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
Current trends in eFX: Data and analytics are the next arms race
27 Jun 2018
Today’s FX market is very different from what it once was, marked by a change in focus across the industry. Rich Kiel, Global Head of FX Solutions, describes the current trends in the broader eFX ecosystem and discusses one overarching theme: an increasing reliance on data and analytics
Use Case: Cobalt integrates Kx technology with next generation FX post-trade processing network
13 Jun 2018
Fintech company Cobalt harnesses the power of Kx technology as its primary data store and also uses several components of Kx for Flow, a white-label FX ecosystem. This use case describes how Cobalt utilizes Kx to reengineer the financial markets and tackle the challenges of FX post-trade processing.
Kx technology integrated into innovative blockchain trade processing platform
8 May 2018
By James Corcoran Blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies, has widespread applications both within the financial industry and more broadly in other sectors. Kx technology is known for extremely fast processing of large volumes of real-time data, and has been widely adopted by financial services institutions to get an edge when it comes to analytics and
Kdb+ and Factom: Securing data on the blockchain with qfactom
13 Sep 2017
Blockchain applications are proliferating in the financial services industry and Kx technology is increasingly being used in these systems to provide high-speed data analytics, like by the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and by financial technology firm Cobalt DL. qfactom, is a kdb+ wrapper library designed to interact with the Factom blockchain via its client and wallet applications. The library provides convenient functions to create, publish data to, and read data from, Factom chains for the purpose of creating and validating secure audit trails.