How the algorithm works, what it optimises for
The Crypto Autopilot looks at several months of past price data to inform its decisions. It takes into account historical rise and falls, but over several months, not over days. It doesn't have "momentum" detectors (and when we tried adding some it generally performed worse).
Its objective is to build “stable growth” over the medium to long term (2.5-5 years). Stable here means “without drawdowns” (a drawdown is a top-to-bottom decline over a specific period). It optimises for a 4th generation risk measure - iVaR - which can roughly be described as the time it takes to recover any losses. You might also have seen a simplified version of it be called “the Ulcer Index”.