Institutional Grade Products for Institutional Cryptocurrency Traders
OEMS, market making and arbitrage strategies, smart order router, custom bots, single API for execution to top exchanges and a redundancy framework to run strategies
margin built the first dedicated cryptocurrency trading terminal back in early 2014. Initially we only connected to BTC-e and Bitstamp but from the start our idea was to have a unified interface to the crypto markets. The terminal is written in C++ and can be run on Windows, macOS and Linux. The philosophy from the start was to provide a very visual experience and to make interaction with your orders as easy as drag n' drop. It has multi-monitor support so that professional traders can configure their optimum setup and comes pre-loaded with technical indicators, drawing tools, integrated twitter and Reddit feeds.
Unified API Layer
One of the reoccurring issues that we hear about is the difficulty of maintaining API connections to cryptocurrency exchanges. We heard you and we are here to help. We've built a unified API (MMC), which provides connectivity and execution to every exchange we support - if you need one we don't have it can be added quickly! The MOR API allows you to receive aggregated orderbooks from multiple exchanges and execute smart order routing and cross exchange arbitrage. Nuances such as API polling limits, alignment of token names (e.g., XBT on Kraken) and differences in minimum trading amounts etc. are all handled. And in times of stress when websocket connections go down we have mechanisms that fallback to REST to ensure that your orders get away.
Whether you are bringing a new token to market, an exchange looking to increase liquidity or a more traditional market maker, margin has a set of tuneable algorithms that will fit your needs. Our algorithms can be run directly in the terminal or in a headless mode atop our redundant framework for increased reliability. For those looking to reduce exposure we can provide dynamic hedging for tokens that have derivative markets.
It's one thing to have a great trading strategy that makes a profit, but another thing to ensure that it stays running 24/7 in crypto markets that never sleep. We have built a decentralised peer-to-peer fully redundant framework that switches leader nodes if for some reason trading is not possible on the current active node. This, coupled with telegram bots that provide notifications and an interface to allow changes to be quickly made, gives you the peace of mind you need to trade with notoriously unreliable crypto exchanges.
Smart Order Router
Liquidity is spread thinly across many exchanges, but with margin's aggregated orderbooks you have access to deep liquidity and the perfect tool for OTC desks to offer best price for thousands of crypto tokens. We have built a Smart Order Router that is fund aware and takes into account exchange fees and orderbook depth to compute best price execution. A larger order can be placed with a single click in which the optimum order split is calculated and multiple orders are triggered simultaneously ensuring no front running can occur.
Building on our aggregated orderbook liquidity we are in a position to be able to offer advanced arbitrage tools, both in the terminal itself and as custom bots in our redundant framework. We traverse exchange orderbooks and take into account trading fees to ensure profitable trades are executed. Furthermore we handle canonicalisation of token names to ensure alignment of orderbooks (e.g. Kraken's XBT liquidity is treated as BTC liquidity).
Whether you have already developed your own bots for crypto or another asset class or you want to employ margin's bots, we will get you up and running in no time. Execution on 20 of the top crypto spot exchanges and the ability to dynamically hedge your positions on futures and options markets makes margin the obvious choice when it comes to running custom crypto strategies.