the long route in a sea of data... curating news, clustering information, extracting sentiment, detecting emerging bull and bear markets -> inspiring investments

CryptoCaptain helps self-guided investors to invest early. In what? Specifically in bull markets of cryptocurrencies - all while keeping you safe from bear markets with the help of our dedicated Artificial Intelligence. Talking about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin probably crossed your mind when it was around its all time high. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew when Bitcoin is about to develop new highs? But then, you would need to constantly observe the news and the market, right?

Well, you are in luck: the Artificial Intelligence of CryptoCaptain can do the hard work for you. For the last 10+ years, we have been pioneers in research and development of A.I. systems for Fintech. We curate and select high-quality news. Our AI reads the news and makes up its mind – over months and years. So, it detects shifts in the collective market sentiment that lead to a new bull or bear market.

Now we have made the transition from academia to business – and we like to share the benefits of our expertise with you. Come on board and join our community!


CryptoCaptain's AI detects shifts in collective market sentiment



Come aboard and take early gains in bull markets

Let CryptoCaptain help you! CryptoCaptain is in beta until 31 August 2020. Beta testing is free of charge. Beta testers receive investment actions and weekly performance updates via email. We'd love to get your feedback on our service.

Bull Market Compass


Bull Market Compass -

data backed & early-stage profits

The Bull Market Compass helps crypto investors with a long-term horizon (such as "HODLers") who have little time, but want to participate in the considerable bull markets and want to be warned of impending crashes. The Bull Market Compass aims to early detect bull markets over 2 to 6 months. At the same time, our smart risk management quickly reacts to imminent crashes, as in the Corona Crisis, to preserve capital. Members of CryptoCaptain can compound returns over each bull market while staying safe and out of the market during bear markets. Early detecting bull and bear markets builds on our 10+ years expertise of analyzing shifts in market sentiment.

Bull Market Compass


Relieve yourself deciding when to invest: our timing of buys and sells

Members receive a BUY notification via email at the beginning of a predicted bull market, and a SELL notification at the end.  Bull markets typically last 2 to 6 months. In between, there are often several months during which there is no investment action. Still, our algos constantly look out for risks and provide early warning. Note that small dips in between are normal in every bull market. It is up to members to implement investment actions with their favorite broker. A simple online service to buy and sell cryptocurrencies such as Coinbase  or the Bison App is sufficient. Also members can choose their favorite cryptocurrencies themselves because a bull market means bull runs in most cryptos. In our tests we have found Bitcoin to have a good risk/reward profile.


Beat the market by far

In addition to notifications on Investment Actions, members receive an Investment Performance Update once a week, which transparently informs about gains of the Bull Market Compass - shown here using Bitcoin as an example. Comparing the Bull Market Compass with Buy-and-holding shows the appropriateness of good timing.


Ready to systematically profit from bull markets?

Let CryptoCaptain help you! CryptoCaptain is in beta until 31 August 2020. Beta testing is free of charge. Beta testers receive investment actions and weekly performance updates via email. We'd love to get your feedback on our service.




Frequendly Asked Questions

What is a trading signal?

A signal proposes to open or close a position in a specific market. There are different types of positions: LONG and SHORT. A signal is sent by a trading system.

What is a LONG position in some asset?

A LONG position is a buyer's position, expecting a rise of the asset's price quoted in fiat money.

How can a LONG position be opened?

The most straightforward way to open a LONG position, is to buy an asset with fiat money.

What is a SHORT position in some asset?

A SHORT position is a seller's position, expecting a drop of the asset's price quoted in fiat money.

How can a SHORT position be opened?

The most straightforward way to open a SHORT position is to lend the asset for a fee, then sell it at an exchange. Later you buy it back at an exchange, expecting to pay a lower price. Your profit is the price difference ex fees (and tax). Finally, you give back the asset to the lender.

What is an OUT signal?

An OUT signal requests to close an open position. That is, in case of a LONG position, the asset is sold. In case of a SHORT position, the asset is bought back.

