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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…

Options Market Says China Risks Are Underpriced; This firm is competing with banks to hire data analysts, developers and even ex-traders; The monopoly aspirations of exchanges and the CFD rulings Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Predictive Bits & Pieces Spencer Doar – JLN Last Friday the CBOE hosted an event on predictive analytics. Some 50-plus people were in attendance to hear from Joe Gits of Social Market Analytics (SMA), Koleman Strumpf of the University of Kansas and Wachi Bandara of Pluribus Labs. While a range of topics were mentioned, much of the focus was on harnessing Twitter sentiment for actionable trade intelligence. The following are a few takeaways: Strumpf, who studies predictive markets — think of sites like Betfair — says that the days of their effectiveness as prognosticators is done. Don’t…