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Kaiko Partners with Shrimpy - Historical Cryptocurrency Market Data

Historical crypto exchange market data has long been a concern for application developers and active traders. To design robust trading strategies, it’s important to first understand how the strategy has performed over historical data sets. This process is called “backtesting”.

Backtesting isn’t the only reason to need access to historical market data. Everything from charting prices to analyzing historical trends requires detailed historical data.

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How to Download Cryptocurrency Candlestick Data from Exchanges

Candlestick data is one of the most popular ways to consume the current state of the cryptocurrency market. Every time you visit an exchange, a trading application, or even some trading bots - Candlesticks can be found scattered throughout the UI.

As a developer, it has become a painful experience to integrate candlesticks from every exchange. Each exchange provides different formats, time intervals, historical quantity, and endpoints.

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Rate Limits for the API Data Endpoints are Changing!

Pricing plans are NOT changing!

Let’s get that out of the way so there is no confusion. None of our pricing plans will change. All of the data endpoints are still free. The difference is you will now be required to send your public API key in order to access higher rate limits.

To prevent disruption of service, please follow the updated documentation in our developer APIs here. Start sending each of your data requests with the public API key in the header. That way you have a smooth transition to the new request format.

Keep reading to get all of your questions answered!

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Python Library for the Universal Crypto Exchange APIs

The Shrimpy team is excited to announce we have released a python library for the Shrimpy developer APIs. This library provides a convenient way for our Python developers to build on top of the Shrimpy developer APIs.

Access the Python library here.

Throughout the rest of this article, we will cover examples of how this library can be used to convenient access everything the Shrimpy developer APIs have to offer.

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Shrimpy Developer API User Flow Reference

Taking advantage of everything the Shrimpy APIs have to offer requires an understanding of how the APIs work and the way users are managed. This reference will guide you through the details of how to conceptually think about the Shrimpy APIs, discuss how users can be managed, and highlight a few of the most common request flows. Since our APIs are an institutional grade solution designed to enable large scale developments, mastering this topic will allow you to seamlessly scale your application to millions of active users and countless exchanges.

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Universal Websockets for Real-Time Crypto Exchange Order Book Data

Cryptocurrency startups are struggling. Exchanges have become increasingly difficult to manage and developers don’t have the resources available to integrate proper solutions into their applications. Our team is on a mission to solve this growing problem. 

Shrimpy is opening up our live websockets for everyone. Collect real-time order book data from 16 different exchanges with a single endpoint. 

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Crypto API for Smart Order Routing

The Shrimpy team is excited to announce we will be bringing advanced order types to each of our supported exchanges. This endeavor begins with the release of our Smart Order Routing (SOR) trading endpoints. Available to every developer for immediate integration now, we encourage you to try it out for free today! 

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Limit Orders  -  Universal APIs for Crypto Exchange Trade Execution

The Shrimpy team is proud to announce we have solved the problem of trade execution across crypto exchanges. No more living in a nightmare. Take back your sanity with a single endpoint which can execute a limit order on every major exchange. Instead of 16 different implementations, you only need to manage one simple API which is consistent for every exchange. Developing this feature was met with agonizing pain, but we know the space will appreciate a unified interface which simplifies the development process. 

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Order Book - Universal APIs for Real-Time Crypto Exchange Data 

Cryptocurrency exchanges have an abundance of data. In an industry that never sleeps, neither does the stream of information. The shear volume of this information has caused many services to restrict the resolution or availability of price movements. CoinMarketCap is one of these services. While their data is useful for some situations, it lacks the precision that is necessary for real-time trade execution. It neither updates in real-time nor does it allow for the collection of full order book data.

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Shrimpy vs CCXT: The Case for Centralization in a Decentralized Ecosystem

There is a drive in the cryptocurrency space to make everything open, decentralized, and free. When it comes to financial services, features such as trading, order execution, and portfolio management absolutely require a degree of centralization to work properly. Shrimpy’s Universal Crypto Exchange API is the solution for driving innovation in a decentralized economy.

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Best Crypto APIs for Developers

Feeling the itch to develop your own crypto application? Whether you’re a cryptocurrency developer, trader, or just passionate about all things crypto, there are APIs available that are designed to make your crypto journey smoother. Whether you want to develop a personal trading bot, a payments application, or business settlement solution, there are APIs that can help you get started. 

Let’s explore some of the best crypto APIs in the market.

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