What is a trading system?

A trading system systematically answers the following questions:
- Which assets should be selected?
- When should a selected asset be bought or sold?

The success of a trading system can be measured either by beating some benchmark or by maximizing absolute returns. While pursuing these objectives, risk has to be controlled systematically.

What is the nature of CryptoCaptain’s trading systems?

The trading systems of CryptoCaptain currently trade only Bitcoin vs. Fiat. The objective of the systems is to maximize absolute returns. The general approach to trading is characterized by aiming to fully capture profitable market trends over several weeks and even months.

How does CryptoCaptain decide when to buy or sell?

CryptoCaptain uses its own algorithms from 10+ years of university research. We believe crypto asset markets to be driven by investors' emotions and sentiments. CryptoCaptain has developed a unique AI to sense market sentiment. We use machine learning and text mining algorithms in a big data infrastructure to automatically assess investors' postings, opinions, and predictions in a systematic and objective way. Tipping of the market sentiment forms the basis for deciding whether to buy or sell.

How does CryptoCaptain control risk?

CryptoCaptain uses proprietary algorithms to automatically detect whether a trade's odds are favorable - before and after opening a position. To open a position, the market first has to move in the expected direction. To detect when to better close a position, CryptoCaptain uses several patterns, e.g., it constantly checks the shape of the capital curve.

Why does CryptoCaptain focus on Bitcoin?

CryptoCaptain's approach to measuring market sentiment is best suited for large assets. Large assets are discussed more frequently, thus our analyses are well grounded. Furthermore, Bitcoin well represents the overall market, has the highest trading volume, can be traded with fiat money on many exchanges, is less risky and more stable than altcoins. Nevertheless, we experiment a lot with trading other crypto assets as well.

Should I use stop losses?

CryptoCaptain recommends not to use automatic stop loss orders. For two reasons: (1) often, markets are driven towards the stops - and then, the market reverses. (2) CryptoCaptain's risk management includes trailing stop losses, which can trigger a signal to close a position.

Why does CryptoCaptain focus on long term investments?

Earning short term profits is very competitive. Competitors are armed with computers, algos, and trading experience. Furthermore, short term trading incurs high transaction costs with your broker - and requires your attention all the time. Therefore, a longer time horizon of at least some weeks is favorable for many investors. Luckily, crypto asset markets boast sizable market movements that can persist for weeks and even months.



SURVEY - how can we improve ?

We strive to constantly improve our services to help our members become better in investing. Your opinion matters to us very much!





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Ready to systematically profit from bull markets?

Let CryptoCaptain help you! CryptoCaptain is in beta until 31 August 2020. Beta testing is free of charge. Beta testers receive investment actions and weekly performance updates via email. We'd love to get your feedback on our service.


Achim Klein

Dr. Achim Klein - Research and Development

I founded CryptoCaptain after I discovered our crypto sentiment to be twice as effective in market timing than technical analysis. I've worked very hard over many years in university to develop a robust and systematic approach for profitable timing of dynamic markets. Proper risk management with custom algorithms to protect your capital is included. I'm motivated to help DIY investors - like myself - on their way to freeing themselves from the burdens of negative interest banking, inflation eating savings, low yield investments, and work you don't like.

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Lyubomir Kirilov


Lyubomir Kirilov - Business Development

CryptoCaptain for me is a natural progression of my journey towards achieving my dreams alongside financial independence. It's an opportunity, which combines two big passions of mine - investing and entrepreneurship. This journey consciously started in 7th grade when I first read Robert Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing". Back then I've promissed myself that I will do everything in my power to escape the "rat race" and this has been a driving force in my life ever since. But you know what? I also happen to be a crypto enthusiast even long before the idea of CryptoCaptain was born. Back in 2013 I almost bought a bitcoin mining rig since at the time I was living in a student dorm and the electricity was free.

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The "Crypto-Captain" project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the European Social Fund as part of the "EXIST-Gründerstipendium". Crypto-Captain is being developed at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.