Automating trades and alerts with Zapier

Connect Cryptowatch to Zapier and you can automate your trading and alerting without typing a single line of code.

Cryptowatch integration with Zapier

Setting a Cryptowatch event on Zapier.
The Cryptowatch integration with Zapier allows you to program orders using any Zapier trigger and action.
You can also use a trigger condition within Cryptowatch to activate another action via Zapier, such as an email send or spreadsheet entry.
Note — only trading-enabled exchanges support trading through Zapier integration.
Here's an example of how to use Zapier to dollar-cost average in to an asset.

What is Zapier?

​Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps such as Gmail, Slack, MailChimp, and over 1,000 more. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks, like saving attachments or contacts from emails, with just a few clicks — no coding or relying on developers to build the integration. Move info between your web apps automatically so you can focus on your most important work. It's easy enough that anyone can build their own app workflows with just a few clicks.

What can I do with Cryptowatch/Zapier integration?

The initial launch of the Cryptowatch integration with Zapier will let you use any of Zapier's trigger actions to send a trade order to any trading-supported exchange on Cryptowatch.
This action can be based on either a set recurring time period (great for recurring buys) or another of Zapier’s thousands of integrations with other apps, like email or messaging services. Here are a few examples of what you can do:
What you can do
Recurring buys on multiple exchanges
Buy bitcoin on any of the supported Cryptowatch exchanges every other week on Wednesday at 9:00 am.
Buy or sell by sending an email
Buy bitcoin every time I receive an email to my gmail account with the phrase “Buy BTC”.
Follow your favourite Crypto Twitter talking heads
Enter a Buy or Sell order when a certain Twitter user sends a tweet - or when they send one with a certain key term or hashtag.
With Zapier’s breadth of integrations, the options are endless and limited only by your creativity.

How do I get started?

To use the Zapier integration, you must have both a Cryptowatch account and a Zapier account. Each Zapier trigger costs 15 Cryptowatch Credits.

Steps within Cryptowatch

  1. 1.
    Within Cryptowatch, generate a set of Cryptowatch API keys here. Make sure that when you create your keys the “Read Only” box is unchecked — it is checked by default upon creation. The Integration will not work if this step is not completed.
  2. 2.
    Make sure you have at least 1 exchange connected to Cryptowatch. The exchange API keys you entered must have trading permissions. Zapier integration will not work with exchange keys that lack trading permissions.
API key permissions are set within your account on each exchange, not on Cryptowatch. You can enter your exchange API keys here.

How to set up a Cryptowatch Action within Zapier

  1. 1.
    Log in or create a new account at
  2. 2.
    Once a Zapier account is created, click here to access and accept the invite to the Zapier App.
  3. 3.
    Return to the Zapier dashboard screen and click “Make a Zap”.
  4. 4.
    Choose a Trigger based off of Zapier’s built in app functions (such as scheduler) or choose from one of thousands of supported thirty party apps (such as Gmail). Follow the steps to configure your trigger.
  5. 5.
    Now we need to add the Action that will complete when the Trigger occurs. Click on “Add a Step” and search for Cryptowatch. Click the app and complete the prompts to set up your desired Cryptowatch action.
  6. 6.
    Sit back and let your Zapier app run.
​Credits are required to trigger Zapier actions — check Cryptowatch's Pricing page to learn more.