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TT Appeals to the Crypto Masses with New Crypto Only Trading Platform Blog,CryptoMarkets,Feature

In another sign Trading Technologies is going all in on the cryptocurrency space, it announced today a new trading platform just for digital currencies called TT Crypto. Mike Unetich, vice president of cryptocurrencies at TT, said the move could be a game changer for the company. The firm expects initial users to come from its existing customer base, as some users were prevented from trading cash crypto for their own account on the traditional TT platform. This allows some high-powered traders who want to trade bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and other digital currencies to use essentially the same platform they use…

Would You Wait Six Months To Get A Bitcoin Account? TT’s Michael Unetich Outlines The Crypto Obstacles And Opportunities Ahead Blog,Feature,Interview

Michael Unetich is seeing cryptocurrencies from both sides – as a trader and now on the service side as vice president of cryptocurrencies at Chicago-based Trading Technologies. He joined TT last September, his second stint with the firm, and is helping it break into new territory. The firm signed a deal in January linking TT to Coinbase’s GDAX exchange. JLN’s Jim Kharouf sat down with him at FinTank’s CryptoCon event in Chicago last month to find out where this asset class is going and the many things it still needs to grow. Q: Where are we in the crypto markets?…

THE Infrastructure Project: Trading Technologies and Coinbase’s GDAX Partner On Deal To Connect Cryptocurrencies To Institutions Blog,Feature

Cryptocurrency trading moved further into the mainstream today with the announcement that Trading Technologies and the Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX), one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, have partnered to offer the cash products on TT’s platform. This deal is potentially huge in the development for the newest asset class, cryptocurrencies, as it represents another major player in the derivatives space expanding the infrastructure for it. TT and GDAX, owned by Coinbase, will be offered to customers beginning in March. With 19 of the top 20 futures commission merchants connected to TT, this will enable customers who already trade cryptocurrencies…

Deep Dive: The Boom In Big Data Could Mean Democracy For All Commentary,Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,Video,video

Note: Scroll to the bottom to view the video in three smaller segments.  The global financial markets are facing perhaps the biggest technological cycle in its history, with the growth of faster technology and the advent of cloud and now new data mining tools. JLN’s Jim Kharouf spoke with Drew Shields, chief technology officer at Trading Technologies and Julie Armstrong, executive director, global head of market technology services at CME Group about the latest trends in data and how that is reshaping the industry. Armstrong said that the industry trend may be toward a common data format, or even a…

Glitch resets multiple Nasdaq tech stocks to same price; The Nasdaq glitch explained; Ex-Glencore traders aim to cut out middlemen with online concentrate platform John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Time to Sign Up for New York MarketsWiki Education Series By John J. Lothian We are in the home stretch prior to the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York. It is time to sign up your interns or spread the word one last time as we are less than a week to go. Your sharing this information and act of kindness can have a big impact on the next generation to join our industry and markets. We have a great line-up of speakers for New York and I can confirm we have added JJ Kinahan…

EU Said to Warn Deutsche Boerse-LSE Merger May Crush Rivals; Citigroup Punished for Treasury Market Spoofing by Five Traders; IPSX selects Cinnober to help launch new real estate exchange John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The Case That Changed the Industry Jim Kharouf, JLN Back in 2005, I began covering a major development in the financial industry – patents. More specifically, I began covering the patent infringement cases by Trading Technologies against a number of firms including CQG. That case, which lasted almost 12 years with appeals, is now essentially settled by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed the validity of TT’s patents, and essentially backed a lower court’s finding that CQG infringed on TT’s patents. The settlement awarded in the lower court was for $16 million. TT’s…

Head East: TT’s Robbie McDonnell Sees Opportunity In Asia As Never Before Asia/Pacific,Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Fintech,Mwiki

It’s gonna be a good year after all for Asia’s markets. Robbie McDonnell, Trading Technologies’ executive vice president of global sales, who returned to Asia full time in recent months, said the region got a nice volume bump in November but the real growth is soon to come for a region that is implementing new technology, new partnerships and more ways to increase trading flows East to West. Let’s start with the numbers, as 2016 was shaping up to be a down year for Asian derivatives markets. The Asia-Pacific group of exchanges as a whole were down 8.6 percent over…

Drew Shields, Trading Technologies – Next-Generation Product Development Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Mwiki,video

“There will always be someone as smart or smarter than you and you have no control over that. The only thing you have control over is whether you have more drive, more passion than others.” As chief technology officer at Trading Technologies, Drew Shields has been instrumental in the implementation of the software vendor’s new top-to-bottom makeover. The new architecture required lots of technical talent, to be sure, but it also required two additional attributes – hunger, and the ability to challenge the status quo. In college Shields majored in theology, and he started in the business world with few…

New Frontier: TT’s new platform debuts with European Energy Exchange Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

Independent Software Vendors are always looking for new markets and new opportunities. Trading Technologies says it has found both with a new deal with the European Energy Exchange to provide its new TT trading platform its market participants. Rick Lane, CEO of TT, spoke with John Lothian News about what it means for TT and EEX, and where the ISVs are heading. The announcement marks the debut of TT’s latest technology, simply branded as TT. The new platform is a major shift for the firm, which has been moving toward a software as a service model for its new technology….