How to trade on Poloniex
Use this guide to connect your Poloniex account to Cryptowatch. Learn how to connect, find Poloniex markets, and trade on Poloniex via Cryptowatch.
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 Poloniex:
In Cryptowatch, click the profile icon in the top-right corner, then select Exchange Keys from the menu:
Find the Exchange Keys link in your Account menu, in the top-right of any Cryptowatch page.
The Exchange Keys page is where you can plug in API keys from trading- and portfolio-enabled exchanges into Cryptowatch:
The Exchange Keys page is used to connect your exchange accounts to 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 Poloniex in another window and sign in, or click the
Generate key herebutton in the Poloniex square on Cryptowatch's Exchange keys page. Enter your Poloniex account credentials on the login screen to create a new API key.
Alternatively, you can reach the API page on Poloniex by clicking Settings in the top-right of the page, then API Keys in the menu bar. You may see the message “API ACCESS IS DISABLED” — click the
Enable APIbutton to continue.
Poloniex will send a confirmation email when you click the button. Follow the confirmation link to continue creating an API key (the link expires in 15 minutes).
When you follow the confirmation link, Poloniex will open in a new window with your API information:
Make sure the Enable Trading option is checked. This function is required to enable trading through Cryptowatch.
Enter the API Key and Secret Key into the Poloniex section of the Exchange Keys page (Cryptowatch).
Open Cryptowatch’s Exchange Keys page in another window. Copy the API Key from Poloniex (the first field labeled API Key on Poloniex — a string of letters and numbers) into the API Key field on the Exchange Keys page:
Next, copy the Secret key (the second field on Poloniex’s API page labeled “Secret”) and paste it into the API Secret field on the Exchange Keys page (Cryptowatch).
Cryptowatch will automatically attempt the connection to your Poloniex account once both keys are pasted in. If successful, the box will turn green and hide your API keys:
If you received an Invalid Key, Unprivileged Key, Key Not Exclusive, or Unhandled error, visit the Connecting exchange accounts article for troubleshooting tips
Now you can use Cryptowatch to trade on Poloniex 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 Poloniex. Alternatively, type “Poloniex” in the search bar to narrow the exchange list down.
This will filter the list to show Poloniex markets only. 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.
You can select multiple assets on the Markets page to quickly compare markets.
Poloniex 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: