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 foreign exchange market is very different from what it once was reflecting a reliance by market participants on new types of data and analytics in pre- and post-trade execution. The current trend in eFX: is increasing reliance on data and analytics.
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.
Business Growth Fund partnership to extend Kx technology in new markets
19 Feb 2017
Kx parent First Derivatives (FD) recently announced its latest strategic partnership is with the Business Growth Fund (BGF), one of the UK’s leading investors. This new alliance plans to seed Kx technology in up-and-coming businesses looking for the kind of technological advantage that only Kx can provide. Target areas will include cyber security, AI, blockchain, robotics, nanotechnology, life sciences, neurology and machine learning.