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How Do I Use Coinbase Pro API in Python?

If you’re a Python programmer, you may be interested in using the Coinbase Pro API to access market data. The Coinbase Pro API is a set of RESTful APIs that provide access to market data, account information, and order management functionality.

In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Coinbase Pro API in Python.

First, you’ll need to sign up for a Coinbase Pro account. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to create an API key. To do that, log into your Coinbase Pro account and navigate to the “API” tab.

Click “Create New Key”, and then select “Trade” permissions. Give your key a name, and then click “Create Key”.

Once you’ve created your API key, you’ll need to install the coinbase-pro-python library. You can do that using pip:

pip install coinbase-pro

Now that you’ve installed the coinbase-pro-python library, you can start using the Coinbase Pro API. The first thing you’ll need to do is create a Client object. You’ll need to pass your API key and secret into the Client constructor:

NOTE: WARNING: Using the Coinbase Pro API in Python can be a complicated and potentially risky process. It is important to ensure that you have the necessary coding skills and technical knowledge before attempting to use this tool. Additionally, you should be aware of any potential security risks when using this API, as it can give access to sensitive account information.

from coinbase_pro import Client client = Client(api_key=’YOUR_API_KEY’, api_secret=’YOUR_API_SECRET’)

Now that you have a Client object, you can start accessing the Coinbase Pro API. For example, let’s say we want to get the current price of Bitcoin:

price = client.get_spot_price(currency_pair=’BTC-USD’) print(price)

If we want to place an order, we can use the client.place_limit_order() method:

order = client.place_limit_order(currency_pair=’BTC-USD’, side=’buy’, quantity=1, price=1000) print(order).

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