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Why Normalizing Cryptocurrency Trade Data is So Difficult

Why Normalizing Cryptocurrency Trade Data is So Difficult

August 21, 2019

Nearly all cryptocurrency exchanges include a “trade direction” field in transaction data accessible through their public APIs. The trade direction of an executed transaction denotes whether the transaction is classified by the exchange as either a “buy” or a “sell.” If you were to collect a trade marked as “buy,” what does this tell you about who is initiating the trade?
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Kaiko Data Powers Historical Backesting on Coinrule Platform

Kaiko Data Powers Historical Backesting on Coinrule Platform

July 01, 2019

No trading strategy is complete without proper historical backtesting. Smaller investors often lack the resources and technical training required to access this data; thus, we are excited that our extensive historical datasets will be made accessible to a wider variety of investors through Coinrule’s platform.
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Kaiko becomes official node operator and data provider for Chainlink’s network of decentralized oracles

Kaiko becomes official node operator and data provider for Chainlink’s network of decentralized oracles

June 17, 2019

A few months ago we announced our partnership with Chainlink, outlining plans to integrate Kaiko’s cryptocurrency market data with Chainlink’s decentralized network of blockchain oracles, providing a consistent and secure market data source for smart contracts. Today, we are proud to announce that this integration is complete.
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API Deep Dive: Aggregated Price Across Exchanges

API Deep Dive: Aggregated Price Across Exchanges

June 05, 2019

Aggregated Price takes a specified currency pair and aggregates the price of that pair across all exchanges (or a custom selection of exchanges) it trades on for the requested interval of time.
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Kaiko becomes an associated founding member of International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V.

May 30, 2019

ITSA aims at promoting the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for the identification, classification and analysis of DLT- and blockchain-based cryptographic tokens.
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Kaiko Instrument Explorer: Mapping Standardized Pairs Across Exchanges

Kaiko Instrument Explorer: Mapping Standardized Pairs Across Exchanges

May 23, 2019

Since our founding in 2014, we have put significant effort into mapping currency pairs across exchanges. This process is essential for those hoping to work with diverse datasets, but no simple task. In this article, we will show you how to use our intuitive Instrument Explorertool to browse all of our pairs’ reference data. 
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API Case Study: Clustering Digital Assets with SynergyCrowds

API Case Study: Clustering Digital Assets with SynergyCrowds

May 16, 2019

Our partner SynergyCrowds is attempting to improve decision making in the cryptoeconomy by building a decentralized knowledge platform, accessible to even the smallest market participant. Various applications will run on top of this platform providing market information to end users. One such application is an AI powered clustering analysis tool. This clustering tool uses Kaiko cryptocurrency market data sourced directly from our API.
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Tokenomics 2019 Roundup

Tokenomics 2019 Roundup

May 14, 2019

Last week, the inaugural Tokenomics conference in Paris brought together a unique blend of computer scientists, economists, and mathematicians with a program focused on peer-reviewed cryptoeconomics research. The first of its kind, this conference sought to educate attendees and celebrate the impressive academic attention being given to this interdisciplinary field by a number of esteemed researchers. The program featured original presentations from over 30 international academic researchers.
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Product Update: Spot Price API Endpoint and Instrument Selection Tool

Product Update: Spot Price API Endpoint and Instrument Selection Tool

April 23, 2019

The Kaiko team is pleased to introduce our new ‘Spot Price’ API endpointpowered by our intuitive instrument selection tool. Instrument selectionutilizes glob patterns, which can be used across multiple Kaiko data products, including our websocket, to efficiently select and filter data. This product update will explain how to use glob patterns to retrieve data from our ‘Spot Price’ endpoint and subscribe to our websocket data feeds.
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Exchange Integration: Crypto Facilities Added to Data Collection

Exchange Integration: Crypto Facilities Added to Data Collection

April 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added Crypto Facilities to our data collection infrastructure! We have begun collection for all derivatives products trading on the exchange. Crypto Facilities currently supports trading for Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
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Product Update: Deribit Added to Data Collection

Product Update: Deribit Added to Data Collection

April 16, 2019

Kaiko has added Deribit to its data collection infrastructure. Deribit is a cryptocurrency options and futures exchange, allowing users to trade Bitcoin and Ethereum with up to 100x leverage. Launched in 2016, Deribit was one of the first platforms for cryptocurrency derivatives trading.
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What is OTC cryptocurrency trading?

What is OTC cryptocurrency trading?

April 02, 2019

As cryptocurrency markets evolve, over-the-counter (OTC) trading has become an increasingly popular means by which market participants can exchange large amounts of cryptocurrency anonymously. This article will provide a broad summary of OTC trading, explaining: What exactly it is, who are the major brokers, what are the benefits and risks, what is the market size, and who are the buyers and sellers.
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