CCXT – CryptoCurrency eXchange Trading Library

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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 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, 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.

Current feature list:

  • support for many cryptocurrency exchanges — more coming soon
  • fully implemented public and private APIs
  • optional normalized data for cross-exchange analytics and arbitrage
  • an out of the box unified API that is extremely easy to integrate
  • works in Node 7.6+, Python 3, PHP 5.4+, and web browsers

See Also

Supported Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets

The CCXT library currently supports the following 124 cryptocurrency exchange markets and trading APIs:

logo id name ver doc certified pro
_1btcxe _1btcxe 1BTCXE * API    
acx acx ACX 2 API    
anxpro anxpro ANXPro * API    
aofex aofex AOFEX * API    
bcex bcex BCEX 1 API    
bequant bequant Bequant 2 API   CCXT Pro
bibox bibox Bibox 1 API    
bigone bigone BigONE 3 API    
binance binance Binance * API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
binanceje binanceje Binance Jersey * API   CCXT Pro
binanceus binanceus Binance US * API   CCXT Pro
bit2c bit2c Bit2C * API    
bitbank bitbank bitbank 1 API    
bitbay bitbay BitBay * API    
bitfinex bitfinex Bitfinex 1 API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
bitfinex2 bitfinex2 Bitfinex 2 API    
bitflyer bitflyer bitFlyer 1 API    
bitforex bitforex Bitforex 1 API    
bithumb bithumb Bithumb * API    
bitkk bitkk bitkk 1 API    
bitmart bitmart BitMart 2 API    
bitmax bitmax BitMax 1 API    
bitmex bitmex BitMEX 1 API   CCXT Pro
bitso bitso Bitso 3 API    
bitstamp bitstamp Bitstamp 2 API   CCXT Pro
bitstamp1 bitstamp1 Bitstamp 1 API    
bittrex bittrex Bittrex 1.1 API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
bitvavo bitvavo Bitvavo 2 API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
bitz bitz Bit-Z 2 API    
bl3p bl3p BL3P 1 API    
bleutrade bleutrade Bleutrade * API    
braziliex braziliex Braziliex * API    
btcalpha btcalpha BTC-Alpha 1 API    
btcbox btcbox BtcBox 1 API    
btcmarkets btcmarkets BTC Markets * API    
btctradeim btctradeim * API    
btctradeua btctradeua BTC Trade UA * API    
btcturk btcturk BTCTurk * API    
buda buda Buda 2 API    
bw bw BW 1 API    
bybit bybit Bybit 2 API    
bytetrade bytetrade ByteTrade * API CCXT Certified  
cex cex CEX.IO * API    
chilebit chilebit ChileBit 1 API    
coinbase coinbase Coinbase 2 API    
coinbaseprime coinbaseprime Coinbase Prime * API   CCXT Pro
coinbasepro coinbasepro Coinbase Pro * API   CCXT Pro
coincheck coincheck coincheck * API    
coinegg coinegg CoinEgg * API    
coinex coinex CoinEx 1 API    
coinfalcon coinfalcon CoinFalcon 1 API    
coinfloor coinfloor coinfloor * API    
coingi coingi Coingi * API    
coinmarketcap coinmarketcap CoinMarketCap 1 API    
coinmate coinmate CoinMate * API    
coinone coinone CoinOne 2 API    
coinspot coinspot CoinSpot * API    
coolcoin coolcoin CoolCoin * API    
coss coss COSS 1 API    
crex24 crex24 CREX24 2 API    
currencycom currencycom 1 API    
deribit deribit Deribit 2 API    
digifinex digifinex DigiFinex 3 API    
dsx dsx DSX 3 API    
eterbase eterbase Eterbase 1 API CCXT Certified  
exmo exmo EXMO 1.1 API    
exx exx EXX * API    
fcoin fcoin FCoin 2 API    
fcoinjp fcoinjp FCoinJP 2 API    
flowbtc flowbtc flowBTC 1 API    
foxbit foxbit FoxBit 1 API    
ftx ftx FTX * API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
fybse fybse FYB-SE * API    
gateio gateio 2 API   CCXT Pro
gemini gemini Gemini 1 API    
hbtc hbtc HBTC 1 API    
hitbtc hitbtc HitBTC 2 API   CCXT Pro
hollaex hollaex HollaEx 1 API    
huobipro huobipro Huobi Pro 1 API   CCXT Pro
huobiru huobiru Huobi Russia 1 API   CCXT Pro
ice3x ice3x ICE3X 1 API    
idex idex IDEX * API CCXT Certified  
independentreserve independentreserve Independent Reserve * API    
indodax indodax INDODAX 2.0 API    
itbit itbit itBit 1 API    
kkex kkex KKEX 2 API    
kraken kraken Kraken 0 API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
kucoin kucoin KuCoin 2 API   CCXT Pro
kuna kuna Kuna 2 API    
lakebtc lakebtc LakeBTC 2 API    
latoken latoken Latoken 1 API    
lbank lbank LBank 1 API    
liquid liquid Liquid 2 API    
livecoin livecoin LiveCoin * API    
luno luno luno 1 API    
lykke lykke Lykke 1 API    
mercado mercado Mercado Bitcoin 3 API    
mixcoins mixcoins MixCoins 1 API    
oceanex oceanex OceanEx 1 API    
okcoin okcoin OKCoin 3 API   CCXT Pro
okex okex OKEX 3 API   CCXT Pro
paymium paymium Paymium 1 API    
poloniex poloniex Poloniex * API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
probit probit ProBit 1 API    
qtrade qtrade qTrade 1 API    
rightbtc rightbtc RightBTC * API    
southxchange southxchange SouthXchange * API    
stex stex STEX 3 API    
stronghold stronghold Stronghold 1 API    
surbitcoin surbitcoin SurBitcoin 1 API    
theocean theocean The Ocean 1 API    
therock therock TheRockTrading 1 API    
tidebit tidebit TideBit 2 API    
tidex tidex Tidex 3 API    
timex timex TimeX 1 API    
topq topq TOP.Q 1 API    
upbit upbit Upbit 1 API CCXT Certified CCXT Pro
vaultoro vaultoro Vaultoro 1 API    
vbtc vbtc VBTC 1 API    
whitebit whitebit WhiteBit 2 API    
xbtce xbtce xBTCe 1 API    
yobit yobit YoBit 3 API    
zaif zaif Zaif 1 API    
zb zb ZB 1 API    

