As most of you already know, November marked a very exciting and busy month for us as we made significant progress on all fronts.
Our staked users have started receiving CoinFi Trading Signals and we’ve opened up public access to CoinFi News.
Furthermore, we now have a CoinFi Research section where our data scientists will post research pieces about the crypto markets and the backtested results from our trading signals.
Without further ado, here’s a brief summary of the progress we’ve made for November.
Technical UpdatesCoinFi Trading Signals
We added the “Abnormal ETH movement in or out of exchanges” signal. This signal alerts users when the markets are becoming more volatile. In addition, our backtested results also found that when the signal fires, the price of ETH drops 67% of the time within the first 24 hours, with the price recovering within the next 24 hours. More details regarding the signal are written here.
We added the “Abnormally large token transfers into exchanges” signal. This signal triggers when a token transfer larger than 99.9% of historical transactions move into an exchange. It's important to know where large transfers are going because selling a large number of tokens in exchanges at once can have a material impact on the token price. This is especially important when you are looking for the right time to exit your position. Check out how our CEO Tim Tam was able to utilize the signal to time his exit:[embed]https://coinfi.wistia.com/medias/rnrwr7jrto[/embed]
Lastly, we also added the “BTC long/shorts margin positions” signal, which alerts users when BTC long/short margin positions reach a backtested threshold. There are actually three variations of this signal, which fires when:
A daily signal on coins with the highest increase in news mentions is also now active as of December 2018 (WIP in November). This daily signal shows the top 5 coins that had the highest increase in news mentions over the last 24 hours. This signal is used to discover coins that are hot in the press.
"Significant token transfers out of project wallets" signal, which alerts users when a token transaction greater than >$10,000 USD move out of the project wallet. There are multiple benefits to receiving this information, such as:
Detecting when the project is about to sell their tokens
When projects move vested tokens into employee wallets
Getting a rough idea of how projects are using their funds
A daily report showing all the tokens that had a signal firing the previous day. This gives users an opportunity to scout for new coins and optimize their portfolio.
We also made some improvements to our Telegram bot throughout November. Some of the changes we made include:
Adding Etherscan links to our trading signal messages. This provides our users with greater transparency and the ability to dive in and do further research.
Functionality for our trading team to broadcast manual messages to our users. This allows our professional trading team to comment and provide feedback on the overall market and what our signals may mean from time to time.
Minor bug fixes
Quality of life improvements
Officially out of beta; publicly accessible
Minor bug fixes
Improved performance on page load
Other UpdatesCoinFi Research
All our latest podcast episodes will be found at CoinFi Research moving forward. On that note, we published “CoinFi Podcast Episode 11: Can USDT Maintain its Dominance Amidst All The Emerging Stablecoins?” last week, you can listen to it here.
It’s been a rough quarter for altcoins and ICOs. The euphoria of 2017 feels like a distant memory.
So how’s CoinFi doing?
The good news is that we’re focused on the long-term, so a crypto winter (if indeed winter is here) doesn’t affect our plans.
However, a bear market like this is as good a time as any to re-examine some fundamental assumptions.
Let’s take a look at our roadmap for 2018Q3, 2018Q4, and 2019Q1
No matter where you’re reading this August CoinFi update, we hope you’re feeling good!
For us, it’s summer in Hong Kong. With the sun blazing and a humidity of over 80%, things are getting a little sweaty. Outside it feels like the entire city is on fire.
Fortunately, that’s how we feel on the inside here on the CoinFi team!
So what have we been up to and why are we so pumped?
Here’s an unfiltered look at the first half of 2018 - both at the progress we’ve made, and the setbacks we’ve had, and what you can expect from us going forward.
Reflecting on the First Half of 2018
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman once noted that building a startup is a lot like jumping off a cliff, then assembling an airplane as you’re hurtling towards the ground.In assembling that airplane we’ve had some setbacks, but we’re still very far from hitting the ground.With the benefit of hindsight, there are a few key things we could have done better in the first half of 2018. We’ve learned from those mistakes and have taken steps to make the second half of 2018 a big one for the CoinFi platform.
It’s been an exciting month at CoinFi, with both the in-person and remote teams growing rapidly, and product development accelerating.
This past month we continued to focus on recruitment and developing the features scheduled for release this summer. We’re excited about the feature rollouts we have coming up, and by the time fall comes around, we expect that CoinFi will finally leave the beta stage behind.
Another week, another turbulent seven days in the crypto markets.
If you’re here for the long term though, coins are on sale!
Marketing & Growth Hacking
We received several queries this week about marketing plans for the CoinFi April 6 open beta release. Some of you have wondered why you're not seeing a big hyped-up marketing push.
In order to focus on delivering the best possible product, April 6 is a soft release, where we roll out a product skeleton and start gathering user feedback. Over the coming weeks, we'll be testing and integrating more features while gathering real user data.
Although there are no fireworks planned for April 6, this is also a great opportunity to share more about our longer term marketing philosophy and a bit of what goes on behind the scenes.