In its aim to add more trading functionality to its platforms, cTrader Mobile has been updated to version 3.3 that allows traders to create orders in one click directly from the chart in full-screen mode.
Now, when the chart is open in full-screen mode traders can click the “New Order” icon and the “Buy”/”Sell” button will appear. This new feature is very convenient as it allows traders to conduct their technical analysis and trade from the same screen thus improving the overall app usability.
If you would like to try this new feature, download cTrader Mobile 3.3 Beta on Google Play or App Store.
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The new version of cTrader Web has been released to Beta introducing new Favourite Timeframes with chart preferences. In this version, there are also new features in cTrader Copy and a number of other updates which make the platform even more convenient to use.
For instance, with cTrader Web 3.2 traders can:
Enjoy new Favorite Timeframes with quick access to chart preferences,
Get a full market picture with Standard DoM added to the ASP Order tab,
Quickly find the symbol they want to trade with a new symbol Finder,
New Favorite Timeframes For more usability enhancement, the Favourite Timeframes with chart preferences is now consolidated on the left side of the charts. Also, your favorite periods for all tick- and time-based chart types are now accessible directly from the chart title bar. Here, you can tick the desired periods to add them to the Favourite Timeframes for quick access. What’s more, you can switch between them using the Up and Down keyboard arrows.
DoM Section in ASP Order Tab To provide you with a full market picture, the Standard DoM has been now added to the Active Symbol Panel’s Order tab. You can also check it from the DoM tab of the ASP panel as before together with other types of DoM.
New Symbol Finder The symbol Finder has moved to a new tab next to Watchlists allowing you to quickly switch between the two in the side menu.
Flexible Side Menu The side menu is now even more convenient to use. It can be collapsed vertically hiding less frequently used menu sections in the below submenu. It can also be resized to show in full longer symbols in your Watchlists or Finder. And, as previously introduced, you can collapse it entirely by clicking the menu button.
New Features in cTrader Copy 3.2 The updated version of cTrader Web 3.2 also presents several updates in cTrader Copy which has recently become its native feature. Strategy Providers can now decide who sees their positions, and more info was added to the Equity Chart.
More Informative Equity Chart The Equity Chart in the strategy profile is now more comprehensive providing traders with information about deposit and withdrawal transactions.
Positions Visibility With the new option “Show Positions To”, strategy providers can choose who sees their open positions: everyone or only their copiers.
The new cTrader Web 3.2 is live on Beta and will be released to brokers in the nearest time.
Alexander Geralis, the Chief Product Officer of cXchange, has spoken to BloxLive TV commenting on the latest crypto news, in particular, some of the most popular social networks’ plans to launch their coins and money laundering in crypto, or rather lack thereof.
Facebook and Telegram Launching Their Own Cryptocurrencies
With the recent New York Times’ look into possibilities of Facebook launching a cryptocurrency and Telegram considering to distribute their own tokens to users, it looks like blockchain is finally being worked into applications to allow seamless instant and secure transactions between users.
In his interview with BloxLive TV discussing this news, Alexander covered:
How important Facebook and Telegram tokens are for the market,
If these currencies might be permissionless,
Wechat as an example of broad adoption of a digital wallet and electronic currency,
What traditional crypto users might think of these tokens,
If adoption of these currencies might take the lead over big caps.
Money Laundering and Crypto Lack Thereof
According to the recent report from the National Police Agency of Japan, money laundering is on the rise. Cryptocurrencies are often singled out as high risk for laundering and illegal activities. But, is this really true? The last calendar year has seen record-breaking fines handed out to banks failing to sufficiently oversee AML/KYC requirements, which became a normal quarterly happening for many of them.
Alexander and BloxLive TV have gone over some of the figures and if crypto really is as high risk as many are being led to believe, covering:
Banks as a medium of laundering,
Crypto overcoming it’s ‘sin’ period and a weak tool for laundering,
cTrader Desktop 3.5 is released on Beta showcasing the new look that now very much resembles and shares the benefits of cTrader Web. The new version comes with the Active Symbol Panel that provides a full market overview for a particular symbol and a new side menu with embedded symbol finder and watchlists for better navigation. Both features have been successfully introduced in cTrader Web already. Apart from that, the 3.5 version has additional features and tools in the cTrader Automate application. Overall, this update provides traders with more usability and improves their overall trading experience.
