The philosophy behind the Arbitrage software is to automatically profit from temporary price differences between exchanges while being market-neutral. Unlike other legacy systems, Arbitrage’s aBot doesn't sell but actually short sells designated cryptocurrencies on the short exchange, this feature offers two important advantages.
First, the strategy is always market-neutral, meaning as the cryptocurrency market's moves (up or down) it doesn't impact the strategy of returns. In simple terms, this removes a huge amount of risk from the platform’s overall return strategy as the market could suddenly lose half its value and this won't make any difference in the strategy returns.
Second, the aBOT's strategy doesn't need to transfer cryptofunds (e.g. BTC, LTC or Fiat) between cryptocurrency exchanges. The buy/sell and sell/buy opposing trade activities are done in parallel on two different exchanges, independently.