Buttercoin

Buttercoin is an open source, high-volume trading engine used to arrange trades in an order book.


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What Is Buttercoin?

Buttercoin is an open source, high-volume trading engine used to arrange trades in an order book.

It's inspired by the architecture of LMAX and aspires to very high throughput while remaining agnostic of what is traded.

Why Do We Need It?

Current trading platforms such as MtGox and Bitstamp have run into problems when handling high amounts of load.

Buttercoin would let trading platform operators run a high performance trading platform while separating out other concerns (like websocket tickers) that have different scaling characteristics.

How Can I Help?

If you're a developer, fork the repo, and get hacking. There will be tons of opportunity down the line for people to help with websites, documentation, etc.

Join #buttercoin on IRC.