Developer's Guide - Api

Overview

Bittrex provides a simple and powerful REST API to allow you to programatically perform nearly all actions you can from our web interface. All requests use the application/json content type and go over https. The base url is https://bittrex.com/api/{version}/. All requests are GET requests and all responses come in a default response object with the result in the result field. Always check the success flag to ensure that your API call succeeded.

We are currently restricting orders to 500 open orders and 200,000 orders a day. We reserve the right to change these settings as we tune the system. If you are affected by these limits as an active trader, please email [email protected].

If you have any questions, feedback or recommendation for API support you can post a question in our support center.

Getting Started

  • General
  • Authentication
  • API Reference
  • Client Libraries

Sample Applications and libraries

General

We provide a simple RESTful API. All calls are GETs and should be called via https. We will support n-1 versions of the API. Our current stable API is v1 and v1.1 is currently in testing. The endpoints have a standard format as follows:

https://bittrex.com/api/{version}/{method}?param=value

Authentication

In the spirit of keeping things simple, we offer an easy to manage API Key authentication method. You can have multiple API keys, each with their own level of rights. To manage your API keys please goto Settings->Manage API Keys. Note, you MUST have 2fa enabled to create an API key for your own safety. API Rights

  • Read Info - You can only view the balances, orders, and other details of the account
  • Withdraw - We allow you to programatically withdraw any currency to an address you provide. This can be used to quick arbitrage exchanges or move money into cold storage after thresholds.
  • Trade Limit - This allows the API key to place LIMIT buy and sell orders
  • Trade Market - This allows the API key to place MARKET buy and sell orders - WARNING: Do no enable this unless you know what you're doing. Market buy/sells are extremely dangerous.

V1 will be deprecated on 7/20. Please move to V1.1 immediately.
For this version, we use a standard HMAC-SHA512 signing. Append apikey and nonce to your request and calculate the HMAC hash and include it under an apisign header. Note: the nonce is not respected right now but will be enforced later.

$apikey='xxx';
$apisecret='xxx';
$nonce=time();
$uri='https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/market/getopenorders?apikey='.$apikey.'&nonce='.$nonce;
$sign=hash_hmac('sha512',$uri,$apisecret);
$ch = curl_init($uri);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('apisign:'.$sign));
$execResult = curl_exec($ch);
$obj = json_decode($execResult);

DEPRECATING

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getbalances?apikey=apikey    

API Reference

Our APIs are broken into three distinct groups
  • Public - Public information available without an API key
  • Account - For managing your account
  • Market - For programatic trading of crypto currencies

Public Api

/public/getmarkets

Used to get the open and available trading markets at Bittrex along with other meta data.

Parameters

None

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getmarkets    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"MarketCurrency" : "LTC",
			"BaseCurrency" : "BTC",
			"MarketCurrencyLong" : "Litecoin",
			"BaseCurrencyLong" : "Bitcoin",
			"MinTradeSize" : 0.01000000,
			"MarketName" : "BTC-LTC",
			"IsActive" : true,
			"Created" : "2014-02-13T00:00:00"
		}, {
			"MarketCurrency" : "DOGE",
			"BaseCurrency" : "BTC",
			"MarketCurrencyLong" : "Dogecoin",
			"BaseCurrencyLong" : "Bitcoin",
			"MinTradeSize" : 100.00000000,
			"MarketName" : "BTC-DOGE",
			"IsActive" : true,
			"Created" : "2014-02-13T00:00:00"
		}
    ]
}

/public/getcurrencies

Used to get all supported currencies at Bittrex along with other meta data.

Parameters

None

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getcurrencies    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"Currency" : "BTC",
			"CurrencyLong" : "Bitcoin",
			"MinConfirmation" : 2,
			"TxFee" : 0.00020000,
			"IsActive" : true,
			"CoinType" : "BITCOIN",
			"BaseAddress" : null
		}, {
			"Currency" : "LTC",
			"CurrencyLong" : "Litecoin",
			"MinConfirmation" : 5,
			"TxFee" : 0.00200000,
			"IsActive" : true,
			"CoinType" : "BITCOIN",
			"BaseAddress" : null
		}
    ]
}

/public/getticker

Used to get the current tick values for a market.

