Connecting your FTX US account

A step-by-step guide for adding your FTX US account to Recap

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Written by Daniel Howitt
Updated over a week ago

This guide is for customers of FTX US (via For FTX International (via, please see our FTX International article.

Step 1 - Create your API keys from your FTX US account

In FTX US, create a read-only API key that has access to your main account and all of your sub-accounts. Recap only needs to read the transaction data, so create your key using the read-only option.

The API key and secret will only be shown once and cannot be retrieved after creation, so ensure you take a copy of the secret key and the API key before closing the window.

The API key must allow access to all sub-accounts in order for the Recap application to correctly calculate your balances and tax positions.

Step 2 - Create a new exchange account on Recap

  1. In Accounts, click the Add Account button, then select Exchange API, then FTX US from the list.

  2. Give your account a name.

  3. If you have used sub-accounts, pay attention to the warning statements regarding API key access and ensure that you follow the steps described.

  4. Enter the API Key and API Secret that you made a copy of earlier.

  5. You'll return to the Accounts view and your FTX US data will start to import. If you have a very large account history, this could take up to 5 minutes to retrieve.

Once your account is connected, Recap will categorise your transaction history and calculate your tax position(s) accordingly across spot and spot margin trading.


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