Order Books

An order book is a list containing all outstanding orders on a specific currency pair. It lists all the orders placed by buyers and sellers at each price point. This is called the market depth. An order to buy is called a ‘bid’ and an order to sell is called a ‘sell’. The exchange’s matching engine pairs up all bid and asks, resulting in trades occurring.

Kaiko is the only company that stores and distributes order books for cryptocurrencies. We have several types of Order Book data for sale in our data store:

  • 10% Order Books: orders placed at +/- 10% of the mid-price
  • 1% Order Books: order placed at +/- 1% of the mid-price (upon request)
  • Full Order Books: available upon request

All our order books consist of Level 2 data.