TradingBull - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

General
How many Exchanges are/will be supported on TradingBull?

Currently, TradingBull has connected 5 major Es to the platform: Binance, Bitfinex, Kraken, Poloniex and Coinbase pro.

We are working hard to integrate more and more (A-rated) Exchanges in order to improve our user’s experience. We may periodically ask through a community vote which Exchange our users would like to be integrated next.

What are API keys and how do I connect them to TradingBull?

API keys are an encrypted and secure protocol allowing you to get remote access to your favorite Exchanges’ trading accounts.

Note that some Exchanges may ask you to define authorizations (write and read) before delivering your API keys. If you choose to apply some restrictions, your experience on TradingBull might be limited.

You need to have registered an account on one or several of the main crypto Exchanges supported by TradingBull first. Once this is the case, you can look for your API keys in your Exchange’s user account or refer to our tutorials if you need help.

Can I connect my crypto wallets to TradingBull?

Yes! TradingBull is setting up nodes for most of the main blockchains.
Once this process will be completed, we will let users import their public keys (to monitor transaction history, account balances and received funds). In the future, we will also connect private keys (to control/authorize transactions from the wallet) for most of the main cryptocurrencies.

Users will be also able to generate (create) wallets for all your cryptocurrencies directly on TradingBull.

Are my keys safe on TradingBull?

Security is our main priority. You alone can access your account and keys.

TradingBull secures the platform at three different levels:

Most of all, we plan to leverage the use of our dedicated native blockchain to ensure an ultimate layer of protection around database access and permissions. This type of blockchain-grade security is hard to find anywhere else today.

Do I need to pass KYC to use TradingBull?
KYC is currently not required to trade on TradingBull.

However, you do need to have passed the KYC (ID verification) process on most main (centralized) Exchanges such as Binance, Coinbase or Okex to be able to trade from these Exchanges on TradingBull.

To do so, you will first need to open an account on these Exchanges, pass the KYC process, obtain your API keys and connect them to TradingBull to start trading. You will find tutorials on where to get your API keys for supported Exchanges when trying to add them on TradingBull.

We are looking towards a solution to harmonize the KYC process between Exchanges and TradingBull, so users will need to pass KYC only once while registering on multiple Exchanges).

How to use instant buy/sell?

Instant Buy allows you to compare pricing from different liquidity providers available directly on TradingBull.

Whether you want to buy Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency directly with a credit card or quickly doing an atomic swap, you will be able to identify the best rates and services available among all those available and based on your country of origin.

Once you have found a deal that is interesting for you, you can either buy/sell directly from TradingBull (may require you to pass KYC first) or obtain an external link to the provider and finish the process on their website.

Trading
What is Margin trading?

Margin trading (or trading on margin) is a specific type of trading that allows you to take leveraged positions (short or long) against underlying assets such as cryptocurrencies. Margin trading is trading with borrowed funds that must be paid back (often with interest).

Each Exchanges has its own specificities when it comes to margin trading, involving different leveraged positions options (from x2 to x150). Margin trading requires users to have a margin account (security deposit) on these Exchanges and can generate fast profits but also important losses (up to account’s liquidation).

Margin trading is considered relatively risky.

TradingBull does not encourage beginners to trade on margin. Therefore, TradingBull has separated the Margin Trading section from the Spot trading to minimize risks and avoid confusion.

To learn more about margin trade, you can refer to our Academy.

What are Derivatives?

Derivatives are specific option contracts passed between two parties. They often represent an underlying asset such as a cryptocurrency but without physically involving the asset itself (only its representation).

Today, there are two main types of derivatives available within the cryptocurrency market: Futures, and Swaps.

Derivatives trading is considered extremely risky.

TradingBull does not encourage beginners to trade derivatives. Therefore, TradingBull has separated the Derivatives trading section from the Spot trading and Margin trading sections to minimize risks and avoid confusion.

To learn more about derivatives trading, you can refer to our Academy.

What order types does TradingBull support?

Different Exchanges support different order types. TradingBull is making available the same orders types that are available on each of your favorite Exchanges.

The main order types (on most Exchanges) are:

Some Exchanges may have additional order types such as Trail, Iceberg, TWAP, GTC, Fill or Kill, ICO, OCO or PO. You will also find these orders in the corresponding trading section of each Exchange.

