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BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. is reportedly in advanced talks to buy the French software firm eFront, as it attempts to become a bigger provider of financial technology. The firm is offering $1.3 billion in cash for 100% equity in eFront, which provides reporting on private equity and alternatives for financial institutions.

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Bakkt

Bakkt

The launch of Bakkt, the bitcoin futures platform being developed by Intercontinental Exchange, is being delayed due to regulatory issues raised by the CFTC.

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Ex-CFTC chairman calls for SEC to regulate cryptocurrencies

Economic Studies at Brookings yesterday dropped a call for better regulation of the cryptocurrency and digital assets industries by none other than Tim Massad, the former chairman of the CFTC. As befits the former head of an agency that embraced principles-based regulation, Massad’s paper is long on analysis of the industries and the regulatory issues that seem to afflict business conditions.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel addresses FinTank meeting, makes case for Chicago as crypto and fintech hub

In what might prove to be a seminal moment in the development of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community in Chicago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an audience of nearly 150 on Monday. Extolling the virtues that Chicago possesses, Emanuel made the case that the city has the opportunity to become a preeminent global fintech center.

Chinese Day Traders Manipulating US Markets

Chinese-based day traders are taking increasingly sophisticated steps to manipulate stocks traded on US markets, according to a surveillance firm executive.

Research and analysis conducted by Eventus Systems, a compliance, surveillance, and risk management firm, has detected regular instances of manipulation by Chinese-based traders trading predominantly Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges.

Ex-CFTC chairman calls for SEC to regulate cryptocurrencies

Economic Studies at Brookings yesterday dropped a call for better regulation of the cryptocurrency and digital assets industries by none other than Tim Massad, the former chairman of the CFTC. As befits the former head of an agency that embraced principles-based regulation, Massad’s paper is long on analysis of the industries and the regulatory issues that seem to afflict business conditions.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel addresses FinTank meeting, makes case for Chicago as crypto and fintech hub

In what might prove to be a seminal moment in the development of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community in Chicago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an audience of nearly 150 on Monday. Extolling the virtues that Chicago possesses, Emanuel made the case that the city has the opportunity to become a preeminent global fintech center.

Chinese Day Traders Manipulating US Markets

Chinese-based day traders are taking increasingly sophisticated steps to manipulate stocks traded on US markets, according to a surveillance firm executive.

Research and analysis conducted by Eventus Systems, a compliance, surveillance, and risk management firm, has detected regular instances of manipulation by Chinese-based traders trading predominantly Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges.

The Spread – Wild West – 3/8

A judge’s comparison of FX options trading to the Wild West, MIAX’s news-making tear, and a little bit of Simon and Garfunkel awaits viewers of this week’s episode of “The Spread.” The following are stories referenced in this week's episode: -...

Open Outcry Traders History Project Announced by John Lothian

John J. Lothian & Company, Inc., MarketsWiki Education and John Lothian Productions are pleased to announce plans for a large scale video project to collect the history of the open outcry era and traders’ personal stories. Additionally, John Lothian Productions plans to develop video documentaries about specific themes and subjects emerging from the collected personal histories.

2018 MarketsWiki Education Series

our series of talks featuring top professionals from the financial industry aimed at students, interns and first year professionals.

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