Crypto exchange Kraken WebSockets private API now live

Kraken’s private API provides clients with faster streaming access to their own trade activity and data.

Bitcoin/crypto exchange company Kraken, announced today that its WebSockets private API is now live. The first two messages of the private API are now available to all Kraken clients after having been in beta-only mode since October 1st.

WebSockets Private API

Kraken’s WebSockets API (Application Program Interface) provides a faster, more efficient interface for technically-minded clients who build software applications for trading and accessing market data.

Clients use the API to establish a durable, low-latency connection with Kraken’s servers, then the servers push data incrementally to clients as soon as an update is available.

The private API is used for trading because it specifically handles a client’s private data and actions.

The first two messages of the private API do the following: 

Additional Messages

Two more messages are confirmed to be available next:

These messages will first be made available for beta access, with the company to announce more updates soon.