IntroductionThe software runs on Python. This is already installed on Linux and Mac, but not
on Windows. You can either install Python yourself (see instruction
below) or use the automatic installer which comes with the Plunge
When you have used Nu-Pool or LiquidBits before, you can go directly to step 4.
When you have already created an exchange account and API key for other bots you can skip 1 and 2.
are no fees to join, no pool registration and there is no minimum
amount to join. You can join with just a few NBTs, USDs, or Euros or
the equivalent in Bitcoin. Please check out the trading fees on the
Support is provided on the Nubits forum, leave me a PM or send me a Bitmessage: BM-NB6Fs5U3Rvi6WEnCZ6F2WehUBjkxD7bz
See also the FAQs and instruction below.
Current pay-out rates (till 10-Sep / Term 3)
The rates and settings for this run are set on the server as follows:
Payout is every 24 hour. Minimum payout is 1 NBT. The pay-out accumulates until you hit the threshold of 1 NBT.
CCEDK NBT/USD pair rate 0.20%/day max 5000 NBT on both bid and ask side
CCEDK NBT/EUR pair rate 0.22%/day max 1500 NBT on both bid and ask side
CCEDK NBT/BTC pair rate 0.35% on bid side and 0.25%/day on ask side. Max 1250 NBT on both sides
- Bitcoin.co.id NBT/BTC pair rate 0.35% on bid side and 0.25%/day on ask side. Max 2500 NBT on both sides
Rates valid from 10-Sep-2015 till 10 Oct-2015 (Term 4) - currently voting
The Bitcoin.co.id pool is terminated as they delisted the NBT/BTC pair by 15 Sep.
CCEDK NBT/USD pair rate 0.20%/day max 7500 NBT on both bid and ask side
CCEDK NBT/EUR pair rate 0.22%/day max 2500 NBT on both bid and ask side
- CCEDK NBT/BTC pair rate 0.35% on bid side and 0.25%/day on ask side. Max 1500 NBT on both sides
Please let me know if you are stuck or
there are mistakes in the instructions below or the .conf files
provided. Happy to guide you through. Please be aware I'm in a
different timezone and not 24/7 available but I will respond eventually.
Checking server status
You can check some basic information of the server status here: http://nbt.liquidbits.net/status.
When users=0 then the server is most likely down. The liquidity is the total of all liquidity provided by the pool members.
You can check the raw json output of existing orders here:
The utilisation of all Nu's TLLP pools can be found here: https://raw.nupool.net/?pairs=true
Instruction for installing and using LiquidBits.net
Step 0 Installing Python
If you are on Linux or Mac OS, then you don't need to install Python
because it comes with the operating system, goto to step 1.
Option 1 (recommended): Install Plunge as it comes with a nice auto-installer for Python.
Check it out here: Plunge discussion or download here.
you install Plunge you can skip all steps below, except step 1,2 and 3.
You can then add your settings in a graphical interface.
Option 2: On Windows you can download
and install Python from here yourself.
Step 1 Signing up with an exchange
can join when you have or open an account on www.CCEDK.com or
www.Bitcoin.co.id. For you own safety please enable two-factor
authentication especially when you have more than just a few test NBTs
on the exchange. Add some NBT, BTC or transfer some EUR or USD to your
account depending on which pairs and exchange you like to provide
liquidity. You can do some basic testing without any balance though.
Step 2 Creating API keys
You will need to create so-called API keys. They always come in pairs. There is a public key and a secret or private key.
On CCEDK you can find that under 'My account' (click on your login name on top right corner) and choose API keys
On Bitcoin.co.id you can find it under 'Account' on the left and then goto 'Android App + Trade API'
Step 3 Download the software together with Plunge
When you haven't installed Plunge in step 0 go to step 3b.
Plunge users start Plunge (shortcut on the desktop) and goto Settings
A whole list of settings appear:
Enter the following:
after Server IP/Hostname: nbt.liquidbits.net
after Server Port: 80
further down after Monitor click on the switch to turn it ON
You are now able to monitor the pool.
