Intersango

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Was an exchange offering multiple trading markets for trading bitcoins against multiple currencies.

Traders add funds and then place orders to buy and sell. Intersango acted as an escrow. The site charged no/low trading fees.

Intersango had a trading API.

Trading

Buying

A buy order is executed partially or in full when the price bid can be matched against a sell order that is at or below the bid amount.

Selling

A sell order is executed partially or in full when the price asked can be matched against a buy order that is at or above the ask amount.


No Fee (for a limited time).

Adding Funds

BTC

There are no fees incurred when when transferring bitcoins for deposit. Funds are available once confirmed (4 confirms), a process that can take roughly forty minutes.

EUR

The exchange accepts SEPA bank transfers for deposit. A 5 PLN fee is taken by the bank. No additional fees is taken.

PLN

The exchange accepts polish bank transfers for deposit. There are no fees.

Withdrawing Funds

BTC

Bitcoins may be withdrawn at no charge.

EUR

Withdrawals as SEPA transfers. A fee of 5 PLN is taken by the bank. No additional fee is charged.

PLN

Withdrawals as standard polish PLN bank transfers.

API

See the API page for more info.

Streaming API code example:

# expected message types are
# "orderbook", "depth", "trade", "ping"
import socket, json
 
s = socket.create_connection(('db.intersango.com', 1337))
b = ''
 
while True:
    b += s.recv(8192)
    while '\r\n' in b:
        i = b.find('\r\n')
        m = b[:i].strip()
        b = b[i+2:]
        m = json.loads(m)
        print m

Trading API:

import httplib
import urllib
import json
 
class Intersango:
    ORDER_QUEUED = 'queued'
    ORDER_OPEN = 'open'
    ORDER_EXPIRED = 'expired'
    ORDER_CANCELLED = 'cancelled'
    ORDER_FULFILLED = 'fulfilled'
 
    BUY = 'false'
    SELL = 'true'
 
    def __init__(self, api_key):
        self.connection = httplib.HTTPSConnection('intersango.com')
        self.api_key = api_key
 
    def make_request(self, page, params={}):
        headers = {"Content-type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded",
                   "Connection": "Keep-Alive", "Keep-Alive": 30,
                   "Accept": "text/plain"}
        if type(params) == dict:
            params['api_key'] = self.api_key
        elif type(params) == list:
            params.append(('api_key', self.api_key))
        else:
            raise TypeError('Unknown parameter list type')
        params = urllib.urlencode(params)
        base_url = '/api/authenticated/v0.1/%s.php'%page
        self.connection.request('POST', base_url, params, headers)
        response = self.connection.getresponse()
        if response.status == 404:
            return None
        return json.loads(response.read())
 
    def accounts(self):
        return self.make_request('listAccounts')
 
    def orders(self, account_id, states=[], last_order_id=None):
        params = [('account_id', account_id)]
        for state in states:
            params.append(('states[]', state))
        if last_order_id is not None:
            params.append(('last_order_id', last_order_id))
        return self.make_request('listOrders', params)
 
    def deposits(self, account_id):
        return self.make_request('listDeposits', {'account_id': account_id})
 
    def withdrawals(self, account_id):
        return self.make_request('listWithdrawalRequests',
                                 {'account_id': account_id})
 
    def place_limit_order(self, quantity, rate, is_selling, base_id, quote_id):
        params = {'quantity': quantity, 'rate': rate, 'selling': is_selling,
                  'base_account_id': base_id, 'quote_account_id': quote_id}
        return self.make_request('placeLimitOrder', params)
 
    def cancel_order(self, account_id, order_id):
        params = {'account_id': account_id, 'order_id': order_id}
        return self.make_request('requestCancelOrder', params)
 
    def cancel_withdrawal(self, account_id, withdrawal_request_id):
        params = {'account_id': account_id, 
                  'withdrawal_request_id': withdrawal_request_id}
        return self.make_request('cancelWithdrawalRequest', params)

Example usage:

    intersango = Intersango('3223kdkk323h32kj3hkj23233j')
    print 'Accounts: ', intersango.accounts()
    print 'Orders: ', \
        intersango.orders(411289412410, 
            [Intersango.ORDER_CANCELLED, Intersango.ORDER_FULFILLED])
    print 'Deposits: ', intersango.deposits(861502532543)
    print 'Withdrawals: ', intersango.withdrawals(702703681384)
    intersango.place_limit_order('1', '2.0', Intersango.BUY, 
                                 861502521543, 411982412410)
    intersango.cancel_order(412989412410, 21724)

History

The service was launched on July 6, 2011[1]. The Intersango open source software that the exchange runs on was announced on March 17, 2011[2]. In September, 2011 the exchange began using a new version of the Intersango open source exchange project with two currency markets (BTC/EUR, BTC/USD) live under the Intersango brand and plans made for the third (BTC/GBP) when Britcoin accounts are migrated at a future date.

On October 9, 2012, the exchange announced imminent plans to shutter its BTC/USD market. On December 19, 2012, the exchange closed its BTC/GBP market after being unable to re-establish a UK banking relationship[3].

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Intersango.com EUR exchange is now live
  2. Free Bitcoin exchange software- Intersango
  3. Intersango Exchange (Closed BTC/GBP)