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Spotware Revamps Marketing Portal

We are happy to present the new Spotware Marketing Portal, which is an extensive marketing resource for Spotware clients and partners. It provides various materials, including platform screenshots, logos, creatives, videos, content, and others. The portal is available to help cTrader brokers and providers of cXchange to promote the platforms to their users. We plan to continue adding new materials regularly.

With the new Spotware Marketing Portal you can:

  • Download Spotware, cTrader, and cXchange logos in PNG and AI formats,
  • Download cTrader and cXchange screenshots broken down per releases and platform applications,
  • View and download various creatives including banners, infographics, and social post images,
  • View and download product white papers and resources for product positioning and promotion,
  • Watch and embed to your website cTrader platforms’ videos,
  • Copy URL formats to create the branded links to cTrader trading platforms,
  • Customize and embed Spotware branded widgets into your website or blog.

cTrader Open API 2.0 Released: Faster Apps with More Features

We are excited to announce the release of cTrader Open API v2.0!

Open API enables third-party service providers to develop applications using the existing cTrader trading infrastructure and offer them to the large pool of cTrader traders through a free, secure, and publicly accessible API. These new tools and features offer added value to cTrader platform, allowing traders to have access to a larger variety of services.

cTrader Open API v2.0 is the successor of cTrader Connect API v1.0 and will run in parallel with the previous version until v1.0 becomes depreciated. The new version has a number of improvements from its predecessor, overall enabling faster performance of apps and providing them with more functionality.

cTrader Open API v2.0 Benefits Over v1.0

Αccounts API REST requests have been replaced with Protocol Buffers
cTrader Open API v2.0 will not feature any REST web services for account information retrieval. Protocol Buffers are used instead, unifying both scopes, Accounts API and Trading API under a single technology. This change allows Open API v2.0 to serve much more resource intensive applications than v1.0.

Request Limits Significantly Increased
As a result of switching to Protocol Buffers, request limits have been significantly increased enabling much faster performance for applications using the API.

Dedicated Per Application Proxies
Dedicated proxies are now available at the request of an application developer. Dedicated proxies can serve a higher number of incoming requests in a given timeframe, improving the performance of the Open API application.

Margin Calculation Added
Expected margin calculation which was missing from Spotware Connect API v1.0, has been added to cTrader Open API v2.0 through new messages. Now, applications using Open API will be able to estimate margin requirements for new orders.

How to Take Advantage of cTrader Open API?

If You Are a Trader
You can access apps developed using Open API if your broker supports cTrader Open API. By default, it is available to all brokers offering cTrader platform. However, brokers have an option to disable it. Therefore, it is best to consult with your broker first.

If You Are a Developer or a Technology Provider
You can easily start creating your app using our free, secure and publicly accessible Open API. Just sign up or log into cTrader Open API site and apply for an Open API. Once your request is approved, you can start creating your app.

If You Are a Broker
You can learn more about cTrader Open API and contact us to become cTrader Broker in order to be able to use cTrader Open API to develop your own trading interfaces for a more customized trading experience adjusted to the needs of your clients.

cTrader Web Updated to Version 3.1

cTrader Web Beta has been updated to version 3.1. The new cTrader Web 3.1 enables faster Price Alerts set up with extended controls and allows users to personalize their trading experience even further.

Price Alerts Tab
In addition to the Price Alerts controls located in main menu under Tools and in Line Study Tools (LST), traders can now quickly create and manage all Price Alerts using the Price Alert tab which has been introduced in the TradeWatch section.

Price Alerts Button on ASP Panel
For more convenience, we have also added Price Alerts button to the Active Symbol Panel allowing traders to create price alerts with a pre-selected symbol in the New Alert Dialog.

Reordering of Symbols & Watchlists
Now traders can easily rearrange the order of their watchlists, symbols inside the watchlist and symbols between the watchlists.

Try new cTrader Web 3.1 on Beta

More Functionality in cTrader Mobile 3.1

cTrader Mobile Beta has been updated to version 3.1 and is available now to download on Google Play and App Store. The new version provides traders with more functionality for charting and order creation.

New User Drawings Support
In addition to previously introduced horizontal, vertical or trend lines, in the new cTrader Mobile 3.1 traders can now also draw Ray, Equidistant Channel, and Fibonacci Retracement on charts.

User Drawings Style Choice
The new version of cTrader Mobile adds more personalization options allowing traders to choose preferred color, width, and dash for their drawings on charts.

Pending Orders with SL/TP Improvement
In cTrader Mobile 3.1, the estimated price is now shown along with pips when creating the SL/TP for Pending order.

