In this article, we will show you how to create, configure, and connect your Kucoin API key to the Bitsgap platform.
Bitsgap is a trading platform that allows you to work with numerous cryptocurrency exchanges from a unified interface with access to additional tools that are not available on the exchange.
All trading operations are created and processed by using an exchange API key which is unique for every user. An API key is a safe and reliable way to use a platform because it does not give access to your personal data and prevents any funds management (withdrawals & deposits).
1. Log in to Kucoin
Log in to your Kucoin account or create a new one.
2. Go to the API Keys page
From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to the API Management page.
3. Set up your Security Settings
If you signed up for the first time, KuCoin will ask you to enable Two-factor Authorization and set up a Trading password:
4. Label your API key and match API key permissions
When you click the [Create API] button, 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.
❗ Please note that you will need to create a Passphrase at this stage. This password is individual for each API key. Save it somewhere safe because we will need it a little bit later.
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.
Here is the list of required permissions:
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When you are ready, please click [Next].
5. Insert all the codes for the Security Verification
Fill out your Trading password, Email verification code, and 2FA code, then click the [Confirm] button.
6. Copy your API key and Secret key
Now your Kucoin trading key is successfully created and ready to be connected to our platform! Please, copy your API key and Secret key somewhere safe before you add them to Bitsgap.
Your API key is black and located under the API name tab. Your Secret key is red and shown only once.
7. Go to Bitsgap > My Exchanges
Log in to your Bitsgap account and go to the My Exchanges page, where you can find an option to connect your Kucoin account. Click [Add Exchange].
8. Select Kucoin exchange from the list
From the pop-up window, you need to select Kucoin. This will open a window where you can add your API keys for the Kucoin exchange.
9. Enter your API key and Secret key
Paste your Kucoin API key, Secret key, and Passphrase, then click [Connect]. Now your Kucoin account has been successfully connected and you are all set and can launch the Kucoin bot.
Your Kucoin account is now connected to the Bitsgap platform and you can get started with launching your first Kucoin bot! Want to know more about what you can do on Bitsgap? Check our other article - What is Bitsgap?