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Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5 Billion of Cryptocurrency John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Today is the 10th anniversary of the Nasdaq OMX deal that transformed Nasdaq and set the foundation for its timely position as a leading purveyor of financial technology around the world. The OMX deal gave Nasdaq a global exchange and clearing technology business. It helped Nasdaq put down permanent roots in Stockholm, where Nasdaq before had had difficulty establishing a permanent beachhead in Europe. For me, it always seems Nasdaq was trying to match the moves of NYSE in a game of catch-up. However, with the OMX deal, that changed. And now with…

Singularity: G. H. Financials’ Mark Ibbotson on FCM Efficiency Video

Over the past several years, the FCM community has had much to complain about, as the fallout from the global financial crisis continues. With interest rates hovering near zero, and a greater share of segregated funds required to be held at the clearing house, income streams from “the float” have diminished considerably. The crisis also ushered in a new era of regulation, from heftier capital requirements and required compliance procedures. Meanwhile, new technologies such as automated trading and distributed ledgers, while offering many benefits and efficiencies, require burdensome up-front costs, and are accompanied by new dangers such as cybersecurity and…