Parameters

parameter required description
market required a string literal for the market (ex: BTC-LTC)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getticker    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
		"Bid" : 2.05670368,
		"Ask" : 3.35579531,
		"Last" : 3.35579531
	}
}

/public/getmarketsummaries

Used to get the last 24 hour summary of all active exchanges

Parameters

None

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getmarketsummaries    
Response
    {
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"MarketName" : "BTC-888",
			"High" : 0.00000919,
			"Low" : 0.00000820,
			"Volume" : 74339.61396015,
			"Last" : 0.00000820,
			"BaseVolume" : 0.64966963,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T07:19:30.15",
			"Bid" : 0.00000820,
			"Ask" : 0.00000831,
			"OpenBuyOrders" : 15,
			"OpenSellOrders" : 15,
			"PrevDay" : 0.00000821,
			"Created" : "2014-03-20T06:00:00",
			"DisplayMarketName" : null
		}, {
			"MarketName" : "BTC-A3C",
			"High" : 0.00000072,
			"Low" : 0.00000001,
			"Volume" : 166340678.42280999,
			"Last" : 0.00000005,
			"BaseVolume" : 17.59720424,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T07:21:40.51",
			"Bid" : 0.00000004,
			"Ask" : 0.00000005,
			"OpenBuyOrders" : 18,
			"OpenSellOrders" : 18,
			"PrevDay" : 0.00000002,
			"Created" : "2014-05-30T07:57:49.637",
			"DisplayMarketName" : null
		}
    ]
}

/public/getmarketsummary

Used to get the last 24 hour summary of all active exchanges

Parameters

parameter required description
market required a string literal for the market (ex: BTC-LTC)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getmarketsummary?market=btc-ltc    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"MarketName" : "BTC-LTC",
			"High" : 0.01350000,
			"Low" : 0.01200000,
			"Volume" : 3833.97619253,
			"Last" : 0.01349998,
			"BaseVolume" : 47.03987026,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T07:22:16.72",
			"Bid" : 0.01271001,
			"Ask" : 0.01291100,
			"OpenBuyOrders" : 45,
			"OpenSellOrders" : 45,
			"PrevDay" : 0.01229501,
			"Created" : "2014-02-13T00:00:00",
			"DisplayMarketName" : null
		}
    ]
}

/public/getorderbook

Used to get retrieve the orderbook for a given market

Parameters

parameter required description
market required a string literal for the market (ex: BTC-LTC)
type required buy, sell or both to identify the type of orderbook to return.

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getorderbook?market=BTC-LTC&type=both    
Response
    {
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
		"buy" : [{
				"Quantity" : 12.37000000,
				"Rate" : 0.02525000
			}
		],
		"sell" : [{
				"Quantity" : 32.55412402,
				"Rate" : 0.02540000
			}, {
				"Quantity" : 60.00000000,
				"Rate" : 0.02550000
			}, {
				"Quantity" : 60.00000000,
				"Rate" : 0.02575000
			}, {
				"Quantity" : 84.00000000,
				"Rate" : 0.02600000
			}
		]
	}
}

/public/getmarkethistory

Used to retrieve the latest trades that have occured for a specific market.

Parameters

parameter required description
market required a string literal for the market (ex: BTC-LTC)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/public/getmarkethistory?market=BTC-DOGE    
Response - List of trades objects
    {
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"Id" : 319435,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T03:21:20.08",
			"Quantity" : 0.30802438,
			"Price" : 0.01263400,
			"Total" : 0.00389158,
			"FillType" : "FILL",
			"OrderType" : "BUY"
		}, {
			"Id" : 319433,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T03:21:20.08",
			"Quantity" : 0.31820814,
			"Price" : 0.01262800,
			"Total" : 0.00401833,
			"FillType" : "PARTIAL_FILL",
			"OrderType" : "BUY"
		}, {
			"Id" : 319379,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T02:58:48.127",
			"Quantity" : 49.64643541,
			"Price" : 0.01263200,
			"Total" : 0.62713377,
			"FillType" : "FILL",
			"OrderType" : "SELL"
		}, {
			"Id" : 319378,
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T02:58:46.27",
			"Quantity" : 0.35356459,
			"Price" : 0.01263200,
			"Total" : 0.00446622,
			"FillType" : "PARTIAL_FILL",
			"OrderType" : "BUY"
		}
	]
}

