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Big Data: Too Popular for its Own Good? John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Today is your last chance to save $75 on tickets for A Leg to Stand On’s Rocktoberfest charity events in Chicago and New York! ~SD In Q2, ICOs raised $8.3 billion versus $3.3 billion in Q1. The average return of ICO tokens in Q2 was -55 percent.~SD Brazilian exchange group B3 reported that Q2 average daily volume in its derivatives segment rose 36.7 percent over Q1, and 4.7 percent year-over-year.~JK According to Preqin, there are now 499 members of the “Billion Dollar Club,” which is what it calls those institutional investors who…

Trump administration cuts staff at financial markets watchdog John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff We recently learned of some sad news: Joe Levin, a longtime Cboe vice president, passed away on July 29, 2018 at the age of 71. Before leaving the Cboe in June 2014, he served as the company’s vice president of research and product development. Among his many contributions to the exchange, Levin was instrumental in laying the groundwork for Cboe’s volatility products, including futures and options on the VIX index. Memorial contributions may be made to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (www.psp.org).~SR CFTC Commissioner Chris Giancarlo played banjo on Mike Marlin’s album “Grand Reveal”…

How is Bitcoin Like a Motorboat? – Jeff Bandman, Bandman Advisors Feature,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

“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…

Mosaic Data touts analytics platform that could cut trading losses John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The opinion piece in the Pekin Daily Times takes aim at the hedge fund and alternative investment space, including research saying that “of the 33 states for which data was available, the average state pension fund returned 5.46 percent over the decade ending in June 2017. A sample index fund of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds returned 6.4 percent on an annualized basis during that time.”~JK Brookings put out a study on global metropolitan areas with the fastest growing economies, and the list of the top 50 as measured by…

Regulators club together to form global ‘fintech sandbox’ John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Joe O’Neill, New York Commodity Exchange(s) Executive, Passes Away By John Lothian Longtime New York commodity exchange executive Joe O’Neill passed away on August 4, 2018 at the age of 74. This plain statement tells little of a life lived in the most colorful of times in New York commodity exchange history or a career that included launching the first financial futures (before CME/IMM by 2 years), the creation of the Dollar Index Contract (with the help of Paul Tudor Jones) and being the consultant for the futures trading aspects of the script of the hit movie “Trading…

The NYSE’s Owner Wants to Bring Bitcoin to Your 401(k) John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Mothering Type: JPX’s index suite shows strong July numbers and new-contract growth By Jim Kharouf It’s been a solid year for exchanges, with some welcome volatility and enough economic moves to keep it interesting. Those are common themes most markets have been able to capitalize on, and the Japan Exchange Group is well in that mix. July futures volumes showed some solid strength across its index suite with its Topix futures up 22 percent in July with an average daily volume of 1.15 million contracts. Its Nikkei 225 futures volume rose almost 40 percent for the month…

A former Goldman Sachs exec is joining a crypto-trading firm as it eyes a major global expansion Blog,CryptoMarkets

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A former Goldman Sachs exec is joining a crypto-trading firm as it eyes a major global expansion Frank Chaparro – Business Insider Circle, the cryptocurrency exchange operator, has snagged a former Goldman Sachs executive to help navigate the murky regulatory waters as it expands globally, Business Insider has learned. /jlne.ws/2AdGMCg Bitcoin Bounces as Traders Seek Silver Lining in SEC ETF Denial Olivia Schaber and Rachel Evans – Bloomberg Dissenting SEC Commissioner Peirce reiterated support for ETF; Peirce was outvoted 3-1 when regulator rejected the fund Cryptocurrency traders don’t know who to believe in the long-running battle to create an exchange-traded…

The Winklevoss Twins Want To Sell You A Bitcoin Fund Blog,CryptoMarkets

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The Winklevoss Twins Want To Sell You A Bitcoin Fund; The Winklevoss twins filed a form with the SEC that’s the first step to selling shares in a fund that would track the price of Bitcoin. A look at the next move for the Facebook-suing twins. Matthew Zeitlin – BuzzFeed News Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, impossibly strong-jawed and broad-shouldered rowers, tech entrepreneurs, and famous litigators of Mark Zuckerberg, are now two of the biggest and most famous players in Bitcoin, the cryptographic, digital currency whose wild price gyrations and security issues captivated the business press for a few weeks in…

Up to Two-Thirds of Bitcoin Transactions Have No Economic Value John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff One takeaway from the CME’s second quarter earnings report yesterday: Average daily volume at the exchange through the first half of the year was 20.2 million. In 2000, ADV was just over 2.5 million.~JK B3, formerly BM&F Bovespa, posted a volume increase of 52 percent on 1.3 billion contracts for the first half of 2018. FOW noted that it topped the Intercontinental Exchange‘s volume, moving B3 into third in terms of volume behind top exchange, CME Group up 20 percent with 2.5 billion contracts and the National Stock Exchange of India, up…