Creating an API key is important, see it as a bridge between you and the exchange. Cryptohopper needs this bridge in order to do all the automated things you love such as, placing automated orders and reading your balance to do all sorts of calculations with.
Go to the exchange website, and create an account if you haven't already. In this case, we are looking at HTX.
Create your API.
Navigate to the API settings page, it can be found by clicking on the profile icon in the upper right corner. Then click “API management”.
Give your API key a nice memorable name such as "Cryptohopper API key". Check the boxes for “Read-only” and “Trade”. You can also find it in the print screen below.
Withdrawal is an option given, but Cryptohopper doesn't need it to trade. So having it enabled would be a security risk! As a general rule of thumb. Cryptohopper needs ALL settings except for withdrawal to trade correctly.
Fill in the IPs. 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".
Click “Create”. You now get a pop-up. Check the boxes and click “I understand”. Verify if needed.
Adding the API to Cryptohopper.
Navigate to your Cryptohopper account and go to the Baseconfig. Click on “Exchange” and select Huobi. Paste your API Keys and you’re ready.
Give the bot a moment to link everything and your balance should be loaded.
Unable to see your exchange balance?
There are several things that prevents your bot from synchronizing the funds of your exchange. In most cases, 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.
- Another thing that could prevent your bot from synchronizing are password managers, disable this for Cryptohopper.
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.
HTX minimum trade amounts
Click here to check the minimum trade amounts on HTX.
Do you experience issues with trading on HTX? Click here to check HTX's exchange status.