Jonathan Ryan Owens and his team from Ringcoin are fiercely putting together the final code for Kronos.io. Advertised as "Bitcoinica on steroids," Ringcoin will be leveraging their highly touted ZipConf platform to improve the Bitcoin trading experience.
Unlike Bitcoinica, Kronos will utilize the tech behind ZipConf to eliminate its hot-wallet risk, allowing for instant multi-market hedging.
With security concerns being the topic du jour, Owens seeks to reassure his future user base:
"Under the hood, ZipConf is what allows Bitcoins to be delivered instantly to remote exchanges, which is also a huge security bonus. Bitcoinica has persisted in having a zero sysadmin policy. Kronos is built by sysadmins, on top of software built by other sysadmins (ZipConf). Kronos uses SSH and SFTP to remain extra secure; I won't even have the keys!"
Planning to support three exchanges at launch (Mt.Gox, Bitstamp, and CrytpoXChange), Kronos will be faster and allow for even greater leverage than with Bitcoinica. Of course, greater leverage equates to greater risk, but Kronos promises a functioning stop loss, something Bitcoinica's users have been keen to have at their disposal.
In light of today's hack at Bitcoinica, Owens has lit a fire under his team. Originally expecting to launch in one to two weeks, the new target is three days.
Though the site might look familiar to Bitcoinica's users, that's only because it currently uses the Twitter bootstrap common to many sites. When Kronos is launched, expect to see a unique design unveiled, which Ringcoin claims will be extremely intuitive and user-friendly.
Alberto Armandi, the lead developer for the project, was quick to remind that it's what's under the hood that counts: Kronos is built on a node.js realtime price monitor developed over the last few months using jquery and ajax with a node.js backend. It's a tool that Armandi coded for his own site, BitcoinRebate.com, another interesting service scheduled to launch in the coming days.
For further information, you can contact Jonathan Ryan Owens at email@example.com. In the meantime, someone pass the methadone; this leveraged trading withdrawal is killing me!