Connect Trading Account with Kucoin

How it work

ALGOGENE now supports users to trade with Kucoin accounts using ALGOGENE dedicated trading gateway!


Open Kucoin trading accounts through our partnership link, you will enjoy:

  • Life-long 10% commission rebate on Kucoin
  • HK$300 free credits on ALGOGENE

This article goes through the steps to connect ALGOGENE with your KuCoin trading account. The overall workflow is summarized in this diagram.


Who is KuCoin?

KuCoin ( is an international crypto exchange, headquartered in the Seychelles and offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, with more than 30 million users worldwide and a presence in over 200 countries. As of the time of writing, KuCoin ranks to be the top #4 cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume. It provides more than 500 cryptocurrencies for spot, perpetual, and future trading.

Client Onboarding on KuCoin

  • Sign up on KuCoin

  • From top right dropdown, click "Identity Verification" and follow the instructions to complete the KYC process
  • onboard

Create Sub-account

It is advised to create multiple sub-accounts on KuCoin to manage different trading strategies.

  • From top right dropdown, click "Sub-Account"
  • step1

  • Click "Create Sub-account"

  • Set permission for "Spot", "Margin" and "Future"
  • Set "Sub-Account Name" and "Login Password", then click "Confirm"

Create API Key for Sub-account

  • From top right dropdown, click "Sub-Account"
  • step1

  • You should see your created sub-account. Click "Settings" > "View API"

  • Click "Create API"

  • Set up API key
    • Click "Link to third-party applications" > "AlgoGene"
    • Set an API name which is for your reference only
    • Set a passphase for the API
    • Enable Spot, Margin and Future trading
    • then click "Next"

  • Now, your API is created, save your "API Key" and "API Secret"

Create API Key for main account (Optional)

Alternatively, you can create API for the main account as follows:

  • From top right dropdown, click "API Management"

  • click "Create API"

  • Follow similar procedures for sub-account API above

Config on ALGOGENE

  • Login ALGOGENE portal
  • Go to 'Settings' -> 'Trade Account'
  • Select an ALGOGENE live-test or real-trade account depending on your case
  • algogene_config

  • Choose "KuCoin" in broker dropdown
  • Update the connection settings as follows:
    • "API Key" -> Your KuCoin's API Key
    • "Password" -> Your KuCoin's API Secret
    • "Passphase" -> Your KuCoin's API Passphase


Deploy Algo

After successful connection from above, you are now ready to deploy and trade an Algo with KuCoin.

1. Deploy from a DIY script

  • Under ALGOGENE 'settings', choose your KuCoin linked account
  • algogene_deploy

  • deploy any one of your backtested script
  • algogene_deploy2

2. Deploy from algo marketplace subscription

  • Explore available trading bots from ALGOGENE Marketplace
  • Choose a desired trading bot, click "SUBSCRIBE"
  • Select your desired "Run Mode" and "Account", then click "SUBMIT"
  • subcribe

  • Go to [Setting] > [Algo Market] > [My Subscribed Algo Strategy], you should see your subscribed Algo is active in trading for you. You have the feasibility to "Stop copy trade" and "Start copy trade" at any time.
  • start

Happy Trading! :)

Monkey Trader
What products are supprted? Only spot?
Original Posted by - b'Monkey Trader': What products are supprted? Only spot?
Both spots and futures are supported.