Hummingbot Newsletter - November 2022
🚀 Hummingbot 1.10 release with new connectors to BNB Chain, PancakeSwap, NEAR, Cronos, Bitget & more! | 📅 Presentation at Pychain 2022 Event | 📒 Weekly Mini-Lessons
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Published each month when we ship a new Hummingbot release, this newsletter serves a regular dose of updates about our latest features 🤖, upcoming events 🎉, and announcements from our rapidly expanding global 🌐 community!
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🚀 Shipped Hummingbot v1.10!
We are very excited to ship the November 2022 Hummingbot release (v1.10) today! Powered by the global Hummingbot user base of community developers, this release features many new connectors to exchanges and blockchains.
New blockchains and DEXs in Gateway, including:
- BNB Chain (PancakeSwap, Sushiswap)
- NEAR Protocol (Ref.Finance)
- Cronos Chain (VVS Finance, MM Finance)
- New spot CEX connectors: BTC Markets, LBank, WhiteBIT
- New perpetual CEX connectors: Gate.io, Bitget
- New script examples submitted by Hummingbot Botcamp participants
- New community strategy: Cross Exchange Mining
- Revamped dYdX connector
Many bug fixes from community developers
🔗 Revisiting Hummingbot’s Approach to Exchanges in light of FTX/Alameda
Since FTX was a partner of Hummingbot Foundation, we posted a Twitter thread about the minimal impact of its bankruptcy on us from a financial perspective:
However, FTX was one of exchanges that the community voted to certify for Epoch 2, so we have spent substantial effort in supporting them, including weeks of wasted building a FTX perpetual connector.
It’s made the Foundation re-evaluate how we should support exchanges. Currently, we spent the bulk of our bandwidth adding and maintaining new connectors, but the bulk of usage and fee share come from the top exchanges. In addition, the presence of connectors to exchanges like FTX that get hacked or rugged in the codebase may actually be harmful to our users.
After careful consideration, we have published a Notion doc and Loom video that describes our proposed solution:
Let us know what you think in the related discussion thread in the #proposals-discussion channel in Discord!
Once there is agreement around how to modify the approach toward exchanges, we plan to roll them out at the start of Epoch 3 in Jan 2023.
🤖 First Botcamp cohort has started!
We’ve found that the people who are making money using Hummingbot tend to be developers who have been able to customize and create their own strategies.
Therefore, we’re starting Botcamp: an intensive, hands-on, 4-week course where anyone can learn how to create market making and quant trading strategies using Hummingbot.
This week, we will begin the first formal Botcamp cohort with all 20 seats filled. Participants will undergo an intensive 4-week course to design and build their custom trading scripts, culminating in a Demo Day in late December where they compete for fun, HBOT prizes, and open source glory!
We have started processing applications for the next Botcamp cohort, which will start in January 2023. Reserve your spot today before they are gone!
🎉 New Hummingbot Twitter and Blog
To eliminate confusion and to grow our Twitter presence, we have combined all Hummingbot Twitter accounts into one official one: https://twitter.com/_hummingbot
This account will share news about monthly releases, new Miner campaigns, demo videos, and other news from Hummingbot Foundation and the broader ecosystem.
Similarly, we have re-organized and re-launched the Hummingbot blog at: https://blog.hummingbot.org.