Kx Technology Fund: UK Trends

15 Aug 2018 | , , , , ,

The Kx Technology Fund is a strategic technology partner for entrepreneurs and companies seeking to build or grow disruptive technologies. Shannon Jones is based in London and is part of the Kx Tech Fund team which is actively evaluating candidate start-ups and other types of companies for partnerships with Kx and its parent, First Derivatives plc (FD) globally. In this blog Shannon shares current insights from the investors' point of view about the who, what and why behind technology innovation in the marketplace today.  

Use Case: Kdb+ integral to BitMEX Bitcoin derivatives exchange growth strategy

27 Sep 2017 | , , , , ,

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, or BitMEX, was launched in 2014 as one of the first Bitcoin derivatives exchanges. The founders of BitMEX, experienced securities traders and engineers, understood that investing in the right technology at the start would be key to their success. Anticipating fast growth, their trading infrastructure needed to be robust, flexible and scalable. That's why BitMEX built their trading system in kdb+. Today, BitMEX is the world’s most advanced Bitcoin derivatives exchange and API. After three years BitMEX’s monthly trading volume exceeds US$4,000,000,000 of derivatives products, and continues to expand at a high rate. They anticipate $1 billion average daily volume by the end of their fourth year of operations.