Technology Scaling – BitMEX on the Road to 100x
29 May 2019
BitMEX talk about how they have handled unprecedented volumes on their exchange and provide a deep dive into overload/load shedding and problems inherent to horizontal scaling with practical insights into what can be parallelised and what must remain serial.
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
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.