I'm looking for a simple API description to get some basic stats from the huobi.com exchange. Mainly the last trading price, and current orderbook (bids & asks).

They seem to have an API: http://www.huobi.com/help/index.php?a=api_help but this page doesn't help me much (even after translating it with Google, as I can't read Chinese).

Does anyone know how to use this API?

  • Were you able to find any such API ? Jun 12, 2016 at 1:20

4 Answers 4


I had some trouble finding it there but then I found it in "reference" https://github.com/huobiapi/API_Docs_en/wiki/REST_Reference

You can use normal http queries like on other exchanges so to get an orderbook you use this for example: https://api.huobi.pro/market/depth?symbol=ethbtc&type=step1


Huobi API documentation is https://huobiapi.github.io/docs/spot/v1/en/#introduction

import requests
import json

#Get Latest Aggregated Ticker, 
#retrieves the latest ticker with some important 24h aggregated market data
url = 'https://api.huobi.pro/market/detail/merged?symbol=ethusdt'
response = requests.request('GET', url)
r = json.loads(response.text)

To get all accounts, use endpoint GET /v1/account/accounts

from datetime import datetime
import requests
import json
import hmac
import hashlib
import base64
from urllib.parse import urlencode

#Get all Accounts of the Current User
AccessKeyId = 'xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx'
SecretKey = 'xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx'
timestamp = str(datetime.utcnow().isoformat())[0:19]
params = urlencode({'AccessKeyId': AccessKeyId,
                    'SignatureMethod': 'HmacSHA256',
                    'SignatureVersion': '2',
                    'Timestamp': timestamp
method = 'GET'
endpoint = '/v1/account/accounts'
base_uri = 'api.huobi.pro'
pre_signed_text = method + '\n' + base_uri + '\n' + endpoint + '\n' + params
hash_code = hmac.new(SecretKey.encode(), pre_signed_text.encode(), hashlib.sha256).digest()
signature = urlencode({'Signature': base64.b64encode(hash_code).decode()})
url = 'https://' + base_uri + endpoint + '?' + params + '&' + signature
response = requests.request(method, url)
accts = json.loads(response.text)

To get the latest prices, you can use:



To get the depth, you can use:



These APIs don't require API keys, but it has 10 calls / second limit.


I think this is the newest api on github


  • That doesn't appear to answer the question.
    – Mine
    Feb 2, 2018 at 2:29
  • @Mine this is the exact file that you can use to get data through websocket, it's on huobi's github github.com/huobiapi/WebSocket-API-demos/blob/master/… Feb 5, 2018 at 4:29
  • @Mingrui_Jiang technically he wasn't asking if there was a new one. He was asking how to use it.
    – Mine
    Feb 6, 2018 at 16:05
  • Yes the API demos on within shows you exactly how to use it Feb 8, 2018 at 8:18

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