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What does Arbitrage mean?

Simultaneously buying and selling the same coins on different exchanges to benefit from price differences.
Not necessarily a crypto term, it’s a financial term. Basically in terms of financial assets, buying and selling the same asset through different gateways to take advantage of price differences.

You go in Europe, buy a Bitcoin, move it over, sell it in China, you bought at €10,000 and sold at €15,000.There are different types of arbitrage:
  • Triangular arbitrage, basically where you take pairings of assets - like EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, USD/GBP, and you would do triangular arbitrage between these pairs as they fluctuate.
  • Latency arbitrage - looking for ways to beat the platform, a fast account and a slow account, and buy/sell within the time difference.
  • There are more types.


Very difficult in mature markets, because mature markets tends to price out arbitrage opportunities. In immature markets, a blind rat with one arm could probably knock out an arbitrage opportunity on Bitcoin right now.
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