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Setting up Cryptowatch Data in Optuma

Overview


The Cryptowatch terminal provides realtime data for hundreds of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, and Monero. With a Cryptowatch Basic or Pro account and an active Optuma subscription you can create an API key to connect to Optuma for realtime and intraday charts.

Cryptowatch accounts are broken into different tiers with different pricing levels. You can find more information on these here:
https://cryptowat.ch/pricing

Creating an Account

On the Cryptowatch site click Create Account for a free demo account:


  • Once created, click on My Account and then API Access
  • Click on Generate Key
  • Highlight the public key and CTRL+C to copy
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In Optuma, click on Data > Configure Data Providers, and select Cryptowatch. Click Next, and in the window paste (CTRL+V) the API key in to the box and click Next:

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Double-click on the Cryptowatch exchange to move it to Selected Exchanges, and click Apply:

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Once connected the Data menu button should turn green, and say Cryptowatch Connected when moused over (along with any other connected datafeeds):

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The Cryptowatch exchange will then be available as an existing exchange in the Security Selection window. Type the symbol of the required coin eg BTCUSD for Bitcoin and select it from the Cryptowatch exchange:

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