This post was last updated on June 20th, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Effective on July 18th 2019, we’ll be moving the following endpoints from the free API (to our paid API plans) . . .
- Aggregated OHLCV Candles Endpoint
- Exchange OHLCV Candles
- Supplies Interval
- Markets Prices
- Market Interval
- Exchange Market Prices
- Exchange Market Interval
We’re making these changes to the Nomics free market data API for the following reasons:
Reason #1: The Vast Majority of Free API Users Were Not Providing Data Attribution – Although attribution is required when using the free API, the vast majority of users (many of whom are using the API anonymously) were not granting this attribution.
Reason #2: Too Many Businesses Were Using The Free API – Even though it’s prohibited, too many businesses (many with large teams, VC, and/or real revenue) were using the free plan without paying (even though use of our free API is prohibited for use by businesses or for-profit projects). Often, a business would justify this by indicating that the data was being used for internal research purposes or other “non-commercial” purposes.
We were happy to provide the featureset available with the current free plan for as long as we did. Indeed, we were providing more with this complimentary tier than leading competitors provide with $800+/month plans.
That said, we’re making this change after much consideration and thought. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, feel contact us.
Onwards and Upwards,
P.S. If you’re a non-profit organization, educational institution, or leader at an open-source project — or if you’re a business with whom we have a separate arrangement — and you feel these changes should not apply to you, please contact us and let us know.