Have an account on Bitsgap, but don't know how to connect your BigONE exchange?
No worries, in this article we will show you how to create and configure your BigONE API key so you can connect your exchange account to Bitsgap!
What do you get by connecting your exchange account to Bitsgap
With Bitsgap you will have access to the all-in-one trading platform where you can connect all your cryptocurrency exchange accounts under one unified interface. You will be able to do exactly what you would do on your regular exchange account but with some really cool trading tools!
How do you connect your exchange account and what is API key?
Every exchange has an option to create a unique API key for an account. This API key will allow us to communicate with your exchange account and process your trading from the Bitsgap interface.
Consider it as your username and password but limited to check your balance and execute your trading decisions. By using the API key you will not give any information about yourself nor any access to change your account settings or perform withdrawals. Everything will be limited based on your API settings.
1. Log in to BigONE
Log in to your BigONE account or create a new one.
2. Go to Settings page
Click Settings tab on the top menu and then click Set in the API Keys section.
3. Label your API key and match permissions
Give your API key any name (it is your personal choice) so you can easily understand that this key is associated your Bitsgap account.
You will also need to check/uncheck some permissions like in the example below. These permissions will allow us to read your history, current balance and execute trades on your exchange account.
Here is the list of required permissions:
Permission of get deposit address unchecked
Permission of get deposit history checked
Permission of get withdrawal history checked
Permission of make a withdrawal unchecked
Permission of get account balance info checked
Permission of get order info checked
Permission of create orders checked
Permission of get trade info checked
When ready, confirm that the information is correct, select verification mode, enter your verification code, and finally click [Generate].
4. Copy your API Key and API Secret
Now your BigONE trading key is successfully created and ready to be connected to our platform! Please copy your API Key and API Secret somewhere safe before you add it to Bitsgap.
5. Go to Bitsgap > My Exchanges
Log in to your Bitsgap account and go to My Exchanges. Click [New exchanges].
6. Select BigONE exchange from the list and enter your keys
From the pop-up window you need to select BigONE exchange. Paste your BigONE API key and API Secret, you can also label it just in case if you are planning to manage multiple BigONE's accounts.
When ready, click [Connect]. Now your BigONE account has been successfully connected and you are all set!