There are various benefits to automating one’s buying and selling techniques as an alternative of pointing and clicking with a mouse. For starters, bots can execute buying and selling choices freed from emotion, are lighting quick and have far fewer margins of error. According to CNBC estimates, crypto buying and selling bots account for 70% to 80% of the general buying and selling quantity.

TokenBot is an automatic copy-trading platform designed for social buying and selling teams and communities inside messaging apps equivalent to Discord, Telegram and Slack. As soon as added to a social media group, TokenBot displays the admin’s account on an alternate and robotically notifies members of their buying and selling exercise particulars in real-time. The bot has greater than 8,000 day by day lively customers and streams near $100 million per day in buying and selling quantity. 

In an unique ask me something session with Cointelegraph Markets Pro customers, TokenBot’s co-founders Anthony Elia and Shaun Newsum shared perception on how the bot may assist crypto merchants. 

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Cointelegraph Markets Professional Consumer: What crypto exchanges are at the moment supported on Tokenbot?

Anthony Elia and Shaun Newsum: We assist the entire important spot and futures exchanges. Binance, FTX, Bybit, Coinbase, Kraken and BitMEX. We’re increasing to, OKEX, Huobi shortly. A lot of our grasp merchants who use the platform, particularly these with leverage buying and selling methods, use Binance, with FTX coming in at second place. 

CT Markets Professional Consumer: How does the construction work? I join my API to the bot, after which the trades are shared by way of pals/neighborhood through Discord/Telegram? What is the price for it?

AE & SN: Sure, you join your API key contained in the dashboard, click on your Discord/Telegram account after which add to the bot in your group chat. There isn’t any price to share trades. If customers need to copy your trades, you possibly can set your worth as little as $29/month, and TokenBot takes anyplace from 10%–30% of the platform, relying on the subscription worth. TokenBot will robotically copy these trades to the subscriber’s crypto account through their API keys.

CT Markets Professional Consumer: Are the trades shared in close to real-time, or is there a delay?

AE & SN: Are the trades shared in close to real-time, or is there a delay? Sure. Our system connects on to the alternate WebSockets API, and we get close to real-time notifications of trades to scale back latency. We have now been engineering this technique for over three years.

CT Markets Professional Consumer: Does the bot assist DEXs as effectively, or solely centralized exchanges?

AE & SN: Proper now, solely centralized exchanges. Nonetheless, if we assist DEXs, we are going to look to assist dYdX first, given their on-chain perpetual futures contracts product has gotten a whole lot of steam with merchants.

CT Markets Professional Consumer: You talked about transparency as a giant forte of the setup. However what if a dealer, say, trades on Coinbase after which transfers cash to Uniswap after which swap/purchase/promote there? The bot [will] not be capable to decide up the DEX trades proper? Are there workarounds?

AE & SN: You may cross-copy trades throughout CEX with TokenBot, however there is no such thing as a strategy to inform if the dealer you’re copying withdrew that coin from the alternate to say, Uniswap and exchanged it there. However you’ll have a commerce left open till the dealer bought the place from the place it originated. The dealer would finally must reply to their neighborhood concerning the nonetheless open commerce. There isn’t any approach across the dealer manipulating the P&L on their trades.

CT Markets Professional Consumer: There have been many phishing exploits lately involving Discord. How safe is Tokenbot from one of these assault?

AE & SN: Since we’re primarily a CEX/API product, our major safety layer is thru {hardware} encryption and IP-restricted API keys “binding.” Many of the API keys in our system can solely be utilized by our servers. For instance, you possibly can create an API key to be used with TokenBot on Binance, Bybit and Phemex — and that API secret’s useful ONLY on our servers. This restricts the opportunity of any “man-in-the-middle” kind assaults.