Trading Guru Ernie Chan Workshop Uses Bitcoin Exchange Gemini

Next generation Bitcoin Exchange Gemini will be used as a sandbox for students of renowned Algorithmic Traders Ernest Chan and Nick Kirk to develop their algorithmic trading skills.

Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton caught up with Nick Kirk, a veteran of IBM Research and an algo-crypto trader.

Kirk works with the guru of trading Dr. Ernie Chan who is an author of several books seen as the benchmark for aspiring traders including “Quantitative Trading: How to build your own algorithmic trading business” and “Algorithmic Trading: winning Strategies and their Rationale.”

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Cointelegraph: Is there a lot of interest in algorithmic crypto-trading these days?

Nick Kirk: There is growing recognition amongst the trading and hedge fund community of the importance of cryptocurrencies being part of the mix. That’s why Dr. Ernie Chan and I decided to offer an ‘Algorithmic Cryptocurrency Trading Course with Python’ workshop in March 2017. We decided to involve Gemini created by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to give students the opportunity to create, test and leave with real code.

Cointelegraph: Who can attend it?

NK: The target audience includes retail traders, hedge funds, programmers and crypto enthusiasts. It’s a six-hour hands-on workshop where participants will use Gemini Exchange’s Sandbox environment, which offers full exchange functionality using test funds, for testing API connectivity and the execution of strategies. Some topics covered include asynchronous messaging, streaming and collection of data and strategy development.

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