The Digitex Exchange
Non-Custodial, Zero-Fee Futures Exchange
The exchange is a hybrid that combines the speed and reliability of a centralized order matching engine with the security of decentralized account balances. For the first time, traders will enjoy real-time futures trading with instant, on-chain settlement, without the long delays, costs and other drawbacks of truly decentralized exchanges.
Our exchange’s code runs in all modern, popular web browsers, as well as running in a browserless environment such as a trading bot or a price data feed client script. The architecture of our exchange is designed as a multi-tier service oriented architecture, with an intuitive event-driven user interface on the front end, and blockchains integrated on the back end.
There is a high performance event cache within the system which can update millions of clients in near real time with events generated in the order matching system.
The entire back end is dynamically scalable using a variety of techniques appropriate to the component and/or the tier on which it is deployed. AWS auto-scaling is a major component in the web layer with a proprietary scaling solution for the order matching engine which allows us to prioritise busier markets or indices.
The database/account uses a sharding data model design which will allow for seamless expansion of account performance in the future as the population grows.