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”

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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