Bittrex is a global, centralized cryptocurrency exchange based in Seattle, USA. It was founded in 2013 and began its operations in 2014. It is an intuitive and easy-to-navigate exchange platform, often finding its way into the top 3 US exchanges in trading volume.
Using the connector¶
Bittrex is a centralized exchange, and an API key is required to trade using Hummingbot.
Enter your Bittrex API key >>> Enter your Bittrex secret key >>>
Private keys and API keys are stored locally for the operation of the Hummingbot client only. At no point will private or API keys be shared to CoinAlpha or be used in any way other than to authorize transactions required for the operation of Hummingbot.
For copying and pasting into Hummingbot, see this page.
Creating Bittrex API keys¶
Ensure first that 2FA is enabled to proceed with the next steps. Refer to this page for more information.
- Click Account then select API Keys under the site settings section.
- Add a new key, enable Read Info, and Trade, then save to enter 2FA code.
For API key permissions, we recommend using #trade# enabled API keys; enabling #withdraw#, or the equivalent is unnecessary for current Hummingbot strategies.
- The secret key will only be shown once. Make sure to save and keep this information somewhere safe as it can be used to recover a lost 2FA. In case of a lost security key, delete the API and create a new one. However, it will be impossible to reuse the same API.
Minimum order sizes¶
Minimum order size varies per market. All minimum trade quantities can be found in the following public API:
MinTradeSize denotes the minimum order size for each market. For example, trading pair ETH-ZRX minimum order size is 5.81577937 ZRX.
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"MarketCurrency": "ZRX", "BaseCurrency": "ETH", "MarketCurrencyLong": "0x Protocol", "BaseCurrencyLong": "Ethereum", "MinTradeSize": 5.81577937, "MarketName": "ETH-ZRX", "IsActive": true, "IsRestricted": false, "Created": "2018-02-15T23:33:55.923", "Notice": null, "IsSponsored": null, "LogoUrl": "https://bittrexblobstorage.blob.core.windows.net/public/60b380a9-5161-4afe-a8f8-dbf3a8210033.png"
Bittrex charges 0.35% in both maker and taker fees for most users. However, those who trade in high volumes can trade at discounted rates. Refer to Fee Schedule section for more details.
Users can override the default fees by editing