MtGox/API/HTTP/v0

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Version 0 of the HTTP API is available at https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/.
This API is becoming deprecated. You will see warning messages in the responses when you use this API.
The URLs used as titles below already include the 0 as part of the url shown above. There is no need to repeat this.

HTTP API version 0 methods[edit]

0/data/getTrades.php[edit]

This allows retrieving all trades which happened in the last 24 hours. The returned data is cached and may not reflect latest activity.

http://data.mtgox.com/api/0/data/getTrades.php?Currency=USD
http://data.mtgox.com/api/0/data/getTrades.php?Currency=USD&since=1

Parameters:

  • since: Passing a tid in "since" allows retrieving all trades since that trade. The passed id is may not exist. Ie. to get all trades from the very beginning one would just call https://mtgox.com/code/data/getTrades.php?since=0 . since returns only 100 trades, and you can call the method again by passing the latest trade you have imported in since.
  • data is returned in standard json format like :
[
{"date":1279408157,
"price":"0.04951",
"amount":"20",
"price_int":"4951",
"amount_int":"2000000000",
"tid":"1",
"price_currency":"USD",
"item":"BTC",
"trade_type":""
"primary":"Y"
},
{"date":1279424586,"price":"0.05941","amount":"50.01","price_int":"5941","amount_int":"5001000000","tid":"2","price_currency":"USD","item":"BTC","trade_type":""}]

0/getDepth.php[edit]

Get the current Market depth

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/data/getDepth.php?Currency=PLN
https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/data/getDepth.php?Currency=AUD
https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/data/getDepth.php?Currency=USD
{"asks":[[11.37998,22.89],[11.38,42.44592124],[11.3844,165],[11.599,1000]],"bids":[[10.7078,0.3],[10.70964,0.02024837],[10.70978,0.55822],[11.2903,2.8]]}

0/getFunds.php[edit]

Get your current balance

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/getFunds.php

getfunds is now deprecated since multi currency, please use info.php

{
  ["usds"]=> "18.74737"
  ["btcs"]=> "0.01733"
}

0/buyBTC.php[edit]

Place an order to Buy BTC

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/buyBTC.php

POST data: amount=#&price=#&Currency=USD

returns a list of your open orders

you can omit the price to do a market order

This will return THE ENTIRE list of all open orders (after the cancel).
Consider switching to V1/V2 if you do not need the complete list returned after every call to buyBTC.php

0/sellBTC.php[edit]

Place an order to Sell BTC

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/sellBTC.php

POST data: &amount=#&price=#&Currency=USD

returns a list of your open orders

you can omit the price to do a market order

This will return THE ENTIRE list of all open orders (after the cancel).
Consider switching to V1/V2 if you do not need the complete list returned after every call to sellBTC.php

0/getOrders.php[edit]

Fetch a list of your open Orders

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/getOrders.php

oid: Order ID

type: 1 for sell order or 2 for buy order

status: 1 for active, 2 for not enough funds

This will return THE ENTIRE list of all open orders (after the cancel).
Consider switching to V1/V2 if you do not need the complete list returned after every call to getOrders.php
This will break apart "Not enough funds" Orders into two parts, the first part will be the order ID with the amount of the valid portion. The second part will have an "X" in front of the Order_ID (so it will be 1 char longer) with the amount of the INVALID portion. (that you can't afford)

0/cancelOrder.php[edit]

Cancel an order

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/cancelOrder.php

POST data: oid=#&type=#

oid: Order ID

type: 1 for sell order or 2 for buy order

This will return THE ENTIRE list of all open orders (after the cancel).
Consider switching to V1/V2 if you do not need the complete list returned after every call to cancelOrder.php

0/redeemCode.php[edit]

Used to redeem a mtgox coupon code

Most likely requires deposit privileges on the API Key.

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/redeemCode.php

  • call with a post parameter "code" containing the code to redeem
  • it will return an array with amount (float amount value of code), currency (3 letters, BTC or USD), reference (the transaction id), and status

0/redeemBtcPrivkey.php[edit]

used to redeem a private key via the API

Most likely requires deposit privileges on the API Key.

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/redeemBtcPrivkey.php

  • parameters :

"key":code "keytype":"auto" "description":description

  • returns the btc adress and the total number of btcs in this private key

0/withdraw.php[edit]

withdraw / Send BTC You NEED Withdraw privileges set up to enabled on the API key.

