Bitcoin Real Time News API

Version 0.1 (Alpha)


To use the API you need to request an API key from Trading Strategist. For the beta trial you can use the API key used in the samples for free and up until 30th September. During September we will provide API registration details.

News Item

The API endpoints return JSON NewsItem objects as shown below in C#.

			public class NewsItem
			    public string Title { get; set; }
			    public string Summary { get; set; }
			    public string Url { get; set; }
			    public string ImageUrl { get; set; }
			    public string Timestamp { get; set; }


The HTTP GET endpoint provides a simple way to pull the latest news articles by using one of the following methods.

  1. User initiated refresh via a button
  2. Meta-refresh tag
  3. JavaScript window timer

HTTP GET example

The Get request syntax is as follows:

Base URL
/Since Return news items newer than N minutes ago
/Max Maximum number of news items to return
?API Key Your API key
EXAMPLE Get a maximum of 5 news items from the past 10 minutes

A fully working version of this sample can be found at:

Websocket API

The websocket endpoint provides periodic updates of the latest news items via a JavaScript library.

Websocket example

Add the following line to the HEAD of your HTML page:

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

In the body of your HTML page add a script section with two handler functions and the code to initialize the news feed:

			function resultsHandler(newsItems) {
				//handle the array of JSON news items objects
			function errorHandler(error) {
				//handle any errors            
			//initialize the API
			var API_KEY = '6FD31FA0A57129CF';
			var nItems = 10;"Initializing apiKey=" + API_KEY);, nItems, resultsHandler, errorHandler);

A fully working version of this sample can be found at:

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