On March 27, 2018, Bittrex released the Beta version of its new website, which includes several performance, usability, and security improvements to our API.
If you decide to try the Beta site, and use Bittrex API, please carefully review our document detailing the most significant changes we’ve made at: https://github.com/Bittrex/beta.
You may also find a brief overview of the Beta API updates below; however, we recommend you read the comprehensive documentation here to ensure you understand whether there are any potential impacts to your system.
We have identified common API patterns used by bots and other trading software to obtain up-to-date information from Bittrex. In order to help streamline the process for developers and to prevent potentially abusive behavior, we are providing new methods for accessing account and exchange data, and we strongly encourage all developers to leverage these tools.
In addition, improper API use affects the efficiency of the platform for our customers, and we have enabled throttling on all endpoints to mitigate the adverse effects of this improper behavior. Accounts will be permitted to make a maximum of 60 API calls per minute, and calls after the limit will fail, with throttle settings automatically resetting at the start of the next minute.
Note: Corporate and high-volume accounts may contact customer support for additional information to ensure that they may continue operating at an optimal level while using the Beta site.
To help ensure these changes do not present issues for customers, we are encouraging developers to use our Websocket API to have the most commonly-requested data pushed to them instead of needing to poll the REST API. The WS API supplies public market data (e.g. exchange status, summary ticks) and account-level information such as order and balance status.
While unlikely, if we determine additional API changes are needed during our Beta site testing, we will provide users the updated information when the official website launches.