Have an account on Bitsgap, but don't know how to connect your Bit-Z exchange?
No worries, in this article we will show you how to create and configure your Bit-Z 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 Bit-Z
Log in to your Bit-Z account or create a new one.
2. Go to API page
From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to API page.
3. Label your API key
Give your API key any name (it is your personal choice) so you can easily understand that this key is connected to your Bitsgap account. When ready, click [Create new KEY].
4. Match API key permissions
Edit your permissions as in the example below. These permissions will allow us to read your history, current balance and execute trades on your exchange account. When you are ready, please click [OK].
Here is the list of required permissions:
- Read-only on
- Withdraw off
- Exchange on
- *Don't restrict any IP on
*To run Bitsgap service our platform using numerous IP addresses which cannot be whitelisted. Please do not use your home IP because it will restrict our platform to send any requests from your Bitsgap account to your Bit-Z account. Use the unrestricted access and make sure to renew your Bit-Z API key every 90 days.
5. Copy your API key and Secret key
Now your Bit-Z trading key is successfully created and ready to be connected to our platform! Please copy your API Key and Secret somewhere safe before you add it to Bitsgap.
6. Go to Trade Password page
One last configuration for your API key is to create a personal Trade Password which will protect your Bit-Z account in case if someone will try to get an access to your API keys. On the left menu, please navigate to Trade Password page.
7. Create new Trade Password
Create or modify your Trade Password. Please follow instructions provided by Bit-Z exchange and when you are ready, copy your Trade Password along with API keys we have created earlier.
8. Go to Bitsgap > My Exchanges
Log in to your Bitsgap account and go to My Exchanges page where you can find an option to connect your Bit-Z account. Click [New exchanges].
9. Select Bit-Z exchange from the list
From the pop-up window you need to search Bit-Z. This will change you a window where you can add your API keys for Bit-Z exchange.
8. Enter your API key, Secret key and Trade Password
Paste your Bit-Z API key, Secret key, Trade Password, and click [Connect]. Now your Bit-Z account has been successfully connected and you are all set!
Want to know more about what you can do on Bitsgap? Check our other article - What is Bitsgap?