance CCXT Certified * API Japan
bitfinex bitfinex Bitfinex CCXT Certified 1 API British Virgin Islands
bittrex bittrex Bittrex CCXT Certified 1.1 API US
kraken kraken Kraken CCXT Certified 0 API US
theocean theocean The Ocean CCXT Certified 0 API US
upbit upbit Upbit CCXT Certified 1 API South Korea

Supported Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets

The ccxt library currently supports the following 132 cryptocurrency exchange markets and trading APIs:

id name certified ver doc countries
_1btcxe 1BTCXE   * API Panama
acx ACX   2 API Australia
allcoin Allcoin   1 API Canada
anxpro ANXPro   2 API Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand
anybits Anybits   * API Ireland
bcex BCEX   1 API China, Canada
bibox Bibox   1 API China, US, South Korea
bigone BigONE   2 API UK
binance Binance CCXT Certified * API Japan
bit2c Bit2C   * API Israel
bitbank bitbank   1 API Japan
bitbay BitBay   * API Malta, EU
bitfinex Bitfinex CCXT Certified 1 API British Virgin Islands
bitfinex2 Bitfinex v2   2 API British Virgin Islands
bitflyer bitFlyer   1 API Japan
bitforex Bitforex   1 API China
bithumb Bithumb   * API South Korea
bitibu Bitibu   2 API Cyprus
bitkk bitkk   1 API China
bitlish Bitlish   1 API UK, EU, Russia
bitmarket BitMarket   * API Poland, EU
bitmex BitMEX   1 API Seychelles
bitsane Bitsane   * API Ireland
bitso Bitso   3 API Mexico
bitstamp Bitstamp   2 API UK
bitstamp1 Bitstamp v1   1 API UK
bittrex Bittrex CCXT Certified 1.1 API US
bitz Bit-Z   2 API Hong Kong
bl3p BL3P   1 API Netherlands, EU
bleutrade Bleutrade   2 API Brazil
braziliex Braziliex   * API Brazil
btcalpha BTC-Alpha   1 API US
btcbox BtcBox   1 API Japan
btcchina BTCChina   1 API China
btcexchange BTCExchange   * API Philippines
btcmarkets BTC Markets   * API Australia
btctradeim   * API Hong Kong
btctradeua BTC Trade UA   * API Ukraine
btcturk BTCTurk   * API Turkey
buda Buda   2 API Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru
bxinth   * API Thailand
ccex C-CEX   * API Germany, EU
cex CEX.IO   * API UK, EU, Cyprus, Russia
chbtc CHBTC   1 API China
chilebit ChileBit   1 API Chile
cobinhood COBINHOOD   1 API Taiwan
coinbase Coinbase   2 API US
coinbaseprime Coinbase Prime   * API US
coinbasepro Coinbase Pro   * API US
coincheck coincheck   * API Japan, Indonesia
coinegg CoinEgg   * API China, UK
coinex CoinEx   1 API China
coinexchange CoinExchange   * API India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, US
coinfalcon CoinFalcon   1 API UK
coinfloor coinfloor   * API UK
coingi Coingi   * API Panama, Bulgaria, China, US
