Commands

  • /balances

    Shows your holdings on the exchange

    The list includes only non-empty balances, and estimates in USD and BTC.

    Next /balances requests will also show changes relative to previous data. The bot analyzes buys and sells on pair of the config-file, but it may be wrong, as it uses only balances, but not trades history.

    The command uses the exchange you set in the exchange field of the config. It is necessary to set up API keys as well.

    Format

    /balances

    Example

    /balances

    Resfinex balances:
    9 201.27923727 ADM (3 700.36923727 available & 5 500.91 frozen)
    0.05603766 RES
    97.02754082 USDT (63.22883482 available & 33.798706 frozen)
    Total holdings ~ 209.69 USD or 0.00784110 BTC

    Changes:
    ADM: +117.31
    USDT: −1.45405745
    Total holdings +4.04 USD or +0.00017664 BTC
    I've bought 117.31 ADM at 0.012395 USDT price.

  • /orders

    Show open orders on a trade pair

    The bot shows total open orders on exchange for a trade pair, and order number by type in internal storage. Total orders on a trade pair in storage may differ from real orders number on exchange: you’ve placed orders aside from the bot; API didn’t close an order, but reported as closed. It is a reference only. This difference the bot shows as Unknown orders.

    Next /orders requests will also show changes relative to previous data.

    Order types:

    • Market making—orders placed by market-making module. Amount is close to 0 usually, because they fit each other.
    • Dynamic order book—orders placed in the order book. See /enable ob.
    • Tradebot—trading for profit orders. Not working, use Zenbot instead.
    • Liquidity—support for liquidity and spread. See /enable liq.
    • Price watching—orders to control token price. See /enable pw.
    • Manual orders—orders you’ve placed with /buy, /sell, /fill, /make price commands.
    • Total—total orders in the bot’s storage.

    The bot will show Unknown orders additionally — orders, which are not in the bot’s storage. You may have placed these orders on the exchange website. But if the number of Unknown orders constantly increases, they appear due to API errors. This will freeze balances and the bot will stop placing orders. To prevent API errors from interrupting, configure the clearAllOrdersInterval parameter in the config file.

    The command uses the exchange you set in the exchange field of the config. It is necessary to set up API keys as well.

    Format

    /orders [trade pair]

    If you omit a trading pair, a bot will use pair from the config-file.

    Example

    /orders adm/usdt

    Atomars open orders for ADM/USDT pair: 61 (−27).

    Orders in my database:
    Market making: 0,
    Dynamic order book: 6 (+1),
    Tradebot: 0,
    Liquidity: 7 (+1),
    Price watching: 0,
    Manual orders: 48,
    Total — 61 (+2).

    Orders which are not in my database (Unknown orders): 0 (−29).

  • /stats

    Shows stats on a trading pair

    Information includes general trading statistics for a day, and market-making stats for a day, a month, and for all the time.

    /stats command uses the exchange you set in the exchange field of the config. It might be necessary to set up API keys as well.

    Format

    /stats [trading pair]

    If you omit trading pair, a bot will use pair from the config-file.

    Example

    /stats adm/usdt

    Resfinex 24h stats for ADM/USDT pair:
    Vol: 68 956.18 ADM & 690.848578 USDT.
    Low: 0.009470, high: 0.010455, delta: 0.000985 USDT (9.89%).
    Bid: 0.009557, ask: 0.009584, spread: 0.000027 USDT (0.28%).

    Market making stats for ADM/USDT pair:
    24h: 742 orders with 68 277.88 ADM and 685.511816 USDT, 30d: 18018 orders with 2 012 408.19 ADM and 20 670.789837 USDT, all time: 139591 orders with 96 741 870.44 ADM and 995 097.123482 USDT.

  • /rates

    Shows market price for a coin

    The bot gets rates from infoService and from an exchange. Rates from an exchange also includes bid, ask and spread.

    InfoService is an ADAMANT currency rates provider, which fetches and stores rates form MOEX, Coinmarketcap, CryptoCompare and Coingecko. Default is https://info.adamant.im. If it doesn't store a coin you need, run your own infoService and specify it in the infoservice field of the config file, or ask us to add it to a default one.

    /rates command uses exchange you set in the exchange field of the config. It might be necessary to set up API keys as well.

