The Enigma project announced today its biggest update yet for Catalyst, its platform for data-driven crypto investing and trading. Catalyst version 0.4 includes the addition of support for dozens of new exchanges, paper trading, and more. Enigma’s aim is to make Catalyst a potent and the most active crypto quantitative trading platform.
In response to feedback from its developer community, the team has decided to integrate with CCXT, a popular open source library which offers a consistent API across exchanges. This move brings immediate support for dozens of new crypto exchanges to the Catalyst user base as CCXT currently interfaces with more than 90 exchanges. Further updates can be seen below.
- Paper trading function added – in Catalyst, paper trading works just like live trading except that all trades are simulated, using the same model as with backtesting.
- Local price data – as of this version, Catalyst users can now load their own historical pricing data from CSV files. With a simple ingestion command, the data will be available for backtesting just like currently available Catalyst price data.
- Improved simulation of trading fees – being that crypto asset exchanges use many different fee structures, it makes it difficult to factor in trading costs. Most exchanges have a “maker” discount, rewarding liquidity providers, some have different rates for different markets, etc. Catalyst previously took the simplistic approach of assigning a fixed percentage fee to each simulated order. In the 0.4 version, in order to increase the precision of backtesting tools, Enigma has now collected and integrated data on the exact fee structure of each crypto asset exchange.
The Enigma team stated:
“While these features are a major leap forward, we have big plans to continue expanding the capabilities of Catalyst. In addition, upcoming releases will leverage these powerful features by adding even more historical data and integrations to our repository. As to what exactly is coming up — another exciting announcement will follow very soon, so stay tuned!”