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Chapter 342. 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:

    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->

342.1. URI format


342.2. Options

The XChange component has no options.

The XChange endpoint is configured using URI syntax:


with the following path and query parameters:

342.2.1. Path Parameters (1 parameters):



Required The exchange to connect to



342.2.2. Query Parameters (5 parameters):


currency (producer)

The currency



currencyPair (producer)

The currency pair



method (producer)

Required The method to execute



service (producer)

Required The service to call



synchronous (advanced)

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



342.3. 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************

342.4. Message Headers


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