In Part 1 of this series, we told stories of the origin of BitMEX.

Today, we’re offering Part 2 of this series — a deep dive into overload and problems inherent to horizontal scaling. We will discuss the results from our efforts so far in handling unprecedented volumes and will detail the parts of the BitMEX engine that must remain serial, the parts that can be parallelised, and the benefits of BitMEX’s API-first design.

In Part 3, we’ll explain code optimizations that have already been put in place, systems that have been parallelised, and why certain features have been removed…

​For some, crypto-coins have a bad reputation: “it facilitates money laundering” is a common belief.

Enlightened Hodlers retort that Bitcoin is a terrible way to launder money: it has a public ledger and relative illiquidity vs. the USD. While USD is the preferred method of account, which USD assets do money launderers favour? Pro-Tip: It ain’t Bitcoin.

In these modern times, washing $1 million of crisp cocaine-tainted Benjamins is no easy feat. If you walk up to a teller and attempt to deposit into a bank, they most likely will turn you away or call the police. …

BitMEX

Based in Seychelles, offers next generation crypto-coin trading platform, which supports highly leveraged trading via perpetual and fixed-date contracts.

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