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  • Dealing with more memory leaks, possibly at the websocket

    Memory leak management, Step I:

    Again, we seem to be having a memory leak in our system, one that inhibits a smooth operation of our software as it only runs continuously for no more than 24 hours at a time before the process is abruptly restarted (or until the server crashes), and this is known in the javascript programming community as the "no bueno" state.

    We've been monitoring the situation closely, and have narrowed the fault down to the websocket (as with any other function disabled rendered the same results). Currently we are operating in zero-load, this means that our robot is not listening to any channels available and in fact there is not even a working websocket to be listed under the running processes.

    In doing so, our hopes are to find no increase in memory usage over time as we've seen before, the last week we have noticed the memory as high as 10x from its normal operating memory range.

    This is a picture at 7am:

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    As a permanent fix; we may resort to renting out a separate server in the Amazon web services' cloud so as to avoid having our software crash our website down until we have made a good working code.

    posted in Strategy
  • How v3.1 is handling so far, software operating specs

    Performance Metrics

    From a computer science perspective, the software had a few issues which have been addressed as follows:

    • Memory increases over time exponentially.
    • CPU then drops from 60% to 3% avg.

    Having corrected the two previous issues as shown below, first by eliminating a self replicating function that was meant to reset all scanners such as all the important market variables -- and then by adding a system for re-establishing the connection to the websocket whenever the connection closes either because of a system error, or by connectivity issues.

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    posted in Performance Reports
  • Ironic... we're mining our own Ethereum transactions

    Premise:

    As you all know, we currently host our very own cryptocurrency in the Ethereum network which is Zephirex (ZPX); and as such we perform changes to the ledger in the Ethereum blockchain. I'd like to pause there for a second and reflect on how far we've come as a society, to know that a trusted service was created and has allowed for us to partake in their negotiations as a single user still leaves me in awe of such massive collaboration. This can only get better over time.

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    New information

    We also have been mining Ethereum for a total of approximately $240 USD so ironically as a consequence we have been mining the very same transactions we have made, maybe not directly but indirectly.

    posted in Blogs
  • Zephirex CORE v3.1.0 is finally here!

    Stabilization accomplished!

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    I'm so pleased to announce that in the latest version of our software we have acquired memory stabilization in the Node.js script! This is by far our best software yet, not as buggy and with very small memory usage, super lightweight code that maintains a live connection and trades accordingly 24/7.

    See the images below

    Before

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    After

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    With that being said,

    We will now proceed to let the program to run indefinitely like we always have and monitor for any bugs that may arise, as well as deliver new performance reports and improve on it, check out our Performance Reports category to see all reports generated.

    posted in Strategy
  • RE: Please Excuse the Current Website Outages!

    As expected, listening to too many markets at the same time generates LAG, I would observe a steady 96% in CPU usage when listening to 7 different markets simultaneously, and now it is alternating between 0% and 2% with only 3 markets (LINK)

    posted in Blogs
  • Please Excuse the Current Website Outages!

    Thank you for your patience!

    We are back after a solid 5 hours of experiencing a downtime on our webserver, it seems that in the process of using the shared hosting computer as a trading algorithm has taken a toll on our main machine, and has therefore taken down our main website and our forum site.

    Not to worry, we have accounted for this happening in the past so as a contingency we would like to acquire the services of a second device (that being locally hosted or on the cloud).

    Certainly, an isolated environment such as a separate server has been considered in the past, and as we continue to enhance our trading algorithm we would expect minimal downtime in the future, but for now please bear with us as we continue to develop alongside our main server. This is so as to corroborate our suspicion that the algorithm is playing a part in this outage and this is not just a coincidence.

    Version 3.0 is coming along great.

    We are pleased to announce that v.3 has seen some enhancements is the last couple of days, currently it is in the testing phase before we unleash it into the markets.

    posted in Blogs
  • Going back to the arbitrage basics

    Triangular arbitrage strategy

    Concept: To trade ONLY sets of pairs that are interchangeably linked.

    We are deciding that the best strategy is to go back to basics and simply trade sets of pairs that can create a triangular pattern and make observations based on these settings, for all intents and purposes; our algorithm should be impartial as to which currency takes the most priority when it comes to trading.

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    Approach

    That being said, we have configured our custom automated trading algorithm to trade only 3 pairs that are all connected, thus in future reports we will be better able to analyze what changes need to be made in the software, and make small adjustments from there. This is also a powerful approach at determining future trends in the market as overtrading of one pair will indicate that when a sudden change in volume occurs, that same currency will more than likely undergo a strong reversal.

    In simple terms

    What we mean by this approach is that we are as of the time of this post we are going back to the basics for two reasons:

    • Endurance test: By going back to basics, we will observe if in fact our trading algorithm is fully capable of adapting to drastic changes in the market in both the long and short term.
    • Calibration: As the markets have not been the same since 2018, we anticipate that certain adjustments be made.

    What does this mean for your investment?

    Your investments remain secure and will continue to operate in the nominal sense, that is; nothing changes in regards to new and existing investments, we are always innovating new and exciting strategies that take us to the next level and closely monitor the state of our pool for both security and performance.