If you like to add your funds to the pool click on the exchanges where your funds reside under Settings
1) Add the API keys you have created on the exchange
2) Add the NBT adress where you like to receive the payouts (this can also be your Android wallet address)
3) Add the pair you like to submit liquidit to e.g. select USD for the NBT/USD pair
4) Click on 'set rates' to set a minimum interest rate with the sliders.
5) Set the Bot to PyBot
6) Click Ok and your data will be saved.
When all went well you will see a '1' after the exchange you have chosen.
7) Now click the switch after 'Monitor' to turn it OFF
8) Click 'Close' in the top right corner
9) At the bottom of the home screen you will now see a 'Start' button. Click Start to submit you liquidity to the pool.
When this went well you will see :The client is running' and some
messages appearing underneath. You will also see your
liquidity provided under Personal stats.
You can skip the next steps. There is some useful other information about the pool further down after these steps.
Step 3b Download the software and manualy run the client(s)Download the zip (Windows) or tarball (Linux) here. Unpack the zip on a
suitable location e.g. c:/program files/nu-pool.
For Windows, you will
need to create that first and move the ZIP into that folder.
For Linux, it is best to create a map under /home/<your username>/nu-pool.
Before you start make sure you have read and understood the disclaimer in the readme.md from the ZIP you just unpacked.
You can also read it here.
Note: The software is completely platform independent. The only
purpose of different folders for Windows and Unix based systems is to
provide specialized starting scripts. You can also just call the script
python folder if you prefer.
Step 4 Adding your API keys and settings
- Open explorer and go to the location where you unpacked the ZIP
- Open the 'nu-pool-x.yyLB' folder (where x.yy is the version number e.g. 1.00)
- Open de 'windows' folder
- Edit the .bat file (right click,edit) with the exchange you like to start with e.g. pool-ccedk-usd.conf
When open look for the header REQUIRED PARAMETERS,
1) replace the 'xxxxxx' under NuBits pay-out addres with an address
from your wallet. On this address you will receive any pay-outs
2) replace the 'xxxxx' under Api-key from the exchange with the first key you have created under step 2
3) replace the 'xxxxx' under Api-secret from the exchange with the second key you have created under step 2
Make sure you never share the second secret key with anyone else. It is like your password.
4) Edit the minimal interest rate you want under optional
parameters (default=0 is pool maximum). You will need to enter it for
the bid and sell side separated with a comma like this: 0.25,0.1
= 0.25%/day for sell side, 0.1 = 0.10%/day for buy side. When the rates
fall below that your order will no longer be part of the pool)
5) Save the file with File-Save and then File-Exit.
- Open a shell (command prompt)
- cd /home/<your username>/nu-pool (or the alternative location where you have unpacked the tar)
- Use an editor, e.g. 'nano' to edit the file of the exchange you like to start with e.g. pool-ccedk-usd.
- Follow step 1 to 4 under step 4 above
- CTRL-X and enter to exit nano and save the file.
We are now getting close!
Step 5 Starting the bot (final)
At this point a dos command box (cmd.exe) opens.
- Start (double click) the .bat file (there are three of them) of the exchange and pair you like to start with.
it complains about compression, you haven't unzipped the file (step 3)
you downloaded or you are looking into the zip instead of the directory
where you were supposed to unzip to)
When all went well, it would show something like this:
2015/04/27-19:47:09 INFO: starting PyBot for eur on ccedk
2015/04/27-19:47:11 INFO: successfully deleted all orders for eur on ccedk
2015/04/27-19:47:12 INFO: waiting 4.70 seconds to synchronize with other trading
bots for eur on ccedk
2015/04/27-19:48:09 INFO: ccedk - balance: 0.00000000 rate: 0.00% ppm: 0.0000000
0 efficiency: 0.00% rejects: 0 missings: 0 - WN6G1LV3WX20REQPGGZNRJL6H09R8OJ1465
will see it registering as above and it puts your entire balance on this pair on
order. Therefore it can be handy to have a second account or move some
funds if you still want to do other trades at the same time or don't
want your entire balance on order. If you want you can have a look at
the exchange itself at the same time and you will see that your order is automatically
placed by the bot and adjusted when the exchange rates move.
