Kraken is worked up to announce the upcoming launch of a websockets public API for market knowledge! This can be a service that a lot of our purchasers have requested because it permits sooner and simpler entry to Kraken’s market knowledge.
When will the websockets public API launch?
The approximate worldwide launch time in varied time zones is:
UTC: Wednesday January 30 at 5 PM
ET: Wednesday January 30 at 12 PM
PT: Wednesday January 30 at 9 AM
CET: Wednesday January 30 at 6 PM
HKT: Thursday January 31 at 1 AM
The launch time is approximate solely and could also be considerably delayed.
Do I have to have a Kraken account to make use of the API?
No – the websockets public API is freely out there for anybody to make use of.
How will I connect with the API?
Observe our documentation right here: https://www.kraken.com/en-us/help/websocket-api (do not forget that the URL for the API is not going to be lively till launch)
Is there a option to check out the API earlier than launch?
Sure – purchasers can connect with our sandbox atmosphere to strive the websockets public API. The documentation could be discovered right here: https://www.kraken.com/en-us/help/websocket-api (you'll need to make use of the URL for the sandbox API)
Will there later be a websockets personal API to trace my orders and trades?
Sure – we plan to supply this sooner or later however no ETA is accessible right now.
What are some great benefits of the websockets public API?
The primary benefit is that market knowledge will rapidly stream to purchasers with no polling required. Purchasers merely use the API to ascertain a sturdy, low latency reference to Kraken’s servers, then the servers will push the market knowledge incrementally to purchasers as quickly as an replace is accessible.
The websockets protocol supplies the very best basis to stream real-time knowledge and construct buying and selling functions. Kraken’s websockets public API is simply the primary section of a a lot bigger undertaking that may deliver many leading edge companies to Kraken purchasers!