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 Kucoin.
Step two. Create your API. Click on the profile icon in the top right corner, from there click on "API management" A new screen will pop up where you can create your Kucoin API!
Step three. Configuring the API You will be asked to give the API a name and a passphrase. Make sure to remember these! they will be needed later on.
The API settings from Kucoin are relatively simple. You will need to give Read and trading authority. Make sure to keep withdrawal disabled!
IP limitation should be set to no limit, as CH is cloud based we use over 200 IP addresses.
Step four. 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!
Remember the passphrase? Make sure to fill it in here, otherwise the API key will not work!
Give the hopper a moment to link everything and your balance should be loaded. Keep in mind that your funds should be shown in your Trading wallet of KuCoin, not in the Main wallet.
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.