Blog, Updates & News
In the past, it was quite difficult for developers to earn something from applications, which were built on top of 1Broker's API. To generate an incentive to create even more and better applications, we added the possibility to set a trader's referral ID via the API, when an order is opened. The profit share is equal to our traditional referral system: 15% of the spreads are credited instantly to the app-developer.
While this sounds like a minor change, we believe that this system has a huge potential and hope that some talented developers use this opportunity to create amazing software.
Visit our API documentation for more information on the technical part.
Today we rolled out a few minor improvements:
- The BTC/USD market is now open 24/7*
- The overnight financing charges were reduced from 0.2% to 0.12% (Long pos.) and 0.1% (Short pos.) for positions on BTC/USD
- Instant order execution is now available for: USD/JPY, USD/CHF, USD/CAD, GBP/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/GBP, AUD/USD
- The maximum leverage for Gold and Silver was increased from 20 to 50.
*) Except during our daily break between 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (New York Time)
In the past, we have received many requests about speeding up our order execution. We are aware that especially when trading Forex pairs, re-quotes and long execution times can be very frustrating. With today's update, we have activated a new trading engine which makes it possible to trade on selected markets re-quote-free and with response times of less than 50 milliseconds. This means that market orders are executed virtually instantaneously.
A lightning icon on the top of the market symbolizes if the market is currently using the new engine. In order to test this new system, it's currently only available for the EUR / USD market, however, in the near future, we will be adding more of the other markets that are currently available.
Thank you and happy trading!
We are proud to announce that 17 markets were added to our plattform. We selected these additions based on the feedback we got from our community. Unfortunately, we could not integrate all markets that were requested, but we already plan the next additions. Simply send us a mail and list your markets you would like to see on 1Broker.
- Western Union
- Bank of America
- FTSE 100
- ASX 200
- Euro Stoxx 50
- Hang Seng
- Nikkei 225
With today's update we enabled an optional Two-Step Token check when logging in. In the past traders were often concerned about their account security, since 2-factor authentication only protected withdrawal requests.
If you already use one of our 2FA systems and want to enable this additional protection please do the following:
- Go into your account settings and disable your current 2FA method.
- Click on Enable GAuth and follow the instructions.
- Make sure to check Protect Logins during the setup.
As you may know, we are currently working on a basic HTTPS API. We have already pushed the documentation live, so you can start planing your applications. The problem with APIs is that once publicly available, there is no easy way to change it without upgrading to a new API version. Therefore, we have tried to make our first version as stable as possible, and we will try to avoid version upgrades more than twice a year.
Currently, our timeline is:
- June, 7th: API will be made public in alpha state, expect minor changes.
- Mid June: Beta release; No more changes, only bug-fixes.
- End June/Early July: Stable version of our API (Version 1.0)
To raise the visual quality of our trading platform we will introduce many improvements in the coming months. With today's update we replaced our standard Arial font with the newest version of Google's Roboto. We chose this font after comparing it with several alternatives on various screens and light conditions. Typography isn’t often given a lot of consideration, but we think it's one the most important aspects when it comes to good interface design.
If you are also interested in this topic, feel free to give us some input on our decision and write us mail!
We are pleased to announce that beginning tomorrow at 9:30am EST the following markets will be made available for trading:
If you are registered with the site, you will have received the first installment of our monthly newsletter that is intended to keep you up to date with all the recent market additions, and what we are currently developing to further improve the platform. We are in the process of developing a new mobile trading app, which will drastically improve your trading experiences on our platform across all mobile devices.
We have received a lot of feedback, and your time and effort for submitting this is greatly appreciated. As always, please get in touch with us if you have any concerns, suggestions, or feature requests you’d like to see added. Not everything can be implemented, but everything is considered as we strive to provide a top tier trading platform for everyone.
We are pleased to announce that we will be making the following market addition today:
Crude Oil (WTI)
More market additions are on the way, and further site improvements. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to have your voice heard.
For the latest news and updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter @1broker.com
We are pleased to announce that we added the following markets today:
AUD / USD
EUR / GBP
EUR / JPY
EUR / CHF
USD / RUB (trading from 9:00-17:00 Moscow Time)
In the upcoming weeks, we will continue with more market additions, and we are interested in hearing from you and what you’d like to see added. Get in contact with us through one of our social media outlets and let us know!
If you are new to our platform, you can view an instructional video from one of our traders on how to set up an account and get started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOZaoHr6LDM