The official Python library for the Coinbase API V2.
Important: this library currently targets the API V2, and the OAuth client requires V2 permissions (i.e.
If you're still using the API V1, please use the old version of this library.
- Near-100% test coverage.
- Support for both API Key + Secret and OAuth 2 authentication.
- Convenient methods for making calls to the API - packs JSON for you!
- Automatic parsing of API responses into relevant Python objects.
- All objects have tab-completable methods and attributes when using IPython.
coinbase is available on PYPI.
pip install coinbase
The library is currently tested against Python versions 2.7 and 3.4+.
Note: this package name used to refer to the unofficial coinbase_python library maintained by George Sibble. George graciously allowed us to use the name for this package instead. You can still find that package on Github. Thanks, George.
The first thing you'll need to do is sign up with Coinbase.
API Key + Secret
If you're writing code for your own Coinbase account, enable an API key.
Next, create a
Client object for interacting with the API:
from coinbase.wallet.client import Client client = Client(api_key, api_secret)
If you're writing code that will act on behalf of another user, start by creating a new OAuth 2 application from the API settings page.
You will need to do some work to obtain OAuth credentials for your users; while outside the scope of this document, please refer to our OAuth 2 flow documentation.
Once you have these credentials (an
refresh_token), create a client:
from coinbase.wallet.client import OAuthClient client = OAuthClient(access_token, refresh_token)
Making API Calls
OAuthClient support all of the same API calls.
We've included some examples below, but in general the library has Python classes for each of the objects described in our REST API documentation.
These classes each have methods for making the relevant API calls; for instance,
coinbase.wallet.model.Order.refund maps to the "refund order" API endpoint.
The docstring of each method in the code references the endpoint it implements.
Every method supports the passing of arbitrary parameters via keyword. These keyword arguments will be sent directly to the relevant endpoint. If a required parameter is not supplied, the relevant error will be raised.
Each API method returns an
APIObject (a subclass of
dict) representing the JSON response from the API, with some niceties like pretty-printing and attr-style item access (
response.foo is equivalent to
response['foo']). All of the models are dumpable with JSON:
user = client.get_current_user() user_as_json_string = json.dumps(user)
And, when the response data is parsed into Python objects, the appropriate
APIObject subclasses will be used automatically.
See the code in
coinbase.wallet.model for all of the relevant classes, or the examples below.
API methods that return lists of objects (for instance,
APIObject instances with nice wrappers around the
data of the response body. These objects support direct indexing and slicing of the list referenced by
accounts = client.get_accounts() assert isinstance(accounts.data, list) assert accounts is accounts.data assert len(accounts[::]) == len(accounts.data)
APIObject is not actually a list (it's a subclass of
dict) so you cannot iterate through the items of
Simple slicing and index access are provided to make common uses easier, but to access the actual list you must reference the
All the objects returned by API methods are subclasses of the
APIObject and support being "refreshed" from the server.
This will update their attributes and all nested data by making a fresh
GET request to the relevant API endpoint:
accounts = client.get_accounts() # Create a new account via the web UI accounts.refresh() # Now, the new account is present in the list
The API V2 will return relevant *warnings* along with the response data.
In a successful API response, any warnings will be present as a list on the returned
accounts = client.get_accounts() assert (accounts.warnings is None) or isinstance(accounts.warnings, list)
All warning messages will also be alerted using the Python stdlib warnings module.
Several of the API V2 endpoints are paginated.
By default, only the first page of data is returned. All pagination data will be present under the
pagination attribute of the returned
accounts = client.get_accounts() assert (accounts.pagination is None) or isinstance(accounts.pagination, dict)
All errors occuring during interaction with the API will be raised as exceptions.
These exceptions will be subclasses of
When the error involves an API request and/or response, the error will be a subclass of
coinbase.error.APIError, and include
response attributes with more information about the failed interaction.
For full details of error responses, please refer to the relevant API documentation.
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The OAuth client provides a few extra methods to refresh and revoke the access token.
# exchange the current access_token and refresh_token for a new pair oauth_client.refresh()
This method will update the values stored in the client and return a
dict containing information from the token endpoint so that you can update your records.
# revoke the current access_token and refresh_token oauth_client.revoke()
Protip: You can test OAuth2 authentication easily with Developer Access Tokens which can be created in your OAuth2 application settings. These are short lived tokens which authenticate but don't require full OAuth2 handshake to obtain.
Two Factor Authentication
Sending money may require the user to supply a 2FA token in certain situations.
If this is the case, a
TwoFactorRequiredError will be raised:
from coinbase.wallet.client import Client from coinbase.wallet.error import TwoFactorRequiredError client = Client(api_key, api_secret) account = client.get_primary_account() try: tx = account.send_money(firstname.lastname@example.org', amount='1', currency='BTC') except TwoFactorRequiredError: # Show 2FA dialog to user and collect 2FA token # two_factor_token = ... # Re-try call with the `two_factor_token` parameter tx = account.send_money(email@example.com', amount='1', currency='BTC', two_factor_token="123456")
Verify notification authenticity
client.verify_callback(request.body, request.META['CB-SIGNATURE']) # true/false
This is not intended to provide complete documentation of the API. For more details, please refer to the official documentation. For more information on the included models and abstractions, please read the code – we've done our best to make it clean, commented, and understandable.
