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How Bitcoin companies are really against you 

How Bitcoin companies are really against you

A message from my newsletter subscriber about government/private company  being against with Bitcoin

Besides the infamous mtGox incidence where In February 2014, Japanese Bitcoin exchange MtGox went bankrupt after 750,000 Bitcoins went missing from secure wallets, there are numerous examples of hackers stealing crypto-currencies from exchanges and there is also a continuing assault on your wallet  from these actors without Quantum computing just social engineering see below:

 

PC Malware Steals Funds by Modifying Ethereum Addresses

https://coinjournal.net/pc-malware-steals-funds-modifying-ethereum-addresses/

 

Note the recommendation:

“Once a system becomes compromised, as seen in the case of Apneal, it is no longer useful to install antivirus software to eliminate or destroy the malware.

Several users in the community have advised Apneal and other victims of the malware to format all of the connected drives to the system and

reinstall the Windows system to entirely reset the device and the operating system.”

 

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Secret The ETF Companies Don’t Want You to Know

 

Basically you time certain sectors vs with ones with or without dividends

love it because, as I’ll demonstrate in a moment, it’s caused plenty of stocks to become mispriced, creating opportunities for active stock pickers who do their homework.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelfoster/2017/03/23/the-powerful-secret-the-etf-companies-dont-want-you-to-know/#3b17933151d9

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Would you long these OIL and Koch related companies ?

Would you long these OIL and Koch related companies ?

From a fellow trader who does pretty neat calls

https://www.google.com/finance?cid=13966943

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This is the small Taiwan web server hardware player used by Facebook crushing companies like IBM Dell and HP

This is the small Taiwan web server hardware player used  by Facebook crushingcompanies like IBM Dell and HP

Imagine if you could just call them to get a cheap server

http://www.wired.com/2012/05/quanta-facebook-us/

http://www.quantatw.com/Quanta/english/Default.aspx

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Many companies like OPower are listing Hadoop Hbase and Hive as their big data base platform. Should we follow for quant based market tick data?

Many companies like OPower are listing Hadoop Hbase and Hive as their big data base platform. Should we follow for quant based market tick data?

Makes me wonder if we should get caught up in all the buzzie good stuff

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It seems there are many start ups now trying to solve the “Big Data” Problem. My own research finds 23 companies Hadoop based products

It seems there are many start ups now trying to solve the “Big Data” Problem. My own research finds 23 companies Hadoop based products or equivalents. Did any one compare them?

Here are those 23 companies that I came up with 10gen, info bright, karmasphere, platfora, EMC Greenplum, oracle, Unlockdata, continuum, Asterdata, Cloudera, CouchBase, Datameer, DataStax, Hadapt, Hortonworks, HPCC, Hstreaming, MapR, Outerthought, Quantcast, Windows Azure, Zettaset, Rainstore.

 

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Yes, there have been posts, however just because a company has a product the interacts w Hadoop doesn’t mean that their product set overlaps.

Karmasphere’s product doesn’t overlap w EMC or MapR or Cloudera… Where EMC resells MapR yet also has their own Apache release and both compete w Cloudera and HortonWorks…

Then you have other companies trying to make their products relevant like Syncsort.

What do you want to know?

 

 

I would like identify real products from this clutter with a stack solving “Big data” problem.

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I’m missing IBM Infosphere Biginisights in the list. No?

 

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IBM who?

 

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believe me there are more. Especially in Boston. Out of your lsit there are 7 that are real players.

 

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The ‘Big Data’ space is rapidly evolving, with many concepts being tried and new ideas put forward. You can read about not just 23, but more than 150+ such systems, at: http://nosql-database.org/ . Hadoop is by no means theonly story in town.

Regards,

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totally agree with you.
Hadoop is just one approach for solving the big data problem. Not a single knive cuts all – there are other approaches for example for real-time big data analytics like ParStream.
You first need to understand your requirements then you can find the right product.
Happy to discuss your requirements and point you in the right direction.

