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Using API for beginners
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:51:45 AM »

I want to start experimenting with some automated trading and market-making in bitAssets, and I'm looking for simple documentation on how to connect to the BTSX client through API. Where is the best place to start?

I use Python a fair bit although I'm no expert, but I have set up API links with a number of external exchanges in the past to run automated trading.
But what I need is some instruction on how the API is set up for the client.
If there is existing Python code for doing this that I could easily start from, that would be useful.
I'm not a programmer by trade only by hobby, and Github confuses me! So please keep that in mind.

Thanks.

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Re: Using API for beginners
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
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Re: Using API for beginners
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 02:50:28 AM »
Thanks xeroc. I'll see what I can get from these links. Some API description could be useful at some point, like exchanges provide.

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Re: Using API for beginners
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 05:16:43 AM »
Thanks xeroc. I'll see what I can get from these links. Some API description could be useful at some point, like exchanges provide.
Agreed

Basically the rpc just interfaces to the cli and allows to remotly execute the same command as the cli .. you can get plenty of docu whe running

  help

in the cli console
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