To view and try the new cTrader Mobile 3.1, please download its Beta version from Google Play or App Store.

cXchange Integrated with the Leading Wallet Platform BitGo

We are happy to announce that we have just completed a deep integration between our cryptocurrency exchange solution, cXchange, and BitGo’s wallet API platform. With this integration, Spotware’s exchange customers will have a scalable wallet featuring connectivity to a diverse range of blockchains.

BitGo is a leading multi-asset wallet platform that protects the world’s leading exchanges and institutions. It processes 15% of all global bitcoin transactions and $15 billion per month across all cryptocurrencies, and supports more than 95 coins and tokens with more than $2 billion in assets, being the largest world known processor of on-chain bitcoin transactions.

We choose to pro-actively integrate with other leaders like BitGo as digital asset security of our clients’ funds is of paramount importance to us. Moreover, users can now benefit not only from our high-performance trading systems but also from a wide range of tradable pairs, including a number of stable coins.

Learn more about Spotware cXchange

cTrader Copy, a New Copy Trading Service, is Live

We are happy to announce that we have released a new copy trading service, cTrader Copy, which now functions as a flexible investment program and a fully integrated feature of cTrader Web 3.0. This will soon replace cMirror.

cTrader Copy has taken the best of its predecessor while improving the copying model and incorporating a number of new features and tools. The result is a completely new solution that aims to provide traders with more transparency and flexibility.

Launch cTrader Copy

Key Features

Improved Copying Model

Equity to Equity Model

The new copying model is based on Equity to Equity Ratio which means that the volume that will be copied is defined according to the Strategy Provider’s and Investor’s Equity. The system now automatically recalculates the volume of Investor’s positions to adjust it to equity to equity ratio, taking into account any allocated amount changes due to the deposits and withdrawals of both parties. This results in position sizes of the Strategy Provider and Investor being relative to the resources which each party has or has allocated to the strategy.

Separate Copy Trading Accounts

Also, every followed strategy is now placed automatically in Separate Copy Trading Accounts, rather than being all consolidated under one. This gives Investors a clear view of each strategy performance making it easy for analysis and risk management. What’s more, this allows Investors to apply Equity Stop Loss per strategy rather than for the entire account, keeping profitable copying running. The same logic now applies and for fees, which are calculated for each copy trading account independently, making it more precise and fare.

Important change: With the aim to keep the same trading as Strategy Provider, the existing positions of a strategy will be copied once the Investor starts copying, and the functionality of allowing Investors to change copied positions will be removed.

Extended Control of Funds

Some other changes implemented in cTrader Copy include the Investor’s ability to increase and decrease funds allocated to a particular strategy. This can be done without stopping the copying of the Strategy, the Investor can increase their equity to potentially get higher returns, as well reduce their stake in the strategy or withdraw profits while keeping the initial amount allocated, all of this can be done at any time. This provides Investors with additional controls to easily manage their funds.

The increased transparency and automation simplified the trading process while allowing Investors being more in control of their funds and taking wiser trading decisions.

Flexible Fees Structure

New Payment Fees

In addition to the Volume Based Commissions, which was the only payment option in cMirror, the cTrader Copy has introduced two new types of fees – Performance fees and Management fees. All three methods can be combined or selected individually.

  • Volume Based Commissions are based on the volume that the investors have traded while copying the strategy and charged for opening and closing of each position.
  • Performance Fee payment method allows Strategy Provider to take a percentage of the investors’ profit using a High Water Mark which ensures that the Investor doesn’t get charged twice for the same or lower performance.
  • Management Fee represents an annual percentage of Investors’ Equity which is calculated daily and paid end of each month.
Minimum Investment Amount

Another new feature of cTrader Copy is the Minimum Investment Amount that allows Strategy Providers to have a meaningful return by setting an entry level for the Investors who wish to follow their strategy. This also means that Investors will not be able to withdraw from their copy trading accounts if Equity will drop below this limit while they are actively following a strategy.

The flexibility of the new fees structure and the minimum investment amount setting aim to fulfill the needs and trading goals of any kind of Strategy Provider and Investor.

Redesigned Dashboard

Improved Control Panel

All the data is presented in the newly redesigned dashboard, which brought up useful information previously hidden in the menu or tabs, extended its analytics and charts, and incorporated some useful functionality. From the dashboard, the traders can see all their copy trading accounts with followed strategies, take fast actions and modify settings, and analyze the selected strategies, thus being equipped with the most advanced control panel for effective trading.

Advanced Analytics

The Strategy Profile now features Advanced Analytics with more detailed statistics providing Investors with rich insights on the performance and behavior of each strategy. In addition to Time Weighted RoI, Balance vs. Equity and Breakdown of Traded Symbols charts, that are now all visible on a single page, traders can also see the History of Followers, a new chart that represents the growth of Investors over time.

