In this article, we will show you how to create, configure, and connect your Gate.io 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 Gate.io
Log in to your Gate.io account or create a new one.
2. Go to the API Keys page
Click on your profile icon (top-right corner) and navigate to the "Profile" page.
On the left-hand side, you will see the "Sub-accounts and APIs" tab. Click on it and go to the "API Management" page.
3. Create an API key
Click the [Create API Key] button to create a new API key.
4. Match API key permissions
Then edit your permissions as in the example below. These permissions will allow us to read your history and current balance and execute trades on your exchange account.
Here is the list of required permissions:
IP permissions - Later
API key Type - API v4 Key
Account Type - Classic Account
Permissions - Spot/Margin Trade, Read and Write
After setting all the permissions, you will need to confirm and agree with all the points. Once done, proceed by clicking [I Accept].
5. Insert a security code
Fill out your 2FA code and Fund Password to complete the security verification.
6. Copy your API key and Secret key
Now your Gate.io 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.
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 Gate.io account. Click [Add Exchange].
8. Select Gate.io exchange from the list
From the pop-up window, you need to select Gate.io. This will open a window where you can add your API key and Secret key, then click [Connect].
9. Connection check
If everything is done correctly, you will see Gate.io added to the list of your connected exchanges with the Connected status and the trading balance available on your account.
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