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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…

Cboe’s year of change; Committee for Options Markets?; VIX lawsuit developments Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight FIA IDX 2018 – Brexit’s Influence on Global Markets JohnLothianNews.com MiFID II was more than 20,000 pages with 21 million paragraphs of regulation. Considering its scope, things have gone rather smoothly since it went into effect in January. But for Simon Puleston Jones, FIA’s head of Europe, there is no time to rest on the laurels of a successful implementation with Brexit looming. Brexit cuts across all the other issues on FIA’s plate in Europe. One aspect of MiFID II left unresolved is equivalence assessments, which are impacted by Brexit. The Emir review this year, with its…

Shortwave trading; Robinhood’s $2b a day options biz; Mammoth bond wager Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight A little-known business at Robinhood has exploded, and now it’s launching a service to go after the most serious traders Frank Chaparro – Business Insider Prime (SUBSCRIPTION) Robinhood’s options-trading business is exploding, according to Chris O’Neil, a product manager at the California broker. Now the firm, which says it has seen $2 billion in options-trading volumes since launch, is upping the ante with the rollout of multileg options. The move shows the company is seriously going after the business of more experienced traders, says Devin Ryan, an analyst at JMP Securities /goo.gl/C2CX83 ****SD: First of all, not…

Robinhood evaluation?!?; VIX rigging talk Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Chicago Venture Capital Firms Are Funding Fintech Sarah Rudolph – JLN Chicago may not be doing as well as some other cities in certain areas, but it is leading the charge in technological innovation in the financial world and in the crypto world. Several Chicago-based venture capital companies took part in a panel on financial innovation moderated by Chuck Mackie, consultant at Maven Wave Partners and contributing editor to John Lothian News, at The Trading Show Chicago on Thursday. DRW works with companies on development in the later stages. Its Digital Asset Holdings venture, headed by Blythe…

The Spread – Week of 12/11 – 12/15 Video

Our second installation of The Spread! The Spread is a brief recap of some of the notable activity in the options world. The following stories are referenced in this week’s installment: Bloomberg – Robinhood Is Making Even More Trades Free, Taking on the Options Market WSJ – Volatility Is Low But Ambiguity Is Sky High Eurex – Low-Volatility 2017 Marks High Demand for VSTOXX Business Insider – Trader ’50 Cent’ lost $197 million betting on market meltdown CFO – Options Clearing Corp. CFO Focuses on Tech Upgrade MIAX – MIAX Options Exchange Celebrates 5th Anniversary

OCC tech upgrade; Robinhood’s free options trading; 50 Cent’s losses Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Tech Upgrade Commands CFO’s Focus; Amy Shelly of Options Clearing Corp. faces several challenges in replacing the organization’s outdated platform. David McCann – CFO Magazine The privately held financial-market utility that settles and clears transactions for all 15 U.S. option exchanges and 3 futures exchanges has a problem: Its technology is woefully outdated. /goo.gl/Kq1s6Y ****SD: Lots for OCC to consider: Roll it out piecemeal or all at once? Finance the project how? Buy or build? For more, see JLN’s piece earlier this year – Cloudy with clearing: What the next clearing house looks like ***SR: Amy Shelly is…

Trump to tap Powell for Fed; UK fintechs eating banks marketshare; Regulators warning about robots John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Congratulations to CME Group employees who supported October Pink for a Purpose campaign. Their efforts brought in more than $50,000. When you include CME’s corporate donations, more than $175,000 will go to @BeBrightPink and more than $16,000 will go to @CR_UK for the early detection, prevention and research for breast and ovarian cancer.~JJL The Treasury released its report on year-end 2016 U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities.. The largest holdings of foreign securities by country were the Cayman Islands with $1.37 trillion, the United Kingdom with $1.20 trillion, Japan with $854 billion…

London Retains Crown Top Financial Center; China to Ban Bitcoin Exchanges, Allow OTC; Miami’s Financial Center Submerges John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff A quieter commemoration of 9/11 is scheduled for today, the WSJ reports.~JJL Rumi Morales has left the CME as head of CME Ventures. Additionally, Sandra Ro left the CME in July. She was head of digitization at the CME Group. Both were speakers at previous MarketsWiki Education events.~JJL Of notable financial hubs mentioned in Z/Yen’s annual Global Financial Centres Index 22 report, Chicago ranked 24th, down 17 spots from 7th last year, behind cities such as: Toronto, Sydney, Beijing, Montreal, Geneva, Vancouver and Osaka.~JK MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity attendee Catherine Orfanos…