    Format

    /rates [coin or pair]

    If you pass a pair, the bot shows rates from an exchange also.

    Example

    /rates adm/usdt

    Global market rates for ADM:
    ADM/USD: 0.01162218, ADM/RUB: 0.86203452, ADM/EUR: 0.00952751, ADM/CNY: 0.07569276, ADM/JPY: 1.18330227, ADM/BTC: 4.6e-7, ADM/ETH: 0.00001853.

    Bit-Z rates for ADM/USDT pair:
    Bid: 0.0102, ask: 0.0110, spread: 0.0008 USDT (7.27%).

  • /calc

    Calculates value of one coin in another

    Uses market data from InfoService and from exchange.

    InfoService is an ADAMANT currency rates provider, which fetches and stores rates form MOEX, Coinmarketcap, CryptoCompare and Coingecko. Default is https://info.adamant.im. If it doesn't store a coin you need, run your own infoService and specify it in the infoservice field of the config file, or ask us to add it to a default one.

    The command uses an exchange you set in the exchange field of the config. It might be necessary to set up API keys as well.

    Format

    /calc [amount] [coin-1] in [coin-2]

    Example

    /calc 2.05 BTC in USDT

    Global market value of 2.05 BTC equals 55 241.17488547 USDT.

    Resfinex value of 2.05 BTC:
    Bid: 55 403.62800000 USDT, ask: 55 434.05000000 USDT.

  • /start

    Starts the market-making

    Before you start the market-making, set trading intervals with /interval and amounts with /amount commands. See current parameters with /params command.

    On start, the bot will tell you which options are enabled, and which are not. You can enable and disable them with /enable and /disable commands.

    Possible market-making strategies:

    • Spread—trade in spread only. The bot places orders at prices between bid and ask, and fits them by itself. If a spread is below minimal, it notifies you, and stops market making until spread appers again. Using this strategy means lower risk of assets loss. A percent of buy-type orders set with /buyPercent.
    • Orderbook—trade from the order book only. The bot buys and sells from the order book. Trading looks realistic, but risk of assets loss is higher. If liquidity is enabled with /enable liq, the bot can trade with itself, reducing the risks. I don’t recommend using this strategy if liquidity is disabled—the bot will buy high, sell low, enhance spread and loose assets.
    • Optimal—default strategy. If liquidity is set, the bot will trade both in spread and from the order books. If liquidity is disabled, the bot uses Spread strategy.

    The command starts market-making for exchange and pair of the config. It is necessary to set up API keys as well.

    Format

    /start mm [strategy]

    If you omit a strategy, the bot chooses Optimal.

    /start mm optimal

    Starting market making & order book building & liquidity and spread maintenance with optimal policy for ADM/USDT pair. Price watching is disabled—type /enable pw to enable.

  • /stop

    Stops market-making

    Pauses market-making.

    The bot leaves all active orders as is. To cancel them, use /clear command.

    Format

    /stop mm

    Example

    /stop mm

    Market making, order book building, liquidity and spread maintenance, price watching for ADM/USDT pair are disabled now.

  • /amount

    Sets token amounts for placing market-making orders

    Set a minimum and a maximum amounts the bot will place in one order of type mm and ob. See /start mm and /enable ob commands.

    By increasing this value, you will increase the trading volume and the volume of orders in the order books. The higher this value, the more assets the bot needs on its balances. See also /interval.

    The command sets amounts for exchange and pair of the config.

    Format

    /amount [min-max]

    Example

    /amount 1-250

    Set to make market with amounts from 1 to 250 ADM for ADM/USDT pair.

  • /interval

    Sets time range between market-making orders

    Set a minimum and a maximum time between market-making-orders.

    By decreasing this value, you will increase the trading volume—market-making orders will be placed more often. See also /amount.

    The command sets intervals for exchange and pair of the config.

    Format

    /interval [min-max] [unit]

    Time unit can be sec (default), min, hour.

    Example

    /interval 3-210 sec

    Set to make market in intervals from 3 to 210 sec for ADM/USDT pair.

  • /buyPercent

    Sets a percent of buy and sell market-making orders

    By increasing this value, you will increase the number of token purchases and decrease the number of sales.

