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  Notes from Consensus 2018 – Day 2 By Chuck Mackie – JLN As expected, Day 2 of Coindesk’s Consensus conference lacked some of the energy and fireworks of the first day but it did manage to defy what seems to be a law of nature: fewer people in attendance at the second day of an industry event when compared to the first. In this case, Coindesk announced that total registration ticked up to over 8,500 and it was definitely harder to fight the lines for lunch on the second day compared to the first. Somehow I survived. Beyond that,…

Notes from Consensus 2018 – Day 2 Blog

As expected, Day 2 of Coindesk’s Consensus conference lacked some of the energy and fireworks of the first day but it did manage to defy what seems to be a law of nature: fewer people in attendance at the second day of an industry event when compared to the first. In this case, Coindesk announced that total registration ticked up to over 8,500 and it was definitely harder to fight the lines for lunch on the second day compared to the first. Somehow I survived. Beyond that, there was the expected slew of mostly underwhelming corporate enterprise announcements, some insights…

Thesys vs. Goliath: That’s One Big CAT Commentary,Feature,Fintech,Regulation & Enforcement

Small company wins big with opportunity to build the Consolidated Audit Trail covering U.S. equities and options. FINRA, FIS, Cinnober, Thomson Reuters – what do they have in common? They are just a few of the 30 bidders who lost out on developing the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) to Thesys Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of the proprietary trading firm Tradeworx, founded in 2009. To develop and implement the CAT, Thesys partnered with IBM (which was a bidder on its own, too), as well Rosenblatt Securities and law firm Latham & Watkins. “You had some big tech companies that really understand…

Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb; Prosecutor offers to drop Deutsche Börse CEO insider trading probe; Singapore traders regain appetite for lunch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits and Takes By JLN Staff Today is day two of the Chicago version of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. We have the largest audience scheduled today for two sessions, one at 1 PM and another at 3 PM. We still have room for last minute additions as well. Our speakers include Richard Sandor, Bryan Durkin, Terry Savage, Joe Guinan, Amy Shelly and Jennifer Wilson at the first session. At session two we have Mehmet Yanilmaz, Julie Armstrong Menacho, Keith Petersen, Patrick Kenny, David Kelbaugh and Jay Feuerstein We…

IBM Launches Watson for Financial Regulation; Trump’s Wall Street game plan needs players; Dutch Speed-Trader Turns to Currencies After Conquering ETFs John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Bits & Pieces By John J. Lothian Congratulations to our friends in London for raising £30,000 for the inaugural David Setters cricket tournament on behalf of research into MND. Well done! Welcome back to work for Terry Duffy. We hope you are fully recovered and in good health as you return to work. Longtime market writer Darrell Jobman reached out to me asking for help finding a home for a lifetime collection of market related magazine editions and trading related books. He is downsizing into a condo and wants to find a good home for these prized items….

High-frequency trading has reshaped Wall Street in its image; IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service; EU’s flawed claim to a global financial hub John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read FIA Recap: Finding Technology Solutions Everywhere By Jim Kharouf, JLN The FIA Boca 2017 conference was revealing in subtle ways, well beyond the big names that impressed the audience. In numerous talks with attendees, we found that technologies are continuing to drive innovation and change within the industry, and 2017 may be the year that is marked as a turning point. One noticeable trend is the push for a more holistic approach to technology. And what does that mean? Take NEX Group’s new structure. The firm, rebooted from its ICAP roots, now is rolling out a new approach…

IBM Partners With Wall Street to Bring Blockchain to CDS Market ; India International Exchange To Go Live On January 16 With New ‘Sensex 50’ Index; FX ‘Cartel’ Traders Said to Face U.S. Rigging Charges John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The tasty nation adds an entree, tastyworks: Tom Sosnoff and the tastytrade crew are “going to murder passive investing” Spencer Doar – JLN Editor’s note: This story contains language that some readers might find offensive. Also, the subject matter contains a plethora of non-capitalized proper nouns, which are the actual names of the firms. The team behind retail brokerage thinkorswim, and more recently the financial news network tastytrade, is once again hoping to take the retail broking industry by storm with the opening of their new brokerage, tastyworks. Launched on January 3, the low-commission offering is the next…

John Lothian Newsletter: Peak Finance Looks Like It’s Over; Banks Lead Charge to Adopt AI for Business; U.S. to expand rules for ‘too-big-to-fail’ clearing houses John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Invest in the Future; Trading Tech Awards Event to Launch Merit Badge Workshop Program Expansion By John Lothian Trading Tech Awards Event – Register Here For 45 years the financial community of Chicago has been supporting the Boy Scouts of America with an event that used to be held right on LaSalle Street under a big circus tent in front of the U.S. Federal Reserve Building. The event was the LaSalle Street Dinner. It still exists, but in a different form. In the past, leaders from the financial community, prominent bankers, brokers, clearinghouse executives and exchange leaders served…

JLN Options: CBOE, Makers of VIX, To Launch a Fearless Index Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE, Makers of VIX, To Launch a Fearless IndexBrendan Conway, Barron’sMy headline is a bit cheeky, but watch tomorrow for the first dissemination of the CBOE Low Volatility Index, brought to you by the makers of the “fear gauge.” This index is actually pretty different from popular products that bear the “low volatility” moniker.http://jlne.ws/11aEwRu **  “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt  (The geek in me wanted to quote from Dune about fear but I’ll spare you. –JB) **I wonder if the “fearless index” name will catch on? — SR Exchanges…