coinmarketcap CoinMarketCap   1 API US
coinmate CoinMate   * API UK, Czech Republic, EU
coinnest coinnest   * API South Korea
coinone CoinOne   2 API South Korea
coinspot CoinSpot   * API Australia
cointiger CoinTiger   1 API China
coolcoin CoolCoin   * API Hong Kong
crex24 CREX24   2 API Estonia
crypton Crypton   1 API EU
cryptopia Cryptopia   * API New Zealand
deribit Deribit   1 API Netherlands
dsx DSX   2 API UK
ethfinex Ethfinex   1 API British Virgin Islands
exmo EXMO   1 API Spain, Russia
exx EXX   * API China
fcoin FCoin   2 API China
flowbtc flowBTC   1 API Brazil
foxbit FoxBit   1 API Brazil
fybse FYB-SE   * API Sweden
fybsg FYB-SG   * API Singapore
gatecoin Gatecoin   * API Hong Kong
gateio   2 API China
gdax GDAX   * API US
gemini Gemini   1 API US
getbtc GetBTC   * API St. Vincent & Grenadines, Russia
hadax HADAX   1 API China
hitbtc HitBTC   1 API Hong Kong
hitbtc2 HitBTC v2   2 API Hong Kong
huobipro Huobi Pro   1 API China
ice3x ICE3X   1 API South Africa
independentreserve Independent Reserve   * API Australia, New Zealand
indodax INDODAX   1.8 API Indonesia
itbit itBit   1 API US
jubi   1 API China
kkex KKEX   2 API China, US, Japan
kraken Kraken CCXT Certified 0 API US
kucoin Kucoin   1 API Hong Kong
kuna Kuna   2 API Ukraine
lakebtc LakeBTC   2 API US
lbank LBank   1 API China
liqui Liqui   3 API Ukraine
liquid Liquid   2 API Japan, China, Taiwan
livecoin LiveCoin   * API US, UK, Russia
luno luno   1 API UK, Singapore, South Africa
lykke Lykke   1 API Switzerland
mercado Mercado Bitcoin   3 API Brazil
mixcoins MixCoins   1 API UK, Hong Kong
negociecoins NegocieCoins   3 API Brazil
nova Novaexchange   2 API Tanzania
okcoincny OKCoin CNY   1 API China
okcoinusd OKCoin USD   1 API China, US
okex OKEX   1 API China, US
paymium Paymium   1 API France, EU
poloniex Poloniex   * API US
qryptos QRYPTOS   2 API Japan, China, Taiwan
quadrigacx QuadrigaCX   2 API Canada
quoinex QUOINEX   2 API Japan, China, Taiwan
rightbtc RightBTC   * API United Arab Emirates
southxchange SouthXchange   * API Argentina
surbitcoin SurBitcoin   1 API Venezuela
theocean The Ocean CCXT Certified 0 API US
therock TheRockTrading   1 API Malta
tidebit TideBit   2 API Hong Kong
tidex Tidex   3 API UK
uex UEX   1.0.3 API Singapore, US
upbit Upbit CCXT Certified 1 API South Korea
urdubit UrduBit   1 API Pakistan
vaultoro Vaultoro   1 API Switzerland
vbtc VBTC   1 API Vietnam
virwox VirWoX   * API Austria, EU
wex WEX   3 API New Zealand
xbtce xBTCe   1 API Russia
yobit YoBit   3 API Russia
yunbi YUNBI   2 API China
zaif Zaif   1 API Japan
zb ZB   1 API China

