Hummingbot Bi-weekly #45

Shipped v0.32.0 release, Liquidity2020 conference, Hummingbot Academy, & more!

Hummingbot Bi-weekly #45

Welcome to the Hummingbot Bi-weekly, your regular dose of updates about new features ๐Ÿค–, upcoming events ๐ŸŽ‰, and announcements from our rapidly expanding community ๐Ÿ‘ช!

Hope this issue finds you and your โค๏ธloved ones safe and strong ๐Ÿ’ช. Subscribe to never miss any new issue.

๐Ÿš€ Shipped new Hummingbot v0.32.0!

Today we released v0.32.0 which features new connectors for Bitfinex and Loopring!

In addition, this release now lets you configure more parameters without stopping the bot and fixed bugs with the cross-exchange market making strategy.

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Note from our CEO: Hummingbot is sponsoring Liquidity2020!

We havenโ€™t done a ton of marketing since we launched Hummingbot. This is primarily because as an early stage startup, we wanted to figure out a viable business model first before spending time and effort to get lots of users. But since Hummingbot Miner successfully provided issuers and exchanges with a new, decentralized model for attaining market making services for 6 months now, we now have the resources to start marketing Hummingbot more actively.

Iโ€™m excited to announce that weโ€™ll be one of the lead sponsors for #Liquidity2020, a new virtual conference about trading bots and liquidity. ย We worked with Dystopia Labs, who ran the well-regarded DeFi Discussions event in March, to put together a conference focused on the trading aspects of DeFi, which has certainly become a hot ๐Ÿ”ฅtopic! Weโ€™ll be involved with a number of talks at the conference, including:

  • A talk about the Hummingbot roadmap and how we plan to increase community ownership via governances
  • A workshop on liquidity mining with Hummingbot
  • A workshop on how quant hedge funds use Hummingbot
  • A panel with top crypto hedge funds and market makers

Best of all, the conference is 100% free - RSVP now!


Michael Feng (@fengtality)

๐ŸŽ“ Why we are launching Hummingbot Academy

Our content strategist Paulo wrote a post that explains the goals behind our new educational series Hummingbot Academy. Weโ€™re aware that market making and algo trading are complex topics that require a lot of education, so weโ€™ve asked Paulo champion the โ€œvoice of the userโ€ and write articles that help users get the most out of Hummingbot.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ New TRON-USDT option for USD-based Miner rewards

Due to ridiculously high gas prices in Ethereum, which elevated the cost to send a single ERC-20 transaction to $10 or more, we had to impose a $50 minimum payout for Hummingbot Miner reward payouts.

Obviously this is sub-optimal for smaller miners, so we have added an alternative that allows miners to get cheaper payouts. Now, you can opt to receive your USD-based Miner rewards in TRON-USDT, which pay out all rewards with no minimum payout, instead of Ethereum USDT.

๐ŸŽค Upcoming Hummingbot events and talks

In addition to the #Liquidity2020 conference, we have a number of other talks and events in the next few weeks:

  • October 7: Our COO Carlo Las Marias will be on a panel organized by Huobi Global (see above image for event details and QR code for registration)

October 16: Our CEO Michael will give a talk and demo on the new celo-arb Hummingbot strategy at Celoโ€™s Tech Talk.


๐Ÿฟ 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.

Citadelโ€™s Sharpe is Uniswapโ€™s Opportunity: What a great title for a post about DeFi! This post looks at the rise of automatic market makers (AMMs) like Uniswap from the perspective of an order book-driven market maker.