As interest in altcoins exploded through andso too did the use of Poloniex and Bittrex.

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Early in this boom, Poloniex seemed to dominate the altcoin trading market, consistently ranking 1 in terms of daily trade volume of all cryptocurrency exchanges. Meanwhile, Bittrex was typically just ranking in the top range. April 1st, coinmarketcap. Of all their flaws, poor customer support was likely the biggest issue and still is today. Bittrex began consistently having more trade volume than Poloniex.

August 12th, coinmarketcap.

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In mid-JulyBinance announced their plans to raise funds through an initial coin offering. On July 14th, the exchange went live. In the time since its launch, Binance has become a contender for the 1 cryptocurrency exchange, in terms of trade volume.

In fact, on the day of writing this article, Binance is out ranking both Bittrex and Poloniex. Customer Support As a whole, poor customer support is currently plaguing the cryptocurrency exchange industry. Quantopian isn’t really suited for dealing with what you want, but Zipline which is Quantopian’s backtester is.

You can also easily use most Quantopian strategies, like the one above, in Zipline.

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