 

 

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JP Morgan: These eleven companies will get crushed when the government cuts back

 

JP Morgan: These eleven companies will get crushed when the government cuts back

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Cutting $1.5 trillion from the nation’s budget over 10 years is proving no easy feat. In private, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has…

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So, this article is a sales pitch. I am glad rather then a cry for more corprate welfare. This demonstrates why diversification is importent. Not only for an investor’s investments but also for a business/manufacturer’s market. It is great that a company can excell in a product but there is risk, which MUST be managed.

 

 

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Can anybody suggest the name of companies offering a platform to automate strategies in India?

Can anybody suggest the name of companies offering a platform to automate strategies in India??

Is it important for a trader to give his trade secrets to a vendor in order to automate his strategies? or there are some companies in India offering platform to make and automate the strategies without disclosing them to the IT company?

Automating strategies need programming. If one is good in programming then one can develop system without the help of a programmer/IT company. There are Tradestation/ninja trader type of trading platform that support strategy development with minimum knowledge of underlying language. You can use Ninja Trader platform with Interactive Broker to test/implement the strategies.

We are an Indian Company dealing in IT Infrastructure for Dealers, Traders Brokers .etc. We offer a platform(Approved by NSE/Adhering to FIX Protocols) where clients can make there own strategies without knowing much with regards to programming. For more details you can visit our website www.symphonyfintech.com

financial technologies have some good api compatibility

Very interesting question. – In most cases, it is necessary to share the strategy with the programer/s without which they can not do appropriate job of converting the strategy.which can be implemented in the market place. There are few companies in Mumbai who can do the conversion job but in all cases, we have to tell the strategies to the programmers. That is the reason, most of these companies have good in-house programmers.

we are also looking for some set of programmers who can do this for us. We are based in Mumbai and have developed some very interesting strategies which give us very high Shapre

Aren’t you working with one of the vendors providing such platform.
Anyway, we are working on one such platform (in-house developed). Please do share the protocol info if you get any.

We can help you do that. We are a bunch of Ex-NSE/NSE.IT software developers working on an Automated Trading Platform. Send me a private message and we can take this forward

• Meridian Telesoft Ltd. (Ahmedabad, India) are the good vender. They have good softwares which are currenly live and use by people. I will send you contact details if you are interested

Celent India’s Report on Indian Electronic Tradinghttp://www.celent.com/node/28668

I am working for a leading Indian Vendor providing an all-inclusive algo Trading Platform on which Trader can develop his own Strategy, Back-Test and Optimize it and than Execute it in the Live Trading. Details of the company and Platform available at symphonyfintech.com

I suppose registration is required, but if i find a free link will send you

• Just a Query……Is automated trading strategy the Same as “Black Box trading” as suggested by Dr.Alexander Elder in his book trading for a living ?? Also, for someone just starting out in the trading domain…..having only some theoretical and nil practical knowledge…..what sort of trading packages are available in India?

In Elder’s word – Black box system tells you what to buy/sell and when to buy/sell without telling you why. In short, it just generates buy/sell signals. It still needs human intervention to place order and manage the trade.
Algo trading is lot more than that. Besides generating buy/sell signal, it also deals with order placement, order tracking, monitoring and modifying the orders if required without any human intervention.
Regarding software packages in India, it depends on what is your requirement. There are many technical analysis packages like amibroker, metastock etc, trading platform like mt4, ninja trader etc, are easily available. Some of the companies also sell blackbox system and algo trading systems.

 

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Do companies use DOS based C++ or VC++? If you are a C++ programmer which one would you prefer?

