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A well-documented Python API for the Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange

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PyPI version Documentation Status Downloads License: MIT

Krakipy is an easy to use Kraken API. It uses the REST-API of the cryptocurrency exchange.

For more information please visit the krakipy documentation

29.10.2023 - Updated krakipy to include new functions and fixed bugs 31.07.2021 - Updated krakipy to support staking and unstaking


  • All methods of the Kraken Rest API are included (Krakipy documentation also updated)
  • Easy and fast to use
  • Two factor authentification support (static and OTP)
  • Tor support


Use the package manager pip to install krakipy.

pip install krakipy

Usage Examples

Public Requests

Public requests dont need API keys.

from krakipy import KrakenAPI

# Create a session
kr = KrakenAPI()

# Get Ticker for Bitcoin/EUR

# Get OHLC for Doge/Tether

# Get Spreads for Ether/USD

# Check the Kraken API system status

Private Requests

Private requests need a valid API key pair to your Kraken account for validation.

from krakipy import KrakenAPI

api_key = "*************************************************"
api_key_secret = "*************************************************"

# Create a validated session
kr = KrakenAPI(api_key, api_key_secret)

# Create a Limit order to buy 1.5 Bitcoin under 100,000.0 EUR/BTC
kr.add_standard_order("XXBTZEUR", "buy", "limit", volume = 1.5, price = 100000.0)
{'descr': {'order': 'buy 1.50000000 XBTEUR @ limit 100000.0'},

# Check your account balance

# Withdraw 1.0 Bitcoin to myBTCWallet
kr.withdraw("XBT", "myBTCWallet", 1.0)

# Unstake 300.0 Polkadot
kr.unstake_asset("DOT", 300.0)

# Download and save an export report to kraken_reports/
kr.retrieve_export_report(report_id, dir="kraken_reports/")


The krakipy code is licensed under the MIT LICENSE. This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

Krakipy Copyright (C) 2020-2023 Hubertus Wilisch

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