Algorand and NEM liquidity mining campaigns, Comparing Hummingbot vs. AMMs, New website, & more!
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🙋♂️ Note from our CEO: Introducing Hummingbot Academy
You may have seen from the recent series of blog posts tagged Academy, which are aimed at helping users learn both the theory and practice of various Hummingbot strategies, such as market making and arbitrage. Based on feedback from our community, education on how to use Hummingbot is sorely needed.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a new section to the Hummingbot website called Hummingbot Academy, where we’ll add articles, videos, and guides that teach you various aspects of Hummingbot.
There will be content for new users, such as quickstart guides for different strategies, as well as for experienced users, such as guides that show you how to create scripts that extend a strategy’s functionality. Later on, we’ll also add content for developers as well, such as an updated version of our developer manual.
Hummingbot Academy is just one aspect of our renewed focus on on empowering users of all kinds to get the most out of Hummingbot. Please let us know what you think, especially if there’s a topic that we should cover in a future Hummingbot Academy article.
Michael Feng (@fengtality)
🔥Brand spanking NEW Hummingbot website
Did you notice that we have launched our new website last week? We have been working hard on a website relaunch during the last few weeks. The new site emphasizes the most important information our users might need to know about Hummingbot, and highlights the recently launched Hummingbot Academy where you can learn the ropes of Hummingbot's strategies and gain deeper understanding on liquidity mining.
👀 Must read: Comparing Hummingbot Miner vs. DeFi AMMs Part II
With the heightened interest in liquidity mining, we explain how our Hummingbot Miner platform fits into the landscape, compare and contrast liquidity mining in the order book model popularized by centralized exchanges versus the automatic market maker (AMM) model that is prevalent in DeFi in a blog post weeks ago. In the Part II, we discuss the risks and considerations of both models in detail, presenting a comprehensive picture of available liquidity mining options.
🆕 Algorand liquidity mining campaign going live on October 27, 2020!
Borderless Capital and the Algorand Foundation announce that they have respectively invested in, and partnered with Hummingbot, to bring liquidity mining to the Algorand Ecosystem, as part of their ongoing efforts to promote and grow DeFi and broader Finance 3.0 initiatives on Algorand.
We will shortly be kicking off a new 6-month liquidity mining campaign for Algorand that will start on October 27, 2020 12:00am UTC! The campaign will have a reward pool totalling $30,000 in ALGO and USDT ASA tokens, offered to participants for providing liquidity in Binance.com for Algo.
🎙️ Algorand Liquidity Mining Webinar
We will be hosting a live webinar to introduce the Algorand community to Hummingbot and Hummingbot Miners. The live webinar contains a live demo and a Q&A session about the liquidity mining campaign. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!
🆕 NEM liquidity mining campaign going live on November 3, 2020!
We are excited to announce a new liquidity mining campaign for NEM that will start on November 3, 2020 12:00am UTC. Both the NEM and Hummingbot communities will soon be able to share an initial $15,000 reward pool in XEM by participating in market making for the XEM token.
📺 NEM liquidity mining demo by COO of Hummingbot
Carlo Las Marias, COO and co-founder of Hummingbot demonstrates how to set up Hummingbot from scratch to earn NEM liquidity mining rewards with Nicholas Pelecanos, head of trading of NEM. Follow the steps ⬇️
🌊 Liquidity2020 virtual conference replay
As one of the lead sponsors for #Liquidity2020, a new virtual conference about trading bots and liquidity, we’ve worked with Dystopia Labs to put together a great lineup of content around different topics in the crypto liquidity and Defi space. Tomorrow (Oct 20th, 2020) will be the last day of the conference, so you still have time to join! Don’t hesitate to tune in - it’s insightful and 100% FREE.
If you cannot make it this time, don’t miss out on the replay! ▶️
📉 Hummingbot Academy: What is Inventory Risk?
There are varying degrees of risk in all kinds of trading activities, and market making is no different.
While it seems more exciting to imagine and project future gains and fantasize about being the next Warren Buffet, the reality and less glamorous part of investing, and arguably the most important part, is trying to figure out what can go wrong and how to mitigate losses that can result.
There is a lot to cover about risk and risk management, but our latest Hummingbot
Academy post is focused on one major risk related to market making: inventory risk.
🍿 Crypto snacks
A curated list of recently-published content about crypto trading, #DeFi, and other topics that might be interesting for Hummingbot users and developers.
🍇 Escaping the Dark Forest: Samczsun describes how he and a group of developers worked overnight to prevent the exploitation the vulnerability of a smart contract that would have cost almost $10M.
🥭 What Is an Automated Market Maker (AMM)?: A succinct introduction of AMM from Binance Academy. If you want to learn more on this topic, check out our blog post, Comparing liquidity mining options in DeFi vs. Hummingbot.
🍉 Finematics: No time to read and digest tons of whitepapers and medium posts? This is a great YouTube channel that explains many DeFi and liquidity mining/yield farming concepts in a very concise and clear way.
💬 Get involved!