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Introduction

About Seed CX

Seed CX is an institutional exchange and settlement platform for digital assets. We maintain various regulated trading venues to give traders access to the widest range of tradable products, connecting liquidity pools on a secure platform with deep institutional liquidity.

Purpose of Documentation

The purpose of this API documentation is to provide participants detailed information into the various connectivity options offered by Seed CX.

Seed CX APIs

Connectivity Options

As our website describes, there are a number of ways to connect to Seed CX to trade and obtain data. This document outlines these methods.

Account Administration

Order Entry

Market Data

Participant
Seed CX Recommendation
Infrastructure Goal
Connectivity
Order Entry
Market Data
Cloud Quickest setup for low frequency order submission, or for quick testing
Note: REST market data is not advised for any sustained trading as frequent polling will be blocked
SSL
REST
REST
Cloud Algorithmic trading
SSL
REST
WebSocket
Cloud Fast trading, single API format
VPN
FIX
FIX
Physical Fast trading, single API format
Cross Connect
FIX
FIX
Physical Fastest trading path
Cross Connect
FIX
Binary

Key Connectivity Information

Overview

Market participants can trade through FIX API, Web API or our fully customizable front-end, which supports order submission, block trading, charting and trade auditing. Binary multicast market data distribution is available, alongside FIX market data, REST and a websocket. Direct connection is available at NY4 & CH2.

Contact Information

Getting Connected

Contact Seed CX Operations to configure a cross-connect or to establish VPN connectivity to the Seed CX network.

Use reference data for a given environment to obtain the list of available instruments and details on their corresponding multicast channels. In addition, reference data contains endpoints for obtaining full market snapshots and specifies the number of decimal places in the implied price.

Environments

Seed CX provides market data for two distinct environments: Production and Certification.

Production

The Production environment exists for live trading and order execution. It is recommended that applications conduct trial runs in the certification environment before executing live trades and consuming live market data.

Location

The Seed CX Production environment is hosted in the Equinix NY4 data center located in Secaucus, NJ.

Hours

Seed CX’s production trading hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time Monday-Friday. The market becomes available at 7:00 AM Central Time Monday - Friday. All outstanding orders will be canceled at the end of the trading day. New orders submitted after the end of the trading day will get rejected.

Production Connectivity

Certification

Seed CX has a Certification Environment which offers full exchange functionality using test funds. All funds are for testing purposes only.

The certification environment is available for applications to prove out and certify their readiness to work with Seed CX systems. This includes mock trading via FIX protocol as well as consumption of binary market data.

New instruments and features are first previewed in the certification environment before being released to the production environment.

Location

The Seed CX certification environment is hosted in the Equinix CH2 data center located in Chicago, IL.

Hours

Exchange is open 20 hours a day from 8:00 PM CST to 4:00 PM CST.

Certification Connectivity