This feature allows users to test Hummingbot and simulate trading strategies without risking any actual assets.
Exchange APIs are not required to run the bot on paper_trade for Pure Market making, Cross Exchange Market Making and Avellaneda Market Making.
Users can now add paper exchanges by adding the exchange of choice in
conf_client.yml. Previously, it was only available for AscendEX, Binance, Gate io, and Kucoin. Users can find
Add the paper trade exchange, for example kraken, to conf_client.yml:
In the Hummingbot client, kraken_paper_trade should now be available when you select an exchange:
Enter your maker spot connector >>> kraken_paper_trade
Enabling and Disabling¶
Paper trading can be enabled when creating a strategy and choosing an exchange when prompted
Enter your maker spot connector during the creation of the strategy.
Alternatively, you can enable paper trading by inputting
config exchange then choose the exchange that supports paper trade.
To choose a different connector and go live, simply choose the exchange name without the
paper_trade suffix then do the command
start so the changes will reflect on your configuration.
Adding Paper Trade Balance¶
By default, the paper trade account has the following tokens and balances which you can see when you run the
balance paper command.
When adding balances, specify the asset and balance you want by running this command
balance paper [asset] [amount].
For example, we want to add 0.5 BTC and check our paper account balance to confirm.