Mt. Gox allows you to trade US Dollars (USD) for Bitcoins (BTC) or Bitcoins for US Dollars.
gem install mtgox
After installing the gem, you can get the current price for 1 BTC in USD by
btc in your bash shell simply by setting the following alias:
alias btc='ruby -r rubygems -r mtgox -e "puts MtGox.ticker.sell"'
require 'rubygems' require 'mtgox' # Fetch the latest price for 1 BTC in USD puts MtGox.ticker.sell # Fetch open asks puts MtGox.asks # Fetch open bids puts MtGox.bids # Fetch the last 48 hours worth of trades (takes a minute) puts MtGox.trades # Certain methods require authentication MtGox.configure do |config| config.key = YOUR_MTGOX_KEY config.secret = YOUR_MTGOX_SECRET end # Fetch your current balance puts MtGox.balance # Place a limit order to buy one bitcoin for $0.011 MtGox.buy! 1.0, 0.011 # Place a limit order to sell one bitcoin for $100 MtGox.sell! 1.0, 100.0 # Cancel order #1234567890 MtGox.cancel 1234567890 # Withdraw 1 BTC from your account MtGox.withdraw! 1.0, "1KxSo9bGBfPVFEtWNLpnUK1bfLNNT4q31L"
In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project.
Here are some ways you can contribute:
- by using alpha, beta, and prerelease versions
- by reporting bugs
- by suggesting new features
- by writing or editing documentation
- by writing specifications
- by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos, add comments, clean up inconsistent whitespace)
- by refactoring code
- by closing issues
- by reviewing patches
We use the GitHub issue tracker to track bugs and features. Before submitting a bug report or feature request, check to make sure it hasn't already been submitted. You can indicate support for an existing issue by voting it up. When submitting a bug report, please include a Gist that includes a stack trace and any details that may be necessary to reproduce the bug, including your gem version, Ruby version, and operating system. Ideally, a bug report should include a pull request with failing specs.
- Fork the project.
- Create a topic branch.
- Implement your feature or bug fix.
- Add documentation for your feature or bug fix.
bundle exec rake doc:yard. If your changes are not 100% documented, go back to step 4.
- Add specs for your feature or bug fix.
bundle exec rake spec. If your changes are not 100% covered, go back to step 6.
- Commit and push your changes.
- Submit a pull request. Please do not include changes to the gemspec, version, or history file. (If you want to create your own version for some reason, please do so in a separate commit.)
This library aims to support and is tested against the following Ruby implementations:
- Ruby 1.9.2
- Ruby 1.9.3
If something doesn't work on one of these interpreters, it should be considered a bug.
This library may inadvertently work (or seem to work) on other Ruby implementations, however support will only be provided for the versions listed above.
If you would like this library to support another Ruby version, you may volunteer to be a maintainer. Being a maintainer entails making sure all tests run and pass on that implementation. When something breaks on your implementation, you will be personally responsible for providing patches in a timely fashion. If critical issues for a particular implementation exist at the time of a major release, support for that Ruby version may be dropped.
Copyright (c) 2011 Erik Michaels-Ober. See LICENSE for details.