If you have accounts on multiple exchanges, you can connect and manage them all on Cryptowatch.
You can connect your exchange accounts by generating API keys on the exchange site, then plugging those keys into Cryptowatch’s Exchange Keys page. See this article for some tips on API key security, if you haven’t already.
Cryptowatch offers a variety of tools that can enhance your trading on Bitfinex:
View real-time order book and trade history feeds
Track your balances across multiple exchanges in real-time on the Portfolio page
Chat with other traders in the Trollbox
Create and save custom themes
Stream prices and order books with the Market Data WebSocket API
Pull market data into Google Sheets with the Cryptofinance.ai plugin
Automate orders and alerts using triggers and actions with Zapier integration
In Cryptowatch, click the profile icon in the top-right corner, then select Exchange Keys from the menu:
The Exchange Keys page is where you can plug in API keys from trading- and portfolio-enabled exchanges into Cryptowatch:
Cryptowatch connects to your exchange accounts using the public and private keys generated by the exchange. API keys generally come in pairs — one public key, and one private (like a crypto wallet). As you will see soon, these keys can be set up to allow or disallow different actions.
You can open a new window and navigate to Bitfinex.com, or click the “Generate key here” button in the Bitfinex square on the Exchange Keys page:
On Bitfinex, click your profile icon in the top-right of the window and click “API KEYS”:
Expand the “Create New Keys” section if it is not already. This is where you can choose your API permissions. You can set your API permissions like this:
To trade via Cryptowatch you will need to turn on:
Get account fee information
Get historical entries and trade information
Get orders and statuses
Create and cancel orders
Get position and margin info
Claim a position
Get wallet balances and address
We strongly recommend against permitting deposit and withdrawal actions to the API key. These actions cannot be performed on Cryptowatch and may expose you to unnecessary risk.
When your permissions are set, give the API keys a functional nickname — like “Cryptowatch”:
Once everything is set up, click “Generate API key”.
Bitfinex will generate public and private API keys. Copy the topmost “API key” into the “API key” field in the Bitfinex box. Then, copy the key labeled “API key secret” into the “API Secret” field.
Once both keys are input into their respective fields, Cryptowatch will automatically connect to your Bitfinex account. If the connection is successful, the box will change color and hide the keys:
Now you can use Cryptowatch to trade on Bitfinex markets!
A good way to get started is to visit the Markets page, then filter the list by exchange. Click the Exchanges drop-down list on the left and select Bitfinex. Alternatively, type “Bitfinex” in the search bar to narrow the exchange list down.
Now you will only see Bitfinex markets listed. If you want to view markets for a specific asset, use the Asset’s drop-down list to filter the results even further. Clicking any market here will open that market in the trading terminal.
Bitfinex traders can use Cryptowatch’s advanced charts to trade and perform technical analysis as well as track their funds alongside any other exchange accounts on the Portfolio page.
Check out these articles to learn more about trading and analysis on the Charts page:
These articles demonstrate the Portfolio page:
Cryptowatch’s alerts function is a favorite among traders as well. Check out these articles to learn how to set alerts for price, volume, and order fills: