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
Supported Ruby Versions
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.