Changes to the Cryptowatch REST API hourly limits

Today we released changes that make it possible to pay for a higher hourly allowance on our REST API. We have also reduced the hourly CPU allowance limit for anonymous users from 8 CPU seconds to 4 CPU seconds.

There is a 6 week grace period during which the default anonymous allowance will gradually lower by 1 CPU second every two weeks until it settles at 4. Today it decreased from 8 to 7 seconds. In two weeks it will go down to 6, and so on.

Subscription TierAllowancePriceFree Trial?
None (anonymous)4 CPU seconds / hourFree
Basic16 CPU seconds / hour$15 / month2 weeks
Pro128 CPU seconds / hour$75 / monthNot available

Create an Account to get started. Once you have an account, you can read full documentation about how to use your higher allowance here.

Why did we do this?

Our REST API is over three years old, and today it’s used heavily by a lot of anonymous people. We’ve had many requests over the years for some way to get higher limits, and now we offer that.

We decided to cut the anonymous limit in half to pressure high-volume users of our API to consider paying for it. You can now get twice the allowance that you got before for $15 / month – we think that’s a small price to pay if you are getting value out of the API.

Of course, as a customer you get a lot more than just this higher allowance – included in the subscription is also our real-time WebSocket API, SMS price alerts, trading interface, and more. You can find a full overview of our products here.

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