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BitMEX Integration with Aluna now Live! (Read-only mode)

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BitMEX integration is now live on Aluna in read-only mode! Create a free account, and connect your BitMEX API key to Aluna to access our multi-exchange API trading & portfolio management tools.

How to Create an API Key on BitMEX

You will need a BitMEX account and first login to your account. To create an API key, navigate to the settings page. Once you’re logged in, click on your email/username at the top right to open the menu, then click on “Account & Security”.

After logging in to BitMEX, click on your username/email on the top right to open the menu, then click “Account & Security”

On your Account & Preferences settings page, click on “API keys”.

On your Account & Preferences settings page, click on “API Keys”

This will bring you to the page where you can create an API key for your BitMEX account. To create an API key, select the “Key Permissions” for your API key and click on the “Create API Key” button.

Create an API key page

To create an API key with trading permission, select “Order” for key permissions.

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Enable “Order” key permission to create an API key with trading permissions

To create an API key with read-only permission, select “-” for key permissions.

Select “-” for key permission to create an API key with read-only permissions

Once you click “Create API Key”, you should see a popup saying that “API Key Created.” if it was successful. Take note to keep your API key pair in a safe place (the secret key shown below is for example purpose only and has been deleted).

Keep your API key pair safe! (The secret key shown above is for example purpose only and has been deleted)

Here’s a quick video of creating a BitMEX API Key:

How to Connect your BitMEX account to Aluna.Social

Head over to the Aluna.Social platform and navigate to Menu > Settings > Exchanges (or simply click here). If you don’t have an Aluna account, sign up for free here.

Aluna.Social account settings > exchange page

Enter your BitMEX API key ID to the “Key” field, and your BitMEX API key secret to the “Secret” field on the Aluna Settings > Exchange page, then click “Save”.

Add your BitMEX API ID in the “Key” field, and the BitMEX API Secret in the “Secret” field, then click “Save”.

You’re all set! It should now say “Connected” on the top right of your BitMEX API key settings.

Your BitMEX API key has been successfully connected!

Here’s a quick video of adding an exchange API Key pair to Aluna:

What can you do after connecting your BitMEX account to Aluna.Social?

In read-only mode, you will be able to view your portfolio, automatically share your trades and participate in the Leaderboard.

Over the next weeks, we will gradually roll out additional features for BitMEX in phases:

  1. Cancel orders, close positions
  2. Create orders, edit orders, and enabling copy-trading
  3. Stop orders

Check out the interface tour to learn more about key features on Aluna.

Connect your BitMEX API Key to Aluna to get started! Build up your trading profile and start tracking your trading performance today so that you’ll have a head start when copy trading is enabled for BitMEX.

FeaturesRead-only API KeyTrading API Key
Portfolio management
Trade execution
Sharing your trades
Leaderboard & Trading competitions
Copy trading & Counter-copy trading
Summary of features enabled by adding exchange API keys with read-only vs trading permissions

Furthermore, you earn benefits such as incentives & rewards, and more. To learn more, read our blog post about the benefits of connecting your exchange API key to Aluna.

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