The Universal Crypto Exchange APIs (Updated 2019)

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One of the biggest challenges for builders in the cryptocurrency community is the vast inconsistency in function and quality of exchange APIs. Every exchange has their own quirks which present an impossible challenge for developers who want to integrate support for a range of exchanges. The impulsive whims of each exchange’s technical team means things can change without notice, assets can unexpectedly become unavailable or unlisted, rate limits can be burdensome, and the API calls you were comfortable using may disappear. There are no standards or best practices that have been established, so dealing with exchanges becomes exhausting.

After months of development, the Shrimpy team is releasing the solution to this colossal problem. We are tired of watching amazing development teams struggle due to arrangements that are out of their control. The crypto community deserves better. Bringing crypto to the masses requires a unified interface under which we can access and manage every exchange. Providing development teams the tools that are necessary to create incredible products.

Shrimpy is pleased to announce the release of our Universal Crypto Exchange APIs.

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The current way applications are built on top of exchanges is unsustainable. Even simple tasks become overcomplicated when dealing with the inconsistencies of exchanges. This places a significant burden on application developers.

Shrimpy’s Universal Crypto Exchange APIs will serve as the foundation for the next generation of crypto trading tools. Eliminating the complex nature of crypto exchanges, Shrimpy’s Universal API v1 offers the following features:

  • Trade Execution

    • Limit Orders for GTC & IOC (Learn more)

    • Smart Order Routing (Learn more)

    • Portfolio Allocation

    • Smart Market Orders

    • Automated Rebalancing & Strategy Execution

  • Data Collection

    • [Free] Asset Ticker Data

    • [Free] Real-Time Full Order Book Rest Endpoints (Learn more)

    • [Free] Websockets for Live Trades & Order Book (Learn more)

    • [Free] Historical OHLCV Data (Learn more)

  • User Management

    • [Free] Exchange Account Management & Secure Storage.

    • [Free] Exchange Account Data Collection

    • [Free] Historical Asset Balances

    • [Free] Distributed User Request Management (Learn more)

  • Analytics

    • Portfolio and Asset Insights.

    • Portfolio Backtesting.

Each and every one of these features is packaged into the Shrimpy APIs for easy access and management from 3rd party applications. This universal API is the same across all exchanges. That means trading on different exchange is as simple as specifying the exchange. Integrating trading capabilities into your platform has never been so simple. To make it even easier, we’ve released a Python Library that anyone can use to get started. Try it out here.

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Our solution to this complex problem is a universal layer which sits between the application developers and exchanges. This eases the development and maintenance burden on developers and frees them up to focus on creating new and innovative products.

How it works

Let’s say you are a developer who is creating an application. You want a product with trading functionality or access to exchange data, but you don’t want to spend the time to integrate numerous exchanges or manage listings, quirky limitations, hundreds of servers, and constant upgrades. You can integrate every major exchange with the Universal Crypto Exchange APIs instead.

It’s easy to integrate and no hassle to maintain. We take care of the asset listings, exchange integration, trading logic, API key security & management, asset allocation, market data collection, user data retrieval, and intricacies of a distributed system that can process millions of trades every day. Something that took over a year for us to build is accessible to you for instant integration.


Shrimpy is becoming the layer on top of exchanges which promotes the development of products and services that can advance the global adoption of cryptocurrencies. Our mission is to bring cryptocurrencies to every person by both improving the development process as well as providing services which are simply designed and easy to use.

Accelerate your development with the Shrimpy Universal Crypto Exchange APIs.

Get Started today! Sign up for free here.

About Shrimpy

Shrimpy is a free application for crypto market indexing, rebalancing, and portfolio management. Begin automating your portfolio in less than 3 minutes by linking each of your exchange accounts. Shrimpy supports Binance, Bittrex, Kraken, Coinbase Pro, KuCoin, Poloniex, and more!

Shrimpy’s Universal Crypto Exchange APIs are the only unified APIs for crypto exchanges that are specifically designed for application developers. Manage user exchange accounts, execute trading strategies, collect data, and simplify the way you connect to each exchange.

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~The Shrimpy Team