A JavaScript / Python / PHP cryptocurrency trading API with support for more than 100 bitcoin/altcoin exchanges

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CCXT – CryptoCurrency eXchange Trading Library

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 10.4+, Python 3, PHP 5.4+, and web browsers

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Certified Cryptocurrency Exchanges

logo id name ver certified pro
aax AAX
ascendex AscendEX
binance Binance
binancecoinm Binance COIN-M
binanceusdm Binance USDⓈ-M
bitmart BitMart
bitvavo Bitvavo
currencycom Currency.com
ftx FTX
gateio Gate.io
huobi Huobi
idex IDEX
mexc MEXC Global
okex OKEX
wavesexchange Waves.Exchange
zb ZB

Supported Cryptocurrency Exchange Markets

The CCXT library currently supports the following 113 cryptocurrency exchange markets and trading APIs:

logo id name ver certified pro
aax AAX
ascendex AscendEX
bequant Bequant
bibox Bibox
bigone BigONE
binance Binance
binancecoinm Binance COIN-M
binanceus Binance US
binanceusdm Binance USDⓈ-M
bit2c Bit2C
bitbank bitbank
bitbns Bitbns
bitcoincom bitcoin.com
bitfinex Bitfinex
bitfinex2 Bitfinex
bitflyer bitFlyer
bitforex Bitforex
bitget Bitget
bithumb Bithumb
bitmart BitMart
bitmex BitMEX
bitpanda Bitpanda Pro
bitrue Bitrue
bitso Bitso
bitstamp Bitstamp
bitstamp1 Bitstamp
bittrex Bittrex
bitvavo Bitvavo
bl3p BL3P
blockchaincom Blockchain.com
btcalpha BTC-Alpha
btcbox BtcBox
btcmarkets BTC Markets
btctradeua BTC Trade UA
btcturk BTCTurk
buda Buda
bw BW
bybit Bybit
bytetrade ByteTrade
cdax CDAX
cex CEX.IO
coinbase Coinbase
coinbaseprime Coinbase Prime
coinbasepro Coinbase Pro
coincheck coincheck
coinex CoinEx
coinfalcon CoinFalcon
coinmate CoinMate
coinone CoinOne
coinspot CoinSpot
crex24 CREX24
cryptocom Crypto.com
currencycom Currency.com
delta Delta Exchange
deribit Deribit
digifinex DigiFinex
eqonex EQONEX
equos EQUOS
exmo EXMO
flowbtc flowBTC
ftx FTX
ftxus FTX US
gateio Gate.io
gemini Gemini
hitbtc HitBTC
hitbtc3 HitBTC
hollaex HollaEx
huobi Huobi
huobijp Huobi Japan
idex IDEX
independentreserve Independent Reserve
indodax INDODAX
itbit itBit
kraken Kraken
kucoin KuCoin
kucoinfutures KuCoin Futures
kuna Kuna
latoken Latoken
latoken1 Latoken
lbank LBank
liquid Liquid
luno luno
lykke Lykke
mercado Mercado Bitcoin
mexc MEXC Global
ndax NDAX
novadax NovaDAX
oceanex OceanEx
okcoin OKCoin
okex OKEX
okex3 OKEX
paymium Paymium
phemex Phemex
poloniex Poloniex
probit ProBit
qtrade qTrade
ripio Ripio
stex STEX
therock TheRockTrading
tidebit TideBit
tidex Tidex
timex TimeX
upbit Upbit
vcc VCC Exchange
wavesexchange Waves.Exchange
wazirx WazirX
whitebit WhiteBit
xena Xena Exchange
yobit YoBit
zaif Zaif
zb ZB
zipmex Zipmex
zonda Zonda

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:

  • js/ in JavaScript
  • python/ in Python (generated from JS)
  • php/ in PHP (generated from JS)

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

git clone https://github.com/ccxt/ccxt.git  # including 1GB of commit history

# or

git clone https://github.com/ccxt/ccxt.git --depth 1  # avoid downloading 1GB of commit history

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="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/ccxt.browser.js"></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

The library supports concurrent asynchronous mode using tools from RecoilPHP and ReactPHP in PHP 7.1+. Read the Manual for more details.


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.okcoin ({
        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',

    console.log (kraken.id,    await kraken.loadMarkets ())
    console.log (bitfinex.id,  await bitfinex.loadMarkets  ())
    console.log (huobipro.id,  await huobipro.loadMarkets ())

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

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

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

hitbtc_markets = hitbtc.load_markets()

print(hitbtc.id, hitbtc_markets)
print(bitmex.id, bitmex.load_markets())
print(huobipro.id, huobipro.load_markets())



# sell one ฿ for market price and receive $ right now
print(exmo.id, 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.id, 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',

$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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