To start trading on a new pair, just enter or select the pair name, pick the exchange and strategy and hit the Add button. When you want to temporarily stop trading a pair, use the Enabled toggle to disable the pair.
The Use safe balance settings option makes sure that a few critical balance settings are automatically set to known working values, for each newly added BTC, USD, USDT or EUR pair.
Using filters to add multiple pairs at once
Select the Use filter rules option to add pairs based on filters you set. This way you can for example easily add the top 10 volume USDT pairs.
When you're done, hit the Filter button to add pairs matching your filters.
Some exchange unfortunately just don't provide the data needed to filter pairs in this way, or their API rate limits are just too strict to do it in a practical way. In that case likely just nothing happens when you hit the filter button.
Pair naming conventions
Gunbot uses a standardized format for entering trading pairs, this allows you to use the same syntax for all exchanges you might use.
Where possible it uses this notation: BASECOIN-QUOTECOIN
All pairs with BTC as base currency are written like: BTC-ETH, BTC-ATOM, BTC-ETH
All pairs with USDT as base currency are written like: USDT-BTC, USDT-ETH, USDT-XMR
The base coin is the one used to buy another asset. Be aware that some exchange show pair names in the exact reverse order.
Symbol name exceptions
A small number of symbol names need to be written in a slightly different way than the exchange lists them on their site.
Use YOYOW instead of YOYO
For a few symbols, the API display name is required. These are:
IOTA = IOT
DASH = DSH
QTUM = QTM
DATA = DAT
QASH = QSH
Use BTC instead of XBT
Pair naming for futures exchanges
Pairs on Bitmex use almost the same symbols as on Bitmex itself, but with a hyphen-minus between the two asset names. Example: XBT-USD
Pairs on Kraken Futures follow the following conventions:
Perpetual contracts: XBT-USD, ETH-USD, LTC-USD, etc.