The list above is updated frequently, new crypto markets, altcoin exchanges, bug fixes, API endpoints are introduced and added on a regular basis. See the Manual for details. If you don’t find a cryptocurrency exchange market in the list above and/or want another exchange to be added, post or send us a link to it by opening an issue here on GitHub or via email.

The library is under MIT license, that means it’s absolutely free for any developer to build commercial and opensource software on top of it, but use it at your own risk with no warranties, as is.


The easiest way to install the ccxt library is to use builtin package managers:

This library is shipped as an all-in-one module implementation with minimalistic dependencies and requirements:

You can also clone it into your project directory from ccxt GitHub repository:

git clone

An alternative way of installing this library into your code is to copy a single file manually into your working directory with language extension appropriate for your environment.

JavaScript (NPM)

JavaScript version of CCXT works both in Node and web browsers. Requires ES6 and async/await syntax support (Node 7.6.0+). When compiling with Webpack and Babel, make sure it is not excluded in your babel-loader config.

ccxt in NPM

npm install ccxt
var ccxt = require ('ccxt')

console.log (ccxt.exchanges) // print all available exchanges

JavaScript (for use with the <script> tag):

All-in-one browser bundle (dependencies included), served from unpkg CDN, which is a fast, global content delivery network for everything on NPM.

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Creates a global ccxt object:

console.log (ccxt.exchanges) // print all available exchanges


ccxt in PyPI

pip install ccxt
import ccxt
print(ccxt.exchanges) # print a list of all available exchange classes

The library supports concurrent asynchronous mode with asyncio and async/await in Python 3.5.3+

import ccxt.async_support as ccxt # link against the asynchronous version of ccxt


ccxt in PHP with Packagist/Composer (PHP 5.4+)

It requires common PHP modules:

  • cURL
  • mbstring (using UTF-8 is highly recommended)
  • PCRE
  • iconv
  • gmp (this is a built-in extension as of PHP 7.2+)
include "ccxt.php";
var_dump (\ccxt\Exchange::$exchanges); // print a list of all available exchange classes


Read the Manual for more details.



The ccxt library consists of a public part and a private part. Anyone can use the public part out-of-the-box immediately after installation. Public APIs open access to public information from all exchange markets without registering user accounts and without having API keys.

Public APIs include the following:

  • market data
  • instruments/trading pairs
  • price feeds (exchange rates)
  • order books
  • trade history
  • tickers
  • OHLC(V) for charting
  • other public endpoints

For trading with private APIs you need to obtain API keys from/to exchange markets. It often means registering with exchanges and creating API keys with your account. Most exchanges require personal info or identification. Some kind of verification may be necessary as well. If you want to trade you need to register yourself, this library will not create accounts or API keys for you. Some exchange APIs expose interface methods for registering an account from within the code itself, but most of exchanges don’t. You have to sign up and create API keys with their websites.

Private APIs allow the following:

  • manage personal account info
  • query account balances
  • trade by making market and limit orders
  • deposit and withdraw fiat and crypto funds
  • query personal orders
  • get ledger history
  • transfer funds between accounts
  • use merchant services

This library implements full public and private REST APIs for all exchanges. WebSocket and FIX implementations in JavaScript, PHP, Python and other languages coming soon.

The ccxt library supports both camelcase notation (preferred in JavaScript) and underscore notation (preferred in Python and PHP), therefore all methods can be called in either notation or coding style in any language.

// both of these notations work in JavaScript/Python/PHP
exchange.methodName ()  // camelcase pseudocode
exchange.method_name () // underscore pseudocode

Read the Manual for more details.


'use strict';
const ccxt = require ('ccxt');

(async function () {
    let kraken    = new ccxt.kraken ()
    let bitfinex  = new ccxt.bitfinex ({ verbose: true })
    let huobi     = new ccxt.huobi ()
    let okcoinusd = new ccxt.okcoinusd ({
        apiKey: 'YOUR_PUBLIC_API_KEY',
        secret: 'YOUR_SECRET_PRIVATE_KEY',

    const exchangeId = 'binance'
        , exchangeClass = ccxt[exchangeId]
        , exchange = new exchangeClass ({
            'apiKey': 'YOUR_API_KEY',
            'secret': 'YOUR_SECRET',
            'timeout': 30000,
            'enableRateLimit': true,

    console.log (,    await kraken.loadMarkets ())
    console.log (,  await bitfinex.loadMarkets  ())
    console.log (,     await huobi.loadMarkets ())

    console.log (,    await kraken.fetchOrderBook (kraken.symbols[0]))
    console.log (,  await bitfinex.fetchTicker ('BTC/USD'))
    console.log (,     await huobi.fetchTrades ('ETH/CNY'))

    console.log (, await okcoinusd.fetchBalance ())

    // sell 1 BTC/USD for market price, sell a bitcoin for dollars immediately
    console.log (, await okcoinusd.createMarketSellOrder ('BTC/USD', 1))

