So for the last 6 months we were working on writing a machine learning algorithm to play the stock market. I figured the hard thing was writing a successful algorithm and the easy thing would be selling it - if it worked.
Well... turns out it was the inverse. I'm not saying it was easy because it wasn't. It was damn hard. But we were on the road to success with an algorithm that would do spectacularly well.
And so I started reaching out to find who would be interested. And reached out further... and further... and further. And...
No luck. Because an algorithm that goes up will also occasionally go down, and because it's fundamentally a black box, people aren't willing to trust their money to it.
Someday this will change. But at present, there is no market for this. And so, we're shutting this down.