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FIA 2018 charts the rise of institutional crypto investors Blockchain,Blog,CryptoMarkets

Like most people, I tend to pay more attention when someone directly addresses me or people like me. As a millennial, I tend to exercise this principle a lot, as we’ve been inundated by the word “millennials” over the past 10 years or so. We’re a hot topic. At the FIA Expo this year, the talks focusing on Digital Assets mentioned millennials frequently. This ranged from comments explicitly mentioning my demographic’s greater activity in crypto trading and investment compared with other generations, to jokes about using Bakkt to buy pumpkin spice lattes – a stereotypical seasonal favorite for younger consumers…

EU urged to tackle Brexit derivatives uncertainty; Adena Friedman comments on the C-suite John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards, in support of Pathway to Adventure Council of Boy Scouts of America, will be on November 15 in the Chicago Board of Trade Building. Become a sponsor or buy a ticket to attend HERE.~JJL Trader and world class sailor Brian Porter won the Melges 24 fall championship last weekend on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Another trader, Thomas Freitag, took fourth place.~JJL Have you paid for your 2018 JLN subscription yet? We can send you an invoice. You can pay with a credit card online, or send us…

Blockchain tokenization: a simplified explanation Blog,CryptoMarkets

436 & 442 East 13th Street, Manhattan, New York: that’s the address of Manhattan’s first tokenized real estate asset, a 12-unit luxury condo building valued at $30 million. Forbes posted a story last week about the building, which turned its shares into tokenized securities in order to “remove the unruly pressure of traditional bank financing.” The blockchain space is full of both technical jargon and empty, flashy buzzwords. It is sometimes hard to tell which is which – this can make trying to learn anything about the space a vexing task. One of the most important terms to know is…

Look Who’s Talking Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Feature

Last week many of us were surprised to hear EF Hutton talk again – Wow! They exist? – when Hutton issued three press releases over eight days. Hutton has emerged as potentially much cooler, socially conscious version of a money machine and not just because the money takes the form of cryptocurrency. It seems that Hutton’s brand had been hanging out somewhere deep in Citigroup until half a dozen years ago when it was resurrected and sent out to fare on its own. EF Hutton today is a broker dealer unit of HUTN, Inc. Based in Springfield, Ohio, HUTN’s CEO…

How blockchain may be used to create “smart cities” – Paul Doherty of TDG Blockchain,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Feature

Paul Doherty, founder and chairman of The Digit Group (TDG), a company that designs, builds, and maintains what he calls “smart cities” around the world, was one of the speakers at Chicago’s 2018 “Voice of Blockchain” event at Navy Pier last month. In 2017, Doherty accompanied Donald Trump on his trip to China as part of a delegation of 30 CEOs from major U.S. companies. The trip proved fruitful for TDG – Doherty and Gong Yueqiong, president of the Chinese company Foton Motor Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the trip. According to the MOU, Foton Motor Group,…

Crypto Exchanges Embrace Controversial Practices; Weathering the financial crisis; Hurricane season John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims AP Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. /jlne.ws/2x1TFLJ ***** The fire department by my house has a moving display of American Flags and signs documenting the various key events of the 9/11 day from 17 years ago. We shall not forget.~JJL ++++ Hits & Takes JLN Staff Today we have a report from JLN on CMT, reported by contributing editor Chuck Mackey….

Under The Crypto Hood With CMT Digital Feature,Video,video

You can trade cryptocurrencies on a screen but that doesn’t mean they have a ton in common with traditional assets. John Lothian News Contributing Editor Chuck Mackie sat down with three members of CMT Digital to discuss the challenges posed by digital assets. Colleen Sullivan, CMT Digital’s CEO, talks about the missing infrastructure needed to bring cryptocurrency into the mainstream market. Rob Walker, CMT CTO, discusses market fragmentation and the accelerated pace at which crypto is evolving. Finally, Brad Koeppen, head of cryptocurrency trading at CMT, talks about adapting to cryptocurrencies’ sprawling ecosystem. Produced by Mike Forrester  Interview Conducted by…

A Couple of Takes on the Voice of Blockchain Conference Feature

A few folks from JLN attended the Voice of Blockchain Conference at Navy Pier this past Friday and Saturday. Here are some observations from two of them: Sarah Rudolph: The Voice of Blockchain event at Navy Pier was big – at least, the room where it was held was enormous, with the microphones on each stage just loud enough to drown out the echo from the microphones on the other stages. There was perhaps an overabundance of stages and topics from which to choose, but there were some interesting speakers as well as startup companies with vendor booths. Denny Chared…

Report from the International Blockchain Congress Blockchain,Feature

The second International Blockchain Congress (IBC) took place on Friday at the Aon Center in Chicago. Topics ranged from crypto trading to smart contracts to the regulations surrounding ICOs. While the Congress was run much more efficiently than the first version, which fell hours behind schedule, this iteration saw much less in the way of attendance and speakers from outside the U.S.  That said, a couple of speakers from Asia shed interesting light on cryptocurrency markets that those in the West rarely see or understand. Highlights from IBC included: Panel: Crypto Trading 2018 Somewhat surprisingly, the Crypto Trading panel actually…