12 Oct 2018

The Fast and the Curious: the Latency Barrier for Institutional Crypto Traders

Our Product Manager, Gaspard Coudurier, spoke to Emilia David of WatersTechnology about the importance of latency for the crypto market.

compliant time stampingWatersTechnology 8/10/2018
: Banks and hedge funds have traditionally looked at cryptocurrencies with a large amount of scepticism, but in the past few years, interest in the space has ratcheted up. With increased interest comes a lot of pressure on crypto exchanges to prove they meet institutional investors’ exacting requirements.

Digital currency exchanges (DCEs) are where cryptocurrency trading happens, where the market data lies, and in some cases where the money lives, as is the case with traditional exchanges. And this wild new world is attracting prospectors. Institutional investors—hedge funds, traders from banks, and high-frequency firms—are interested in the possibilities crypto assets hold. But they are not without risks.Gaspard Coudurier

Network providers like BSO and BT have already received interest from a number of DCEs, executives at both firms say. Both offer cloud and hosted services and co-locate in data centres so clients enjoy low-latency connectivity to exchanges such as Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange.

Gaspard Coudurier, product manager at BSO, says crypto exchanges and crypto traders have reached out to talk about enhancing connectivity for institutional investors. Coudurier says;

“Institutional investors, when it comes to choosing an exchange, use connectivity and latency as a parameter. We’ve seen a lot of institutional investors thinking of moving into cryptos so we’ve seen a lot of consideration for latency.”

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The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 50+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co