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Higher requirements to create darwins

I am wondering if Darwinex have ever considered (I am sure they did) to make the creation of a darwin a little bit more complex. Why? In order to increase the averaged quality of the darwins and to attract more investors.

It could be done by two ways, in house meritocracy or minimum equity.

*In house meritocracy: let’s say Darwinex implements a condition to all accounts (native or migrations) to achieve a determine amount of performance (profit) in a determine period of time to create a darwin for that account. It could be something like 8% profit in 6 months with a maximum VAR of 20%.

*You have an equity always superior to $3.000, so if you are a farmer, the farming is going to be expensive.

What this proposal promotes and what try to avoid:

  • The meritocracy option promotes good results based on good trading, so all traders are educated to have good trading behavior since the beginning. With time this will pour a good amount of good invertible darwins.

  • The equity option avoid cheap farmers to come. Even though I am more a fan of meritocracy option, I understand Darwinex has a business, so some people don’t want to wait 6 months to qualify for a Darwin, but at least these should show some skin on the table, so the gambling or farming is less probably.

The most complicated part of this could be the current accounts. Well, I’ll give them (us) 6 months from now on to qualify one way or the other. Anyway this is only to qualify to have an invertible darwin, but anyone would be welcome to open an account to trade without restrictions (without a darwin).

I’d like to hear pros and cons from Darwinex staff, of course also from traders and investors.


I think that all is visible and the only thing Darwinex could/should do is a warning message on the investing panel as they have for high divergence.

What is not visible in detail is when the Darwin was set public, you only see that from the point candle charts are available.

Cant’ believe that you wrote this! :smiley:
Happy that you changed your mind, even without being an investor after a couple of years dealing with social trading you are getting the picture! :+1:

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I think the farming stuff is overvalued.
But it is the reason that I want to see a „date or days published“ :wink:

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Are you serious?
We have an average of 2 migrations per week almost always with an equity under 1000.

Did you get my edit?

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I am proposing two ways, equity is one and meritocracy is the other. With these options honest people without capital has an opportunity, but they have to prove some skills. Also people with money have the opportunity too but they have to risk more (this is a barrier for low quality migrations or farmers to come).

I am fine with limitations to have the right to own a darwin, and I think Darwinex should update the conditions because the current ones are pouring very low quality of darwins after several years (maybe it has been an improvement, but too slow).

I always got the picture, but I always defended to give an opportunity to the honest people without the money. I loved Darwinex because this.

I could invest more money, I just don’t feel I have to do it because, what’s the point? My goal is not making money on my own equity. My goal is to be able some day to run a steady invertible darwin. In the meantime why to risk more money? I’ll do it when I think my darwin is ready to get investors.


100% agree.
Maybe I would use different parameters but I agree with your guidelines.
Now a darwin can be created with one month of trackrecord and 100$…
We have a lot of quantity and very few quality, this is the reason it is almost impossible for investors to pick the right ones.
So let’s require more value: time or money, the basic constituents.
A darwin should be a fund not a toy.

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I doubt it owners of the company will entertain any of this.They don’t want to stop Migrations,let alone such rigorous conditions you mentioned.
I am sure they followed closely bankruptcy of Ayondo investment platform and don’t want to repeat that.
I personally have no problem with unsuccessful darwins.I only watch what appears in my personal filter,what is very popular with other investors and what is controversial here in the forum.The rest doesn’t bother me.


This rule can be exploited but in any case any investor can already use the API and find any Darwin that qualifies by this rule or any rule they see fit. Maybe we should prefer Darwinex takes what commissions they can from the farmers and the uninformed investors and give it to good traders via Darwinia and rebates and also in the form of exposure of good traders to institutional investors.

I think instead of a 3k min to slow down track record farming that simply mitigating or virtually eliminating pre IPO data is the best most fair thing to do about track record farming, but looks like maybe track record farming is not really a very significant problem after all anyways: Could disallowing pre-IPO Darwin data from all scores and contests actually encourage new good traders?

Money is the best way to fight local farmers too.
A guy can still IPO 20 darwins running on 100$ after one month and advertise the luckiest after one year closing the other 19.
Ok closed darwins are visible but how many investors care about it?
On Darwinia they solved it asking for more equity.

I thought his other 19 would be permanently visible…

Yes they are visible if you turn on a switch that is off by default.


Go to the hall of fame top down and you find enough domestic successful farmers. Not all are history until now.

That should be on by default. :grin:

Hopefully the big money investors care or will start to.

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The only really toxic track-record farmers were those exceptional migrated darwins with 100% or more profits.They were toxic for investors and fellow traders.Native farmers are visible and easily put in their place.Investors are not that dumb.Delayed native IPO that caused damage to investors?I am not aware of any,certainly not one with 100% profits.
Also,dear fellow algo traders,would you put ZXW into track-record farmers?

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If you open 10 accounts and you only turn the best one into a Darwin, you can see the other 9 which never were darwins, or you only see death darwins?

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Only darwins are visible, trading accounts are always private.

It is the reason I was suggesting this cure.

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NO, because the trader is clearly stating that ZXW is the main darwin, the same with PUL and PLF.

True traders use descriptions and their money to show wich is the flagship darwin.

I’ve got you this time!How you like to be teased?
I have him in my portfolio,but only after he passed all tests and scrutiny.