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The highly anticipated HaasOnline Cloud public beta is coming

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All good things take time

We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the details about the release of HaasOnline Cloud. Here’s what you can expect leading up to the official launch…

Changes to our pricing

Let’s begin with the updates to the pricing. With the introduction of the Cloud, we are going to change our pricing model. We have been listening to your feedback and learning about your specific goals that our products help you achieve. Our current software suite contains a wide array of useful features and advanced tools, which are reflected in the license prices. We are going to offer monthly and annual subscription plans that differ in terms of available features. There will be suitable plans for novice traders as well as ones to accommodate our most demanding traders–best of all you can upgrade or downgrade at any time. 

We will also continue to maintain and update our on-premise version of HaasOnline Trade Server for enterprise and privacy-focused operations. 

Once beta testing has finished, existing users will receive the option for a free upgrade to the cloud version, or to continue with the stand-alone enterprise license. 

Sounds good, but what is HaasOnline Cloud capable of?

The name HaasOnline Cloud isn’t entirely accurate. Yes, we do use a cloud for stringing our data and for basic operations. However, what we are applying is something called Edge Computing. Your trade bots, which will be running on our advanced infrastructure, will be strategically located closer to specific exchange servers. It also means we will be providing the lowest latency times, which means better strategy execution.

Of course, there’s more to it than that because when you are closer and put a large amount of computing power against the exchanges, it becomes possible to run bots at a much higher speed. We’re talking about running bots at update speeds faster than the current industry standard of one minute intervals. These changes will result in very powerful and quick responding bots.

What types of trade bots will be possible?

The answer to that is simple. We will be running HaasScript in the cloud and phasing out our legacy trade and custom bots. You have the freedom to create trading strategies that range from arbitrage and scalping to your very own complex proprietary models. You will also be able to share and exchange scripts from marketplaces. 

Anything you create or that is available now in HaasOnline Trade Server v3.x will run in the cloud version—everything is cross-compatible.

Curious what a full HaasScript trading bot would look like? Check out some of these user-generated trading bot scripts.

What’s the current release plan?

The current release plan looks like this:

  1. Internal testing (in progress)
  2. Final team testing
  3. Open public beta testing and certified security audit

We know many of you are anxious to get up and running on our new platform as soon as possible. We’re working around the clock and are currently using the new cloud, and trade bots are already running from it.

In future updates, we will go into more detail about what you will be able to do with HaasOnline Cloud.

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Want to manage your own Cryptocurrency Index Fund?

Can you outperform other crypto fund managers?

It’s been over ten years now since the emergence of the Bitcoin blockchain and the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s famous Bitcoin whitepaper. In that time, cryptocurrencies have matured rapidly as an asset class and have even started to gain a foothold in the traditional finance industry.

As a result of its ongoing maturation, the investment market for cryptocurrencies has naturally began to resemble that of more traditional investment vehicles. This includes the rollout of cryptocurrency index funds over the past few years. Now you can manage your crypto index strategy and compete with funds like Coinbase Index Fund (RIP), Bitwise10, or Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index.

While there can sometimes be substantial monetary barriers to entry to the tune of tens of thousand of dollars when it comes to investing in a professionally-managed cryptocurrency index fund, it is easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of crypto index funds without having to overcome such hurdles.

What are Cryptocurrency Index Funds?

In general, index funds are portfolios of securities that seek to track market indexes in terms of both composition and financial performance. Major stock indices include the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq Composite. Index funds are regarded as an effective way to minimize trading fees and gain broad exposure to the market, thereby achieving diversification at a low cost.

Index funds have been gradually gaining in use and popularity in the past decades, as they have proven to outperform most active managed funds and are very accessible to the average investor. Following the explosion in popularity over the past couple of years, it was only a matter of time until cryptocurrency index funds emerged as alternatives to traditional index funds.

