Creating your API key
Creating an API key is important, see it as a bridge between you and the exchange. Cryptohopper needs this bridge in order to do all the automated things you love such as, placing automated orders and reading your balance to do all sorts of calculations with.
Step one. Go to the exchange website, and create an account if you haven't already. In this case, we are looking at Bitvavo
Step two. Log in, or create an account! After you have logged in successfully, Click on your name in the top right corner, and click "API".
Step three. Creating the API.
You will not see any API keys yet, you are currently making your first one! Click on Request API key.
After clicking on the "Request new API key" button, you will be greeted with the following screen.
Give your API key a nice memorable name such as "Cryptohopper API key". In this example picture you see an IP Whitelist. Do not fill in anything here, just keep it blank.
Everything except for "withdraw currencies" should be enabled.
Step five. Adding the API to Cryptohopper.
Navigate to your cryptohopper account and find the baseconfig. From there on out, you can click on the tab labeled "exchange".
Select your exchange, fill in your API key and you are done!
Give the hopper a moment to link everything and your balance should be loaded.
Unable to see your exchange balance?
There are several things that prevents your hopper from synchronizing the funds of your exchange. In most cases, the browser that you use has "auto-fill" enabled. This means that the browser fills in certain text fields themselves. There are three things you can do:
- Disable autofill,
- Use incognito mode of your browser
- Use a browser that you don't use often.
- Another thing that could prevent your hopper from synchronizing are password managers, disable this for Cryptohopper.
And you're done! Check our community forum where users share their Hopper settings.
If you want more information about this subject, watch our Cryptohopper Academy video about this subject.