    For ob-orders, a higher value means more of sell-orders in the order book, and a less of buy-orders. See /enable ob.

    The command sets value for exchange and pair of the config.

    Format

    /buyPercent [процент]

    Example

    /buyPercent 65

    Set to make market with 65% of buy orders for ADM/USDT pair. Order book building is set to 35% of buy orders.

  • /enable

    Enables market-making options

    You can enable options while the bot is running, and while it is stopped. Options mean only if market-making is running with /start mm command. If market-making isn’t running, options will be paused also.

    Available options:

    • ob — dynamic order book building. The bot places and cancels orders in the order books, simulating real traders activity. Set order amounts with /amount and percent of orders to sell and to buy with /buyPercent commands.
    • liq — maintain spread and liquidity. The bot will place orders in the order books to maintain a spread with volume you need. Note: if you’ll place much to buy, someone can sell tokens to your bot. The bot will re-supply liquidity while it has enough balance.
    • pw — control the token’s price in the low-high range. The bot will avoid buying high and selling low. It will check a price for orders of types mm, liq, ob. See /orders. If a price moves out of the range, the bot will set a price back if balances are enough—the bot will buy or sell tokens. The price range can be set in any currency, then the bot will convert it into the currency of the trading pair. The bot knows how to control arbitrage—and by launching bots on all token’s trading pairs, they will maintain the same price on all exchanges.

    Format

    /enable [option] [parameters]

    ob:

    /enable ob [amount of orders]

    If you omit the amount of orders, the bot will use a previous value. The initial value depends on exchange. See mm_orderBookOrdersCount parameter in the reply to /params command.

    Example

    /enable ob 20

    Order book building is enabled for ADM/USDT pair with 20 maximum number of orders.

    liq:

    /enable liq [spread%] [amount-1] [coin-1] [amount-2] [coin-2] [trend]

    Possible trend values are uptrend, downtrend, middle (default). Trend means where to place liquidity orders relative to current bid-sell. In case of uptrend, the token price will tend to grow, but at the same time the bot will spend more quote-coins, that is, purchase your tokens.

    Example

    /enable liq 1.5% 200 ADM 2 USDT middle

    Liquidity and spread maintenance is enabled for ADM/USDT pair with 200 ADM asks (sell) and 2 USDT bids (buy) within 1.5% spread & middle trend.

    pw:

    /enable pw [low-high] [coin]

    /enable pw [price] [coin] [deviation%]

    You can set a range from low to high, or set a price with a deviation in percent.

    /enable pw [trading pair]@[exchange] [deviation%] [policy]

    If you trade a token on several trading pairs or exchanges, I recommend setting the leading trading pair in a numerical range, and targeting the rest to the leading trading pair. When a bot receives a price range from another trading pair, it will use direct bid and ask under the strict policy, or guess the real prices under the smart policy.

    For example, with such an order book strict gives the 0.0122–0.0128 range, and smart gives the 0.0114–0.0133 range:

    The bot will show current price information and ask for a confirmation. If you agree, confirm with /y command.

    Example

    /enable pw 0.0045-0.0145 USDT

    /enable pw 0.0095 USDT 47%

    Are you sure to enable Price watching for ADM/USDT pair from 0.005035 to 0.013965 USDT (global rate)—47.00% price deviation? Confirm with /y command or ignore.

    Global market rates for ADM:
    ADM/USD: 0.01162428, ADM/RUB: 0.86012116, ADM/EUR: 0.00948753, ADM/CNY: 0.07504373, ADM/JPY: 1.20059821, ADM/BTC: 3.7e-7, ADM/ETH: 0.00001135.

    Resfinex rates for ADM/USDT pair:
    Bid: 0.011570, ask: 0.011708.

    Example

    /enable pw ADM/USDT@Bit-Z 0.5% smart

    Are you sure to enable Price watching for ADM/USDT pair based on ADM/USDT@Bit-Z with smart policy and 0.50% deviation? Confirm with /y command or ignore.

    Global market rates for ADM:
    ADM/USD: 0.01154775, ADM/RUB: 0.85445844, ADM/EUR: 0.00942507, ADM/CNY: 0.07454966, ADM/JPY: 1.19269391, ADM/BTC: 3.6e-7, ADM/ETH: 0.00001112.