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/withdraw.php

POST data: group1=BTC&btca=bitcoin_address_to_send_to&amount=#

  • pass btca parameter to withdraw to a btc adress
  • pass group1 for a coupon : BTC2CODE or USD2CODE
  • pass group1=DWUSD&dwaccount=XXX-XXX-XXXX (no btca=xxxxxxx) for a dwolla withdraw
  • pass green=1 to use the new greenaddress feature ( see GreenAddress )
  • pass no_instant=1 to use the bitcoin blockchain, even if the receiving address (btca) is on MtGox
  • return code and status if successful
Example response

{u'status': u'Funds are on their way (bitcoin transaction: 2426f19cda3332b25d02daf2479bc558b243a0631584d75dd2bb8ee45f50a118)',
u'reference': u'58a9e537-e64a-4e66-bc45-31c1bdc3a91b'}

Example error

{u'error': u'Please enter a valid amount'}

To make a withdraw in another Currency , use group1=USD2CODE and add a Currency parameter ( example Currency=EUR to get a mtgox EUR coupon )

0/btcAddress.php[edit]

get a bitcoin deposit adress for your account

You NEED Deposit privileges set up to enabled on the API key.

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/btcAddress.php

  • pass POST data "description" to add a description that will appear in your history when this BTC address receive a deposit
  • pass POST data "ipn" to add an url that mtgox will ping whenever this new address receive funds

description ( see above ) is also required for ipn to work

  • returns a bitcoin deposit address
Example response

{u'return': {u'addr': u'17A1vbzQ39o8cGNnpqx8UvXNrhqwAEP8wY'}, u'result': u'success'}

0/history_[CUR].csv[edit]

Allows downloading your activity history for a given currency (BTC or USD for now).

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/history_BTC.csv

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/history_USD.csv

encoding is utf-8

0/info.php[edit]

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/info.php

returns info about your account, funds, fees, API privileges, withdraw limits . . .

 {
  ["Login"]=> "some_user"
  ["Index"]=> "111111"
  ["Rights"]=> {
    [0]=> "get_info"
    [1]=> "trade"
  }
  ["Language"]=> "en_US"
  ["Created"]=> "2012-03-12 17:58:53"
  ["Last_Login"]=> "2012-07-10 09:19:56"
  ["Wallets"]=>
   {
    ["BTC"]=>
     {
      ["Balance"]=>
       {
        ["value"]=> "0.01733000"
        ["value_int"]=> "1733000"
        ["display"]=> "0.01733000| BTC"
        ["display_short"]=> "0.02| BTC"
        ["currency"]=> "BTC"
      }
      ["Operations"]=> ''
      ["Daily_Withdraw_Limit"]=>
       {
        ["value"]=> "200.00000000"
        ["value_int"]=> "20000000000"
        ["display"]=> "200.00000000| BTC"
        ["display_short"]=> "200.00| BTC"
        ["currency"]=> "BTC"
      }
      ["Monthly_Withdraw_Limit"]=> ''
      ["Max_Withdraw"]=>
       {
        ["value"]=> "200.00000000"
        ["value_int"]=> "20000000000"
        ["display"]=> "200.00000000| BTC"
        ["display_short"]=> "200.00| BTC"
        ["currency"]=> "BTC"
      }
    }
    ["EUR"]=>
    {
...
    }
  }
  ["Trade_Fee"]=> float(0.6)
}

0/ticker[edit]

http://data.mtgox.com/api/0/data/ticker.php

returns the current ticker :

{"ticker":
 {
 "high":5.70653,
 "low":5.4145,
 "avg":5.561388723,
 "vwap":5.610932845,
 "vol":55698,
 "last":5.56915,
 "buy":5.51326,
 "sell":5.5672
 }
}
the time frame for high, low, vol, avg, vwap . . . is sliding 24 hours

what is vwap ?

please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VWAP

0/bitcoin_tx[edit]

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/bitcoin_tx.php

will show the list of all unconfirmed pending txs tracked by mtgox

when you place a tx on mtgox, we try to broadcast it, but if after 2 hours it hasn't appeared in the blockchain, it'll appear in this API

containing the raw signed tx number in base64

pending transactions[edit]

https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/bitcoin_tx.php

gives a list of the transaction numbers for transactions broadcasted by mtgox to the bitcoin network, but not yet included in a block

Examples & Tools[edit]

Shell-type CLI[edit]

python : http://www.goxsh.info/

Perl module[edit]

http://pastebin.com/vEpgw5nW

Other[edit]

https : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7046370/https-request-with-boost-asio-and-openssl

https://github.com/sje397/mtgox-plasmoid

module perl : http://search.cpan.org/~mndrix/Finance-MtGox-0.02/

PHP Dashboard[edit]

https://github.com/Lexiks/MyBitBoard

PHP ticker and pricing tools[edit]

https://github.com/neofutur/bitcoin_simple_php_tools

Bash trade history[edit]

bash : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=39402.0

PHP Ticker & BTCGuild mining estimator[edit]

http://pastebin.com/pd0ZR4WY

Source[edit]

http://bitcoin.it/

See Also on BitcoinWiki[edit]