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 is a one-in-all platform for traders. You can trade directly on the charts, customize powerful indicators and overlays, and manage your multi-exchange portfolio. Our alerts system lets you set SMS or email alerts for price and volume directly on the charts.
You will need an account at Coinbase Pro first. Then we'll connect that account to Cryptowatch.
In Cryptowatch, click the
My Account button 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:
If you are logged in to Coinbase Pro already, this will take you directly to the exchange’s API page. Otherwise, you will first be prompted to log in. Log in with your Coinbase Pro credentials to continue.
A window will open where you can choose which of your Coinbase Portfolios to connect (if you have more than one), choose a nickname for the new key, and add permissions. Only the View and Trade permissions are required to connect to Cryptowatch — do not grant withdrawal permissions.
Your passphrase won't be pixelated. Paste it into the Key Passphrase field on the Cryptowatch Exchange Keys page (the third, or bottom-most field):
Once you’ve done that, go ahead and click the blue
CREATE API KEY button. You will be prompted to enter a 2-Step Verification code — enter the 7 digit code sent by text and click the
ADD AN API KEY button:
Paste the secret key into the “API Secret” field one Exchange Keys page on Cryptowatch (the middle field):
Nearly finished — back on Coinbase Pro, you can click the
DONE button below your API Secret Key to close the window. This will you return to the Coinbase Pro API Settings page, only now we can see the API key we created.
Finally, paste the API Key into the API Key field back on the Cryptowatch Exchange Keys page (the first, or top-most field).
When you do, Cryptowatch will automatically finish connecting to your Coinbase Pro account. Once connected, the Coinbase Pro box will change color and no longer show the 3 API key input fields:
Now you can place and cancel orders and manage your Coinbase Pro portfolio on Cryptowatch. If you’re new to Cryptowatch, try following the New User Guide to get acquainted with the interface.
Coinbase Pro 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. For a quick overview of these features, scroll down to the Trade on Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Pro Portfolio sections.
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:
Now that your Coinbase Pro account is connected to Cryptowatch, you can trade on any Coinbase Pro market from the Cryptowatch terminal.
One way to get started is to visit the Markets page and filter the list by clicking the Exchanges drop-down list on the left and selecting Coinbase Pro. You can use the search bar in that drop-down to find Coinbase Pro right away:
Now you will only see markets available on Coinbase Pro. If you want to view markets for a specific asset, use the Asset’s drop-down list to narrow the results down further. Selecting any market in the list will open that market in the trading terminal.
Cryptowatch offers a lot of tools that can enhance your trading on Coinbase Pro:
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
After selecting a market from the filtered Markets list you will be taken to the Charts page. This is the trading terminal where you can perform analysis and submit trades:
On the right side of the page is the trading form. This is where you’ll enter the details of your trade, like direction, order type, price and volume. The trading form varies based on the options available on the current exchange. If you don't see the form, it is most likely hidden. Click the vertical bar on the right hand side of your screen to expand it.
Choose whether you are buying or selling
Drop-down menu for selecting an order type
Shows your available funds for performing whichever action is selected (Buy or Sell)
Enter the total quantity or volume of your order here
This option is available for Limit, Take Profit and Stop Loss orders. Input the price you want the order to trigger at
This is the total value of your trade order, a product of quantity and price
For an in-depth guide on submitting trades, check out the How to trade on Cryptowatch page.
On the price chart in the image above you can see a Fibonacci speed fan indicating possible support levers for this trend, a 24 hour time cycle below the candles, and a green measurement box showing the three-day growth of this asset.
In the price chart image above there are a few indicators on display. From top to bottom:
MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence)
RSI (Relative Strength Index)
CHOP (Choppiness Index)
Volume and MACD are present by default.
You can use any combination of indicators, drawing tools and overlays to help you analyze and predict trends.
For an in-depth guide on submitting trades, check out the How to Trade page.
Go to the Portfolio page to see how your orders, positions and crypto holdings are performing across all connected exchanges. You can sort your portfolio by exchange if you want to isolate your Coinbase Pro activity, or by asset to see how your holdings are doing.
For a closer look at the Portfolio page and the tools within, check out these articles: