XChange Component

Available as of Camel version 2.21

The XChange component uses the XChange Java library to provide access to 60+ Bitcoin and Altcoin exchanges. It comes with a consistent interface for trading and accessing market data.

Camel can get crypto currency market data, query historical data, place market orders and much more.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-xchange</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

URI format

xchange://exchange?options

Options

The XChange component supports 1 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

The XChange endpoint is configured using URI syntax:

xchange:name

with the following path and query parameters:

Path Parameters (1 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

name

Required The exchange to connect to

String

Query Parameters (7 parameters):

Name Description Default Type

currency (producer)

The currency

Currency

currencyPair (producer)

The currency pair

CurrencyPair

lazyStartProducer (producer)

Whether the producer should be started lazy (on the first message). By starting lazy you can use this to allow CamelContext and routes to startup in situations where a producer may otherwise fail during starting and cause the route to fail being started. By deferring this startup to be lazy then the startup failure can be handled during routing messages via Camel’s routing error handlers. Beware that when the first message is processed then creating and starting the producer may take a little time and prolong the total processing time of the processing.

false

boolean

method (producer)

Required The method to execute

XChangeMethod

service (producer)

Required The service to call

XChangeService

basicPropertyBinding (advanced)

Whether the endpoint should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

boolean

synchronous (advanced)

Sets whether synchronous processing should be strictly used, or Camel is allowed to use asynchronous processing (if supported).

false

boolean

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-xchange-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 2 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.component.xchange.basic-property-binding

Whether the component should use basic property binding (Camel 2.x) or the newer property binding with additional capabilities

false

Boolean

camel.component.xchange.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the xchange component. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

Authentication

This component communicates with supported crypto currency exchanges via REST API. Some API requests use simple unauthenticated GET request. For most of the interesting stuff however, you’d need an account with the exchange and have API access keys enabled.

These API access keys need to be guarded tightly, especially so when they also allow for the withdraw functionality. In which case, anyone who can get hold of your API keys can easily transfer funds from your account to some other address i.e. steal your money.

Your API access keys can be strored in an exchange specific properties file in your SSH directory. For Binance for example this would be: ~/.ssh/binance-secret.keys

##
# This file MUST NEVER be commited to source control.
# It is therefore added to .gitignore.
#
apiKey = GuRW0*********
secretKey = nKLki************

Message Headers

Samples

In this sample we find the current Bitcoin market price in USDT:

from("direct:ticker").to("xchange:binance?service=market&method=ticker&currencyPair=BTC/USDT")