Get supported native currencies
Get exchange rates
client.get_buy_price(currency_pair = 'BTC-USD')
client.get_sell_price(currency_pair = 'BTC-USD')
client.get_spot_price(currency_pair = 'BTC-USD')
Current server time
Get authorization info
Get current user
Update current user
client.update_current_user(name="New Name") # or current_user.modify(name="New Name")
Get all accounts
Get primary account
Set account as primary
client.set_primary_account(account_id) # or account.set_primary()
Create a new bitcoin account
Update an account
client.update_account(account_id, name="New Name") # or account.modify(name="New Name")
Delete an account
client.delete_account(account_id) # or account.delete()
Get receive addresses for an account
client.get_addresses(account_id) # or account.get_addresses()
Get a receive address
client.get_address(account_id, address_id) # or account.get_address(address_id)
Get transactions for an address
client.get_address_transactions(account_id, address_id) # or account.get_address_transactions(address_id)
Create a new receive address
client.create_address(account_id) # or account.create_address(address_id)
client.get_transactions(account_id) # or account.get_transactions()
Get a transaction
client.get_transaction(account_id, transaction_id) # or account.get_transaction(transaction_id)
client.send_money( account_id, to="3J98t1WpEZ73CNmQviecrnyiWrnqRhWNLy", amount="1", currency="BTC") # or account.send_money(to="3J98t1WpEZ73CNmQviecrnyiWrnqRhWNLy", amount="1", currency="BTC")
client.transfer_money( account_id, to="<coinbase_account_id>", amount="1", currency="BTC") # or account.transfer_money(to="<coinbase_account_id>", amount="1", currency="BTC")
client.request_money( account_id, to="<email_address>", amount="1", currency="BTC") # or account.request_money(to="<email_address>", amount="1", currency="BTC")
Get all reports
client.create_report(type='transactions', firstname.lastname@example.org') # types can also be 'orders' or 'transfers'
client.get_buys(account_id) # or account.get_buys()
Get a buy
client.get_buy(account_id, buy_id) # or account.get_buy(buy_id)
client.buy(account_id, amount='1', currency='BTC') # or account.buy(amount='1', currency='BTC')
Commit a buy
You only need to do this if the initial buy was explicitly uncommitted.
buy = account.buy(amount='1', currency='BTC', commit=False) client.commit_buy(account_id, buy.id) # or account.commit_buy(buy.id) # or buy.commit()
client.get_sells(account_id) # or account.get_sells()
Get a sell
client.get_sell(account_id, sell_id) # or account.get_sell(sell_id)
client.sell(account_id, amount='1', currency='BTC') # or account.sell(amount='1', currency='BTC')
Commit a sell
You only need to do this if the initial sell was explicitly uncommitted.
sell = account.sell(amount='1', currency='BTC', commit=False) client.commit_sell(account_id, sell.id) # or account.commit_sell(sell.id) # or sell.commit()
client.get_deposits(account_id) # or account.get_deposits()
Get a deposit
client.get_deposit(account_id, deposit_id) # or account.get_deposit(deposit_id)
client.deposit(account_id, amount='1', currency='USD') # or account.deposit(amount='1', currency='USD')
Commit a deposit
You only need to do this if the initial deposit was explicitly uncommitted.
deposit = account.deposit(amount='1', currency='USD', commit=False) client.commit_deposit(account_id, deposit.id) # or account.commit_deposit(deposit.id) # or deposit.commit()
client.get_withdrawals(account_id) # or account.get_withdrawals()
Get a withdrawal
client.get_withdrawal(account_id, withdrawal_id) # or account.get_withdrawal(withdrawal_id)
client.withdraw(account_id, amount='1', currency='USD') # or account.withdraw(amount='1', currency='USD')
Commit a withdrawal
You only need to do this if the initial withdrawal was explicitly uncommitted.
withdrawal = account.withdrawal(amount='1', currency='USD', commit=False) client.commit_withdrawal(account_id, withdrawal.id) # or account.commit_withdrawal(withdrawal.id) # or withdrawal.commit()
Get payment methods
Get a payment method
Get a merchant
Get a order
Create an order
client.create_order(amount='1', currency='BTC', name='Order #1234')
Refund an order
client.refund_order(order_id) # or order = client.get_order(order_id) order.refund()
Get a checkout
Create a checkout
client.create_checkout(amount='1', currency='BTC', name='Order #1234')
Get a checkout's orders
client.get_checkout_orders(checkout_id) # or checkout = client.get_checkout(checkout_id) checkout.get_orders()
Create an order for a checkout
client.create_checkout_order(checkout_id) # or checkout = client.get_checkout(checkout_id) checkout.create_order()
Testing / Contributing
Any and all contributions are welcome! The process is simple: fork this repo, make your changes, run the test suite, and submit a pull request. Tests are run via nosetest. To run the tests, clone the repository and then:
# Install the requirements pip install -r requirements.txt pip install -r test-requirements.txt # Run the tests for your current version of Python make tests
If you'd also like to generate an HTML coverage report (useful for figuring out which lines of code are actually being tested), make sure the requirements are installed and then run:
pip install tox easy_install tox
Tox requires the appropriate Python interpreters to run the tests in different environments. We recommend using pyenv for this. Once you've installed the appropriate interpreters, running the tests in every environment is simple: