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Tech finally disrupting bond markets; Eurex tapped for Dutch IRS swaps clearing John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff On this day in 1973 the Black-Scholes options pricing formula was published – trivia courtesy of John Nelson, president and founder of The Applied Research Company.~SD Also on this day, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show opened in 1887, which is not related to options but maybe volatility.~JJL Elizabeth Lan Davis, a former chief trial attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Brian Walsh, both of the law firm of Murphy & McGonigle, wrote a commentary for JLN titled “CFTC Division of Enforcement Trends.”~JJL CME Group WTI Futures hit record open interest…

Finance chiefs warn on Big Tech; Trading venues buzzing; China to stamp out cryptocurrency trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Richard Sandor has a new book coming out, “Electronic Trading & Blockchain: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The book tells the story of his experience leading the first project to design and establish an electronic trading platform and for-profit exchange when he taught at Berkeley in the late 1960s. Included in the book are chapters from leaders in digital assets, including Don Wilson and Don Tapscott. Doc Sandor gives Jim Kharouf and I a tip of the hat in the book as we are mentioned as leading figures in the financial press covering the…