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Scholes on team launching low-vol cryptocurrency; CFTC ‘astounded’ as Congress prepares to cut budget; Volatility Leaves Europe Banks Whipsawed Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Saga token: Nobel winner Myron Scholes on team launching low-volatility cryptocurrency Eshe Nelson and Joon Ian Wong – Quartz Last year, when the price of bitcoin rose 1,000%, you might have regretted not buying in. Now that it has fallen almost 40% so this year, perhaps you don’t have as many regrets. The murky trading and wrenching volatility of cryptocurrencies threaten their place as a fundamental plank of the future financial system, as proponents are pushing. Now, a group of famed economists and financial innovators have a plan to address those challenges by creating “the first non-anonymous blockchain-based…

Slippery Slope: Let’s Let Markets Decide On New Contracts Blog,Commentary,Feature

Do exchanges need further regulation on the contracts they launch? That is the question the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is addressing now with the so-called self-certification process for new contracts. Exchanges have not faced this type of scrutiny over the launch of a new product in recent history until Bitcoin. Several new contract ideas have been squashed by legislation or regulation, including movie futures and onion futures way back when. But for the most part, exchanges are allowed to introduce new contracts as they wish and ultimately let the markets decide on whether or not they offer enough value to…

Senate votes to confirm slate of three CFTC commissioners; Bats fires up debate over NYSE and Nasdaq closing auctions; LSE’s New Brexit Plan to Protect London Financial-Hub Status John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Chris Giancarlo as Chairman, Quintenz and Behnam as Commissioners.~JJL The latest in Asia Pacific Financial News from John Lothian News for August 3, 2017 is available here Trade Alert President Henry Schwartz‘s talk is today’s video from MarketsWiki Education. The other videos we have released so far are Everyone Can’t Be the Best from former NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer, The Concept of Basis from Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council, and The State of Today’s Markets: Issues and Opportunities from Tabb Group founder…

Deutsche Bank walks away from US swaps clearing; Soc Gen sees fixed income trading boom; Crunch time for increasingly brittle London Metal Exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Trump Preparing to Nominate Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Giancarlo as Chair; The former brokerage executive is currently serving as acting chairman Andrew Ackerman – WSJ The Trump administration is preparing to nominate J. Christopher Giancarlo as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, according to people familiar with the matter, elevating the former brokerage executive to the full-time head of the top U.S. derivatives regulator. /goo.gl/XFy2Wg ***** This would be a terrific outcome. Acting Chairman Giancarlo is widely respected and very knowledgeable. All we need now is some other commissioners. ++++ Nasdaq’s Black Belt CEO on IPOs, Unicorns,…