    Resfinex rates for ADM/USDT pair:
    Bid: 0.011488, ask: 0.011573.

  • /disable

    Disables market-making options

    You can disable options while the bot is running, and while it is stopped. Disabling an option will not stop the market-making. To stop market-making, use /stop mm command instead.

    The bot leaves all active orders as is. To cancel them, use /clear command.

    Available options—as /enable offers.

    Format

    /disable [option]

    Example

    /disable pw

    Price watching is disabled for ADM/USDT pair. Market making is still active. To stop market making, type /stop mm.

  • /buy

    Places an order to buy tokens

    Buys tokens at a market price, or places an order in the order book—that are market and limit orders. The bot stores information about buy orders in the internal database with man type. See /orders.

    The /buy command is a “manual” buy order, and independent from market-making.

    Depending on the price, a placed order can go to the order book or executes immediately.

    Format

    /buy [trading pair] [amount= or quote=] [price=]

    If you omit a trading pair, a bot will place an order for pair from the config-file.

    If you have not specified a price, the bot will place an order at a market price. Same as price=market.

    You can set a volume in tokens (amount), or in quote-currency (quote). Note: on some exchanges, buying at market price available only with quote. Note: for ADM/BTC, ADM token is a base, and BTC is a quote currency.

    Examples

    /buy ADM/BTC amount=200 price=0.00000224

    Buy 200 ADM at 0.00000224 BTC price.

    /buy ADM/BTC quote=0.01

    Buy ADM for 0.01 BTC at a market price.

    /buy ADM/BTC amount=200

    Buy 200 ADM at a market price.

    Order placed to buy 200.00 ADM at Market Price on ADM/BTC market. Order Id: 1jnuw2drCgx2ph0NASIw.

  • /sell

    Places an order to sell tokens

    Sells tokens at a market price, or places an order in the order book—that are market and limit orders. The bot stores information about sell orders in the internal database with man type. See /orders.

    The /sell command is a “manual” buy order, and independent from market-making.

    Depending on the price, a placed order can go to the order book or executes immediately.

    Format

    /sell [trading pair] [amount= or quote=] [price=]

    If you omit a trading pair, a bot will place an order for pair from the config-file.

    If you have not specified a price, the bot will place an order at a market price. Same as price=market.

    You can set a volume in tokens (amount), or in quote-currency (quote). Note: on some exchanges, selling at market price available only with amount. Note: for ADM/BTC, ADM token is a base, and BTC is a quote currency.

    Examples

    /sell ADM/BTC amount=200 price=0.00000224

    Sell 200 ADM at 0.00000224 BTC price.

    /sell ADM/BTC amount=200

    Sell 200 ADM at a market price.

    Order placed to sell 200.0000 ADM at Market Price on ADM/BTC market. Order Id: 11368932445.

  • /fill

    Places several orders

    Places several orders to buy or to sell in the specified price range. Use to fill the order books.

    The bot stores information about orders in the internal database with man type. See /orders.

    The /fill command places “manual” orders, and is independent from market-making.

    Depending on the price, placed orders can go to the order book or execute immediately.

    Format

    /fill [trade pair] [buy or sell] [quote= or amount=] [low=] [high=] [count=]

    If you omit a trading pair, a bot will place orders for pair from the config-file.

    You must set sell volume in tokens (amount), an buy volume in quote-currency (quote). Note: for ADM/USDT, ADM token is a base, and USDT is a quote currency.

    Orders are placed in price range from low to high.

    The bot will place up to count orders with total volume up to amount / quote.

    Example

    /fill ADM/USDT sell amount=10000 low=0.0120 high=0.0320 count=40

    Place 40 orders to sell 10,000 ADM total at price from 0.012 to 0.032 USDT for ADM.

    Placed 39 orders to sell 9 420.37754383 ADM for 215.97480995 USDT.

  • /make

    Changes the parameter of a trading pair

    The /make price command places a buy or sell order in such a way as to change the token price.

    When placing an order, the bot saves it in the internal storage with the type man. See /orders.

    The /make price places an order “manually” and does not depend on the market-making. I do not recommend using this command with active market-making with enabled price watching—instead, correct price watching with the /enable pw command.

