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From market data to usable insights

Gekko is an open source platform for automating trading strategies over bitcoin markets.


Gekko in nutshell

Define your own trading strategy and Gekko will take care of everything else.

Gekko will take care of:

Open Source

Gekko is free and 100% open source, you download and run the software on your own machine. Gekko only talks to the exchanges (if you want it too). We don't know anyhing about your strategies, usage, portfolio size or anything else (unless you tell us).

Exchange support

Gekko supports 24 different exchanges (including Bitfinex, Bitstamp and Poloniex). Just tell Gekko which exchange you want to interact with and Gekko talks directly to the exchange.

Strategy Platform

Gekko makes it possible to create your own trading strategies using TA indicators. Once you created it you can use Gekko to backtest your strategy over historical market data or run against the live market (using either a paper trader or real trader - making it a trading bot).

Plugin system

Using plugins Gekko is able to update you wherever you are! Plugins are available for IRC, telegram, email and a lot of other platforms. Without effort you are able to add your own plugins to Gekko.

Web interface

Gekko comes with a webinterface (written from scratch) that let's you monitor your local data, strategies and can run backtests and visualize the results.

Runs anywhere

Gekko runs flawlessly on all major operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS), you can run it in the cloud or on your raspberry PI without any problems!


If you have any issue with Gekko please post an issue on Github. For any other further questions please contact Mike at