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How can I connect to Seed CX's trading venues?

There are multiple ways to connect to Seed CX's trading venues depending on how latency sensitive you are.

Connectivity

Cross-connect

Seed CX’s primary trading engine and network point of presence (PoP) is located in the Equinix NY4 data center in Secaucus, NJ, with an additional PoP and backup in the Equinix CH2 data center in Chicago, IL. Participants can cross-connect at either NY4 or CH2, or both. For our latency-sensitive participants, we recommend cross-connecting at NY4. Please contact us if you would like to establish a cross-connect.

Extranet

Seed CX allows participants not currently hosted at any Equinix data center to connect directly via an extranet provider. Please contact us for a list of supported extranet provider of if you would like to get an extranet provider added.

Site-to-Site VPN

Participants may also connect directly to any of Seed CX’s PoPs (NY4 and/or CH2) over IPSec. Please contact us to get setup with site-to-site VPN access.

 

Third Party Trading Systems and Connectivity Providers

There are multiple third party trading technology providers that are connected to Seed CX for order routing and settlement services.  They are:

  • Caspian
  • Tradair
  • Blockfills
  • HydraX
  • Deltix
  • 1Konto

Seed has also partnered with connectivity providers that allow for high speed access to our systems.  They are:

  • Beeks
  • BornTech
  • Avalecom
  • GuavaTech

Please contact us for more information on how to access via these third party providers.

 

Market Access Protocols

FIX API

Seed CX uses FIX 4.4 for its FIX Order and Market Data Gateways. Participants can connect to Seed CX’s trading engine via FIX protocol via cross-connect, extranet and site-to-site VPN. Please see here for FIX specifications.

Web API

Participants can send and receive private (requires authentication) and public messages via the Web API. Documentation on Seed CX's Web API can be found here.

Market Access Software

SeedTrade

SeedTrade is Seed CX’s front-end application accessible via the internet. It connects to the exchange via the Web API. SeedTrade can be accessed from: https://trade.seedcx.com

Independent Software Vendors

Independent Software Vendors (“ISVs”) can provide connectivity to participants via the FIX protocol or WebAPI. Please contact us for a list of supported ISVs or if you would like to get a particular ISV added.