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Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – May 16, 2018 Americas,Blockchain,Blog,CryptoMarkets,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Tech / HFT

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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,…

Crypto Markets News from John Lothian News – May 15, 2018 Americas,Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Tech / HFT

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Notes from Day One at Consensus By Chuck Mackie – JLN If you had any doubts about the swelling surge of interest in cryptoassets, you only had to try and check in to [[https://www.coindesk.com/|Coindesk’s]] [[https://www.coindesk.com/events/consensus-2018/|Consensus conference]] in midtown Manhattan around mid-morning on Monday. The line snaked its way back and forth through the 2nd floor lobby, down the escalator and out of the front door of the hotel, and it took up to two-and-a-half hours for the reported 7,700 attendees to check in for the event. Consensus began four years ago with 500 true believers in attendance, grew to 1,500…

“What’s New is Old and What’s Old is New” – Fred Grede, Bcause Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Bcause aims to be a full cryptocurrency ecosystem – mining, spot trading and derivatives trading  all in one place. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Bcause President and CEO Fred Grede talks about setting up operations, customer demand and the parallels between cryptocurrency infrastructure and the development of the futures industry.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

Kris Monaco of ISE on the new PureFunds ISE metal and gemstone ETFs Interview,Metals

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) recently announced its partnership with PureFunds in the launch of three new exchange traded funds (ETF), the PureFunds ISE Diamond/Gemstone ETF (NYSEARCA:GEM), the PureFunds ISE Mining Service ETF (NYSEARCA:MSXX), and the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (NYSEARCA:SILJ). All three ETFs track proprietary indexes developed by the ISE and are listed on NYSEArca. Kris Monaco took some time to speak with JLN Metals editor Sarah Rudolph about the characteristics and uses of these new products. Q:  How and why did ISE develop these indexes in conjunction with the PureFunds ETFs? A:  ISE developed the indexes over…

Five Minutes With Chris Gale, Latin Resources Limited Interview,Metals

Chris Gale is the CEO of Latin Resources Limited, an iron ore and gold exploration company based in Perth, Western Australia. Latin Resources uses mineral sands technology to process iron ore and other materials at its Guadalupito project in the northern desert of Peru. Gale talked to editor/producer Nicole V. Rohr about the company’s reasons for using offshore mining and mineral sands production and about its future plans in Latin America. Q: What is the history of Latin Resources Limited? A: We started the company back in March 2008 in Perth in Western Australia, and I’ve been investing in mining…

Five Minutes With Nicholas Cotts, Newmont Mining Corp. Interview,Metals

Nicholas Cotts is the group executive for environment and social responsibility at Newmont Mining Corporation. He spoke at the Initiatives in Art and Culture gold conference last week, in a presentation titled “Gold Mining and Institution Building – The New Frontier?” He sat down with editor/producer Nicole V. Rohr to further discuss how social responsibility and sustainability demands and responsibilities have changed for Newmont, and for all mining companies.