Welcome to Alpaca's Year-in-Review – a journey through the milestones, partnerships, and innovations that have shaped our remarkable year in 2023. As we are now full speed running in 2024, we are truly grateful for your continuous support. Please join us in revisiting the key moments in 2023 that have propelled Alpaca’s commitment to open financial services to everyone on the planet.
New Products & Updates ⚙️
- Alpaca enhances its platform with 24/7 sub-250ms latency transaction processing, significantly improving transaction processing times. The asynchronous end-of-day process reduces delays, demonstrating Alpaca's dedication to providing a robust infrastructure for efficient trading, ensuring a valuable and streamlined experience for all its customers.
- Alpaca introduces Excess SIPC Coverage, exceeding standard protection thresholds to safeguard customer securities and cash. This enhancement reflects Alpaca's commitment to offering enhanced protection aligned with local regulations and looking out for our customers' frameworks.
- Alpaca launches Funding Wallets for Broker API, streamlining fund deposits for a seamless user experience. The feature eliminates wire transfer complexities, ensures accurate fund allocation, and minimizes manual errors for efficient fund management.
- Options for Trading API are coming soon! In a landmark achievement of 2023, Alpaca announced the upcoming launch of Options for Trading API, a highly anticipated addition to its suite of offerings. The beta waitlist is open, inviting users to be pioneers in experiencing and shaping this feature.
Alpaca Global Expedition 🚀
- Alpaca collaborates with Woodstock to launch Japan's first social US stock trading app, allowing investors to trade over 500 US stocks and ETFs in Japanese yen. The app fosters a community for learning and sharing investment portfolios.
- Spaceship partners with Alpaca to redefine investing for young Australians, leveraging Alpaca's Local Currency Trading product for Aussie-dollar trading in US markets. The collaboration focuses on crafting a seamless user experience and overcoming unique challenges.
- Investlink partners with Alpaca to empower investors in Kazakhstan, offering a platform for stock and ETF investments with educational resources, demo accounts, and a "CopyTrading" feature. Alpaca's reliable infrastructure and innovation align with Investlink's goals.
- Drahim App Investments collaborates with Alpaca to revolutionize financial management for Saudi Arabian investors. The robo-advisory app integrates seamlessly with Alpaca's US stock market access, providing comprehensive financial transaction overviews.
Best in Class Solutions 🥇
- Recognized on Y Combinator 2023 List highlighting our global growth and commitment to innovation. The recognition places Alpaca alongside industry leaders like Coinbase and Stripe.
- Alpaca wins "Best API Solution" at the 2023 Benzinga Fintech Awards, reaffirming our dedication to global accessibility in the financial technology sector. The recognition follows Alpaca's previous win for Best Automated Trading Software in 2022.
Exciting News 🎉
- Alpaca partners with SBI Holdings and secures a $15 million strategic investment, accelerating its Asian business expansion. The collaboration with SBI Group enables Alpaca to extend its reach to enterprise financial institutions in Asia.
Alpaca expresses gratitude for the unwavering support of our partners, developers, and the entire Alpaca community. Looking ahead, we remain dedicated to pioneering advancements in financial technology, fostering innovation, and expanding our global footprint.
Thank you for being part of the Alpaca journey, and stay tuned for more exciting developments in the world of Alpaca!
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