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How to Connect Your KuCoin Exchange Account with Altrady

To get started with a seamless trading experience on Altrady, you need to connect your cryptocurrency exchange with our platform. In this guide, we have illustrated 13 easy steps to help you connect your KuCoin exchange account with Altrady via API.

From 15th July 2023, Kucoin requires all users to have competed KYC on their platform. Without this, only a limited range of functions are available by API. No new orders can be created.

More details: Kucoin KYC requirement

Step-1: Enter KuCoin URL in your browser and log in to your account.

Step-2: Click on the profile icon from the top-right corner of the navigation bar and select API Management from the dropdown menu.

To generate the API key and Secret key, it is mandatory to enable the two security protection methods in KuCoin -

SMS Verification or Google Verification
Setting Trading Password

Step-3: Click Create API.

Select Link Third-party applications
and choose Altrady from the dropdown list

Enter a label for the API key and a Passphrase.
The passphrase will be needed when the API key is added to Altrady.

The passphrase can only contain characters (no special characters and no spaces).

Enable either Spot or Futures trading permission.

Step-6: A new modal window will appear displaying your API key and Secret key.
Either copy these temporarily or keep this dialog open.

Step-7: Visit Altrady website, login to your account, and click on the Settings icon appearing on the left-hand side of the interface.

Step-8: Select the Exchange account API Keys option from the left sidebar to add the API keys.
To change (or delete) your existing Kucoin API key, skip to Step 12.

To add a new Kucoin API key, continue here.
A new window will appear, click +Add API Key button to connect your KuCoin exchange API keys.

A new modal window will appear on your screen for creating the API Key.
Give a label to your API key,
Select KuCoin or Kucoin Futures from the exchange dropdown list
Enter your KuCoin API Key and Secret key generated at Step-6.
Enter the Passphrase you created in Step-5.

In Altrady click Save.
In Kucoin click Confirm.

Step-10: In Altrady, click the Add button.

Step-11: You have successfully connected your KuCoin exchange account with Altrady.
You can edit the details anytime by selecting the edit icon.

Step-12: Edit your existing Kucoin API key.

To replace your existing API key with a new one, use EDIT rather than Delete and Add. Delete will erase your existing Trade History and Positions permanently.

Click the pencil icon next to the API key.


If you cannot see your account balance on Altrady, make sure your funds are in your Kucoin Trading Account. When funds are transfered to Kucoin, they are in the Main account, not Trading Account.

If your balances haven't yet updated from the exchange, find out how to quickly update them:

If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with our customer support service.

Updated on: 24/12/2023

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