In this article, we will show you how to create, configure, and connect your HitBTC 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 HitBTC
Log in to your HitBTC account or create a new one.
2. Go to the Settings page
From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to the Settings icon.
3. Proceed to the API tab
On the top menu, find the API tab and click on it.
4. Create an API key
Click on the [New API key] button.
Turn on 2FA if you haven't enabled it yet. Once you press the [Secure your account] button, you will be redirected to the Security tab,
5. Copy your API key and Secret key
Now your HitBTC 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.
6. Match API key restrictions
Now you need to Edit restrictions on your API key so our platform receives access to process your trading activity on your HitBTC account. Please enable permissions as shown below and follow the instructions.
Here is the list of required permissions:
Status on (active by default)
Order book, History, Spot balance on
Place/cancel orders on
Payment information on
Withdrawal cryptocurrencies off
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 HitBTC account. Click [Add new exchange]
8. Select HitBTC exchange from the list
From the pop-up window, you need to select HitBTC. This will open a window where you can add your API keys for the HitBTC exchange.
9. Enter your API key and Secret key
Paste your HitBTC API key and Secret key, then click [Connect]. Now your HitBTC 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?