To all of our users who’ve written in with feature requests, suggestions, thoughts on improvement: thank you. Thoughtful product feedback about your particular uses cases and incredibly helpful.
(Note: If you’re a developer at a hedge fund, family office, software company, or cryptoasset project who’s interested in pricing and trade data, backtesting, training machine learning models, etc., you can sign up here to get an API key).
Anyway, in this spirit of this newsletter, here are recent highlights from the last few weeks . . .
Highlight #1 — New API Docs
Our brand new API docs are now live, and they’re a joy to use. The generation of these docs is just one of the many benefits we get from our adherence to the OpenAPI Specification.
Highlight #2 — Reliable Cryptoasset Data & Nomics, On The Coin Pod
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Zach Voell of The Coin Pod to discuss one of my favorite topics: crypto asset data.
Here’s the discussion that ensued:
— The Coin Pod (@thecoinpod) April 10, 2018
From the show notes:
“The problems of questionable and sometimes out-and-out false data appearing on popular coin ranking sites like CoinMarketCap, which subsequently causes severe price fluctuations, in only one facet of many deficiencies in the sphere of coin ranking sites and cryptocurrency data aggregation services. One team taking this segment of the space head-on is https://nomics.com/, an open, professional and reliable source for clean, carefully curated cryptocurrency data. I chatted with Nomics CEO Clay Collins about his work and its unique relevance to anyone holding a modicum of curiosity cryptocurrency, and listening to this episode should be as educational for you as having the conversation was for me. During the episode, we mention this Twitter discussion. After listening, you should follow Clay and Nomics on Twitter and tinker with their website.
Highlight #3 — Crypto Quant Funds (And Others): We Want Your Input On Orderbook Data
Are you a trader or developer with a real use-case for programmatically accessing crypto exchange order book data? If so, we’d love to hear from you as we built out our order book data strategy and roadmap. Please reach out via our contact form, and we’ll follow up ASAP. Thanks in advance.
Highlight #4 — New Flippening Episodes: Sentiment/Momentum & Quantitative Cryptoasset Investing
Our Flippening Podcast continues to experience strong growth, with most episodes getting over 50K downloads.
Here are two of our latest (and favorite) episodes:
Episode 13: Sentiment & Momentum Investing w/ Ari Nazir of Neural Capital, Part 1 (Ep. 0013)
In Episode 13 I speak with Ari Nazir. Ari is a founder and managing partner at Neural Capital, an advisor at Protocol Ventures, and Chief Investment Officer at Apex Token Fund.
I met Ari in part because I’m a limited partner in Protocol Ventures, which we covered in a previous episode. Protocol Ventures is a Fund of Funds with a portfolio that includes crypto asset hedge funds like BlockTower Capital, MetaStable, PolyChain, and Ari’s Neural Capital.
As an LP of protocol ventures, I get to see how these funds are performing; these reports made it clear to me that I needed to have Ari on the show.
Ari is without a doubt one of the top minds in crypto investing, and I think you’ll find this episode to be as funny as it is informative.
Episode 15: Quantitative Crypto Investing w/ Ateet Ahluwalia of CoVenture Crypto
This is part 1 of my conversation with Ateet Ahluwalia.
Ateet is a Managing Director at CoVenture Crypto.
Before CoVenture, Ateet was a Macro Credit Trader at Barclays, a Macro Portfolio Manager at Bluecrest Capital, and a Credit Index Trader at Goldman Sachs. Ateet is a trader’s trader and a quantitative investor through and through. He’s also one of the most disciplined thinkers in our space.
I should note the one singular theme driving through this entire conversation is encapsulated by the phrase Ateet repeats over and over again, quote: “it’s all just a number on the screen.”
Ateet’s entry into the space is indicative of an industry that’s evolving past offering basic exposure to investors to an industry offering investors the ability to allocate capital behind particular pureplay strategies.
Highlight #5 — New Feature Request Boards For Tokens, Nomics.com, and Our API Product
As mentioned in our Telegram group, we now have feature requests boards in place for our token, website, and API product roadmaps.
- Go here to request an API product feature
- Go here to request a Nomics.com feature
- Go here to request the addition of a new token to our dashboard
Highlight #6 — Nomics.com Now Runs 100% On Our Own API
One of my favorite things about Nomics.com is that it now runs entirely on the same documented API endpoints our customers use. We don’t use backdoors or “off the record” calls to access data. If you see us doing something, you can do it also. There are no internal API endpoints. As Nick pointed out, this gives us much clearer dividing lines between services and forces us to have good habits around upgrade and deprecation. This is also great for helping (API) user empathy. #We’reAllInThisTogether #EatYourOwnDogfood
Highlight #7 — Raw Trade Data
The Nomics API now exposes all trades on the exchanges we index.
The trades endpoint returns individual trades in a normalized format for an individual exchange market.
This is ideal for quant funds and traders.
This API end has not been released to all API users. If you’d like access to this endpoint, please request access.
We’ve really enjoyed the response we’re getting to this newsletter and want to ensure that it continues to deliver the value you seek as a subscriber. If you have any content suggestions or issues you’d like to cover, please leave a comment below and let us know how we can best serve you.
P.S. The Flippening Podcast will soon be releasing a three-part audio documentary about security tokens, and we’re looking for sponsors for this series. If you’re interested in sponsoring, please get in touch.