Investing in cryptocurrency index funds has some notable advantages over picking and choosing specific coins. In particular, cryptocurrency index funds:

  1. Give broad exposure to the crypto market easily and at low cost
  2. Allow focus on particular segments of the market (based on size or category)
  3. Distributes the risk of any particular cryptocurrency failing
  4. Can be set up and managed yourself

The first three benefits are largely the same as traditional index funds, but the fourth is unique to crypto index funds. This is because traditional index funds must be purchased from a brokerage firm or directly from a mutual fund company. In that way, your investment options are constrained by the index funds available at a given time. With crypto index funds, it is quite easy to replicate the portfolio holdings of a professional crypto index fund like the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index from the comforts of your own computer, without needing to purchase the index directly from a broker or open any special accounts.

HaasOnline, The HaasBot, and Crypto Index Construction

With HaasOnline Trade Server, it is easy to replicate the crypto index fund of your choice. You only need to identify your desired portfolio mix of cryptocurrencies and set up an automated trading bot according to those parameters. The HaasBot will do the rest.

If you don’t particularly like the portfolios that any of the professional crypto index funds offer on the market today, you can also simply create your own. As a result, it is possible to enjoy the benefits from crypto index funds in a way not feasible in the traditional financial sector, with customization options and individual management to boot.

The HaasOnline software is integrated with over twenty of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges on the market today, from BitMEX and Binance to Coinbase Pro. There are no exchange restrictions or trading fees on the HaasOnline platform, as we believe that what you earn is yours to keep.

Use HaasOnline trading bots to automate strategies across dozens of cryptocurrency exchanges in minutes.

Cryptocurrency Portfolio Trading Bots

As mentioned earlier, it is simple to set up trading bots that automate the work of maintaining a balanced portfolio. Furthermore, the HaasOnline index bots can be backtested, allowing you to see how your portfolio would have performed historically. For a visual demonstration of how to use the HaasBot to set up and manage your own cryptocurrency index fund, please watch this video.

Here are a few of the different bots one can set up in the HaasOnline Trade Server that are especially helpful in constructing or replicating crypto index funds:

Crypto Index Bot

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The Crypto Index Bot allows users to design and maintain their own cryptocurrency portfolios within the HaasOnline trading platform. Choose the exchange of your choice, the crypto coins you wish to hold in your portfolio, whatever percentage of each you wish to hold, and buy/sell thresholds in the event of price movements that necessitate portfolio rebalancing. The Crypto Index Bot will automatically rebalance your assets once they have breached the customized value thresholds set for each currency.

Advanced Index Bot

The Advanced Index Bot offers more granular configuration of index settings than the standard Crypto Index Bot. Like the Crypto Index Bot, the Advanced Index bot will automatically re-balance your assets when the value of one of the currencies has changed or breached a pre-set threshold. You can manualy set which digital assets to hold or choose preconfigured templates like market cap and market volume with weighted or equal distribution.

In addition to such automated trading bots, HaasOnline offers a range of insurances, safeties, and technical indicators that can be combined for unique and innovative strategies. These insure that you have the tools at your disposal to set up your automated crypto index fund in the way that best suits your goals.

Use the HaasOnline platform to trade on over twenty of the largest crypto exchanges on the market today.

Video: Manage your own Crypto Index in 2020 with a crypto trade bot

Find Out More About HaasOnline

HaasOnline offers three different license tiers in the Beginner, Simple, and Advanced plans. The original Crypto Trading Bot, a number of insurances, safeties, and indicators, and all exchanges are available at the Beginner tier, with the more advanced bots like the Advanced Index Bot and the Inter-Exchange Bot available at the Advanced tier. All plans come with unlimited trades, no fees, and friendly chat & ticket support.

Please let us know if you should have any questions about the HaasBot or how to construct your own cryptocurrency index fund. We look forward to helping you take control of your automated crypto trading strategies and construct the right crypto index fund for you.

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Best Crypto Trading Bots of 2020: Top 5 Bitcoin Trading Bots Reviewed

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An Introduction to automated trading software

It is no secret that in traditional markets like Forex or stocks a large portion of these trades are being executed by trading bots managed by institutional, day traders, and other entities. These high-frequency trading techniques have changed the landscape of fintech and traders and companies alike are constantly fighting to maintain their edge. With the explosion of Bitcoin in late 2017 this cutting-edge method of trading has grown rapidly on cryptocurrency exchanges. Digital asset exchanges are more plentiful and rarely shutdown as compared to their traditional counterparts. The new age day trader must adapt and learn to use these advanced forms of trade automation.

