Creating your API key
In order to connect your bot to Bitvavo, you need an API key. Think of an API key as a bridge between Cryptohopper and the exchange, which allows your bot to do things like place automated orders and read your balance for its calculations.
Go to the exchange website, and log in or create an account.
After you have logged in successfully, click your name in the top right corner, and click "API".
Creating the API.
You will not see any API keys yet, as you are currently making your first one! Click “Add new API key”.
You will be greeted with the following screen.
Give your API key a memorable name such as "Cryptohopper API key".
The IP whitelist you see in your Cryptohopper account. Navigate to your Cryptohopper account and find the baseconfig. From there, click on the tab labeled "exchange".
Enable everything except for "withdraw currencies".
Click “Generate API key”.
Verify your account identity.
The API key is now generated.
Navigate to your Cryptohopper account and find the baseconfig. From there, click on the tab labeled "exchange".
Select your exchange, fill in your API key and your API Secret. Don’t click save yet! You first need to confirm your API key.
Go back to your Bitvavo account and click “Ok, I saved my API Secret key”. You see a message that you need to activate your API key through your email.
You receive an email from Bitvavo to confirm your new API key. Go to the email and click “Confirm API- key”. You will go to the website of Bitvavo. Click on “Verify”.
Now the API key is confirmed and you see the following message.
Go back to your Cryptohopper account and click “Save” in your basconfig from step six.
Give the bot a moment to link everything and your balance should be loaded.
Unable to see your exchange balance?
There are a few things that could prevent your bot from synchronizing the funds of your exchange. In most cases, it’s the browser that you use has "auto-fill" enabled. This means that the browser fills in certain text fields themselves. There are three things you can do:
- Disable autofill.
- Use incognito mode of your browser.
- Use a browser that you don’t use often.
And you're done! Check our community forum where users share their bot settings.
If you want more information about this subject, watch our Cryptohopper Academy video about this subject.
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