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ttcX: Applying the Top Trading Cycle algorithm to NFT exchange 

by Matteo Leibowitz

August 16, 2019, 8:34PM EDT  ·  12 min read

Quick Take

  • A result of both deficient market structure and the nature of nascent assets involved, the illiquid state of the NFT market results in poor allocative efficiency.
  • This paper introduces the concept of the Top Trading Cycle algorithm as it relates to NFTs, providing a more efficient means of exchanging goods between participants with distinct subjective valuations. 
  • Although the Top Trading Cycle explicitly avoids use of a common medium of exchange, it can nevertheless be leveraged to surface a relative value rank among non-obviously priced assets.

by Matteo Leibowitz

August 16, 2019, 8:34PM EDT  ·  12 min read

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