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Alpaca is a financial technology company that offers a commission-free trading platform for developers and traders. It was founded in 2015 by Yoshi Yokokawa and Hitoshi Harada, and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Alpaca’s technical infrastructure is built on top of modern cloud technologies, allowing for scalability and reliability. The company offers a range of APIs that provide programmatic access to trading, market data, and account information. The platform is designed to be easy to use, with a simple and intuitive API and SDKs available for popular programming languages such as Python and Javascript.

Alpaca takes security seriously and has implemented several measures to protect its platform against potential threats. The company is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Alpaca uses encryption to secure data transmission and storage, and also employs other security features such as two-factor authentication and firewalls. To date, Alpaca has not reported any significant security breaches.

Alpaca offers the following APIs to developers:

Trading API: An API that allows developers to programmatically execute trades, manage orders, and retrieve account information.

Data API: An API that provides real-time and historical market data for stocks, ETFs, and crypto.

Account API: An API that provides access to account information such as positions, balances, and transactions.

Alpaca has had some minor downtime incidents in the past, but the company has a track record of quickly addressing and resolving any issues that arise. The company’s support team is available to help customers with any technical issues they may encounter.

Developers generally have positive opinions of Alpaca, citing the platform’s ease of use, flexibility, and low latency as key strengths. The company has an active developer community and provides extensive documentation, tutorials, and resources to help developers get started with the platform. Alpaca also offers a free paper trading account for developers to test their trading strategies without risking real money.

Looking to the future, Alpaca plans to expand its product offerings and continue to improve its platform’s performance and reliability. The company is also exploring new partnerships and integrations to provide more value to its customers.

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