Market Apis

/market/buylimit

Used to place a buy order in a specific market. Use buylimit to place limit orders. Make sure you have the proper permissions set on your API keys for this call to work

Parameters

parameter required description
market required a string literal for the market (ex: BTC-LTC)
quantity required the amount to purchase
rate required the rate at which to place the order.

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/market/buylimit?apikey=API_KEY&market=BTC-LTC&quantity=1.2&rate=1.3    
Response - Returns you the order uuid
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
			"uuid" : "e606d53c-8d70-11e3-94b5-425861b86ab6"
		}
}

/market/selllimit

Used to place an sell order in a specific market. Use selllimit to place limit orders. Make sure you have the proper permissions set on your API keys for this call to work

Parameters

parameter required description
market required a string literal for the market (ex: BTC-LTC)
quantity required the amount to purchase
rate required the rate at which to place the order

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/market/selllimit?apikey=API_KEY&market=BTC-LTC&quantity=1.2&rate=1.3    
Response - Returns you the order uuid
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
			"uuid" : "614c34e4-8d71-11e3-94b5-425861b86ab6"
		}
}

/market/cancel

Used to cancel a buy or sell order.

Parameters

parameter required description
uuid required uuid of buy or sell order

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/market/cancel?apikey=API_KEY&uuid=ORDER_UUID    
Response - Returns you the order uuid
{
    "success" : true,
    "message" : "",
    "result" : null
}

/market/getopenorders

Get all orders that you currently have opened. A specific market can be requested

Parameters

parameter required description
market optional a string literal for the market (ie. BTC-LTC)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/market/getopenorders?apikey=API_KEY&market=BTC-LTC    
Response
    {
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"Uuid" : null,
			"OrderUuid" : "09aa5bb6-8232-41aa-9b78-a5a1093e0211",
			"Exchange" : "BTC-LTC",
			"OrderType" : "LIMIT_SELL",
			"Quantity" : 5.00000000,
			"QuantityRemaining" : 5.00000000,
			"Limit" : 2.00000000,
			"CommissionPaid" : 0.00000000,
			"Price" : 0.00000000,
			"PricePerUnit" : null,
			"Opened" : "2014-07-09T03:55:48.77",
			"Closed" : null,
			"CancelInitiated" : false,
			"ImmediateOrCancel" : false,
			"IsConditional" : false,
			"Condition" : null,
			"ConditionTarget" : null
		}, {
			"Uuid" : null,
			"OrderUuid" : "8925d746-bc9f-4684-b1aa-e507467aaa99",
			"Exchange" : "BTC-LTC",
			"OrderType" : "LIMIT_BUY",
			"Quantity" : 100000.00000000,
			"QuantityRemaining" : 100000.00000000,
			"Limit" : 0.00000001,
			"CommissionPaid" : 0.00000000,
			"Price" : 0.00000000,
			"PricePerUnit" : null,
			"Opened" : "2014-07-09T03:55:48.583",
			"Closed" : null,
			"CancelInitiated" : false,
			"ImmediateOrCancel" : false,
			"IsConditional" : false,
			"Condition" : null,
			"ConditionTarget" : null
		}
	]
}


Account Api

/account/getbalances

Used to retrieve all balances from your account

Parameters

None

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getbalances?apikey=API_KEY    
Response
    {
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"Currency" : "DOGE",
			"Balance" : 0.00000000,
			"Available" : 0.00000000,
			"Pending" : 0.00000000,
			"CryptoAddress" : "DLxcEt3AatMyr2NTatzjsfHNoB9NT62HiF",
			"Requested" : false,
			"Uuid" : null

