20 Apr '16, 4pm

Looting of the Fox - The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift

Looting of the Fox - The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift

Now to many, ShapeShift appears to be a simple web service. It’s taken a lot of work by our engineers to keep up that appearance. Behind the scenes, the platform is complex. Over 1,400 direct asset trading pairs, integrations with half a dozen exchange API’s requiring real-time price information on all offered cryptocurrencies, low-latency service API’s to several dozen partners, the monitoring and calculation of constantly changing exchange rates and order book depth in some of the most volatile markets on Earth, and incorporation of what can only be described as alpha-level software in various states of disarray (coin daemons…bleh).

Full article: http://moneyandstate.com/looting-of-the-fox/

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