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I think it will still be useful esp as a simulator for people to learn how to trade and use the platform... not many seem interested so what about a 1 on 1 battle for a week @cylonmaker2053 starting Wednesday noon ET just to get things going?  Winner gets the first ever Bitshares Testnet Trading Champion title?

Rules:
One account starting with 1,000,000 TEST. 
$1000 PEG.FAKEUSD must be bought/sold per day. 
Start Wednesday noon ET 2/24/16.  End Wednesday noon ET 3/1/16
Anyone can join in at anytime during the contest as long as they post the test account name on the thread.
Highest total TEST balance on upper right wins.

I just created a testnet account: merivercaptest1

Feel free to make any other rules or suggestions...thanks! 
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Sorry should have kept this going.... let's try to get 5 people to trade $1,000 a day in the testnet for two weeks? @cylonmaker2053 @noisy  @JonnyBitcoin  you guys up for this?  It's just for fun and you can make all your trades all at once if you don't have time: http://testnet.bitshares.eu/

Can we also get bots running too just for fun so we can have a bot battle?

BTW Even if you're not an active trader, you can help find bugs or suggest improvements for the GUI by using the system. 

Once we get five people we'll settle on a start day and trade for two weeks.  Anyways let me know who's in besides me.  Thanks!

sorry, i just noticed this. would it still be useful? if so, i'm happy to pitch in and show how bad of a trader i am :)

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Sorry should have kept this going.... let's try to get 5 people to trade $1,000 a day in the testnet for two weeks? @cylonmaker2053 @noisy  @JonnyBitcoin  you guys up for this?  It's just for fun and you can make all your trades all at once if you don't have time: http://testnet.bitshares.eu/

Can we also get bots running too just for fun so we can have a bot battle?

BTW Even if you're not an active trader, you can help find bugs or suggest improvements for the GUI by using the system. 

Once we get five people we'll settle on a start day and trade for two weeks.  Anyways let me know who's in besides me.  Thanks!



 
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Plot twist: i can not only reduce the trading fees but also ...

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wait for it


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block confirmation time to 1 sec :)

nice!

That should increase the fun... :)

I pledge 1000 bts to the contest

Great!
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I just reduced the fees in the testnet ... let's wait for the proposal to expire successfully then I can try to reduce the block time
Try reduce review period.
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I pledge 1000 bts to the contest
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I just reduced the fees in the testnet ... let's wait for the proposal to expire successfully then I can try to reduce the block time

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Plot twist: i can not only reduce the trading fees but also ...

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wait for it


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block confirmation time to 1 sec :)

nice!
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Plot twist: i can not only reduce the trading fees but also ...

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wait for it


...


block confirmation time to 1 sec :)

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Awesome idea!
You can even help me test the new bot infrastructure that comes with two easy market making strategies (not well tested, not optimized yet)

https://github.com/xeroc/python-graphenelib/tree/feature/bot-infrastructure/scripts/exchange-bots

Great! Look forward to testing out your bot!

Good idea. I'd like to donate 300 bts for the contest.

Great thx!  You'll trade too right?  It's fun to be able to trade without risk.   You can create a lot of orders and just cancel out without too much concern... You can make mistakes and practice...I'm already a lot more comfortable with the platform after spending just ten/fifteen minutes on the testnet!
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Good idea. I'd like to donate 300 bts for the contest.
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Awesome idea!
You can even help me test the new bot infrastructure that comes with two easy market making strategies (not well tested, not optimized yet)

https://github.com/xeroc/python-graphenelib/tree/feature/bot-infrastructure/scripts/exchange-bots

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Hey so @xeroc created a test asset called PEG.FAKEUSD to help me test out some parameters and I thought it might be fun to trade with play money.  PEG.FAKEUSD currently uses a feed from Poloniex trading. 
(Note: Forced settlement is set at 90% , MSSR is roughly 100%, MCR is 175% )

Because:
1) It's easier to trade play money without risk.
2) It's good training for users just like there is simulated trading on many traditional platforms.

Why don't we have a trading contest?  I'll gift $10 worth of BTS in a pool for the winner if 10 others make a pledge to the pool?

Maybe some trading rules:
1) Contest winner is the person with the most TEST from trading PEG.FAKEUSD
2) Contest ends February 29th, midnight ET, US
3) Must trade at least 100 PEG.FAKEUSD per day to qualify.

When you register you get 1,000,000 TEST shares which is about $3,000 PEG.FAKEUSD.  Register at: http://testnet.bitshares.eu/

What do you guys think?  Who's in?

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