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Rumi Morales Announces Joining Outlier Ventures at “Launch, Lunch & Learn” Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Fintech

Rumi Morales, the former head of CME Ventures, is now a partner at the London-based blockchain investment company Outlier Ventures. She and Jamie Burke, the CEO of Outlier, announced the news and spoke about the company’s plans Wednesday to a packed room at the Connectory in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Morales will head up Outlier Ventures’ Chicago branch, which the company expects to be a launch pad for expansion into the rest of the U.S. She and Burke said they are looking 3-5 years ahead of what’s going on in crypto and other technology right now, and are focused on the…

Chicago Venture Capital Firms Are Funding Fintech Blockchain,Blog,Commentary,CryptoMarkets,Fintech

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 Masters, is building a database to speed up trading, clearing and settlement using blockchain…

New CryptoMarketsWiki.com Site Planned by John Lothian Blog,Commentary,Mwiki,ReformWiki

John Lothian, the publisher of the John Lothian Newsletter and founder of MarketsWiki, today announced a new microwiki website, CryptoMarketsWiki (CMW), is in development in the burgeoning crypto markets area to launch late in the second quarter of 2018. The aim of CMW will be to educate and inform the public, traders, investors, industry professionals, government employees, the media and others interested in cryptomarkets, fintech, and related regtech subjects. “The crypto markets have grabbed the public’s attention, but there is a great deal of self-serving, promotional information that is being passed off as educational, and the investing public needs an…

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…

Telling the Story Blog,Commentary

  We need you to tell a story and help us fill up our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity events in Chicago and New York. We love to tell stories. People in this industry are always telling stories about the markets. We replay the day’s trading with our fellow traders or friends. We tell strangers about the amazing things that happen in the markets. Everyone talks about some market event or action – even cab drivers sometimes, according to industry lore. Those events, that market action and happenings, and the stories, have attracted thousands of young people into our markets…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series 2016 Schedule Announced Blog,MarketsWiki Education

4th Annual Education series will stop in four cities in 2016 Do you want to help the next generation? The 4th Annual MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series is coming to five cities in 2016, including Chicago on July 12th, 14th and 15th, New York on July 19th and London, Paris and Frankfurt in late October. Interns, new employees and anyone interested in learning more about the past, as well as present opportunities and careers in the capital and derivatives markets should attend. Registration for the Chicago and New York events is now open. The goal of the series is…

John Lothian Newsletter: Big Banks Accused of Monopolizing Interest Rate-Swap Market; FCA fines Barclays £72 million for poor handling of financial crime risks; China Calm Shattered as Brokerage Probe Sparks Selloff in Stocks John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read What I believe is Not a Generality John Lothian – JLN My staff will tell you I hate generalities. I do not believe in grouping and condemning people together because of a common heritage, political philosophy, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other commonality. Or height even. I believe in the merits and uniqueness of individuals. I believe in judging people by their character, not the color of their skin, the God they believe in (or don’t), the party they belong to, who they chose to love or the place they live. For the rest of the column, click…