11 Best Crypto APIs for Developers

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Mar 12, 2019 · 8 min read

Bitcoin recently marked its 10th anniversary on January 3, 2019, a full decade since the genesis block was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto back in 2009. The beginning years of Bitcoin history flew under the radar for most people, aside from the most passionate individuals in the crypto community.

While infrastructure development was slow to start, the bull run of 2017 brought a new wave of products onto the crypto scene. Today, development in crypto is at an all-time high, with new developers flocking from other industries in search of a “crypto gold rush”.

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.

1. Shrimpy API

Shrimpy’s Universal Crypto Exchange API allows 3rd-party application developers to leverage Shrimpy’s trading engine and server-side architecture to quickly implement and deploy their own application. Shrimpy’s API offers a low-latency order execution & automated trading engine based on real-time data, with the ability to manage users AND scale usage as necessary.

Shrimpy APIs are the most powerful trading APIs in the market. They connect to a network of the most popular crypto exchanges. Providing real-time full order book data, limit orders, open orders, smart order routing, exchange account management, user management, and a complete cloud infrastructure solution right out of the box. All of this plumbed into a single set of APIs that work across every exchange.

Development teams are often stretched thin due to limited resources and tight schedules. This challenge becomes further magnified when it comes to developing crypto apps, which currently lacks tools for scaling operations. For independent and 3rd-party app developers, maintaining a working business product is extremely costly.

2. Bitquery

Bitquery provides blockchain data APIs for more than 20 blockchains. These APIs are built using GraphQL technology, therefore, you can access data across blockchains using a single GraphQL endpoint. In addition, you can write GraphQL queries to get specific data based on your need.

Besides, Bitquery’s Coinpath APIs are build to track blockchain money flow and can be used for building crypto compliance or surveillance solutions.

Also Read: Best Blockchain Analysis Tools and How They Work?

3. Coin API

CoinAPI is a service provider that is solely focused on providing price and market data. With over 20TB of raw market data in its database, CoinAPI has a reputable name for high-quality crypto data in the market.

CoinAPI provides real-time data streaming services and a database of historical market data. CoinAPI has servers located all around the world, designed to transfer data reliably and quickly.

4. CoinMarketCap API

CoinMarketCap is a website that tracks exchange and liquidity markets for a variety of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. As one of the most well-known resources in the crypto space, CoinMarketCap is a top data aggregator when it comes to tracking crypto markets. CoinMarketCap also has a professional API for traders and developers that includes complete historic cryptocurrency market data since 2013.

CoinMarketCap API has a limited free plan that quickly increases in price based on the number of monthly call credits.

5. Nomics API

Nomics is a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency data API with the functional purpose of becoming “the data backbone for developers and professional crypto investors.” Nomics’ API was built upon its core product of archiving, aggregating, and analyzing complete crypto asset data.

Nomics’ API is a great resource for traders, quants, and hedge fund managers as it provides detailed raw trade data, but can be quite expensive for small teams and independent developers in search of an affordable data provider.

6. NOWNodes

NOWNodes provides access to Explorer and Node APIs. 40+ most popular blockchain networks connected. With NOWNodes you can:

• add new blockchain networks, coins, and tokens;
• get a handy backup solution to maintain the network smooth work & quality of service;
• concentrate on product development while reducing infrastructure costs.

The service has a Free plan for up to 20,000 requests per day for any supported network.

You can start working with blockchain nodes using NOWNodes,free plan is available.

7. Coincap.io API

CoinCap is a tool that collects real-time pricing and market activity for over 1,000 cryptocurrencies, with the goal of providing transparent and accurate data on digital asset markets. Created by the ShapeShift team, CoinCap API is free for all users.

CoinCap API functions well as a free API for aggregating real-time prices and markets but can fall short as a solution that requires accurate historical data, such as backtesting portfolio strategies.

8. Wyre

Wyre provides crypto apps and services with a regulated and compliant fiat-to-crypto on-ramp. Wyre API is a simple integrated payment solution for crypto startups looking to implement crypto as a payment method, rather than traditional payment methods.

9. CryptoCompare API

CryptoCompare is used by a wide range of businesses, investment institutions, and crypto companies. CryptoCompare includes a variety of data from market, trade, blockchain, and social sources.

CryptoCompare’s API provides highly reliable and scalable endpoints, reaching 180 million requests per hour at peak times and collecting 800+ trades per second. Their global data centers support over 30k clients.

10. BitPay

BitPay is a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment processor that enables merchants and consumers to instantly accept cryptocurrency as payment without risk or price fluctuations. Currently, credit cards can charge up to 3% in processing fees on every transaction. Compared to credit cards, BitPay only charges a flat 1% settlement fee for crypto-to-fiat bank conversion. Furthermore, traditional payment methods require customers to provide sensitive personal information that could lead to fraud and identity theft.

The BitPay API can be used to create and manage invoices, issue refunds, manage bills, retrieve real-time rates information, view merchant ledger entries, and much more.

11. CoinGecko

CoinGecko’s mission is to empower crypto users and help them gain a better understanding of fundamental factors that drive the market. In addition to crypto prices, trading volume, and market capitalization, CoinGecko also measures community growth, open-source code development, events and on-chain metrics for a complete analysis beyond just technical indicators. Operating since 2014, CoinGecko is one of the largest crypto data providers, tracking nearly 3,300 tokens from more than 260 cryptocurrency exchanges.

CoinGecko is a free-to-use API that provides access to data such as live pricing, trading volume, tickers, exchanges, and historical data. The API also provides non-market data such as images, development & social community statistics, events, global markets, and exchange status updates.

About Shrimpy

Shrimpy.io is a crypto management tool that lets anyone manage their own cryptocurrency assets like an index portfolio. Users are able to configure a custom cryptocurrency portfolio and implement a passive rebalancing strategy, removing the hassle of having to actively trade crypto. Shrimpy also features Social Trading and User Insights in its premium subscription service.

Shrimpy for Consumers

Users are able to configure a custom cryptocurrency portfolio and implement a passive management strategy, removing the hassle of having to actively trade crypto.

The free version of Shrimpy includes complete automated trading, indexing and rebalancing features for ALL users. Shrimpy also offers a monthly premium subscription for $8.99/month. The premium subscription includes:

Shrimpy Social: Follow, communicate, and share strategies with other Shrimpy traders.

Shrimpy Insights: Learn how other Shrimpy users are constructing and managing their crypto portfolio.

Advanced Backtesting: An robust backtesting tool for evaluating custom cryptocurrency portfolio & strategies.

Shrimpy’s Crypto Trading API for Developers

Beyond the consumer app, Shrimpy also offers a Trading API for developers looking to integrate scalable exchange trading functionality into their app.

Shrimpy’s Universal Exchange API was created as a cloud-based solution to address several crypto developer roadblocks including Exchange Trading, Product Scalability, and User Management. With Shrimpy’s API in hand, developers are not limited in scope when it comes to creating the next era of groundbreaking products that will shape the future of crypto.

Shrimpy’s API is a cryptocurrency trading API that is readily compatible with all of the following exchanges and their API endpoints: Binance API, CoinbasePro API, Bittrex API, Kraken API, Gemini API, Poloniex API, Huobi API, KuCoin API, Bibox API, BitMart API, and HitBTC API. Instead of having to manage all connections to every exchange, users can simply leverage Shrimpy’s existing crypto exchange trading infrastructure and focus on actual product development.

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Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com