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Introduction to Prime APIs

Coinbase Prime APIs include a REST API, the FIX API protocol 4.2, and a Websocket market data feed.

  • Prime REST API lets institutional traders place orders and get historical order data.

  • Prime FIX API is the main API for institutional clients to execute high-volume orders.

  • Prime Websocket Feed provides real-time market data updates for orders and trades.


To access the Prime APIs, you need a Coinbase Prime account.


Coinbase recommends beginning with our REST API architecture if you are not familiar with FIX.

For technical support, see our Help Center. If you do not have a Coinbase Prime account or you’d like to learn more, get started here.

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