Alpaca API code taking minutes to hours to print trade data

Hello, I’m new to algo trading and have started using Alpaca API. I try to stream bitcoin trade data but it takes minutes to hours for a trade to be printed. I’ve tried this using python and go, and I get the same result. Now I’m wondering if my free account is the issue. Can anyone help?

I’m having the same issue as this dude: Significant delay in market streaming data ( live + paper )

@MasterClapper101 The streamed crypto trades only represent trades executed on the Alpaca platform. There are some crypto pairs which simply do not trade very often. That is most likely the reason you are seeing large ‘gaps’ in the data.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a paid or free account. For crypto data they both have the same data.

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