Hummingbot Bi-weekly #27

KuCoin partnership, Hummingbot roadmap 2020, AMA with iExec, Internal Alpha test for Liquidity Mining, and more

Hummingbot Bi-weekly #27

Welcome to the Hummingbot Bi-weekly, your regular dose of updates about new features πŸ€–, upcoming events πŸŽ‰, and announcements from our rapidly expanding community πŸ‘ͺ! Subscribe to never miss any new issue.

πŸš€ NEW External Price Source in Hummingbot v0.22.0

Hummingbot version 0.22.0 has been released today!✌️

In this release, we added a feature that many users have requested: using an external pricing source for a market making strategy. This allows you to use the price from a different exchange or a price feed API to make a market on another exchange.

We also addressed a number of bugs, and we were continuously working on the infrastructure for the upcoming launch of Liquidity Mining.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ”¬ Liquidity Mining Kicks Off Closed Alpha

We have kicked off our 2-week closed alpha test for our upcoming liquidity mining platform. During this testing period, we aim to discover and fix as many critical bugs as possible. Once we complete this testing period, we plan to open the testing to anyone who want to participate on January 27. We expect the open beta test to last for 2 weeks before we go live on February 10.

Release schedule (subject to change)

  • Closed Alpha: Jan 13 - Jan 27
  • Open Beta: Jan 27 - Feb 10
  • Launch: Feb 10

We will use these testing periods to iron out kinks and ensure that liquidity mining launches smoothly for our launch partners as well as participating liquidity miners. πŸ’ͺ🏽

πŸ“… Change in Release Cadence

As the Hummingbot codebase matures and to prevent users from having to update too often, we will change the release cadence from every 2 weeks to every 4 weeks. Going forward, you will expect a monthly new release of Hummingbot with bigger upgrades, meanwhile hot fixes will be done on a timely basis if any critical bug exists.

Please note that this newsletter will still be released on a bi-weekly cadence.

🀝 Announcing Our Partnership with KuCoin

Hummingbot is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with leading crypto exchange KuCoin to bring Hummingbot’s trading capabilities and liquidity mining to the exchange.

πŸŽ™οΈ AMA with iExec

iExec, based in France, is a blockchain-based decentralized marketplace for cloud computing resources. iExec’s RLC token has been listed on Binance, Bittrex, IDEX, etc.

You can now post your questions with the #iExecHummingbot hashtag on Twitter in advance. We will answer your questions on our upcoming liquidity mining program in an AMA with iExec!

πŸ—“οΈDate: January 16, 2020
⏰Time: 19:00pm (GMT+1)

πŸ›£οΈ Hummingbot Roadmap 2020

Last year was an exciting year for Hummingbot! We announced liquidity mining in November 2019, which gives projects and exchanges the ability to source liquidity from a decentralized network of both individual and professional liquidity miners, resulting in significant cost savings and transparency gains.

In 2020, our main focus is to prove that liquidity mining offers a better liquidity solution for projects and exchanges while enabling anyone to earn a healthy yield on their crypto holdings. In addition, we plan to make Hummingbot easier to use for our non-technical users and more customizable and extensible for our technical users.

🍿 Crypto snacks

A curated list of recently-published content about crypto trading, #DeFi, and other topics that might be interesting for Hummingbot users and developers

🍀 The Great Race to Crypto Banking provides a good report on the state of the exchange landscape.

🍫 Crypto and digital asset economies can be understood through the lens of modern money. Digital Assets: Perspectives From The 3 Bankers of Modern Money provides interesting explanations on how modern money works, and discusses implications on how crypto can play a meaningful role in the market.

🍈 Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, also participated in the prediction game. He shared his take in his latest blog post What will happen to cryptocurrency in the 2020s.

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