14 May Bitfinex & Connamara Release Digital Asset FIX Gateway
We are pleased to announce a collaboration with Connamara, the premier provider of matching engine technology, to deliver an open-source FIX (Financial Information eXchange) digital asset gateway for professional traders wishing to enter the digital asset markets.
With the successful deployment of the FIX gateway, our aim is to facilitate improved access to digital asset liquidity for brokers, institutions, and professional traders around the world.
Created in the early 1990s, Financial Information eXchange (FIX) is an industry standard electronic communications protocol that facilitates data transfer between financial institutions. As a non-proprietary protocol, FIX is a common language spoken by many existing institutional client systems and frameworks. Using standard messages supported by a FIX gateway, the time and effort required by institutional traders to connect to Bitfinex, or any other digital asset liquidity provider, is significantly reduced.
Paolo Ardoino, Bitfinex CTO, commented “We are proud to be able to provide next-level access to global cryptocurrency markets. Through this collaboration we aim to combine Connamara’s financial technology expertise with our experience to improve the efficiency of digital asset markets and allow for streamlined access to cryptocurrency trading.”
“It has been a pleasure to work with Bitfinex on this project. They have been a pioneering firm in the digital asset markets since 2012 and it is exciting to collaborate with them as they lead the way in the adoption of the FIX protocol for their rapidly growing industry.” commented Daniel Curry, Head of Business Development at Connamara.
The digital asset FIX gateway is entirely open-source, transparent and available for the greater community to contribute to. The FIX gateway documentation is available here. Institutions interested in testing out our FIX gateway, whether traditional or digital-asset focused, can contact [email protected] to learn more. Connamara will work with Bitfinex to ensure seamless and trouble-free testing and integration of the FIX gateway.
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