Announcement: Crypto Futures API Release
Today we are excited to release our new Crypto Futures API. This new service will enable users to query for Futures contracts data using our standard channels: “Tickers”, “Trades” and “Books”. Our initial release will have Bitmex and Kraken exchanges.
We will offer support for the following Futures trading contracts at launch:
For the Bitmex exchange:
- BTC to USD — Perpetual, Quarterly and Biquarterly
- ETH to USD — Perpetual
- ETH to BTC — Quarterly
For the Kraken exchange:
- BTC to USD — Monthly, Quarterly and Perpetual
- ETH to USD — Monthly, Quarterly and Perpetual
Futures contracts are some of the most interesting and valuable instruments for traders and drive significant market activity. With today’s announcement, we are providing a data feed view into roughly over $1 billion in average daily trading volume.
All of our API services are built using Lightning technology and the Lightning Network. The API is currently available on Bitcoin’s mainnet. You can connect to our Lightning node at the url:
You can also watch our video series that provides a walkthrough of how our Lightning application for APIs works:
If you’re interested in chatting more about Lightning Network technology or if you just want to talk about crypto in general, you can find us on Twitter @Suredbits or join our Suredbits Slack community.
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