To unlock all the cool features Bitsgap has to offer and trade directly from the platform you will need to connect at least one exchange account. This connection can be made with the help of your private API Key which you can find in your exchange's account settings. Do not worry; it is easier than it sounds and won't take more than 2 minutes of your time. In this article, we will lead you through all the steps necessary for successful account set-up. 

For a full list of supported exchanges and their services on Bitsgap, click here. If you are an absolute beginner and do not any exchange account yet, we have prepared another article where we show how to create a new cryptocurrency exchange account.

Step 1: Go to My Exchanges page on Bitsgap

Log in to your Bitsgap account and select "My Exchanges" from the top menu. This page is your interface where you add or remove exchange accounts from Bitsgap system.

Step 2: Find your exchange

Once inside My Exchanges page, find the search box where can enter your exchange name or select it from the drop-down list. We will highlight it for you. Meanwhile, you can open and new tab and log in to your exchange account. It will save some time and make the process easier.

Step 3: Enter your API and Secret Key

Now you need to go to your exchange account and generate your first API key which will be used to connect your account to Bitsgap. For detailed manual for each exchange, please visit this section. You can also hit the "Question mark" on any exchange, and we will redirect you to the relevant article.

Once API key and Secret key generated, you can proceed further. Copy and Paste your API and Secret key in the appropriate field, and confirm connection by clicking the "Save" button.

Note: It may take some time to accept your API key and receive data from your exchange account, so we recommend to wait up to 1 minute if it does not happen instantaneously.

Important: If you want to whitelist Bitsgap IP to your API Key, please visit this article for more information.

Congratulations! You have just added your first API key, and now you are ready to take advantage over the crypto trading with Bitsgap!