Interview: Trality Trading Competition Winner

OVIDIU POPESCU

20 June 20222 min read

Think there aren’t any ways to meet relevant benchmarks during this crypto winter? Think again.

The 2022 Trality Trading Competition is now one for the history books and we have a winner: Jan Waga!

Sure, it was a rocky road to the top given the extremely challenging market conditions, but Jan did a brilliant job creating a market-beating bot with Trality’s innovative tools. RESPECT.

Following his impressive win, he kindly shared his time and thoughts with Trality, and we’ve put it all together in this brief interview below. Join us in congratulating Jan and read on to see what he has to say about the competition!

How do you feel about your achievement? Did you expect to do so well?

To be honest, I thought I was going to take up one of the higher places in the competition as my bot had several strategies to choose from based on the market conditions (even sudden crashes). Since I haven't seen anyone talk about a similar approach on the discord server (maybe I missed something), I thought that my submission would be one of the best. Even though my bot was prepared for various scenarios, I still didn't make huge profits.

How long have you been trading and coding (or vice versa)?

I have been coding and trading for around 3-4 years. I think these two things go very well together.

How did you hear about Trality’s Competition?

When I saw the email from Trality about the competition, I already decided that I had to take part in it.

How do you feel about the overall competition?

To me it is an amazing concept! In my mind it's like robot wars, but with a crypto-financial twist. However, I must admit that the technical problems that happened during the competition surely disrupted the trading of some people, so that is sad. I hope the next one will go more smoothly. Huge respect for your small team for handling these problems! As a person with some experience in tech, I'm sure it was a difficult job.

What would you say about Trality to anyone interested in algorithmic trading?

I would say that Trality is one of the best platforms out there that enables users to create bots. One big advantage is that the documentation is very straightforward and well-written and the community is extremely helpful! (Thank you discord members for helping me when I was just starting off!) One downside could be that short positions and leverage trading are not yet available. Looking forward to see these features

And, finally, enquiring minds want to know: What will you do with your prize?

I'm not 100% sure, probably give some part of it to my bots. The rest I will put into some long-term investments. Also, I think it would be nice to give some of it away to some people who need it more than me.

Stay tuned

Don’t worry if you missed the Trality Trading Competition earlier in the year. This crypto winter will eventually thaw and we’ll be running more competitions in the near future.

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