You say you are the‘Fastest’ exchange…what do you mean by that?

By Richard Lane, Co-Founder

It would appear likely, because at the core of the Aquarius exchange resides a matching engine with throughput in excess of 100m trades per second — better than any other known exchange today.

There are exchanges making claims to be leaders in terms of latency… as if latency is at all relevant if all users receive the market data at the same time. We don’t believe it is.

In addition, speed for speed’s sake is “nothing” if never tested or stressed. (Even though most successful exchanges have faltered because of throughput issues during times of market volatility). But traditional institutional grade exchanges that utilise guaranteed (TCP/IP) protocols could never stress a core engine at 100th the speed because no existing traditional exchange can manage a network of enough concurrent connected users needed to stress such a platform 1/10 the size.

This example is important because Aquarius will be an institutional grade guaranteed protocol exchange capable of accepting millions of concurrent connected users.

Within such a large trading ecosystem, speed then becomes critical.