    Should you like to inquire about a new or existing investment feel free to contact us via our website at https://zephirex.com or you may do so directly via e-mail at [email protected].

    posted in Strategy
  • What sucked about my trip to Cartagena

    This list is a friendly reminder when traveling to Cartagena and back

    En route:

    • Brought only one VISA debit card, some places would not take AMEX.
    • Brought only one phone and it got water damage (Almost decided to go with digital camera).
    • Sunblock was not water-resistant and got sunburned.

    While in Cartagena:

    • Phone water-resistant case leaked water into my phone. (Test before each use).
    • Need to make sure your phone is fully dried before charging it (charge it before going in the water)

    Heading back home:

    • Laptop was not able to connect to aiport WiFi.
    • Had to take a COVID test for $90.000 COP for re-entry to U.S.
    • ATM was not telling me I didn't have any funds. (Prefer Servibanca ATMs)
    • Currency exchange people would not accept my $20.00 USD federal note because of a small missing corner.
    • Baggage security confiscated my lighters from my bag at the security checkpoint.
    • Only had an Aloe Vera drink and a chicken Caesar wrap all day.
    • Flight connection was 45 min apart with 1-2 hour customs wait and bag re-check.
    • Slept on an airport bench and floor for about 10 hours.
    posted in Blogs
  • What is Zephirex?

    Investmemts simplified

    In simple terms, we are a hedge fund that is powered by a trading algorithm, aaaaand much like an engine; a trading algorithm is a tool that aims to leverage currency into more currency while maintaining a low risk, many expert day traders would shy away at the thought that a program can be made to trade unsupervised, let alone in the real markets and with impacting financial consequences, although it may be true that a certain level of risk is involved, there are ways to mitigate some of this risk by starting small, first our software was made to trade according to our understanding and in small doses, and we soon found that there were losses involved at this scale and began implementing ways to minimize this loss, while still working with a sizable volume over the long term, this means that we were able to control the level of risk involved and scale the operations as we see fit, which translates into a more beneficial outcome for all parties involved.

    Unified theory

    By implementing science and mathematics our aim is to scout the unexplored areas of financial physics, not so much in the psychological sense of trading but rather in the forces which govern our universe, in this mannner we can observe if giving these laws to our software, whether it becomes profitable or not, whether it is self-sustaining or not, and thusly by testing out our hypotheses we can navigate in a direction that makes best use of as we study the behaviors of the markets as a whole.

    posted in Welcome
  • 2022 - Second Quarter Progress Report

    Current predictions

    At the risk of being wrong, I would like to make a prediction by what my software is telling me so far when it comes to this new quarter we have entered in 2022. That being said, let's have a look at our portfolio and see what the market is telling us.

    As of the writing of this post, I feel confident in the fact that my automated software has made a few good predictions in the past, and often has a tendency to remain profitable regardless of where the market is going.

    To those of you who are new to our forum, I would like to begin by stating that what we are explaining in this post is what the software is doing and what its approach is for the current market we are in, looking into a potentially profitable second quarter and making sure that our software is working correctly allows us to make more accurate predictions (and corrections) in the future. As some of you may know, our software has had months where we are in the red, this however is perfectly fine and is to be expected as we continue to calibrate the variables that determine the conditions for our software to adapt.

    First things first

    Disclaimer: I am NOT a CPA, nor am I licensed to issue any kind of financial advice, therefore the contents of this post are purely for educational and entertainment purposes only, and should be taken with a grain of salt.

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    Ok, with that disclaimer out of the way, we now have sorted everything by column P which is Profits/Loss (USD).

    The first thing to notice is how we are in the profits overall by a factor of $320.00USD in just 16 days, next thing to note is that our quantities purchased are in mostly in the negative, currently ZRX is our biggest gainer and are in the 20% profit for our best gainer against the USD. Let's compare the pairs that are in the green to see how they stack up in the future using our handy-dandy retracement fan.

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    Strangely enough, the markets have taken a downturn yet our software has not heavily bought in, this may be due to the fact that we have made deposits and withdrawals accordingly to secure and make available funds.

    Personally, I first felt bullish on this one, but when we see what's underneath that support there isn't a whole lot going on and may be what we here consider to be a bubble. Essentially there is nothing there so as prices continue to fall they trigger stop-loss orders forcing the price to dip lower, thus creating a vicious cycle of triggering more and more stop-loss orders to fulfill. Same thing that happened with GameStop except it may not be the exact same scenario here.

    Conclusion

    In any case, it may be too early to tell, although to be fair my robot is at the ready if the price drops and buy back into the pair. With that in mind, for the price of ZRX-BTC to drop, then BTC needs to perform well against the dollar, but also if our software is correct, then the USD may also have to recover from its' inflation problem. Mining issues have always caused BTC to go up so relatively speaking the USD has to deflate and miners would have to struggle somehow (perhaps a hike in difficulty?)

    As I claimed before, this pair looks rather bullish in the short-term but could be a decoy, we'll continue to monitor the situation and do a follow-up post.

    posted in Performance Reports