    // buy 1 BTC/USD for $2500, you pay $2500 and receive ฿1 when the order is closed
    console.log (, await okcoinusd.createLimitBuyOrder ('BTC/USD', 1, 2500.00))

    // pass/redefine custom exchange-specific order params: type, amount, price or whatever
    // use a custom order type
    bitfinex.createLimitSellOrder ('BTC/USD', 1, 10, { 'type': 'trailing-stop' })

}) ();


# coding=utf-8

import ccxt

hitbtc = ccxt.hitbtc({'verbose': True})
bitmex = ccxt.bitmex()
huobi  = ccxt.huobi()
exmo   = ccxt.exmo({
    'apiKey': 'YOUR_PUBLIC_API_KEY',
    'secret': 'YOUR_SECRET_PRIVATE_KEY',
kraken = ccxt.kraken({
    'apiKey': 'YOUR_PUBLIC_API_KEY',
    'secret': 'YOUR_SECRET_PRIVATE_KEY',

exchange_id = 'binance'
exchange_class = getattr(ccxt, exchange_id)
exchange = exchange_class({
    'apiKey': 'YOUR_API_KEY',
    'secret': 'YOUR_SECRET',
    'timeout': 30000,
    'enableRateLimit': True,

hitbtc_markets = hitbtc.load_markets()

print(, hitbtc_markets)
print(, bitmex.load_markets())
print(, huobi.load_markets())



# sell one ฿ for market price and receive $ right now
print(, exmo.create_market_sell_order('BTC/USD', 1))

# limit buy BTC/EUR, you pay €2500 and receive ฿1  when the order is closed
print(, exmo.create_limit_buy_order('BTC/EUR', 1, 2500.00))

# pass/redefine custom exchange-specific order params: type, amount, price, flags, etc...
kraken.create_market_buy_order('BTC/USD', 1, {'trading_agreement': 'agree'})


include 'ccxt.php';

$poloniex = new \ccxt\poloniex ();
$bittrex  = new \ccxt\bittrex  (array ('verbose' => true));
$quoinex  = new \ccxt\quoinex   ();
$zaif     = new \ccxt\zaif     (array (
    'apiKey' => 'YOUR_PUBLIC_API_KEY',
    'secret' => 'YOUR_SECRET_PRIVATE_KEY',
$hitbtc   = new \ccxt\hitbtc   (array (
    'apiKey' => 'YOUR_PUBLIC_API_KEY',
    'secret' => 'YOUR_SECRET_PRIVATE_KEY',

$exchange_id = 'binance';
$exchange_class = "\\ccxt\\$exchange_id";
$exchange = new $exchange_class (array (
    'apiKey' => 'YOUR_API_KEY',
    'secret' => 'YOUR_SECRET',
    'timeout' => 30000,
    'enableRateLimit' => true,

$poloniex_markets = $poloniex->load_markets ();

var_dump ($poloniex_markets);
var_dump ($bittrex->load_markets ());
var_dump ($quoinex->load_markets ());

var_dump ($poloniex->fetch_order_book ($poloniex->symbols[0]));
var_dump ($bittrex->fetch_trades ('BTC/USD'));
var_dump ($quoinex->fetch_ticker ('ETH/EUR'));
var_dump ($zaif->fetch_ticker ('BTC/JPY'));

var_dump ($zaif->fetch_balance ());

// sell 1 BTC/JPY for market price, you pay ¥ and receive ฿ immediately
var_dump ($zaif->id, $zaif->create_market_sell_order ('BTC/JPY', 1));

// buy BTC/JPY, you receive ฿1 for ¥285000 when the order closes
var_dump ($zaif->id, $zaif->create_limit_buy_order ('BTC/JPY', 1, 285000));

// set a custom user-defined id to your order
$hitbtc->create_order ('BTC/USD', 'limit', 'buy', 1, 3000, array ('clientOrderId' => '123'));


Please read the CONTRIBUTING document before making changes that you would like adopted in the code. Also, read the Manual for more details.

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