How to configure Kucoin API

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Kucoin is one of the top digital currency exchange platforms with a daily trading volume of over 1.2 billion USD. KuCoin offers margin trading with leverage of up to 10x on some trading pairs. The exchange also has futures trading with leverage of up to 100x on some contracts.

Users can participate in token sales and receive new tokens at a discounted price on Kucoin Spotlight. 

In order to connect your Kucoin account to TabTrader you’ll need to link your API keys in the Accounts section. 

If you already have a set of API keys, this article explains how to add your API account to TabTrader.

The following article will provide you with step-by-step instructions on creating API keys on Kucoin.  

Video guide for mobile

Video guide for the web

How to create API keys

Log in to your Kucoin account.

Once you're logged in, click on your account name in the upper right corner. 

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Kucoin: Account Settings

On the left sidebar click on "API Management".

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Kucoin: API Management

At the top of the "API Management" page, click the "Create API" button.

Start with naming your API key.

Set a passphrase: it can be any phrase of your choosing.

Memorize this passphrase! You’ll need it when connecting this API to TabTrader.

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Kucoin: API permissions

Select the permissions for your API keys: "General", "Spot Trading", "Margin Trading", "Futures Trading".

Do not enable “Transfer” permission.

In the "IP Restrictions" section, select "Add IP Address" and enter the IP address you want to whitelist.

If you don’t have a static IP address, you shouldn’t enable this option.

Click "Next". 

Enter your Trading Password. 
Trading Password can be found and set in the Security Settings of your account.

Click "Send Code". A 6-digit code will be sent out to the associated email.
Place the code in the Email Verification Code field. 
Finish the security verification with your 2FA code. 

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Kucoin: Security Verification

Click confirm.

A new API key and secret will be generated for you. Copy and save the keys.

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Kucoin: API created

Now you’re ready to add these keys into TabTrader. 

Keep your API keys safe and never share them with anyone.

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