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Kelp GUI: Your First Automated Trading Bot


Nikhil Saraf

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We are happy to announce that the first pre-release of the Kelp GUI is now available for download here. To see it in action, check out this video tutorial.

What is Kelp?

Kelp is a free, customizable, open-source trading bot for the Stellar universal marketplace. To learn more about what it is and why we built it, check out our previous post.

Why build a GUI?

We built the Kelp GUI after we received a lot of feedback from the community requesting that we make Kelp more accessible. It was previously only available as a command-line tool, and it required you to deal with a complex configuration file.

The GUI gives you a lot of benefits such as error-checking your config files and viewing all your running bots along with balances on one page. This is a significant step-up to the user experience of Kelp, and we are hoping that the community will be happier to engage with this interface.


  • View all your bots in one place with their status, balances, and spreads
  • Easily create new bots using an error-checked GUI frontend
  • Access over 100 exchanges to set the price of markets via the embedded CCXT exchange server
  • Run as an electron desktop application (default)
  • Run in your browser via the — no-electron command line flag
  • Run as a remote server (coming soon…)


For now, KelpGUI v1.0.0-rc1 will only be available on the Stellar test network since it is still in pre-release stage and there are still a few bugs we need to iron out. Over the next few weeks, we will attempt to fix known issues along with any new issues filed by the community. Use these links to file a bug report or to submit a feature request.

Don't use the KelpGUI v1.0.0-rc1 on the Stellar public network since there is a significant risk of losing funds if the application malfunctions because of the known or unknown issues.

KelpGUI v1.0.0-rc1 will only support the buysell strategy with the goal to eventually support all strategies available to the Kelp using a metaprogramming approach. This will allow community-developed strategies to also leverage the Kelp GUI.

Screenshots of the Kelp GUI

Initial Screen when the GUI is fully loaded (Dark Mode)

List View with all your bots (Dark Mode)

Edit Bot View to adjust prices of markets (Dark Mode)

Download the Kelp GUI here.

Check out the video tutorial.