Arthur Hayes Says Emerging Digital Finance Might Force The Way Traders Take Breaks


One of the biggest differences between fiat and crypto exchanges is their availability for trading. Traditional exchanges have their own trading sessions, with few providing 24-hour access. This means that you can only transact within certain timeframes with no trading during state holidays or even weekends in most cases.

Talking about this to Bloomberg, the CEO of BitMex remarked:

“Some of the practices in our market are going to be mimicked in traditional trading […] All these things about being somewhere and trading something and physically reconciling records is all going to go out the window. Once you get away from that and understand that everything will be digital in the next 10 years, you realize that Bitcoin isn’t such a strange idea.”

This means that events that occur in real life outside of these timeframes have no instant impact on the market. Only at the next trading session will this influence be reflected (or not). This means that your last transactions made before the closing of the exchange may contradict the new trend that will be played at the opening.

Hayes also said that crypto is definitely not a threat to sovereign currencies, and actually would make things better for governments because they can track things better in their native currencies, which they can’t do with physical cash.

Crypto exchanges work 24/7 and instantly react to any event. So if you are fast enough, you can make profits via the news. But it also means that you should be online almost all the time, or you risk missing out on opportunities. In this case, you will need to take some steps towards preventing the loss.

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