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How to connect to Kraken

To allow your bot to interact with Kraken, you will need to create API Keys. These keys act as a connection between Cryptohopper and the exchange, enabling your bot to perform tasks such as placing automated orders and accessing your balance for its calculations. Essentially, the API Keys serve as a way for your bot to communicate with the exchange and execute the actions necessary for automated trading.

Step one

If you haven't already, go to Kraken's website and create an account.

Step two

Verify your account and get started on the API by navigating to “Security” and then “API”.

Step three

Click on “Add key”, name your first API Key, add a Nonce value of 10000, select all Key permissions except for “Withdraw funds” and click on “Generate key”.

Step four

Copy the API Keys shown on Kraken and paste them into Cryptohopper under Exchange in the Base config. Don’t save the API Key yet on Cryptohopper, and save the API Key on Kraken.

Step five

Create a second API Key by following the steps mentioned in steps 3 and 4 and click on Save in on Kraken and Cryptohopper. Allow a moment for the bot to link everything together, and your balance should become visible.

Unable to see exchange balance

If you are unable to see your exchange balance, there may be a few issues preventing your bot from synchronizing with your exchange. One common cause is "auto-fill" being enabled in your browser. To fix this, you can try disabling auto-fill, using incognito mode, using a different browser, or disabling your password manager. For more information, you can watch our Cryptohopper Academy video on this subject or check our troubleshooting article.

Kraken minimum trade amounts

Click here to check the minimum trade amounts on Kraken.

Kraken status

Do you experience issues with trading on Kraken? Click here to check Kraken's exchange status.

Geographic restrictions

You can't trade all trading pairs depending on your geographic region. Click here for more details about Kraken's restricted markets.

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