Blog

Follow botcrypto’s adventures on our blog, and discover our approach to make crypto trading more accessible!

Back 2 School Trading Contest 2021 🏆 [1000$ to win]

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading contest, the Back 2 School Trading Contest. This is the perfect opportunity for all traders to get back on the markets after the holidays, to progress in a friendly atmosphere and above all to try to win the 1000 USDT that we are putting at stake! More details below.

Rules

Your goal? To make the biggest profit in 1 week with 2 BTC. You will start with 1 virtual wallet of 1 BTC on Kraken and 1 virtual wallet of 1 BTC on Binance to be able to take advantage of the different pairs on these platforms.

  • All cryptocurrencies pairs available on Botcrypto are allowed.
  • All cryptocurrencies exchanges available on Botcrypto are allowed.
  • All strategies are allowed.
  • Trading bots are allowed.
  • Manual orders are allowed.

Start date : 09/10/2021 19:00 CET
End date : 09/17/2021 19:00 CET

Additional rules can be found on our Helpdesk. Botcrypto reserves the right to change the rules and exclude participants at any time.

Prizes

To reward the best traders, we are offering 1000 USDT which will be distributed among the winners.

  • 1st place 500 USDT
  • 2nd place 300 USDT
  • 3rd place 200 USDT

You read that right. Virtual trading, but real earnings! Are you interested? Then take advantage of the next few days to practice creating trading bots with Botcrypto, and register now for the contest!

Botcrypto Plugin

This article is about the API https://plugin.botcrypto.io designed to manage wallets and bots at scale on your botcrypto account.

Why a “plugin”?

This plugin API allow you to to use Botcrypto services without using the botcrypto.io website.

Therefore we offer new way to use Botcrypto.

Indeed, with this plugin you can easily add new wallets (“portfolios”) and create new bots. So for example you can automatically start a new bot when a new pair is available.

Moreover, the ability to manage wallets & bots at scale through an API offer new perspectives. You can image to do the trading of all your family on Botcrypto quite easily. 😉

How it works?

We develop and maintain the service at https://plugin.botrypto.io. You will find a documentation with the available endpoints for each version.

Each action, like “create a portfolio”, is processed like on https://botcrypto.io. So you will retrieve on the website all wallets & bots created using the plugin API.

It is not possible to manager your strategies (“automates”) yet. So you must have already a strategy on botcrypto.io to be able to create new bots. Also, it is not possible to create demo portfolio.

Disclaimer

Same restriction as Botcrypto applies and deny of service may imply your account to be ban. If your account is ban, then you also lose access to the website.

Professional are invited to contact us: support@botcrypto.io.

Please join our Discord to be updated: https://discord.gg/8xDp3fa

They switched in 2020

2020 is a very interesting year for bitcoin. A lot of professionnal and institutional investors are now seeing bitcoin as a real store of value or even a real currency. We made an infography to represent this switch.

Sources

Ray Dalio
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/ray-dalio-at-davos-cash-is-trash-as-everybody-wants-in-on-the-2020-market.html
https://cointelegraph.com/news/ray-dalio-admits-he-might-be-missing-something-about-bitcoin-as-it-surges-past-17k

Larry Finck
https://www.investopedia.com/blackrock-ceo-larry-finks-views-on-bitcoin-evolve-5090073

Michael Saylor
https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/413478389329428480
https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1293141856700768257

Stanley Druckenmiller
https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/2020/11/12/a-legendary-hedge-fund-billionaire-just-flipped-to-bitcoin-calling-it-better-than-gold/

JPMorgan
https://cointelegraph.com/news/jpmorgan-turns-bullish-on-bitcoin-citing-potential-long-term-upside

Jim Cramer
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/cramer-the-tide-has-turned-against-bitcoin.html
https://news.bitcoin.com/mad-money-jim-cramer-bitcoin-inflation/

Botcrypto Monthly Report #22 – November 2020

We just finished one of the most important months in Bitcoin’s history, at least in the history of its prices, with the highest monthly close price ever! It’s even more motivating to develop trading bots in these conditions, so here is the very large list of news from the last few weeks.


Development

Here is the list of the main new features of the last few weeks on Botcrypto, the platform to create easily and quickly cryptocurrency trading bots.

