What's the difference between FIX API and REST API?

Oct 10, 2019
Coinbase Prime offers two different APIs that offer account and order management as well as public market data: REST API and FIX API. You can choose what is most appropriate based on your needs.

The REST API includes standard endpoints that is used by a wide variety of web services.

The FIX API uses FIX (Financial Information eXchange), a standard protocol which can be used to enter orders, submit cancel requests, and receive fills. Users of the FIX API will typically have existing software using FIX for order management. Users who are not familiar with FIX should first consider using the REST API.

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