Active Symbol Panel Active Symbol Panel (ASP) is now available in cTrader Desktop 3.5. It provides detailed symbol information including Market Sentiment, Market Details, Trade Statistics, Market Hours, Inverted Rate, Leverage, and Depth of Market. The ASP panel has fast controls enabling traders to quickly open new charts, create new orders and change symbols. They can now also link charts not only between the different charts but also charts with the ASP panel, as well as switch symbol from ASP panel in Watchlists. The introduction of ASP panel allows traders to quickly grasp the current market situation for the symbol of their interest and take fast actions when the opportunity strikes increasing their trading possibilities.
Merged Side Menu The new cTrader Desktop also has a new side menu merging all the applications, settings, fast controls and watchlists under one hood. The new menu contains full-screen mode, theme switching, sounds, and language selection controls at the top. The symbol finder and watchlists are embedded in the side menu under Trade application, followed by Automate, and Analyze applications. The merged menu not only greatly improves navigation but also saves more space once collapsed comparing to the previous version.
New Accounts Menu The new Accounts menu provides fast access to traders’ accounts that are linked to their cTrader ID.
New Layout Modes New cTrader application layouts have been introduced, such as Show Active Symbol Panel and Show Tradewatch. By removing the ticks from both and collapsing menu, traders will be able to see only charts on their screen, thus expanding their view. The new layout options are available in the menu bar and settings panel.
Added Live Renko Bar For a fuller picture of the price movement, Renko charts have a live bar now.
Improved Visual Design and Application Layout cTrader Desktop 3.5 has improved visual design of interface elements, controls and application layout to provide more vivid trading experience.
New Features in cTrader Automate 3.5 cTrader Automate, which is now a native feature of cTrader, also got a facelift, as well as added new features.
New Look for cBots and Indicators Lists Same way as Watchlists in Trade application, the cBots and indicators lists have moved in the side menu under Automate application, where now traders can also find a Backtesting and Optimization progress bar and input parameters grouping for cBots and indicators.
New Methods in cTrader Automate API Thanks to the new methods added, 3rd party applications that are using cTrader Automate API can now get all symbols, available in cTrader, read watchlists, change chart symbol and timeframe. Custom enums can be used for input parameters and parameters can be grouped on UI.
cBots Saving in Chart Templates cBots can now be saved inside chart templates.
cTrader Desktop 3.5 will be released to brokers in the nearest future. Meanwhile, you can try the new features on Beta version.
A reputable forex news source, FXEmpire, has published a detailed overview of cTrader stressing the importance of choosing the trading platform that addresses the traders’ needs. In its hands-on review, FXEmpire explains how to get started with cTrader, the platform’s structure, and main features, as well as some of the advanced tools. It covers:
cTrader installation and login,
What cTrader ID is and its benefits,
Platform main screen overview,
Where to find detailed symbol information,
How to work with watchlists,
Possibilities of charting and technical analysis tools,
Types of orders and what information every deal provides,
It is becoming more and more common to hear about big players starting to utilize blockchain technology in their developing ventures. Softbank, known for their behemoth $100 billion Vision Fund, is already using blockchain solutions in some parts of their business and researching for further implementation. At the same time, Tron which raised $70 million in their initial coin offering, is moving forward with their goal to decentralize the internet. While one company represents a more traditional investment model closed to retail investors, the other has a model open for anyone to participate in.
Alexander Geralis, the Chief Product Officer of cXchange, and Jeff Hancock, the Chief Operating Officer of getFIFO.io, explore some merits and differences between these two companies and how they leverage blockchain to reach the added value on BloxLive TV.
Some of the questions they addressed include:
If these companies are competitors or each following their own path,
Tron’s well-pronounced presence in the crypto space,
Risks of decentralized projects to become centralized,
The viability of large goals set by both companies,
Institutional and retail access to a piece of their growth.