		}, {
			"Currency" : "BTC",
			"Balance" : 14.21549076,
			"Available" : 14.21549076,
			"Pending" : 0.00000000,
			"CryptoAddress" : "1Mrcdr6715hjda34pdXuLqXcju6qgwHA31",
			"Requested" : false,
			"Uuid" : null
		}
	]
}

/account/getbalance

Used to retrieve the balance from your account for a specific currency.

Parameters

parameter required description
currency required a string literal for the currency (ex: LTC)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getbalance?apikey=API_KEY&currency=BTC    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
		"Currency" : "BTC",
		"Balance" : 4.21549076,
		"Available" : 4.21549076,
		"Pending" : 0.00000000,
		"CryptoAddress" : "1MacMr6715hjds342dXuLqXcju6fgwHA31",
		"Requested" : false,
		"Uuid" : null
	}
}

/account/getdepositaddress

Used to retrieve or generate an address for a specific currency. If one does not exist, the call will fail and return ADDRESS_GENERATING until one is available.

Parameters

parameter required description
currency required a string literal for the currency (ie. BTC)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getdepositaddress?apikey=API_KEY&currency=VTC    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
		"Currency" : "VTC",
		"Address" : "Vy5SKeKGXUHKS2WVpJ76HYuKAu3URastUo"
	}
}

/account/withdraw

Used to withdraw funds from your account. note: please account for txfee.

Parameters

parameter required description
currency required a string literal for the currency (ie. BTC)
quantity required the quantity of coins to withdraw
address required the address where to send the funds.
paymentid optional used for CryptoNotes/BitShareX/Nxt optional field (memo/paymentid)

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/withdraw?apikey=API_KEY&currency=EAC&quantity=20.40&address=EAC_ADDRESS    
Response - Returns you the withdrawal uuid
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
			"uuid" : "68b5a16c-92de-11e3-ba3b-425861b86ab6"
	}
}

/account/getorder

Used to retrieve a single order by uuid.

Parameters

parameter required description
uuid required the uuid of the buy or sell order

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getorder&uuid=0cb4c4e4-bdc7-4e13-8c13-430e587d2cc1    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : {
		"AccountId" : null,
		"OrderUuid" : "0cb4c4e4-bdc7-4e13-8c13-430e587d2cc1",
		"Exchange" : "BTC-SHLD",
		"Type" : "LIMIT_BUY",
		"Quantity" : 1000.00000000,
		"QuantityRemaining" : 1000.00000000,
		"Limit" : 0.00000001,
		"Reserved" : 0.00001000,
		"ReserveRemaining" : 0.00001000,
		"CommissionReserved" : 0.00000002,
		"CommissionReserveRemaining" : 0.00000002,
		"CommissionPaid" : 0.00000000,
		"Price" : 0.00000000,
		"PricePerUnit" : null,
		"Opened" : "2014-07-13T07:45:46.27",
		"Closed" : null,
		"IsOpen" : true,
		"Sentinel" : "6c454604-22e2-4fb4-892e-179eede20972",
		"CancelInitiated" : false,
		"ImmediateOrCancel" : false,
		"IsConditional" : false,
		"Condition" : "NONE",
		"ConditionTarget" : null
	}
}

/account/getorderhistory

Used to retrieve your order history.

