Not claiming the veracity of this, but a little birdie told me that colocation on the same AWS region for bitmex trading is a thing.

Not to mention the various other questions you could ask about that, my immediate question is: Bitmex is running on AWS?!

Anyway, if the anecdote is true ... what a world ...

@waxwing if you’re intrigued by using colocation to front run trading engines you might enjoy the books “Dark Pools” and “Flash Boys”

@thinkmassive
Yeah read Flash Boys several years ago. Big fan of Lewis' Liar's Poker and The Big Short.
Slightly less impressed by Flash Boys (still very good) because I don't think he had as coherent a narrative.

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