Bitfinex Websocket API Client written in Python3
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Client for Bitfinex Websocket API written in Python

Currently supports all public endpoints; authenticated channels are a work in progress, but are supported.

Offers graceful exception handling of common server errors. Make sure you check the log messages and have proper logging enabled, as there are no exceptions thrown.

Data is stored within BtfxWss as Queues. There are convenience methods available to retrieve a queue for a given type. Consult the code for more documentation.

Please note that you must take care of handling data in the queues yourself! Not doing so will eventually result in MemoryErrors, since the queues do not have a maximum length defined.

Installation

Via pip:

pip install btfxwss

Usage

import logging
import time
import sys

from btfxwss import BtfxWss
    
log = logging.getLogger(__name__)

fh = logging.FileHandler('test.log')
fh.setLevel(logging.DEBUG)
sh = logging.StreamHandler(sys.stdout)
sh.setLevel(logging.DEBUG)

log.addHandler(sh)
log.addHandler(fh)
logging.basicConfig(level=logging.DEBUG, handlers=[fh, sh])
    

wss = BtfxWss()
wss.start()

while not wss.conn.connected.is_set():
    time.sleep(1)

# Subscribe to some channels
wss.subscribe_to_ticker('BTCUSD')
wss.subscribe_to_order_book('BTCUSD')

# Do something else
t = time.time()
while time.time() - t < 10:
    pass

# Accessing data stored in BtfxWss:
ticker_q = wss.tickers('BTCUSD')  # returns a Queue object for the pair.
while not ticker_q.empty():
    print(ticker_q.get())

# Unsubscribing from channels:
wss.unsubscribe_from_ticker('BTCUSD')
wss.unsubscribe_from_order_book('BTCUSD')

# Shutting down the client:
wss.stop()

Your help is required

If you find any bugs, error or have feature requests, please don't hesitate to open an issue. Be as descriptive as possible, and I'll look into the matter as soon as I can.

Looking for a REST client?

Checkout BitEx, a python-based Framework for connecting to a variety of Bitcoin exchanges, including Bitfinex!

Thanks

A big thanks to the devs providing the websocket-client <https://github.com/websocket-client/websocket-client> library, as well ekulyk for providing the PythonPusherClient, which I used as a reference for the connection class. And finally, a big thanks to all the people submitting issues, discussing solutions and simply starring the project - you all help me stay excited and motivated for this project! Cheers to you.