/home/<your username>/nu-pool/linux you will find a couple of
bash files. Start the file for the exchange and pair you are providing
(the output is similar as the Windows output above)
Description of the output:
balance: The total amount of unpaid NBT.
Your effective interest rate, which corresponds to the expected daily
interest rate you will get for the orders currently placed.
ppm: Payout per minute. The amount of NBT that were added to your balance over the last minute.
If the connection to the server or to the exchange is bad, then the
server will not be able to validate your orders and therefore cannot
compensate your liquidity. If a request never reached the server, you
will see it by a non-zero number of missings. If your requests reach
the server, but cannot be validated at the exchange, then you will see
a non-zero number of rejects. The efficiency corresponds to the
fraction of all requests which are neither a missing nor a reject. Your
client will automatically try to fix efficiency issues, so if you are
experiencing low efficiency values then please give the client up to 30
minutes to optimize its behavior.
bid/ask: The total sum of your orders as recognized and compensated by the server on the corresponding side of the market.
be aware that the bot on bitcoin.co.id is sometime underperforming with
only 90% to 98% efficiency on average (during testing). This may vary
for you. This will decrease your pay-out slightly with up to 10% worst
case. When you have worse results on average it is likely that you may
have issues with your internet connection or the capacity of the client
(e.g. when using Raspberry PIs).
Stopping the bot / .bat
stop the bot on your client and with that the .bat file, click in the
dos box and press CTRL-C. The bot terminates and cancels your orders.
When your computer is turned off without cancelling your order, your
order will still be on the exchange! Restarting the bot and properly
cancelling them works or otherwise just log into the exchange to
manually cancel the orders.
Mac install and manualsBest to use the Plunge software. You can run without it if you want to. Liquidbits.net is just a different server/pool and the
only things which are different are the .conf files. If you know what
you are doing, it can be made to work on a Mac command line with bash files.
Running on nu-pool, liquidbits.net and other pools at the same timeYou
can run two or more .bat files and Plunge (e.g. for Bittrex on nu-pool and ccedk
on liquidbitsnet) at the same time as long as they are on a different
exchange. For running two bots on the same exchange at the same time
but on different pairs (e.g. USD/NBT and EUR/NBT), you will need two
accounts on the exchange.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are the NuShareholders providing funds for holding my money on an exchange?
are pegged to the US dollar. The way to sustain that is to have
adequate funds on many exchanges ensuring that everyone who wants to
buy or sell a NuBit can always be offered a dollar or the equivalent of
that in e.g. Euro or Bitcoin. The more liquidity is available the more
NuBits can be used for larger payments e.g. loans or salaries and by
more people at the same time. This will increase the number of
transactions and with that more transaction fees can be collected. That
will increase the value of the network as a whole and with that likely
the NSR share price.
Why do I not always get the maximum payout as advertised?
pool follows a Dutch auction style method to ensure a fair distribution
of the maximum interest available for pay-out. Practicially this means
that when the maximum liquidity (see server settings above) is reached
the interest for each participant in the pool will decrease. When there
is a lot of competition you may consider to set a minimum interest rate
(default=~0) in the client. Check the instructions under step 4 on how
to do that. When rate goes below the minimum interest rate your funds
will be automatically released from the pool (tier 1) to the exchange
(tier 2). At that stage you may wish to withdraw your funds from the
exchange to your own wallet (tier 3) to mitigiate the risk of exchange
Can I receive my interest directly on my NuDroid wallet?
you can. Just provide an address from your NuDroid wallet when
at step 4. When your payouts reach the threshold you will see (and
hear) your interest coming in every 24 hours. Just make sure it doesn't
keep you from your sleep ;-)
Can I receive my interest in BTC or PPC?
No, you can only receive your interest in NuBits (NBT). You can however use services like Shapeshift.io to convert your NBT instantly or use NuDroid to pay with Bitcoins.
Is this legal?
The server will be ensured to run as a completely legal operation.
The legal situation regarding participation depends on your home
country. It is often considered similar to Bitcoin mining, but this
doesn't have to be the case. (We are not able to give any legal advice
at all regarding this, so please consult an expert if you are not sure).