Parameters

parameter required description
market optional a string literal for the market (ie. BTC-LTC). If ommited, will return for all markets

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getorderhistory    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"OrderUuid" : "fd97d393-e9b9-4dd1-9dbf-f288fc72a185",
			"Exchange" : "BTC-LTC",
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-09T04:01:00.667",
			"OrderType" : "LIMIT_BUY",
			"Limit" : 0.00000001,
			"Quantity" : 100000.00000000,
			"QuantityRemaining" : 100000.00000000,
			"Commission" : 0.00000000,
			"Price" : 0.00000000,
			"PricePerUnit" : null,
			"IsConditional" : false,
			"Condition" : null,
			"ConditionTarget" : null,
			"ImmediateOrCancel" : false
		}, {
			"OrderUuid" : "17fd64d1-f4bd-4fb6-adb9-42ec68b8697d",
			"Exchange" : "BTC-ZS",
			"TimeStamp" : "2014-07-08T20:38:58.317",
			"OrderType" : "LIMIT_SELL",
			"Limit" : 0.00002950,
			"Quantity" : 667.03644955,
			"QuantityRemaining" : 0.00000000,
			"Commission" : 0.00004921,
			"Price" : 0.01968424,
			"PricePerUnit" : 0.00002950,
			"IsConditional" : false,
			"Condition" : null,
			"ConditionTarget" : null,
			"ImmediateOrCancel" : false
		}
	]
}

/account/getwithdrawalhistory

Used to retrieve your withdrawal history.

Parameters

parameter required description
currency optional a string literal for the currecy (ie. BTC). If omitted, will return for all currencies

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getwithdrawalhistory?currency=BTC    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"PaymentUuid" : "b52c7a5c-90c6-4c6e-835c-e16df12708b1",
			"Currency" : "BTC",
			"Amount" : 17.00000000,
			"Address" : "1DeaaFBdbB5nrHj87x3NHS4onvw1GPNyAu",
			"Opened" : "2014-07-09T04:24:47.217",
			"Authorized" : true,
			"PendingPayment" : false,
			"TxCost" : 0.00020000,
			"TxId" : null,
			"Canceled" : true,
			"InvalidAddress" : false
		}, {
			"PaymentUuid" : "f293da98-788c-4188-a8f9-8ec2c33fdfcf",
			"Currency" : "XC",
			"Amount" : 7513.75121715,
			"Address" : "XVnSMgAd7EonF2Dgc4c9K14L12RBaW5S5J",
			"Opened" : "2014-07-08T23:13:31.83",
			"Authorized" : true,
			"PendingPayment" : false,
			"TxCost" : 0.00002000,
			"TxId" : "b4a575c2a71c7e56d02ab8e26bb1ef0a2f6cf2094f6ca2116476a569c1e84f6e",
			"Canceled" : false,
			"InvalidAddress" : false
		}
	]
}


/account/getdeposithistory

Used to retrieve your deposit history.

Parameters

parameter required description
currency optional a string literal for the currecy (ie. BTC). If omitted, will return for all currencies

Request:
https://bittrex.com/api/v1.1/account/getwithdrawalhistory?currency=BTC    
Response
{
	"success" : true,
	"message" : "",
	"result" : [{
			"PaymentUuid" : "554ec664-8842-4fe9-b491-06225becbd59",
			"Currency" : "BTC",
			"Amount" : 0.00156121,
			"Address" : "1K37yQZaGrPKNTZ5KNP792xw8f7XbXxetE",
			"Opened" : "2014-07-11T03:41:25.323",
			"Authorized" : true,
			"PendingPayment" : false,
			"TxCost" : 0.00020000,
			"TxId" : "70cf6fdccb9bd38e1a930e13e4ae6299d678ed6902da710fa3cc8d164f9be126",
			"Canceled" : false,
			"InvalidAddress" : false
		}, {
			"PaymentUuid" : "d3fdf168-3d8e-40b6-8fe4-f46e2a7035ea",
			"Currency" : "BTC",
			"Amount" : 0.11800000,
			"Address" : "1Mrcar6715hjds34pdXuLqXcju6QgwHA31",
			"O
			pened" : "2014-07-03T20:27:07.163",
			"Authorized" : true,
			"PendingPayment" : false,
			"TxCost" : 0.00020000,
			"TxId" : "3efd41b3a051433a888eed3ecc174c1d025a5e2b486eb418eaaec5efddda22de",
			"Canceled" : false,
			"InvalidAddress" : false
		}
    ]
}