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XChange is a Java library providing a simple and consistent API for interacting with 60+ Bitcoin and other crypto currency exchanges, providing a consistent interface for trading and accessing market data.


The world of Bitcoin changes quickly and XChange is no exception. For the latest bugfixes and features you should use the snapshot jars or build yourself from the develop branch. See below for more details about building with Maven. To report bugs and see what issues people are currently working on see the issues page.


XChange is a Java based library providing a simple and consistent API for interacting with a diverse set of crypto currency exchanges.

Basic usage is very simple: Create an Exchange instance, get the appropriate service, and request data. More complex usages are progressively detailed below.


Public Market Data

To use public APIs which do not require authentication:

Exchange bitstamp = ExchangeFactory.INSTANCE.createExchange(BitstampExchange.class);
MarketDataService marketDataService = bitstamp.getMarketDataService();
Ticker ticker = marketDataService.getTicker(CurrencyPair.BTC_USD);

Private Account Info

To use APIs which require authentication, create an ExchangeSpecification with your API credentials and pass this to createExchange():

ExchangeSpecification exSpec = new BitstampExchange().getDefaultExchangeSpecification();
Exchange bitstamp = ExchangeFactory.INSTANCE.createExchange(exSpec);

Please Note: while most exchanges use just an API key and secret key, others (such as username on Bitstamp or passphrase on Coinbase Pro) are exchange-specific. For more examples of adding the keys to the ExchangeSpecification, including storing them in a configuration file, see Frequently Asked Questions.

Once you have an authenticated Exchange, the private API services, AccountService and TradeService, can be used to access private data:

// Get the account information
AccountService accountService = bitstamp.getAccountService();
AccountInfo accountInfo = accountService.getAccountInfo();

All exchange implementations expose the same API, but you can also directly access the underlying "raw" data from the individual exchanges if you need to.

Websocket API

The above API is usually fully supported on all exchanges and is best used for occasional requests and polling on relatively long intervals. Many exchanges, however, heavily limit the frequency that these requests can be made, and advise instead that you use their websocket API if you need streaming or real-time data.

For a smaller number of exchanges, the websocket-based StreamingExchange API is also available. This uses Reactive streams to allow you to efficiently subscribe to changes relating to thousands of coin pairs without requiring large numbers of threads.

You will need to import an additional dependency for the exchange you are using (see below), then example usage is as follows:

// Use StreamingExchangeFactory instead of ExchangeFactory
StreamingExchange exchange = StreamingExchangeFactory.INSTANCE.createExchange(BitstampStreamingExchange.class);

// Connect to the Exchange WebSocket API. Here we use a blocking wait.

// Subscribe to live trades update.
Disposable subscription1 = exchange.getStreamingMarketDataService()
        trade ->"Trade: {}", trade),
        throwable -> LOG.error("Error in trade subscription", throwable));

// Subscribe order book data with the reference to the subscription.
Disposable subscription2 = exchange.getStreamingMarketDataService()
    .subscribe(orderBook ->"Order book: {}", orderBook));

// Wait for a while to see some results arrive

// Unsubscribe

// Disconnect from exchange (blocking again)

Authentication, if supported for the exchange, works the same way as for the main API, via an ExchangeSpecification. For more information on what is supported, see the Wiki.

More information

Now go ahead and study some more examples, download the thing and provide feedback.

More information about reactive streams can be found at the RxJava wiki.


  • MIT license
  • consistent API across all implemented exchanges
  • active development
  • very minimal 3rd party dependencies
  • modular components

More Info

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Example Code:
Change Log:
Java Docs:

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Continuous Integration

Java CI with Maven

Getting Started



The XChange release artifacts are hosted on Maven Central: org.knowm.xchange

Add the following dependencies in your pom.xml file. You will need at least xchange-core. Add the additional dependencies for the exchange modules you are interested in (XYZ shown only for a placeholder). There is example code for all the modules in xchange-examples.


If it is available for your exchange, you may also want to use the streaming API:


For snapshots, add the following repository to your pom.xml file.


The current snapshot version is:


Building with Maven

Instruction Command
run unit tests mvn clean test
run unit and integration tests mvn clean verify -DskipIntegrationTests=false
install in local Maven repo mvn clean install
create project javadocs mvn javadoc:aggregate
generate dependency tree mvn dependency:tree
check for dependency updates mvn versions:display-dependency-updates
check for plugin updates mvn versions:display-plugin-updates
code format mvn com.coveo:fmt-maven-plugin:format


Please report any bugs or submit feature requests to XChange's Github issue tracker.


If you'd like to submit a new implementation for another exchange, please take a look at New Implementation Best Practices first, as there are lots of time-saving tips!

For more information such as a contributor list and a list of known projects depending on XChange, visit the Main Project Wiki.


XChange is a Java library providing a streamlined API for interacting with 60+ Bitcoin and Altcoin exchanges providing a consistent interface for trading and accessing market data.







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