Fintech Platform

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This project is part of the liveProject series Build a Fintech Platform in Rust
Rust basics • algorithm and data structure basics • finance basics
skills learned
financial algorithms • Rust collections • iterators
Claus Matzinger
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER
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Future Finance Labs is creating an exchange platform for professional traders in hopes of expanding its customer base. As the fintech company’s star developer, your task is to build a matching engine that enables traders to find the best trading partners. Using Rust, the company’s chosen programming language, you’ll build the trading platform, the backbone of the engine, tying the accounting and trading components together. You’ll create the commands that enable interactions with the trading platform, parse input, and display the transaction log to the user. When you’re done, you’ll have built a fully functional matching engine, and you’ll have practical experience working with complex Rust data structures and iterators as well as applying mutable borrowing and ownership.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Claus Matzinger

Claus Matzinger is a software engineer with more than a decade of experience in a variety of technologies. In his current role at DEX Labs, Claus is a full-time Rustacean in the crypto world. Previously at Microsoft, Claus helped customers solve their biggest challenges by implementing solutions ranging from machine learning pipelines to cloud native architecture for large-scale data processing. His previous books and blog can be found at X5FF.


This liveProject is for enthusiastic Rust beginners. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basic Rust: declaring variables, loops, functions, branches, debugging (println!), modules, types (structs, enums)
  • Basic software engineering (unit testing, modularization)
  • Basic finance: phrases and terms (for example, “signer” and “debit”)

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to use Rust to build a matching engine as you master the following skills:

  • Use data structures and iterators from the Rust standard library
  • Work extensively with mutability
  • Apply borrowing and ownership in practice


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