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How to connect to KuCoin with API Keys?
How to connect to KuCoin with API Keys?

Learn how to create and configure KuCoin API keys for your Cryptohopper trading bot, plus troubleshooting tips.

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Written by Pete Darby
Updated over a week ago

Step by step explanation how to create API Keys for KuCoin:.

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  1. To get started, head over to the KuCoin exchange website. If you already have an account, simply log in; otherwise, create a new one.

  2. Once logged in, navigate to your profile located in the upper right-hand corner, then select "Account Security."

  3. In the Account Security section, find and click on “API Management,” followed by “Create API.” Here, assign a memorable name to your API Key and create a Passphrase.

  4. Enable “Spot trading” and ensure you select “Yes” under IP restriction. Make sure to whitelist the IP addresses displayed in Cryptohopper

  5. Enter the required security information into the provided input fields, then click on “Confirm.” However, do not confirm for the second time just yet, as there's one more step remaining.

  6. Now, it's time to finalize the process. Enter your API Key, API Secret, and API Passphrase. Click on “Confirm” in KuCoin and then “Save” in Cryptohopper. Your exchange connection is now established, and you're all set to start trading.

Unable to see your KuCoin exchange balance?

If you are unable to see your KuCoin exchange balance, there may be a few issues preventing your trading bot from synchronizing with your exchange. One common cause is "auto-fill" being enabled in your browser. To fix this, try disabling auto-fill, using incognito mode, switching to 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.

You might encounter an error in Cryptohopper's onboarding process when connecting to KuCoin, even if your API Keys are correct. The most common reasons include having no funds in your KuCoin exchange account, having no funds in your trading account (as some crypto exchanges differentiate between funding and trading accounts), or not being a verified exchange user (KYC). In this case, please click on 'Continue without testing'. You can always check your API Keys later in your Base config.

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