Lightning Tickerplants and kdb+: Pay-per-ticker with micropayments on the Lightning network
1 May 2019
This article builds on previous papers like Storing and Exploring the Bitcoin blockchain, which showcased how Bitcoin transaction data could be stored in a more familiar kdb+ partitioned database format. This enables custodial services, like cryptocurrency exchanges, to more easily query and monitor the funds under their control.
Kdb+ storing and exploring the Bitcoin blockchain
6 Dec 2018
In this latest kdb+ technical white paper Jeremy Lucid and Daniel Irwin look at kdb+ and blockchain explorer technology, which provides a convenient means for users to monitor their cryptocurrency transactions and funds, and can be used to provide broader insightful metrics on the overall state of a network.
Securing digital assets – a Bitcoin full node API for kdb+
31 Oct 2018
By Jeremy Lucid In this article Kx engineer Jeremy Lucid describes the qbitcoind library that he has created and shared on GitHub. The library allows individual users or applications to communicate with the Bitcoin Core full node and wallet implementation, facilitating direct bitcoin transactions. Jeremy is also the author of an earlier Kx blog on Bitcoin, Kdb+ and
Kx Ventures: UK Trends
15 Aug 2018
Kx Ventures 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 Ventures 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.