As is usually the case in the cryptocurrency world, making money is most people’s main objective. Given how bearish 2018 has turned out to be in this regard, it seems unlikely there will be many big opportunities to do so. Arbitrage, on the other hand, lets speculators pocket small profits in quick succession. It seems to be the safer way of making money under any market circumstance.
Every single week, there is at least one arbitrage opportunity involving Monero. This is not necessarily all that surprising, as it is one of the less liquid markets in the crypto market cap top 15 right now. Even so, the price gap between Kraken, HitBTC, and Poloniex continues to exist. Buying on Kraken and selling on those two other exchanges can result in profits of up to 2.7%, which is more than respectable.