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 2 and 3, PHP 5.4+, and web browsers

See Also

Certified Cryptocurrency Exchanges

logo id name ver doc certified
binance binance Binance * API CCXT Certified
bitfinex bitfinex Bitfinex 1 API CCXT Certified
bittrex bittrex Bittrex 1.1 API CCXT Certified
coss coss COSS 1 API CCXT Certified
kraken kraken Kraken 0 API CCXT Certified
kucoin kucoin KuCoin 2 API CCXT Certified
poloniex poloniex Poloniex * API CCXT Certified
upbit upbit Upbit 1 API CCXT Certified

Supported Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets

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

logo id name ver doc certified
_1btcxe _1btcxe 1BTCXE * API  
acx acx ACX 2 API  
allcoin allcoin Allcoin 1 API  
anxpro anxpro ANXPro * API  
bcex bcex BCEX 1 API  
bequant bequant Bequant 2 API  
bibox bibox Bibox 1 API  
bigone bigone BigONE 2 API  
binance binance Binance * API CCXT Certified
binanceje binanceje Binance Jersey * API  
bit2c bit2c Bit2C * API  
bitbank bitbank bitbank 1 API  
bitbay bitbay BitBay * API  
bitfinex bitfinex Bitfinex 1 API CCXT Certified
bitfinex2 bitfinex2 Bitfinex 2 API  
bitflyer bitflyer bitFlyer 1 API  
bitforex bitforex Bitforex 1 API  
bithumb bithumb Bithumb * API  
bitkk bitkk bitkk 1 API  
bitlish bitlish Bitlish 1 API  
bitmart bitmart BitMart 2 API  
bitmex bitmex BitMEX 1 API  
bitso bitso Bitso 3 API  
bitstamp bitstamp Bitstamp 2 API  
bitstamp1 bitstamp1 Bitstamp 1 API  
bittrex bittrex Bittrex 1.1 API CCXT Certified
bitz bitz Bit-Z 2 API  
bl3p bl3p BL3P 1 API  
bleutrade bleutrade Bleutrade 2 API  
braziliex braziliex Braziliex * API  
btcalpha btcalpha BTC-Alpha 1 API  
btcbox btcbox BtcBox 1 API  
btcchina btcchina BTCChina 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  
bxinth bxinth * API  
cex cex CEX.IO * API  
chilebit chilebit ChileBit 1 API  
cobinhood cobinhood COBINHOOD 1 API  
coinbase coinbase Coinbase 2 API  
coinbaseprime coinbaseprime Coinbase Prime * API  
coinbasepro coinbasepro Coinbase Pro * API  
coincheck coincheck coincheck * API  
coinegg coinegg CoinEgg * API  
coinex coinex CoinEx 1 API  
coinexchange coinexchange CoinExchange * 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  
cointiger cointiger CoinTiger 1 API  
coolcoin coolcoin CoolCoin * API  
coss coss COSS 1 API CCXT Certified
crex24 crex24 CREX24 2 API  
crypton crypton Crypton 1 API  
deribit deribit Deribit 1 API  
digifinex digifinex DigiFinex 3 API  
dsx dsx DSX 3 API  
dx dx DX.Exchange 1 API  
ethfinex ethfinex Ethfinex 1 API  
exmo exmo EXMO 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  
fybse fybse FYB-SE * API  
gateio gateio 2 API  
gdax gdax GDAX * API  
gemini gemini Gemini 1 API  
hitbtc hitbtc HitBTC 1 API  
hitbtc2 hitbtc2 HitBTC 2 API  
huobipro huobipro Huobi Pro 1 API  
huobiru huobiru Huobi Russia 1 API  
ice3x ice3x ICE3X 1 API  
independentreserve independentreserve Independent Reserve * API  
indodax indodax INDODAX 1.8 API  
itbit itbit itBit 1 API  
kkex kkex KKEX 2 API  
kraken kraken Kraken 0 API CCXT Certified
kucoin kucoin KuCoin 2 API CCXT Certified
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  
mandala mandala Mandala 1.1 API  
mercado mercado Mercado Bitcoin 3 API  
mixcoins mixcoins MixCoins 1 API  
negociecoins negociecoins NegocieCoins 3 API  
nova nova Novaexchange 2 API  
oceanex oceanex OceanEx 1 API  
okcoincny okcoincny OKCoin CNY 1 API  
okcoinusd okcoinusd OKCoin USD 1 API  
okex okex OKEX 1 API  
okex3 okex3 OKEX 3 API  
paymium paymium Paymium 1 API  
poloniex poloniex Poloniex * API CCXT Certified
rightbtc rightbtc RightBTC * API  
southxchange southxchange SouthXchange * 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  
upbit upbit Upbit 1 API CCXT Certified
vaultoro vaultoro Vaultoro 1 API  
vbtc vbtc VBTC 1 API  
virwox virwox VirWoX * 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


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 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 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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