Individuals, organizations, and companies are all looking for creative ways to improve profit margins and efficiency. One way of doing this is by automating manual trading strategies that have historically proven to be profitable. In its most basic form, the platforms used for most Bitcoin trading bots allow a user to configure variables that exist inside the scripts, which are typically thresholds for values generated by technical indicators. Other features found in trading bots might include features like copy trading, external signals, scripting languages, charting, and more.

In our review guide, we will take a look at our top 5 Bitcoin trading bots for 2020, features we like (or don’t), supported exchanges, and other features necessary for a day trader to grow new skills with trade automation.

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New Features for HaasOnline Trade Server and HaasScript

Next Generation of Editors for HaasBots

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Our team has been quietly working hard on developing new features, improving product stability, and revamping HaasScript. After countless hours of development, documentation, and processing feedback from the community we are finally ready to release our newest feature for HaasOnline Trade Server to the public. We are proud to announce the Visual Editor, which generates scripts built with HaasScript. The Visual Editor does this by allowing users to drag-and-drop hundreds of command blocks to create scripts for automated trading or technical indicators without any manual coding.

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Cobinhood Integration Update

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Why are we removing Cobinhood Exchange?

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure HaasOnline Software customers are protected, we conduct routine evaluations on the exchanges we are actively supporting. We work directly with exchange representatives to ensure there are direct lines of communication, which allows us to quickly resolve technical issues or get clarification on events that unfold. Our evaluations are broad and cover an exchange’s impact, public interactions, consumer sentiment, and overall positive contributions to the crypto community.

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All About Cryptocurrency Taxes in 2020

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Crypto Trading & Cryptocurrency Taxes

Trading cryptocurrency has become easier than ever, thanks to the development of sophisticated exchange platforms and new, user-friendly storage options. Yet there is one issue that can prove challenging for even relatively advanced traders: Cryptocurrency and taxes.

Given that the penalties for failing to accurately track, file, and pay taxes on cryptocurrency gains can be substantial, it’s vitally important that traders are equipped with up-to-date tax information.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about how to report cryptocurrency on taxes. You can also reference our latest article we did with CryptoTrader.tax.

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Bollinger Bands and Cryptocurrency

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Using Bollinger Band with Trade Strategies

For newer cryptocurrency traders, learning how to successfully time market entries and exits is a fundamental challenge. It’s also often a difficult one, given the considerable volatility of the market.

Technical trading tools help level the playing field, giving traders access to indicators that can help identify developing market trends and opportunities. One of the most popular and useful of these indicators are “Bollinger Bands.”

To help you learn more about technical trading strategy, let’s take a closer look at the ideas behind Bollinger Bands, and how the bands are used in cryptocurrency trading. This article is merely meant to serve as a helpful resource, not advice.

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Using crypto currency trade bots to disrupt fundraising with Salvation Army

HaasOnline has partnered with the Salvation Army to disrupt traditional non-profit fundraising with our bitcoin trade bots.

We partnered up with New Dawn and the Salvation Army to help people in Greece who have been devastated by a crippled economy.

HaasOnline is proud to have sponsored this event and we look forward to continuing this competition in the future. With your help, we were able to assist refugees who have fled to Greece and continued to face hardships. For those who may not be aware, the economic situation in Greece provides limited opportunities to those seeking refuge which made your donations all the more meaningful. These circumstances can be unimaginable for many of us and we applaud all of you for your willingness to act.

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HaasBot 3.1.1 is now Available

With our latest Haas Trade Server release there are several new bug fixes and features. We’re proud to announce two new HaasBots to our line up, the Crypto Index Bot and our C# script. Our Crypto Index Bot will allow you to grow a diversified crypto currency portfolio and the C# Script bot is geared towards advanced users who want to code their own bot. There have also been various updates for API changes that were impacting HaasBot capability with a couple crypto exchanges.

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