Manual Trader Setup

All the information you need to start trading!

What is a trader and how does it work?

Trad3s is a Trading Engine (a software program) which buys and sells pockets of crypto coins, according to certain rules (called algorithms). The Trading Engine executes these orders on your behalf, in order for you to make a profit.
However, Trad3s does not manage your investment budget. We can not nor do we want to have access to it. Your investment budget is placed on a crypto exchange, managed by you. In order for our trader to work, your exchange account needs to be linked with your account with Trad3s. This is done with a so called API, an application programming interface. Through this API, our trader sends commands to the exchange and is able to recieve and process replies. Schematically it looks like this:
For this connection to work, a link must be setup once for every exchange you want to use. This requires the use of API-keys.
In order for the trader to work, one exchange connection will be enough.
In this manual won't explain setting up an account with an exchange at Binance or Bitvavo, nor how to get your personal API-keys.



Trad3s Dashboard overview
After loggin in your Trad3s account, your dashboard will show up by default. We wil guide you true the dasboard step-by-step.


  • The total profit amount shows the total amount made over all the traders in total from the moment these where setup. If a trader is archived it wil still be added up here. Is a trader is deleted, it wil no longer be added up here.
  • Average profit percentage is the average of al traders made.
  • The Add payment button wil guide you true the process of buying credits. It is verry important to always have a sufficient credit balance so you won't miss out on profits being made.
  • Total transactions do include all the buy and sell transactions added up
  • Shows the ammount of open pockets (awaiting for selling) at this moment
  • Shows the total value of the open pockets in the current market conditions
  • The total ammount of trad3s whitin the current day
  • The total sum of all the buy transactions made. Information is shown of all traders exept those who are deleted.
  • Total profit shows al the profit that is made from all the traders added up, exept those who are deleted.
  • A graphical view of the daily performance of all the traders combined. A view can be set for 1 week or 1 month.
  • A graphical view of the monthly performance of all the traders combined. A view can be set for 1 week or 1 month.
  • A detailed view per trader, showing the profit amounts in fiat and percentage and the balances at the exchange.


  • By clicking on open pockets in the menu on the left, you get an overview of all pockets that are waiting for sale. By clicking on details you get more detailed information and the possibility to sell open pockets manually.
  • By clicking on open pockets chart you will see a graphical interface with candle sticks and the position of your pockets.
  • Click on transactions --> all transactions in the menu on the left, and you will see an overview of all purchases and sales that the trader has made for you. By clicking on details you can optionally see some more detailed information about the transaction in question.


Exchange connections

Here is an overview of your exchange connections. You can add new connections and view details and edit existing ones.

Add a new exchange connection

  • In the menu on the left, go to settings --> exchange connections
  • In the top right of the screen, click Add.
  • Name Enter a name of your choice for this link. It is useful that you choose a name so that you can clearly distinguish this link from any new links in the future.
  • Exchange Select which exchange you want to make the connection to. We currently support Binance and Bitvavo.
  • Fill in the API-key and Secret key exactly as you get them from the exchange.
Copy and paste your keys, to prevent making typos.
You can use multiple traders with one exchange connection.
  • When ready, click Submit.
Got an error when saving? Make sure you copied the API-keys correctly. Also check if you have confirmed the API-keys with your exchange, using a 2FA-code, or with a confirmation email.
The newly made connection will be shown in the My Exchanges overview:
Status healthy means that everything went well and that you can now create traders.

How to edit an exchange connection

Connected exchanges that you have already set up can always be adjusted afterwards.
  • In the menu on the left, go to settings --> exchange connections
  • Click Edit to see the settings of the chosen exchange connection. The settings can always be adjusted.
  • Click details to see more detailed information and to delete the exchange connection in its entirety.
Pay attention! When deleting an exchange connection, all data associated with this connection is also deleted:
  • All exchange connection settings.
  • All traders who use this exchange connection and with it:
    • Entire transaction history.
    • All data on open pockets.
    • All settings of the trader(s).
    An exchange connection can be restored, but removing a trader cannot be undone. Any purchased pockets from this trader will no longer be able to be sold by the trader after removal.
    • See also Trader Edit. See also Step 3 (under Status) for more information on setting up the trader to sell open pockets.