Favorite Strategies

Also, Investors can now bookmark Favorite Strategies to watch, monitor and come back to them later.

Strategy Promotional Tools

Embeddable Strategy Profile

Last but not least, the cTrader Copy offers more possibilities for Strategy Providers to promote their strategies by sharing their strategy profile with an embeddable code to external resources. The Embeddable Strategy Profile showcases the strategy in real time outside of the cTrader platform allowing Strategy Providers to attract new Investors.

Inviting Investors

Strategies can now be shared with the Investors in two ways – among all traders without any restrictions, or traders with invitation links only. In the last case, Strategy Providers can invite traders to follow the strategy via a direct private link. Such strategies cannot be searched and discovered from the Strategies list, they are hidden from anyone else except those who have unique invitation links.


Overall, cTrader Copy is a highly competitive investment platform that stands out in the market thanks to its transparency and flexibility. The improved copying model and new fees structure together with advanced analytics and effective trading and promotional tools makes it suitable for any kind of Strategy Providers and Investors.

Launch cTrader Copy

New cTrader ID Site is Live

The cTrader ID Site, a personal cabinet of cTrader platform users holding a cTrader ID, has been completely revamped and relaunched, becoming an ultimate gateway to the cTrader ID features and benefits. cTrader ID provides traders with exclusive features and tools, extends their control over accounts and gives them the possibility to connect to other traders, apps, and resources, overall improving their trading experience.

cTrader ID Site Features

With cTrader ID Site traders can effectively manage their accounts and preferences across different brokers.

  • The new cTrader ID site provides traders with easy management of their credentials with a possibility to view a full list of Demo and Live trading accounts per broker linked to their cTrader ID.
  • It allows traders to set up and edit notifications about changes on their trading accounts.
  • For more convenience and security, it also allows them to view and revoke active sessions, as well as control which devices are authorized to use cTrader.
cTrader ID Benefits

In addition to the above, cTrader ID holders have many other benefits.

  • All of their workspaces, favorite symbols, and more are kept in a cloud which becomes a single secure portfolio for everything they need.
  • Traders can easily connect to other traders and get access to a large pool of trading robots and indicators in cTrader Community.
  • Via cTrader’s solid ecosystem of 3rd party integrations, traders can connect to other businesses for more opportunities.
  • They can also publish their trading performance with well-known online services like MyFXBook or FxBlue.
  • Traders get access to multi‐platform social trading.

We also plan to integrate into cTrader ID Site another two features that are currently available for cTrader ID holders: Open API, that allows traders to build their own applications, and Chartshots (cloud charts) with which traders can share their ideas, trading examples and strategies with other traders.

Visit new cTrader ID Site

cTrader 3.3 Adds More Chart Features

After the big release of the cTrader 3.0, the platform went through the stabilization stage in the following updates and now is set to release new exciting features. The upcoming update to version 3.3 provides more usability by extending its chart tools, as well as introduces the ability to manage sessions on all devices enhancing the security of the platform.

Easy Chart Symbol Changes

cTrader has now a new efficient way to switch the symbol of an open chart while retaining a timeframe and other chart settings.

Range and Renko Bars

The platform introduces the Range and Renko bars with a step from 1 to 100 pips that are now available for time-independent volatility-based price charting.

Linked Charts

Traders can now link trading symbol to the color and set this color for multiple charts with different settings to group them. This allows switching between symbols while retaining specific chart settings, with no need to configure a chart all over again for every newly selected symbol.

Favorite Timeframes

Traders’ favorite frames for all tick-, time-, and volatility-based chart types are now available directly in the chart. They can check the corresponding items when selecting a timeframe to create quick-access buttons, as well as switch between their favorites with Up and Down keyboard arrows.

Manage Sessions on All Devices

Since cTrader is a multi-device application, a possibility to manage sessions on different platforms and devices has been added in order to enhance privacy and security of the trading activities.

Download cTrader 3.3 Beta

cTrader Mobile Updated to Version 3.0

cTrader Mobile Beta has been updated to version 3.0. New features have been introduced, with an emphasis on improving the charting capabilities of the mobile applications. It is available now to download on Google Play and App Store. Please find below new features.

Support of User Drawings on Chart

In cTrader Mobile 3.0 traders can now draw horizontal, vertical or trend lines on charts.

Colored Indicators

The new version allows traders to personalize their charts by choosing the preferred color of indicators.

Charts Zoom

With cTrader Mobile 3.0 traders can see the whole picture as it allows to zoom out of charts 3-4 times further compared to the previous version.

To view and try the new cTrader Mobile 3.0, please download its Beta version from Google Play or App Store.