Setting up Cryptowatch Data in Optuma

Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 14:03


The Cryptowatch terminal provides realtime data for hundreds of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, and Monero. With a Cryptowatch account and an active Optuma subscription you can create an API key to connect to Optuma for realtime and intraday charts. Cryptowatch use a credit system, where each data request uses some credits from your account. Each account comes with some free credits, however adding extra credits does incur a cost.

You can find more information here:

Creating an Account

On the Cryptowatch site click Create Account for a free demo account:


  • Once created, click on My Account and then API Access
  • Click on Generate Key
  • Highlight the public key and CTRL+C to copy


In Optuma, click on Data > Configure Data Providers, and select Cryptowatch. Click Next, and in the window paste (CTRL+V) the API key in to the box and click Next:


Double-click on the Cryptowatch exchange to move it to Selected Exchanges, and click Apply:


Once connected the Data menu button should turn green, and say Cryptowatch Connected when moused over (along with any other connected datafeeds):

The Cryptowatch exchange will then be available as an existing exchange in the Security Selection window. Type the symbol of the required coin eg BTCUSD for Bitcoin and select it from the Cryptowatch exchange:


Disclaimer: The Cryptowatch Corporation is the registered owner of the Cryptowatch trademark, and that Cryptowatch Corporation is not affiliated with, and does not sponsor or endorse Optuma.