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Jeffrey Tessler elected as Eurex Frankfurt and Eurex Clearing Chairman John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Rumi Morales Announces Joining Outlier Ventures at “Launch, Lunch & Learn” Sarah Rudolph – JLN Rumi Morales, the former head of CME Ventures, is now a partner at the London-based blockchain investment company Outlier Ventures. She and Jamie Burke, the CEO of Outlier, announced the news and spoke about the company’s plans Wednesday to a packed room at the Connectory in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Morales will head up Outlier Ventures’ Chicago branch, which the company expects to be a launch pad for expansion into the rest of the U.S. She and Burke said they are looking 3-5 years…

Hedge Fund Managers See Echo of Past Crashes in Markets John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff CryptoMarketsWiki.com will be launched later today in what we are describing as a soft launch. More details to come.~JJL Eurex Clearing announces its first US-based general clearing member, INTL FC Stone US.~JJL Had enough of this planet? Want to get off? You are in luck. Become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon (it already has 200,000 citizens and a government).~JB ++++ FIA IDX 2018 – Coalescing Liquidity, Periodically JohnLothianNews.com Cboe Europe CEO Mark Hemsley recalls how a few years ago,…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 27, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Crypto Collapse Spreads With Hundreds of Coins Plunging in Value Olga Kharif – Bloomberg Finder.com says more than 80% of tokens dropped in price; Weekly survey finds average decline in value of 19 percent The meltdown in Bitcoin is weighing on more than the biggest cryptocurrency. Over 80 percent of 1,586 digital coins Finder.com tracks in a weekly survey decreased in price in the past seven days. The tokens fell 19 percent on average, Finder.com found in the week ended June 25. /jlne.ws/2lB2eaj Facebook eases ban on cryptocurrency related ads Reuters Facebook Inc on Tuesday decided to allow certain ads…

Goldman Sachs has created a new team to take on high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel at their own game John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff OCC’s rebranding video has a very “Birdman”-esque percussion accompaniment. (But then again, I’m a biased drummer.) The full lowdown on the OCC’s rebranding can be found here.~SD FIA is a recruiting a new director of compliance and regulation for its European policy and regulation team in London. The new hire will replace Robert Barnes, who is leaving his role as director of regulation later this summer to rejoin the UK regulator, FCA, as part of its Brexit team. Rob originally joined FIA in 2013 from FCA, where he had been part of the…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 26, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Andreessen Horowitz Launches $300 Million Crypto Fund Co-Led By Its First Female General Partner Alex Konrad – Forbes Andreessen Horowitz announced on Monday that it had hired Kathryn Haun as a general partner and one of the two lead investors of a16z crypto, a new $300 million fund that will invest in cryptocurrency companies, coins and protocols. Chris Dixon, the firm’s longtime crypto-focused investor behind Coinbase and Polychain Capital, is the other leader of the new fund. /jlne.ws/2K8x0pz Robinhood: Sovereign nations will make crypto their default currency JP Mangalindan – Yahoo Finance Cryptocurrencies are the future. That’s what Robinhood co-CEO…

Ex-Goldman Exec Pushes ’70s Fix for Bond Market’s Big Problem John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The Crypto-Evolved event in New York on Wednesday still has some tickets available. In fact, you can click on THIS LINK and sign up with a 25% discount for being a reader of this newsletter. Please take a look at the promotional video we produced, starring TT’s Mike Unetich for more information on the conference.~JJL Join DePaul University for the upcoming Federal Trade Commission event: “Decrypting #Cryptocurrency Scams.” Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Chamber of Digital Commerce. And our friend…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 25, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

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Crypto community welcomes US regulator’s stance on Ether; Director of the division of corporate finance at the SEC says sales of Ether are not securities transactions. Hayley McDowell – The Trade The cryptocurrency industry breathed a sigh of relief after the US financial watchdog stated it does not consider the Ether cryptocurrency to be a security. /jlne.ws/2lys0fv Mt. Gox Creditors Get New Avenue for Recovering Bitcoin Losses Lily Katz – Bloomberg Things may be looking up for creditors of Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange that ultimately went down in flames after saying thousands of Bitcoins had disappeared….

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – June 22, 2018 Blog,CryptoMarkets

Japan’s largest crypto exchange halts new account creation; BitFlyer was hit with ‘business improvement order’ from Japanese regulator Adam Samson – FT BitFlyer has stopped accepting any new customers after the Japanese financial regulator ordered the country’s biggest cryptocurrencies exchange to improve its procedures. /jlne.ws/2KcjgcU From farm to plate, blockchain dishes up simple food tracking; Technology promises to make provenance of goods and supply hiccups easier to pinpoint Louise Lucas – FT Blockchain may have started life as the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin but it is quietly starting to revolutionise a far more prosaic sector: the world of…

A new generation of anti-Americans; SEC judges appointment violated Constitution John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff We have produced a promotional video for the Crypto Evolved event in New York on Wednesday at the New York Athletic Club. Trading Technologies’ Mike Unetich visited our offices to give the conference a plug. Please take a look and visit www.crypto-evolved.com for more details.~JJL FIA Operations Americas Division members are invited to enjoy food, drinks and an exciting game of baseball at the 18th Annual Summer Outing in Chicago. Join the Operations Americas Division for the Sox v. Yankees on 8/8. Get the details and register~JJL FIA Announces Fourth Annual Innovators Pavilion…