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You Actually Do Understand Crypto – Gary DeWaal, Katten Muchin Rosenman Standard

“The most common mistake people make is not realizing that blockchain technology… is another app. It’s another way of doing something – it’s another way of communicating information.” Gary DeWaal, special counsel for Katten Muchin Rosenman, has context to provide. He supported himself through law school as a journalist (you could do that back in the day, apparently), learned he hated the securities law firm he joined, pivoted to futures, worked for the CFTC and an array of law firms and now has dived into the realm of crypto. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in…

The Challenges of Crypto Market Trade Surveillance – Bailey Kessing, Trillium Standard

“So what type of trouble can crazy, 85-year-old Aunt Zelda – who’s now a honed market manipulator – get into in the crypto world?”  Do you have an aunt named Zelda? Do you own cryptocurrency? Ever had an awkward conversation at Thanksgiving dinner?  In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s event in New York, Bailey Kessing, head of business development for Trillium, uses a few examples to demonstrate how market manipulation in cryptocurrencies could occur.     Produced by Mike Forrester

From Corporate Red Tape to Liberated Entrepreneur – Ralf Roth, Quantitative Brokers Standard

“Growth … really comes from change. So if you look at when I was in the fixed income business and people were using HP calculators to interpolate their yields – if we’d stuck with that, it would not have driven us forward.”   Ralf Roth, CEO of Quantitative Brokers, has seen colleagues try to meticulously plan for their future or that of their children only to realize that nothing can go exactly as planned. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Roth talks about how he inadvertently ended up meeting his goal of working for a bank, the…

The Spread – Pump Up The Vol(ume) – 8/10 Standard

In this week’s recap of happenings in the options world we delve into some confusing terms, Spinal Tap and Recep Erdogan’s plight. The following are the stories referenced in this week’s episode of “The Spread”:  –Tabb Group -> US Options Volume on Pace for Record Year Despite Drop Off, Lower Volatility in Q2 –OCC -> OCC Clears the Path to Greater Capital Efficiencies for Clearing Firms in U. S. Exchange-Listed Options Markets –WSJ -> Regulators Probe Options Market’s Major Clearinghouse –Bloomberg -> Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin –Bloomberg -> Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in…

How to Survive the Financial Media Markets for 30+ Years – Bruce Morris, Tabb Group Standard

“I met this guy on a job interview – he wanted to sell ads for us. I said, ‘Show me what magazine you’re with.’ He said, ‘Well it’s not a magazine, it’s a website.” It’s November of 1994… I said, ‘What’s a website?” and he showed me the future.”  What do retail sports, art and finance have in common? Bruce Morris, CEO of Tabb Group, for one. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Morris talks about bad bosses, fax machines, his first Blackberry and the connections he made along the way.    Produced by Mike Forrester  …

Banks and Fintechs: Friends or Foes? – Sadia Halim, BNP Paribas Standard

“Many of these startups and fintechs recognize the benefits and strengths of the scale, the stability, the reach, and that regulatory know-how that the incumbents offer. And the smart incumbents, they recognize that insight, that agility, and the benefits of these startups and fintechs.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Sadia Halim, managing director, head of CIB Americas innovation with BNP Paribas, discusses the banking industry’s need to explore new fields and ventures as startups in the space threaten the entrenched big banks.    Produced by Mike Forrester

How is Bitcoin Like a Motorboat? – Jeff Bandman, Bandman Advisors Standard

“When the government seizes a boat or a house or a car, they auction it off. When the government seizes illegal narcotics – cocaine, heroin you name it – they don’t auction it off to the American people. So, to me, when they seized bitcoin and auctioned it off to the American people, I thought ‘This is legal, this is going to be OK and I need to pay a lot more attention to this.’”    In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s New York event, Jeff Bandman of Bandman Advisors paints a holistic view of the digital asset regulatory landscape, from…

Are We Reliving History? – Dave Weisberger, ViableMkts Standard

“The important thing to understand about crypto is it’s polymorphic… meaning that the same thing can be an investment,… it can be a commodity… or it can be a currency.” Did you know that when bitcoin was trading at its highs in December 2017, one could regularly purchase it for $1,000-$2,000 less than the “highs” being reported in the news? In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Dave Weisberger, head of equities at ViableMkts, compares the current state of crypto trading infrastructure to previous market structure issues.   Produced by Mike Forrester

Zen and the Art of Potty Training – John McCrank, Reuters Standard

“[Mindfulness] is about using the more reflective part of your brain instead of the more reactive part – which is kind of that fight or flight mode.”  John McCrank, correspondent for Reuters, recently completely Reuters’ mindfulness course. The company instituted the mindfulness training to help employees cope with stress and improve mental health. In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, McCrank talks about the benefits he has seen since completing the course and how it unexpectedly helped with parenting.   Produced by Mike Forrester