  • The Botcrypto rating reveals the best strategies of the strategy store at a glance. Full details on its calculation are available here.
  • The automatic classification of market trends over the week makes it easy to find the most bullish/bearish market. We have written an article on how this classification works (only in French at the moment).
Screenshot of the trends
Trends are displayed on the dashboard by clicking on the Trends button.
  • The addition of advanced parameters for strategy indicators, such as the Multiplier that allows to make conditions like “When the price is above the EMA +3%”. The Buy EMA9 rebounce strategy is a good example.
  • From now on, you no longer need to create an account or be logged in to view the store’s strategies (click on the link above to see!). This makes it much easier to share strategies publicly.
  • Follow the evolution of the strategy in real time with the display of the current state of the bots.
The current state is displayed with a gold border!
The current state is displayed with a gold border!
  • The suggested backtest periods are now much smarter and correspond to the TU of your strategy. The TUs of the strategies are also displayed directly on the strategy card. No more need to call your strategies Buy EMA 4H 😉

We plan to continue at this pace in the coming months, so don’t hesitate to suggest improvements on our Discord server where we are already close to 500 traders! You can also vote for the next features directly on the dedicated page.

The LOCKDOWN Contest

The LOCKDOWN Contest, the free and educational contest that we have set up has been extended for 15 days. You can thus continue to use this space to learn and improve your trading skills. Feel free to share your successes, failures and questions on our Discord server (again!), which also displays daily contest rankings.

The best traders of our contests are published on Discord
The best traders of our contests are published on Discord

The Shark Week

We had the pleasure of hosting the Shark Week, the trading competition organized by the Transaction and Plug’n’play associations of the emlyon school. More than 300 students discovered bitcoin and crypto trading during one week thanks to Botcrypto’s virtual trading features. The results were quite good, as more than 20% had positive results. Congratulations!

In this context, we also spoke at a webinar entitled “Les cryptomonnaies : quels enjeux ?” where we discussed many topics related to cryptocurrencies: news, advantages and disadvantages, regulation… It is available in replay here.

Les cryptomonnaies : quels enjeux ? by Constantin De La Roche and Théo Poizat
Les cryptomonnaies : quels enjeux ? by Constantin De La Roche and Théo Poizat

With an ATH that has been hit several times recently and high volatility, cryptos trading bots are particularly interesting at the moment. So, what are you waiting for to (re)launch yours on Botcrypto? 😉

Black Friday 2020 : subscribe once = get one free

For Black Friday 2020, we are very happy to offer you an offer never seen before on Botcrypto!

For this occasion, all subscriptions are simply doubled! This means that if you buy 6 months of Silver subscription, you will receive 6 months of additional Silver subscription! You will be able to enjoy all the advantages of trading bots on Botcrypto 2x longer! 😉

Terms

All subscriptions taken between November 27th at 2:00 pm (Paris time) and November 29th at 11:59 pm (Paris time) will be eligible. Subscribers will receive a gift code corresponding to the doubling of the subscription within 7 days after the end of the operation, within the limit of one year of subscription.

Update: The Black Friday offer is also valid during French Black Friday, i.e. for all subscriptions taken on Friday, December 4, 2020 (Paris time).

Botcrypto Monthly Report #21 – October 2020

Backtest configurations, new indicators and states, new project on crypto friendly services, contests, here is the Monthly Report #21!


Development

Discover below all the major updates of the last few weeks. Many bug fixes and small interface improvements have also been deployed. You can find them on our Discord server where we share all the updates on Botcrypto on a daily basis.

Backtest presets

With the backtest configurations, no more filling of the same backtest settings multiple time. With one click, you fill in all the fields with preset parameters. It’s perfect for iterating on a strategy step by step. We love this feature at Botcrypto!

Backtest presets on Botcrypto
<3

Indicators and states

Multiple indicators have been added :

  • Choppiness Index
  • Commodity Channel Index
  • Elder’s force Index
  • SuperTrend

We have also improved the Wait state to be able to wait until a certain time of the day.

Onboarding and tutorials

With Botcrypto, we have designed the simplest and most intuitive interface possible to make cryptos trading bots accessible to all traders. But having a simple and intuitive interface is not enough. It is also necessary to guide traders in learning how to trade (which we propose with the blog), and in understanding the concepts of trading bots. This is why we have completely rethought onboarding and tutorials. Here are the new features:

  • a step-by-step tutorial to create your first strategy and your first backtest (which you can redo by clicking on the Help button in the top right corner of the Botcrypto interface)
  • a new Helpdesk with more content

Trading Contest #1

Trading Contest #1 ended on October 15th. 70 participants traded on two virtual portfolios of cryptos for almost 2 weeks. Congratulations to bob’, the big winner of this edition. You can now read his testimony in the article dedicated to the results of the Trading Contest #1.