How to setup standard trader

Once the exchange connection has been made, you can start setting up traders.
  • In the menu on the left, go to settings --> traders
  • At the top right, click Add
  • You can choose to create a new blank trader or to use a template
  • ​Field name you enter a name of your choice for your trader
  • Dropdown exchange connection you choose a previously created exchange connection (Bitvavo or Binance in this example)
  • Choose trader type: standard (advanced and bull & bear are available in advanced and professional subscription)
  • Radio button choose whether you are going to trade with demo money or with real money
  • Dropdown coin pair you indicate with which currency you want to trade, for example BTC-EUR or ADA-EUR.
  • Field min. profit percentage you can indicate how much profit the trader must make before he can sell a purchased amount of a certain currency.
100 euros worth of BTC has been bought and you have set it to be sold at 5% profit, then you make at least 5 euros profit. The trader waits until that 5% is reached.
  • Field percentage between pockets you can indicate how much price difference there must be in % the open pockets before the trader starts buying again.
The trader has bought ADA at a price of € 1,- and you set that the difference must be 5% before new purchases are made, then the price will either have to fall to € 0.95 or rise to € 1 .05 before purchasing again.
  • Field buy size of available balance you can indicate in percentage what the size of your pockets that may be purchased. This is to prevent your entire budget from being invested at once. You can determine the percentage of the pockets yourself.
You have a free euro budget of €250 on the exchange and you have set the pocket size to be 25%. 25% of €250 is a first pocket of €62.50. The remaining euro balance is then €187.50 and 25% of that is €46.88 so that is your second pocket. And so on.
  • Field amount to buy per transaction you can specify a fixed amount per pocket.
You enter 50. All pockets that are then bought will never be larger or smaller than 50 euros. If you use this setting, the pocket percentage from the previous step will be overruled if you enter both.
  • At max open pockets you can indicate how many open purchases there may be for that specific trader.
You enter 10. The moment there are 10 open pockets for that trader, the trader stops buying. Only when open pockets from that trader have been sold, the trader will make new purchases.
  • At max amount on open pockets you determine how much of your available Iable euro budget on the exchange that trader can use to trade with.
Your free balance on the exchange is €1000 and you have two traders with whom you want to trade with a maximum of €300 for both, then enter 300. The trader will then never trade with more than €300 in that trader. In this example, a maximum of €600 will be deposited over the two traders and €400 will always remain free on the exchange.
  • At default transaction payment method you can indicate how you want to pay the fee to Trad3s.
  • At status you can choose to enable or disable a trader, or enable - buy hold to sell only. In that case, that trader will no longer buy anything and will only sell the open pockets of that trader.
  • At advanced you can choose to pay your exchange fees in BNB. This only applies to the Binance exchange. You also need to enable this feature in your Binance account.
  • When you have entered everything as desired, click on submit at the bottom left.
When you go back to your dashboard you will see the exchange wallet at the bottom. Here you can see how much euro is still available and how much crypto has been purchased on the various coin pairs. In this case you see EURO/BTC.

How to edit a trader

Traders that you have already set up can always be adjusted afterwards. This makes it possible to edit previously selected settings.
  • If you want to edit an existing trader, click on stettings --> traders in the menu on the left.
  • Click on the trader name you want to edit.
  • Adjust the settings to your needs, then click submit.
Pay attention! When deleting a trader, all data belonging to this trader will also be deleted!
  • Entire transaction history
  • All data on open pockets
  • All trader settings
Deleting a trader cannot be undone. Any purchased pockets from this trader will no longer be able to be sold by the trader after removal.
See also Step 3 (under Status) for more information on setting up the trader to sell open pockets.

Security Center

Setup MFA/2FA

  • In the left menu in the settings section you have the possibility to activate MFA/2FA. If you want other users to be able to support you, you can list user and grant their access rights.
  • The overview screen of activated MFA methods and device
  • To setup MFA, click Add
  • Choose a self-chosen name for this MFA instance
  • Choose the method (Google Authenticator)
  • Click Submit

Setup access Delegation

  • Click on Access Delegation
  • At the top right, click Add.
  • Fill in the e-mail adres en set the user permissions
  • Click Submit


In the marketplace there are multple templates to choose from. These templates wil setup a trader for a specific strategy. You can always ajust the default settings.


The help section provides links to serval manuals and to the Jira service and support desk.

My account

  • Click on my account at the bottom in the menu on the left
  • Here you can adjust a number of details and set preferred languages.
  • If everything is to your liking, click on submit