Is anyone doing anything interesting with cryptocurrency?
I've casually looked for an excuse to learn a little Python before, but never acted on it - until I saw a pretty well-done tutorial.
It was for a trading bot, and I remembered I had a bitcoin account somewhere - I think I put in $60 a while back, and it was like $350? Nice! I did the tutorial but then was too scared to try it with my newfound vast crypto fortune. /s
I've been poking around different parts for a bit, shortlist:
Bought into an ASIC preorder, then multiple companies beat them to market. So we'll see how that works out in June. Would be a fail...but the manufacturers have some sort of relationship with the Sia coin devs... and Sia coin devs threatened to fork Sia...just to brick everyone else's ASIC but the one their friends made / discussed with Sia before starting to build the first ASIC on the coin. If that happens, then it'll be great for me. If not, lesson learned, but that 400-day ROI will sting.
I've been using Gekko, and loading it with strategies I find on github for backtesting, just to see how people think about trading, and maybe learn why they do the things they do. I found a side program that will do genetic-algo and run the simulations over and over again, I've been letting the program "evolve" 2 simple strategies I like / can understand, changing the variables just a little each time. Testing against USDT-BTC since Jan 1 seems like a decent mix of situations, and they look pretty good! Too afraid to let Gekko trade with my real money yet, though...I only have $350 to play with
Some of the strategies people make use neural nets and other really complex stuff! Most do terrible, but I haven't tested them beyond the default setting. These complex strategies run slowly and make gekkoga time out. I found a js package that can offload batch calculations to the GPU, but I don't know js well enough to use it
Found a decent podcast I can fit into my commute (if I play it at 1.25x speed, which is a little strange sometimes). He goes through some basic and moderately complex stuff around Technical Analysis, but he does it in a nice way.
How 'bout you? Anybody know what they're doing around here / have anything interesting happen in the space?