    The command makes the price on the pair trading pair on the exchange of the configuration file.

    Before executing the command, the bot will show the current information on the token price and ask for confirmation. If you agree, send the /y command.

    Format

    /make price [price]

    Example

    /make price 0.0119

    Are you sure to make ADM/USDT price of 0.0119 USDT? I am going to sell 699.545004 ADM for 8.53103883 USDT.

    Warning: Price watcher is enabled for ADM/USDT from 0.00600000 to 0.01550000 USDT.

    Confirm with /y command or ignore.

    Global market rates for ADM:
    ADM/USD: 0.01086942, ADM/RUB: 0.80268438, ADM/EUR: 0.00887441, ADM/CNY: 0.07080874, ADM/JPY: 1.12042521, ADM/BTC: 3.8e-7, ADM/ETH: 0.00001485.

    Atomars rates for ADM/USDT pair:
    Bid: 0.01227720, ask: 0.01238879.

  • /clear

    Cancel active orders on a trading pair

    The list of active orders available with /orders command.

    /clear command cancels orders on the exchange you set in the exchange field of the config.

    Format

    /clear [trade pair] [type or all] [force]

    If you omit a trading pair, a bot will cancel orders on pair from the config-file.

    See types of orders with /orders. If instead specify all, the bot will request all active orders on a trading pair from exchange, and cancel them. Since the exchange API may have a limit on the number of requests, use the parameter force to make several iterations.

    Example

    /clear adm/usdt all

    Closed 64 of 64 orders on Atomars for ADM/USDT.

  • /y

    Confirms a command execution

    If there is a command in the bot's memory that requested confirmation, /y will execute it. For example, see /make price.

    Format

    /y

    Example

    /y

    Making ADM/USDT price of 0.0119 USDT: Successfully placed an order to sell 703.989338 ADM for 8.58523804 USDT.

    Atomars rates for ADM/USDT pair:
    Before action — bid: 0.01227720, ask: 0.01238879.
    After action — bid: 0.01171761, ask: 0.01190000.

  • /deposit

    Shows a deposit address for a coin

    An exchange provides a deposit address. Some exchanges don’t create deposit addresses by API, you need to use website instead.

    You can get current asset balances with /balances command.

    The command provides deposit addresses on the exchange you set in the exchange field of the config.

    Format

    /deposit [coin]

    Example

    /deposit adm

    The deposit address for ADM: U9697541665761260814.

  • /params

    Shows current market-making parameters

    The command shows parameters for the exchange you’ve specified in the exchange field of config-file. The bot stores parameters for every exchange in a separate file /trade/tradeParams_{exchange}.js.

    I don’t recommend to change parameters in the file directly. If you are going to do this, stop the bot application first.

    Format

    /params

    Example

    /params

    I am set to work with ADM/USDT pair on Resfinex. Current trading settings:

    {
    "mm_buyPercent": 0.65,
    "mm_minInterval": 3000,
    "mm_maxInterval": 210000,
    "mm_isActive": true,
    "mm_minAmount": 1,
    "mm_maxAmount": 250,
    "mm_isOrderBookActive": true,
    "mm_orderBookHeight": 19,
    "mm_orderBookOrdersCount": 20,
    "mm_Policy": "optimal",
    "mm_isLiquidityActive": true,
    "mm_liquiditySellAmount": 200,
    "mm_liquidityBuyQuoteAmount": 2,
    "mm_liquiditySpreadPercent": 1.5,
    "mm_liquidityTrend": "middle",
    "mm_isPriceWatcherActive": false,
    "mm_priceWatcherLowPrice": 0.0045,
    "mm_priceWatcherMidPrice": 1,
    "mm_priceWatcherHighPrice": 0.0145,
    "mm_priceWatcherDeviationPercent": 2,
    "mm_priceWatcherSource": "const",
    "mm_priceWatcherAction": "fill"
    }

  • /version

    Shows the bot’s application version

    Shows the bot’s software version from the package.json file.

    Check the actual version regularly on Github.

    Format

    /version

    Example

    /version

    I am running on adamant-tradebot software version 2.10.7. Revise code on ADAMANT's GitHub.

  • /help

    Shows help

    Show help on the bot.

    Format

    /help

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