Crypto-Fracking: Why advanced smart order routing is the next frontier for crypto

The power of smart order routing infrastructure on the cryptocurrency markets is exponential... and necessary.

Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking, is a process where a pressurized liquid is injected into rocks forming tiny fractures to allow petroleum and natural gas to flow freely in order to extract it. There is debate over its impact on the environment, but there is no doubt it has revolutionized global energy. Fracking has created the ability to extract oil and gas where it was not possible before—it has literally created more liquidity in energy. Smart Order Routing can do the same for digital assets.

Traders looking to buy and sell cryptocurrencies at the best price need to traverse dozens of exchanges and chip away their position with no guarantee that they’re getting the best price at the moment they execute their trades. There is a better way.

At Mainbloq we’ve integrated a Streaming Smart Order Router into our TradeBloq execution management system that solves these problems. With the press of one button trades are executed across multiple exchanges to ensure the best price. Our SOR has direct, streaming connections to all of the major exchanges ensuring trades are executed faster than anyone else. Smart order routing reduces slippage since all trades executed near simultaneously, the market making bots don't have time to widen the spreads when they spot a large trade.

Before fracking, oil and natural gas could only be extracted from large, easily accessible wells. Fracking recalibrated the economics of extracting energy from smaller, less accessible sources. The same applied to digital assets—it wasn’t feasible for sophisticated traders to efficiently make large trades—that changes today. Our Smart Order Router gives traders the ability to press one button and extract slices of liquidity across dozens of exchanges and currency pairs, at the best price.

Smart Order Routing is just one small piece of what we’re creating at MainBloq. We’re building a best-in-class cloud-based modular platform joining data, tools, research, and insights for digital assets. It’s time that cryptocurrency got more sophisticated.

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