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Wall Street Backlash Sinks Plan to Transform Swaps Market

Wall Street Backlash Sinks Plan to Transform Swaps Market

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The Spread – Closing Props – 1/18

Give ‘em their props - they gave it a go. (Plus, the OCC’s big decision was revealed. The following are links to stories referenced in this week's episode: -> The Trade - OCC overhauls legacy clearing system with Cinnober-> Reuters -...

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London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group

The London Stock Exchange is breaking into the cryptocurrency markets with an agreement to sell its Millennium Exchange matching engine technology to AAX, a Hong Kong-based digital asset exchange.

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Proof-of-work

Proof-of-work

Bitcoin’s proof-of-work protocol will need to be changed, according to the Bank for International Settlements . The bank is concerned about maintaining incentives for transaction processing once bitcoin production ends, currently targeted for 2140.

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Lead Stories

The Spread – Closing Props – 1/18

Give ‘em their props - they gave it a go. (Plus, the OCC’s big decision was revealed. The following are links to stories referenced in this week's episode: -> The Trade - OCC overhauls legacy clearing system with Cinnober-> Reuters -...

“Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin”

Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the CFTC, the Chicago Board of Trade, The Clearing Corporation, Swiss Exchange, Eurex and Eurex Clearing. Much of the...

The Spread – Transitions – 1/11

In this episode of "The Spread" we deal with a number of transitions.  Below are stories referenced this week:  -Bloomberg -> MarketAxess Hires Cboe's Chris Concannon as President, COO -Financial Times -> Wall Street battles for...

The Spread – A New Year – 1/4

It's hard to believe 2018 is in the rear-view mirror, but markets stop for no one. So without further ado, enjoy the first episode of "The Spread" in 2019. Below are the stories referenced in this week's episode: -Youtube -> Up, Down, Touch...

Bitmain – What’s Happening to the Billion Dollar IPO?

For the first three quarters of 2018, investors and analysts speculated about when, then if, Bitmain would go public. During a pre-IPO private fund raising, reports leaked out that Bitmain was valuing itself at $15 billion or maybe even $18 billion. During the third quarter bitcoin, which drives industry development, traded at around $6,500, shooting up briefly to the $8,000 range.

Those summer 2018 bitcoin prices were $3,000 higher than current ones. Is it any surprise that Bitmain’s IPO may not launch after all?

The Spread – Hiring Notices – 12/14

According to Trade Alert's Henry Schwartz, the week of December 17 - 21 will likely see the five billionth option of 2018 change hands. But while we all wait with bated breath for that milestone, JLN has you covered with a recap of some of the...

“Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin”

Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the CFTC, the Chicago Board of Trade, The Clearing Corporation, Swiss Exchange, Eurex and Eurex Clearing. Much of the...

The Spread – Transitions – 1/11

In this episode of "The Spread" we deal with a number of transitions.  Below are stories referenced this week:  -Bloomberg -> MarketAxess Hires Cboe's Chris Concannon as President, COO -Financial Times -> Wall Street battles for...

The Spread – A New Year – 1/4

It's hard to believe 2018 is in the rear-view mirror, but markets stop for no one. So without further ado, enjoy the first episode of "The Spread" in 2019. Below are the stories referenced in this week's episode: -Youtube -> Up, Down, Touch...

Bitmain – What’s Happening to the Billion Dollar IPO?

For the first three quarters of 2018, investors and analysts speculated about when, then if, Bitmain would go public. During a pre-IPO private fund raising, reports leaked out that Bitmain was valuing itself at $15 billion or maybe even $18 billion. During the third quarter bitcoin, which drives industry development, traded at around $6,500, shooting up briefly to the $8,000 range.

Those summer 2018 bitcoin prices were $3,000 higher than current ones. Is it any surprise that Bitmain’s IPO may not launch after all?

The Spread – Hiring Notices – 12/14

According to Trade Alert's Henry Schwartz, the week of December 17 - 21 will likely see the five billionth option of 2018 change hands. But while we all wait with bated breath for that milestone, JLN has you covered with a recap of some of the...

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