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

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

JavaScript (NPM)

JavaScript version of CCXT works in both 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 a CDN of your choice:

CDNs are not updated in real-time and may have delays. Defaulting to the most recent version without specifying the version number is not recommended. Please, keep in mind that we are not responsible for the correct operation of those CDN servers.

<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


You can get CCXT installed in a container along with all the supported languages and dependencies. This may be useful if you want to contribute to CCXT (e.g. run the build scripts and tests — please see the Contributing document for the details on that).

Using docker-compose (in the cloned CCXT repository):

docker-compose run --rm ccxt

You don’t need the Docker image if you’re not going to develop CCXT. If you just want to use CCXT – just install it as a regular package into your project.


Read the Manual for more details.



The CCXT library consists of a public part and a private part. Anyone can use the public part immediately after installation. Public APIs provide unrestricted access to public information for all exchange markets without the need to register a user account or have an API key.

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

In order to trade with private APIs you need to obtain API keys from an exchange’s website. It usually means signing up to the exchange and creating API keys for your account. Some exchanges require personal info or identification. Sometimes verification may be necessary as well. In this case you will need to register yourself, this library will not create accounts or API keys for you. Some exchanges expose API endpoints for registering an account, but most exchanges don’t. You will have to sign up and create API keys on 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 are available in CCXT Pro, which is a professional addon to CCXT with support for WebSocket streams.

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 huobipro  = new ccxt.huobipro ()
    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 huobipro.loadMarkets ())

    console.log (,    await kraken.fetchOrderBook (kraken.symbols[0]))
    console.log (,  await bitfinex.fetchTicker ('BTC/USD'))
    console.log (,  await huobipro.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()
huobipro = ccxt.huobipro()
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(, huobipro.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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