How to configure Mercado Bitcoin API

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Mercado Bitcoin is a popular cryptocurrency exchange platform based in Brazil.It has a daily trading volume of around $300 million USD. There are over 20 different digital currencies serving in various trading instruments. 

In order to connect your Mercado Bitcoin 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 Mercado Bitcoin.  

Video guide for mobile

Video guide for the web

How to create API keys

  • Log in to your Mercado Bitcoin account on the website.
  • Once you're logged in, click on your account name in the upper right corner and select "API" from the drop-down menu.
  • On the "API" page, click the "Create an API Key" button.
  • Choose the permissions you want to grant to the API key: Read-only and Trading.

Do not enable “Withdrawal” permission.

  • If you use mobile applications, you can also set IP address restrictions for your API key to limit access to specific device’s IP addresses.

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

  • Enter your two-factor authentication (2FA) code to confirm the creation of the API key.
  • After confirming the creation of the API key, you will be shown the API key and the secret key.

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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