You can access detailed explanations about the different order types in our Academy.

Is TradingBull recording and using my personal data?

TradingBull does not collect account details or sensitive personal data such as balance or transaction histories) but may use anonymized bulk data (global trading statistics) for its analytics of the platform in order to improve performances and global user experience.

Does/Will TradingBull allow automated trading?

TradingBull is working on more advanced Order types than what are available on Exchanges today. TradingBull aims to offer traders additional trading options that will make it possible to partially automate trading (Ex: Grid trading strategies).

Additionally, TradingBull is developing an interface for advanced traders with coding skills to code their own algorithms and deploy them on TradingBull’s servers (allowing for high frequency trading and high grade algorithmic trading). These bots can then be rented to other traders and reviewed (via Bot Marketplace).

In the future, we also plan to add AI-based automatic Portfolio rebalancing options as well as social copy trading.

Can I trade with my friends/colleagues on TradingBull?
In the future, yes.

TradingBull is working on co-trading spaces (workspaces) allowing groups of people who already know each other (Friends or professional traders) to create a trading group. Trading groups would make it easier for traders to develop and share innovative trading strategies.

Let say your friend is a specialist of XRP and you are more knowledgeable about ETH. Then both of you can create a group account on TradingBull to work together. Each of you will be focusing on their own domain of expertise and will be able to quickly notify the other if a buy or sell signal appear, so the both of you can benefit from each other specialty.

Data and Analytics
What is Market data?

Market data is what traders can access daily from existing services such as CoinMarketCap or Coingecko. It is the continuous feed of data regarding prices, orders and trading volumes from Exchanges. TradingBull utilizes this data to provide market analytics and associated indicators. Calculated metrics include:

Additionally, TradingBull will apply Machine Learning algorithms to process the dataflow more efficiently. TradingBull will continuously propose and develop more indicators and metrics in the future.

To learn more about Market data, you can refer to our Academy.

What is Network data?

Network data is the data obtained directly from the different blockchains. It provides information about the real usage of a blockchain. Note that transactions made on centralized Exchanges such as Binance are not happening inside of the blockchain itself (virtual accounts).

Data Aggregators such as CoinMarketCap are focusing on providing market data (price, volume) but as all these transactions are virtual, it does not represent the real activity of a blockchain.

TradingBull is running nodes of the main blockchains to gather and analyze data. It will then provide it to users in a digestible manner for them to consider when buying or selling cryptocurrencies. These data points include:

To learn more about Network data, you can refer to our Academy.

What is Sentiment data?

Sentiment data is the analytics of the data regarding human’s reactions to market fluctuations. In other words, it is the data and metrics measuring people s emotions and perceptions regarding specific cryptocurrencies on the web. Sentiment data includes:

Additionally, TradingBull will apply Machine Learning algorithms to process the dataflow more efficiently. TradingBull will continuously propose and develop more indicators and metrics in the future.

To learn more about Sentiment data, you can refer to our Academy.

What is Research data?

Research data includes all the human-readable data around blockchain and cryptocurrencies, its aggregation and analytics. Research data includes:

Additionally, TradingBull will apply Machine Learning algorithms to process the dataflow more efficiently. TradingBull will continuously propose and develop more indicators and metrics in the future.

To learn more about Research data, you can refer to our Academy.

Can I download historical data or any other data?
YES!

Data is made available for download within TradingBull datacenter section. Data will be availalbe in accessible formats including xls, csv, json… to name a few. You do not need to be expert coder to access cryptocurrency data anymore!

Note that TradingBull may charge for downloading data with prices based on the type and volume of data requested, and the users’ download history (download more, pay less).

A transparent fees schedule will be made available soon.

Security and privacy
What will be the use for TradingBull dedicated Blockchain?

In addition to an ultimate security, TradingBull’s native blockchain (under development) will allow to:

You can access detailed explanations about blockchain and its related vocabulary in our Academy.

Is TradingBull recording and using my personal data?

TradingBull does not collect details of your account or sensitive personal data (detail of transactions, balances details…) but may be using bulk data (global trading statistics) for its analytics of the platform in order to improve performances and global user experience.