Crypto Friendly Services

After more than 3 years of activity in the cryptocurrency sector, we have discovered that many professional services are blocking the use of their services by companies working in the cryptocurrency industry. This is a waste of time for all the players in the ecosystem. This is why we created Crypto Friendly Services, the collaborative list of the best crypto friendly professional services. Initial feedback has been very positive, and the project has been shared on bitcoin.fr and in 21 millions, Grégory Raymond’s newsletter.

Suggest other crypto friendly services and share the project! Thank you!

Thank you all for reading this Monthly Report #21, and see you soon on Botcrypto!

Trading Contest #1 results

After almost 2 weeks of trading, Trading Contest #1 is over. It’s time to reveal the winners… Let’s see the results!

The winners

Congratulations to bob’ who takes first place in the ranking! He managed to make his 2 BTCs grow in 2.149 BTCs in 2 weeks, which corresponds to a 7% gain. As we said in the Trading Contest #1 launch post, he wins 100 USDT.

Congratulations also to the two following Unikname users with 4.75% and 3.5% gain. They won 60 USDT and 40 USDT. I take this opportunity to send a message to the two Unikname users, contact us so that we can give you your prizes.

Résultat du Trading Contest #1, le concours de trading de crypto Botcrypto
Congratulations to bob’ !

bob’s interview

Want to know how bob’ won the Trading Contest #1? So do we! Here’s his answer translated in English.

I am more of an observer, and having realised on the market cap that the FYI was very very volatile, I tried to make my balance grow with this currency, trying to place manual orders. I thought it was fun to compete against the bots, using only manual orders.

bob’

For trading bots enthusiasts, one could take it badly… But on the contrary! The important thing in trading is to find your method, the one you master, the one that works for you. Botcrypto is above all a tool at your service. We propose a unique solution to create easily trading bots, but also to send manual order in multiple exchanges, with educational ressources, etc. It’s up to you to make the most of it, just like bob’ did 😉

Next editions

We are very satisfied with this Trading Contest #1! Nearly 70 participants tried their luck, 50% more than in the previous one.

Of course, we are going to plan other competitions, but in different forms. The rules may be modified to bring out other types of strategies. We are also studying the possibility of organising private trading contests and/or sponsored by existing communities in the crypto world. If you are interested, contact us !

Botcrypto Monthly Report #20 – September 2020

New features and Unikname’s integration, Trading Contest #1, we explain everything about this month of September full of new features!


Development

The arrival of Emil and Quentin gave a very pleasant boost to the development of Botcrypto. Here is a short round of updates.

The arrival of labels

To help you better organise your strategies, we have introduced strategies and bots labels. You can create labels, assign them, and thus easily find your strategies and bots according to your criteria. Some sort by market, such as bitcoin and altcoins, others by trend, bull or bear, in short, you determine your criteria! They are also available in a reduced form on the strategy store where everyone can share and import their strategies. If you want to know more about labels, everything is explained in the dedicated article on the Helpdesk.

Labels are the best tool to organize your strategies!

The revival of the strategy store

Let’s talk about the strategy store! We developed it almost two years ago, and it has hardly been updated since then. That’s why we decided to start a major project on the strategy store to make it more pleasant and more intuitive. Our aim is to strengthen the exchange and sharing of knowledge. In addition to the labels seen previously, we have put back in place the rating and commentary system and added the sorting of strategies by rating, by use and by label. Eventually, we will provide new information, such as backtest results, to help you better choose your strategies.

Did Satoshi let a comment ? 😉

The feature suggestion page

We have always wanted to make Botcrypto more open to our users, more community oriented. This is why we have added a feature suggestion page where each user can vote for the next indicator, the next exchange, or even the next features. Let’s vote!

Still a bit empty, the new features page is just waiting for you!

And many other new features

Other new features include :

  • Keltner channels, a technical indicator based on moving averages
  • the ability to create backtests directly from a strategy card
  • a lot of fixes in the bots management page

We have also added a new help center accessible from all Botcrypto pages. It allows you to redirect directly to the Helpdesk or the blog to find the most adequate information. We have other projects planned to help you create the most efficient bitcoins and cryptos trading bots. But I won’t tell you more for the moment…

Botcrypto x Unikname

Alternative connections such as Facebook or Google Connect are very successful, and for good reasons. Unfortunately, who says Facebook or Google, says “big appetite for your personal data”. At Botcrypto, your personal data is just as important to us as our personal data. So when we had the opportunity to integrate Unikname Connect, the French decentralized 1-click authentication solution which ensures that your personal information remains private, we didn’t hesitate for a second!

