Algorithmic trading, or algo trading for short, is a term commonly thrown around in traditional finance and usually brought up when talking about institutional money or market makers. In this episode of the CoinFi Podcast, you’ll learn how algo trading applies to today’s crypto markets, how high-frequency traders profit from algos, and why algo trading may actually benefit the average, everyday traders in the long run.

Show Notes


Tim Tam – CoinFi CEO
Jonney Liu – Head of Crypto Research
Eugene Khaimson – Head of Quantitative Analytics

  • [1:17] Topic Introduction – Nate
  • [2:25] What Exactly Is Algorithmic Trading? – Eugene
  • [3:19] Historical Equity References and Predictions for the Future of Crypto Markets – Tim
  • [6:00] Is Algorithmic Trading Necessarily Better Than Human Trading? – Jonney
  • [8:15] Best Price Execution: Why Is It Relevant to Crypto Traders Today? – Eugene
  • [11:22] Effects of Algorithmic Bot Trading in Today’s Crypto Markets – Eugene
  • [15:37] Benefits of Market Maker Influence and Strategies for Traders – Eugene
  • [16:45] Decimalization and the Tightening of Spreads – Jonney
  • [18:13] What Is A “Spread” and How Does It Affect the Average Investor? – Jonney
  • [19:12] Issues with Liquidity Segmentation – Eugene
  • [21:22] How Algorithms Can Assist with Order Execution – Tim

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