The Bitfinex Terminal allows users to access real-time market data along with historic lookups through the Dazaar network.
There are free and paid data streams for those looking to design algorithmic strategies for trading and augment market research. You can download the whole or a portion of the dataset you want, as the peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol of Bitfinex Terminal simplifies the process for users to synchronise at high speed.
What is Dazaar
Dazaar is a protocol for sharing, selling and buying data using a fully distributed peer to peer network. Dazaar is payment agnostic, providing support for any blockchain or payment processor. You can learn more about it here.
Note: Dazaar is an alpha-testing feature.
How to use Bitfinex Terminal
Bitfinex Terminal is accessible through the Node.js SDK that interacts with the network.
1. First, make sure you have Node.js LTS installed and updated.
3. Finally, you can choose between Basic and Advanced features.
Basic option on Bitfinex Terminal
The Free Datasets section has a selection of real-time and historical candlestick and trading datasets, as well as Funding Statistics, all of which are recognisable by their Dazaar cards.
The datasets are indexed specifically to enable you to choose and download only the parts of the dataset you are interested in. You can query the datasets by following these guidelines.
In addition, the datasets can be stored locally, which means you can access and analyse the information even when you’re offline.
For instance, the following card, BTCUSD Candles, identifies the BTCUSD Candle Dataset.
Note: You can use the card to query historical or real-time candles.
For demonstration purposes, you can find an example code printing the last ten BTCUSD candles from within the timeframe 2018-10-10 to 2019-10-10 here. The datasets provided will give you access to the free downloadable dataset of the Bitfinex public trades dating back to 2013.
Advanced option on Bitfinex Terminal
Pay-as-you-use Premium Datasets
This pay-as-you-use advanced feature provides historical snapshots of Bitfinex order books in 5 seconds resolution and historical funding book dataset accessed from the Bitfinex Terminal GitHub page for a fee of 2 cents/hour,100 satoshis or 0.0015 UNUS SED LEO per hour per dataset.
In addition, it allows a fast transfer and small storage footprints with an effective data compression algorithm which enables you to quickly find any historical order book snapshot without having to download the full data set.
You can access our series of premium datasets here.
To generate a payment address and start querying in your preferred interval, follow these guidelines for Tether USDt tokens and these guidelines for Lightning Network.
What payments are accepted to access Bitfinex Terminal
Currently, we accept payments in Bitcoin (BTC) via the Lightning Network, Tether USDt tokens, and UNUS SED LEO tokens.
Note: You will receive immediate access to the Bitfinex Market Data streams within the selected time range after completing the payment.
We recommend reading the documentation on the Bitfinex Terminal Github Page, which contains detailed examples, blog posts, API documentation, and more.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Bitfinex Support. We are happy to help!