This may be not the most intelligent question but do companies use DOS based C++ or VC++? If you are a C++ programmer which one would you prefer?

it is just a matter of preference. In fact, you can use VC++ on the command line and you can use GCC from highly advanced GUI.
But if you go through autoconf, cmake, bjam, etc… those tools are going to call from a script your prefered compiler. So in a sense they it’s command line too 🙂
Simple use case: you automate the recompilation of your 1million+ lines of code project every night from the versioning system. Every morning, all your collaborators have a fresh install from the previous day’s changes

Wouldn’t it be easy to build automate something on GUI interface? Please can you give me an example of automation (in C++) on cmd line interface

look at the GNU autotools or CMake. That’s a big example.
Automating from the GUI is generally having a GUI to launch an automated build of your pogram. Behind the scene, it’s the same kind of command line tools too.
There is GUI vs cmd line but rather GUI on high-level cmd line scripts. The best of both world (even if I’m an adept of the bash 🙂 )

 

We predominantly use VC++ to write/maintain GUI-based situational awareness tools and we use the command line interface from batch files to build and sometimes package the applications

he question is for which purpose you want to automate. If you established e.g. a continuous integration process you probably get most out of automation. I.e. a development process, where you automatically – say every day – collect the latest versions from your source code repository, perform a full build and maybe even trigger automated regression testing. as additional steps you can stage stage the product for different platforms (if you need to do that), produce “gold masters”, etc.
In this case you would use tools like ANT or CruiseControl (on Microsoft NAnt anc CCNet) to drive the process and provide the results of build and tests on an intranet webpage or so. Triggering the build in this case will require a script using the tools’ command line interfaces (also on Microsoft you can nowadays do a lot with scripts, e.g. using PowerShell). From our experience however, the degree of automation you really want to setup heavily depends on how often you release your software and, how stable your system is already: If you are in conceptual stage or in a mode where the design of your system is not really fixed, maintaining and adapting an automated build environment can be real nightmare.

Apart from automatic build utility, source level debug (usually come with IDE) is another factor to consider. For large project, it should plan debug and test up front

Why C++? From my point of view it’s like greek o latin. Dead. It’s quite difficult to debug complex problems. Have you ever had a virtual function tables corruption that executes a methos of another class? It can crash into production environments. You’ll get the same speed with a higher level language, except, perhaps for 1% of code that you can write in C++, assembler, o consider better hardware (much cheaper than writing C++). When I was younger, I was a video game programmer. I had to write everything in assembler. If I didn´t finish processing and screen in 1/50th of second the screen would flash (and believe me that there are a lot of pixels in a screen). Things have changed. Assembler or C++ is only used for very critical code

Thanks for all your comments. Anyone used C++ to build an interface with your market data platform? (sorry its a bit focussed on finance industry) — to explain clearly, automatically extracting the data from the real-time market data platform and send it to an (C++ based interface) program where it gets processed?

we do that all the time. market data is usually accessible using vendor library like reuters or wombat.

higher level languages are a lot slower than C++. Java and C# are not higher level languages, they are just more programmer friendly and often takes twice the time to execute. You are correct that buying more hardware is an attractive choice but this doesn’t help you when you are worried about microseconds (multi-core scaling isn’t helping) or where the garbage collector gives you long pauses in your 25Gb dataset.

“Nothing is ever easy in C++, but nothing is impossible either”

Perhaps you’re right. I’ve never gone for the microsecond even creating realtime maket systems. Just for the milisecond. What you say about the garbage collector was right 10 years ago, but the algo for GC is quite different now and doesn´t stop execution. I’ve developed quite large systems in java or C++ and I’ve been surprised by performance on Java systems. You can manage 25GB in C++ but you have to pre-allocate all the memory for such system. If your code becomes complex with memory management, I think that the framentation without a good GC could make performamce worse than with it

Yes, there are vendor libraries for them.

I developed C/C++ addins to extract interest market data from Reuters using their API almost 10 years ago so it has been around for some time and I seem to remember they were pretty good back then. I’ve always used VC++ and Visual Studio for C++ development – why manually edit make files if you dont need to…..?

 

 

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