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Thanks. I'll check those out. I did get a few responses on reddit. There's a 'jobs for bitcoin' sub-reddit, but perhaps what I need isn't interesting enough - or maybe the documentation from Neuroshell's end is confusing. In any case, I've been spending about 20 hours a day for the last 2 months just getting up to speed with the process of training neural nets. It's much more an art than a science. I'll start trading through the available BTC-e MetaTrader4 link in a week or so, then I'll refocus on finding better data and trade connections.
I just purchased a year of SC chart usage and bitcoin data service. It's an ideal solution for data access. I think the engineering team feel they got burned for pioneering bitcoin trading the first time around. Like a lot of people, they got 'Mt.Goxxed.' as the saying goes. I'm still holding out hope that Sierra Engineering will stay in the lead and reimplement live trading through FIX connections before other data services get in on the act. They had it right - just about 1 year too early.
What we have seen in the Bitcoin industry on the side of the Bitcoin exchanges for connection protocols is substandard (relative to a proper protocol like FIX), not well-organized, and unnecessarily complicated (at least for a program like Sierra Chart).
There is a lot of work we are doing on the DTC protocol at this time including creating a JSON encoding of it.
We are also aware of a plan by one developer to implement an unification layer using plugins implementing different Bitcoin exchanges backends and presenting an unified DTC interface, implementing server side the missing features like stop orders, OCO for the different exchanges. This unification layer would in turn present a DTC interface for any kind of tool supporting the protocol.
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I understand some users blamed Sierra Chart for connection issues that were entirely the result of substandard systems at the exchanges, which Sierra engineers had done the best they could with. The market is changing very quickly, though. Coinsetter, based in NYC, is run by some Wall Street veterans. They provide an HFT capable (millisecond trade execution) standard FIX connection along with Rest and Websockets to a merged orderbook of multiple exchanges. I'm in regular contact with them and they asked me to forward the details of anyone who could help them integrate with other data services - they're offering a programming 'bounty.' I tried to post the email here, but I'm not 'Elite', so I can't post in the proper sub-forum.
The variety of connection protocols I encountered, coupled with zero experience using them, was one reason I was so excited, then disappointed in regards to using SC's built-in server to submit trades.
I assume the developer you're referring to is aware of the XChange project. To quote, "XChange is a Java library providing a simple and consistent API for interacting with over a dozen Bitcoin exchanges providing a consistent interface for trading and accessing market data.." It's under active development and uses the MIT license.
I think Java can be JIT compiled now. It doesn't have to be snot slow interpreted like it was back in my school days. I only just found out about XChange, but I believe I'll be learning some Java in a few weeks when I resume my quest to build a superior trading connection for Neuroshell Trader. Either way, I plan to use SC's DTC server for the data feeds. Datafeed access between SC and NST would be very popular with NST users, who currently only have access to 2 or 3 data and trading services.
As far as the market changing, take a look a a range bar chart. Something occurred in late Sept to middle of Oct. It's quite striking - it's like an entirely different commodity. Neural nets developed on early 2013 data that out-of-sample tested beautifully all the way to Sept suddenly became quite useless. I just started using Neuroshell in August, and last month I had to essentially start over from scratch. I'm only just now ready to play the game for real.
There is one developer who has created a DTC Protocol server bridge to BitMEX.
We are very excited about the DTC Protocol and believe it is going to transform the industry. It may be in its infancy now and many people are not paying attention, do not fully understand it, think it cannot make a difference, or think there is not a need for it. There definitely is a need, and we are convinced it will make a difference.
We have contacted the developers of Book Map and Multi-Charts to join us in this effort.
Think about personal computers before USB? Think about all the trouble we had to get a piece of hardware hooked up to a computer before USB. In the old days, we had to deal with setting interrupt request numbers for a piece of hardware.
We hope people will begin to see the light here! We know many of our users do, but it is Trading services and Data services, which need to wake up and realize that eventually they are going to be isolated if they do not use standardized protocols.
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As they talk about information technology and the information age and what is to come, we feel they are speaking about the same objectives that we are working to achieve with DTC.
It is interesting watching these videos, at this time in the future. We hope you agree.
This is especially an interesting subject to me because my background does involve electronics and telecommunications.
Data and Trading service providers, and charting and trading programs, and other types of programs which use market data and connect to Trading services, need to consider whether they can survive long-term without adopting a common communications protocol. This is where the DTC Protocol is the answer.
Once again, we hope you agree. Having the attitude that you should just wait around and see if it is going to catch on, is not the right attitude in our opinion.