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Notes from The Trading Show Chicago 2018 Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets

Terrapinn’s Trading Show has established itself as a sure sign of spring in Chicago, and while the past few years have found the event swinging heavily to a focus on the technology side of trading, including chips, servers, databases and connectivity, the 2018 edition of the show had a strong leaning towards…you guessed it: cryptocurrencies. Everywhere you go in financial markets in 2018, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are sure to be there. The exhibitors at the conference still skewed to the hard technology side (let’s face it, all of trading is touched by technology at this point) but the open…

Michael Bloomberg Slams ‘Epidemic’ Of Political Lies As Danger To Democracy John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Ibbo’s Kilt Challenge By Mark Ibbotson I am wearing a kilt to the IDX 2018 Gala for Futures for Kids because I believe in this charity’s mission! Each year, FIA hosts the IDX Gala in aid of Futures for Kids, an organization that raises funds on behalf of the futures and options industry for charities that strive to provide better lives and futures for children internationally. Over the last nine years, the IDX Gala has raised more than £1.4 million for Futures for Kids, including through the Kilt Challenge. Since 2010, various giants from the futures industry (to…

US judge scraps trial into CME Group’s defence of home market; Fed Reserve checking account? John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Former Barron’s columnist Steve Sears has emerged as the chief market strategist for StratiFi Technologies. Eurex Clearing’s new partnership program, aimed at creating an EU-based clearing facility for interest rate swaps, cleared a record EUR1.7 trillion in March.~JK Cboe Global Markets’ FX volume rose 37 percent to $762.9 billion in April, up from $554 billion a year earlier. Year-to-date notional volume is up 41 percent.~JK Did you know Cboe has an office in Quito, Ecuador?~JK Joe Noviello, the former head of eSpeed, is now managing director of Dealerweb Technologies at Tradeweb, according to…

Why Profiting From Wall Street Fear is No Longer Easy for Cboe John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Crypto Regulation Is Just Getting Started Jim Kharouf – JLN One thing is certain about regulation of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. We’re in the earliest of stages. And we’re caught between industry participants clamoring for clarity and regulators taking varied and measured approaches. It’s an awkward time for this market as new ideas and uses for initial coin offerings range from the next great financial payment system on blockchain to the world’s first blockchain toothbrush that lets you mine coins by brushing your teeth. Last month, the Institute For Financial Markets hosted its second Smart Regulation Roundtable…

Amazon and Google’s Cloud for Big Banks; Bold goals from Korean meeting John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Lessons From the “Not Guilty” Verdict in This Week’s Criminal Spoofing Trial Renato Mariotti Mariotti is a former federal prosecutor who spent almost 10 years investigating and prosecuting hundreds of cases in a wide variety of areas and is now a defense attorney. He is a former candidate for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General in Illinois. Wednesday’s stunning “not guilty” verdict in United States v. Andre Flotron, only the second spoofing case ever taken to trial, is a reminder that it is extremely difficult for prosecutors to prove a defendant’s intent beyond a reasonable doubt in the…

Electronic Trading Adoption and Crypto Parallels – Richard Sandor, AFX Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

“Sometimes these exogenous shocks force us to look at things that we do in a different way.” The financial industry has adapted to new technologies before, but AFX CEO and Chairman Richard Sandor believes blockchain will gain traction in financial services much quicker than electronic trading did. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Sandor talks about why he is a “buyer” of the crypto ecosystem.  

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Exchange clearing specialist and economist Thom Thompson has joined John Lothian News part-time as a contributing editor for the CryptoMarketsWiki.com project. Thomson has worked with the Chicago Board of Trade, BOTCC, Deutsche Boerse, Eurex, Eurex Clearing and the Swiss Exchange in a career that began at the CFTC as an industry economist. More recently, Thomson has worked with exchange startups Seed CX and Bcause. He can be contacted at thomthompson@johnlothian.com.~JJL If you wish to vote for whatever horse you have in the Intelligent Trading Technology Awards race, go here. ~SD Hanweck has been…

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff JLN Readers interested in the Crypto Evolved event in New York on June 27 from Viable Markets may receive a 10% discount when they register using THIS LINK  before April 30th. Limit of 50 tickets at that price.~JJL The SEC tracks the number of cyber actions it has taken since 2012. To date, it has opened 15 digital currency/ICO cases, 13 trading suspension cases, 4 hacking/insider trading cases, 4 market manipulation cases, 3 account intrusion cases and 2 customer information safeguard cases.~JK Business Insider reported “Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, and…

Kraken Pulls Out of Japan; Attorney Berkovitz to CFTC; Russia blamed for global cyber attack John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff A JLN Special: The 4th annual FinTech Exchange hosted by Barchart on April 25 & 26 in Chicago is giving away 10 tickets to the event, hosted at Venue SIX10 at 610 South Michigan Avenue. This year’s event will showcase presentations from fintech leaders on alternative data, trading innovation, blockchain in capital markets and cryptocurrencies. Hear from the bitcoin exchange Kraken, CME Group, Cboe Global Markets, AFX’s Richard Sandor and many more. This year’s event also features a new, half-day competition on April 25 called Startup Exchange, featuring fast presentations from 16 startupsóincluding…