It's a chicken and the egg problem. I want to use Bitshares more to trade because it's decentralised, but there is not enough volume there to trade without severe slippage, so I trade on a centralised exchange instead, taking potential volume away with me. How do we solve it? Is market making profitable, and how do we encourage it?
@fxminer Probably because Bitshares does no marketing and rarely does interviews and such. At least i never hear about them for the past 2 years. Also it's highly confusing with bridges and gateways and weird coin names.
1. Volumes have been as high as 2k btc/day visible here http://cryptofresh.com/assets It's usually comparable or bigger than many smaller altcoin exchanges.
2. There are numerous bots for all major pairs that will fill your orders completely most likely even though they aren't visible on order books. That's primarily how I do it.
3. You can use bridge service to internally convert assets even faster for some fee but with good liquidity.