Our small team of experts came together at the beginning of 2018, following the price of Bitcoin plummeting.
A lot of industry professionals were getting disheartened at what had happened, but not us. We saw it as a sign of just how powerful Bitcoin was and what it could do if given the right support.
We wanted to contribute to that support in any way we could, but we didn’t know-how. We considered creating online classes teaching about Bitcoin, offering our services as trading consultants, and at one point, even discussed creating our own currency.
Eventually, we landed on the idea of developing a Bitcoin trading platform, and the work began from there.
All of us were fairly technologically savvy, with two of us even being professional programmers. However, the kind of know-how needed to pull this off what nowhere to be found on our team. We didn’t want to outsource the work in case it didn’t suit our ideals, so we decided to recruit some blockchain expert coders into the team.
It didn’t take long to get another handful of people on board before we were off again.
Our full team worked for months on end, struggling to come up with a prototype. We couldn’t agree on what kind of algorithms to use, and that caused us a lot of development time. We realized this and really put our foot on the gas.
We had our prototype up and ready to go in December of 2019 but decided to hold off on releasing it for the new decade.
That new decade rolled around, and we gave out the prototype to a handful of beta testers. The consensus came back very positive, and we were excited to make the handful of changes that we needed in order to polish things up.
Then, of course, March 2020 hit. Pretty much all of our work on the platform was halted, and it sat pretty on the shelf for a few months. This lasted until the team got bored and decided “to hell with it, we’re going to work through this lockdown.”
The team set up virtual workspaces online so that each member could work in unison from home to tidy up BitTrader.The result was a development timeline that crawled along compared to when we were back in the office, but at least it was moving. That brings us to where we are now, having finished polishing up the prototype. Even though we’ve got our software out there, we have no intention of ceasing our work anytime soon.
We’re dedicated to the idea of a world liberated by Bitcoin. To achieve that end, we’re going to do all we can. If we can get Bitcoin into more people’s hands, great. If we can educate more people on Bitcoin, also great.
We love what we’re doing, and we’re never going to stop doing it. That being said, we couldn’t do it without you, so we hope you stick along for the ride.