The operation is simple! From the dedicated application installed on your smartphone, you manage your unique identifier, your @unikname, which allows you to connect. How does it work? When you want to connect to Botcrypto, click on “Connect with Unikname”, you will then receive a notification about your application, enter your PIN code to confirm the authentication and that’s it, you are connected! No need to juggle between dozens of identifiers, nor to use a password manager. The advantage is that your @unikname is stored in a dedicated blockchain, UNS.network, and its operation guarantees the confidentiality of your data. You are in control of your digital identity.

You can log in now with your @unikname on Botcrypto!

In use, logging in with your @unikname is simple, fast and secure. Several team members have tried it and are now convinced! So what are you waiting for to create your own and use it on Botcrypto?

Trading Contest #1

We launched the communication of the Trading Contest #1 at the end of September, and to date almost 50 participants have responded. The objective of this contest is simple: to make 2 BTCs grow for 2 weeks. Everything takes place on a virtual wallet. There is therefore no risk, except that of winning the 200 USDT at stake! Moreover, registration is still possible… Don’t hesitate to try your luck, since everything is possible with trading bots!

Presentation of Trading Contest #1 by Botcrypto
Virtual trading, and real gain, is there anything better?

That’s it for this Monthly Report, one of the richest ever written! The next one should be on the same level, so follow us on our blog and our social networks (Discord, Facebook and Twitter)!

Trading Contest #1 🏆 (bitcoins and cryptocurrencies)

Compete against the best traders in the bitcoins and cryptocurrencies Trading Contest #1 on Botcrypto! 200 USDT for the winners.

Presentation of Trading Contest #1 by Botcrypto

We are very happy to organize trading contests again after the success of the Trading Challenge that took place in… October 2018. 720 strategies and 856 bots had been created [FR]! Feedbacks were very positive and many members were inventive in their trading.

Rules

The objective of this trading contest is simple: you have two weeks to make the biggest profit from two virtual portfolios of 1 bitcoin (1 BTC) each. There are one virtual portfolio for Kraken, and one for Binance. You can use one or more trading bots, and even manual orders.

  • All cryptocurrencies pairs available on Botcrypto are allowed.
  • All cryptocurrencies exchanges available on Botcrypto are allowed.
  • All strategies are allowed.
  • Trading bots are allowed.
  • Manual orders are allowed.

The start date has been postponed by 3 days!

Start date : 28/09/2020 01/10/2020 12:00 CET
End date : 12/10/2020 15/10/2020 12:00 CET

Additional rules can be found on our Helpdesk. Botcrypto reserves the right to change the rules and exclude participants at any time.

Prizes

To reward the best traders, we are offering 200 USDT which will be distributed among the winners.

  • 1st place 100 USDT (= ~85€)
  • 2nd place 60 USDT (= ~50€)
  • 3rd place 40 USDT (= ~35€)

Do you think you’re up to it? Then take advantage of the next few days to practice creating trading bots with Botcrypto, and enter the competition now!

Botcrypto Monthly Report #19 – August 2020

Small updates, even in the middle of summer, and especially a renewal of the team for the next few months. Welcome to the Botcrypto Monthly Report of August 2020!


Development

Development never stops at Botcrypto, even during the summer vacations. We have launched a new page that displays market prices with the TradingView widget. It can be accessed here. In order to be able to take a look at the markets and think about your strategies and bots, it was necessary to start a bot in real time (even a simulation), which was not very practical.


About the project and the team

Botcrypto will celebrate its 3rd birthday in a few weeks. We are very happy with the result which is regularly highlighted by our users, but we still want to accelerate the development. From a personal point of view, Constantin and I still had a job next to Botcrypto these last months. This is now a thing of the past, as since the end of August, we have left our respective jobs to devote ourselves full-time to the development of Botcrypto!

We also recruited a web development intern, Quentin, who joined the team for a minimum of 2 months. To top it all off, we are in the final stages of finalizing the recruitment of a freelance developer who will also join the team for a minimum of 2 months.

Updates will come faster and faster, and we can’t wait to see what you think! For September, we are already planning to put all these new features online :

  • launch of trading contests
  • added labels for categories its strategies and bots
  • laucnh of a secret side project 🕵🏽

With all these reinforcements, now is the time to tell us what you would like to see on Botcrypto. So here’s to your comments and see you soon for the next Botcrypto Monthly Report!