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Stefan has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He started programming on a graphics calculator in Assembly, because BASIC was too slow. Always working on complex software such as graphics engines, physics simulations, programming contests such as Kaggle and recently Churchil Challenge (3rd). He also created the initial Cryptsy trading script, which was the foundation for this company.
Jasper has a passion for bringing IT technology into business. With a current degree in Computer Science, he is currently doing his Master ICT in Business at Leiden University. During his employment in several high tech innovative IT companies, he saw a growing need of filling the gap between business problems and IT solutions.
In 2013, Stefan wanted to try out Bitcoin mining and ordered a graphics card to do so. While waiting for his card, Stefan developed a script to trade on Cryptsy which was working so well, that when the card came in it was barely breaking even but the script already made 1 BTC in a few weeks. At this point, Stefan felt this script was worth improving and got into contact with Jasper. From that moment on we, started to develop an optimized program written in C++ instead of a Python script. This was very successful - we passed the 20 BTC mark in late April. In May, however, we saw a decline in our profits, so we started to develop a new algorithm and revamped the whole software structure. After a lot of work this started to pay off and the profits started to go up again.
We have discussed several times whether or not to start selling our software. In October 2014, we finally decided to sell, but we both agreed that we had to do something about the user experience. At that point the program was still running from a config file, which had attained an increasingly complex structure. To solve this we started to develop a GUI which would generate the config file automatically. About 2 months later we put our GUI to the test and asked some of our friends if they wanted to try our program. This led to long sessions of feedback on how to improve our software. This process is still ongoing and most likely will never end because their always is something to improve or a new feature to add!
Tulip High Frequency Trading (Tulip-HFT) is a Registered Dutch company that sells Algorithmic Trading software designed for the cryptocurrency market.
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