Company Updates

ITF and Zignaly Team Up

In case you missed it, we recently teamed up with the crypto trading bot platform, Zignaly, to bring you automated trading on ITF signals.

We are joining a growing community of over 1,300 trading enthusiasts, with 2.2 million USD in total trading volume on the platform during December of 2018 alone.

Zignaly allows users to trade automatically using external signal providers (like ITF). You can also connect your TradingView account to use with indicators, or use the Zignaly Trading Terminal to design and execute your own strategies.

For the complete update and what this means for ITF Bot Users, see the announcement in its entirety below:

ITF Google Venture Design Sprint, Prague

On February 1st, the ITF team concluded our week-long design sprint. It started in the last week of January, and was a 5-day, 40-hour event.

A design sprint is a method used for solving problems through creating ideas, prototyping, and testing with specifically targeted users.

It was developed at Google as an alternative to group brainstorming, and is designed to align teams under a shared vision with clearly defined goals and deliverables.

The idea behind the sprint is to build and test a prototype in only 5 days. Every sprint starts first with a challenge, a smaller team, and a cleared calendar for one week.

Over the course of the sprint, the team maps the problem, defines targets, proposes and votes on the best solutions, and finally builds a realistic prototype before concluding with one-on-one customer interviews for feedback on the design.

We had a diverse team composed of people both inside and outside ITF. It was a great chance for team building as well as testing out the GV design sprint.

Our prototype will remain an in-house secret for now, but we can tell you that we were able to explore a unique product idea that we hadn’t previously considered. And overall, we consider our GDS experiment a success.

Meetup for hardware wallet basics

On February 26, ITF hosted a small meetup on hardware wallet basics for beginners. The event was at the Prague Blockchain Hub, and included a presentation by our content writer, Justin Price.

Justin’s presentation covered hardware wallet solutions, looking mostly at the Ledger and the Trezor hardware wallets. It also went into the history and the team behind the Trezor, setting up a wallet, basic wallet operations, and fundamental security practices.

There were a number of ITF team members in the audience, and a few newcomers to the Blockchain Hub. The non-team members were especially interested in learning about setting up a hardware wallet, how they work, and discussing crypto in general.

Overall, it was a great event, and we’re looking forward to the next meetup at the Hub.

Recent Product Updates

Updated Research Report for Binance Info

We have a number of detailed reports on individual crypto-assets and the crypto industry.
You can use the valuable insights inside each report to give yourself an advantage when trading the highlighted coins.

These reports are free to the public and no opt-in is required. If you are a subscriber of our Pro Plan, you can get these reports a few days before they are posted to our website.

This month, we have revisited and updated our report on Zcoin from July 2018. We made the changes after the team at Binance Info reached out to us and expressed their interest in publishing our content with their Ratings Reports.

Binance Info provides users with coin/token information, including basic info, up-to-date news, real-time price movements, and social media and community info. We are pleased to have been selected for this project, and look forward to our reports reaching a wider audience.

View our updated report below:

If you would like to view all of the reports we’ve published so far, check out the guides page on our website.

Crypto 101 articles

Our Crypto 101 series is designed to provide concise, easy-to-understand articles on the crypto industry, along with guides and tutorials on ITF products.

Use this series to further your research, learn something new, or simply have a quick read-through.

These articles are free to the public and posted on our website in the ‘resources’ section.
In case you missed it, we’ve recently created 2 parts in a series of articles on Initial Coin Offerings, with more coming soon. Check them out below.

Tutorials on using Zignaly and optimizing settings

To help our users get set up quickly and easily on the Zignaly trading bot platform, we’ve written two new tutorials.

The first is a general QuickStart Guide to assist you with integrating ITF Bot Signals on the Zignaly platform.

Our second tutorial is a more in-depth look at the settings available on Zignaly, including information about different trading strategies and some possible configurations for new users.

Both tutorials can be found in the Guides section on our website, and are also linked below for quick access:

What’s happening next with the product

Introducing ITF Portfolios

The team here at ITF is getting closer and closer to our next product release, and we need your help! We need you, the community, to participate in the beta testing.

You will be helping us with the development process, and also getting a chance to test our new and upcoming cross-exchange portfolio management and rebalancing tool.

All you need to do is fill out our signup form here, and you’ll receive beta access as soon as it’s ready. We are looking for anybody seeking better strategies to manage their portfolio of crypto-assets.

This may be because you do not have enough time, or you just do not feel confident about managing your own portfolio.

We’re hoping to show you just how easy it can be, and to improve our tool around what you, our users, want and need from the upcoming product.

For more information, see the complete announcement in the link below:

Revamping the website

Our team is working hard behind the scenes to better showcase our toolkit for traders, including our upcoming cross-exchange portfolio management and rebalancing tool. This means it’s time to update our website, so you can expect a new look coming in the near future.

We want to provide our users with quick and easy access to find everything you’re looking for, from the tools we have available, to our guides, research reports, tutorials, and additional resources.

The changes so far are looking great, and we can’t wait to unveil our new design to all of you!

Meet Andrea

What do you do at ITF?

Tom tends to call me the Executor and my Trello board is known as the Black Hole where things come and always get done. 🙂 I have diverse job responsibilities tied mainly to supporting Tom and Ben, the ITF team and our Blockchain Hub Prague office. I also take charge in organizing meetups, educational, team-building and networking events. Simply said, I am the person who does whatever is necessary to be done. My last exciting challenge was learning to facilitate Design Sprints to support our new product development.

What is the best thing about working at ITF?

I love my role and I will never stop being grateful for being part of a team with such a distinct and exceptional culture. Even though ITF team is partially distributed, we are able to create and keep a fantastic cooperative atmosphere. We genuinely care about each other and whenever we meet, it’s a blast! 🙂

What are you most excited about moving forward?

I am extremely excited about our new portfolio management tools. I do believe that by seeing the bigger picture we will make a much bigger impact and help more people get on top of their financial possibilities. Let’s see how we succeed!

What is the most surprising / interesting alert / signal you’ve seen so far?

I mostly enjoy the science behind everything we do. We truly do believe in Robots giving humans superpowers and by using sophisticated technical tools such as crowd sentiment analysis, AI powered signals and trading strategies, neural networks, and machine learning, we hope to empower people. Being in the middle of all that, how could you not be interested?

What is your favorite thing to eat?

A good quality beef steak, mashed potatoes and green beans – everyone keeps making fun of me because I could eat it every day, and I do realize that it doesn’t really go with the modern nutritional trends of smoothies and salads, however, I need to be very active in my job, mainly to organize everything I work on, and that simply requires much more energy than a simple salad can provide. 🙂 Steak aside, I also love Mediterranean cuisine, Asian, Mexican…well, let’s say that one way to my heart is definitely through my stomach!