Before we include a tactic or strategy in our sets, we begin with back-testing variables and patterns. We then tweak them until we find the optimal combination parameters. Then and more importantly, we live-test them in real market conditions to see how they really perform. This live-testing phase takes longer than the back-testing phase, as we gather real trading data and indications to refine the parameters. Once we are satisfied with the refinement process during the live trading results, we present it as a working, alpha-producing strategy, and deploy it onto the DEX, exposing it to the unique dynamics and mechanics of a DEX. During the live testing round in the DEX environment, we get a feel for the liquidity, speed, and spread issues which we can’t capture in the backtests. Once the strategy has passed this round, then it is finally presented as a finished product.