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Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff I am back from Washington, DC safe and sound after the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee meeting yesterday. There was a good turnout, though some Chicago travelers had planes cancelled and had to call in for the meeting. I...

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JLN Options Newsletter

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Everything you need to know about Options Today

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CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares, is passionate about cryptocurrency, financial technology, and civil rights – and she wants to share her knowledge as well as her enthusiasm with the world. In 2019, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency project, Libra. Demirors has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, CoinDesk, and the MIT Technology Review – now, Demirors joins us to discuss privacy, mining, and regulation – and of course, Facebook’s Libra.

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Hester Serafini

Hester Serafini

Hester Serafini has been named interim president of ICE Clear Europe. She was previously president of ICE Clear US, starting in January 2017.

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Tagomi

Tagomi

According to a report by TechCrunch this week, Tagomi is set to become the newest member of the Libra Association, making it one of the companies that will govern the Libra blockchain.

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John Lothian Newsletter

Today’s Newsletter

Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff I am back from Washington, DC safe and sound after the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee meeting yesterday. There was a good turnout, though some Chicago travelers had planes cancelled and had to call in for the meeting. I...

We visit more than 100 websites daily for financial news (Would YOU do that?)

JLN Options Newsletter

Today’s Newsletter

Everything you need to know about Options Today

Lead Stories

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares, is passionate about cryptocurrency, financial technology, and civil rights – and she wants to share her knowledge as well as her enthusiasm with the world. In 2019, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency project, Libra. Demirors has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, CoinDesk, and the MIT Technology Review – now, Demirors joins us to discuss privacy, mining, and regulation – and of course, Facebook’s Libra.

The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Junk bond king’s pardon viewed as ‘spectacular’ on Wall Street Thirty years after his conviction for securities fraud, and 20 years after he began asking US presidents to pardon him, junk bond king Michael Milken...

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

  This week on The Spread: bullish bets abound despite coronavirus concerns, Cboe creates a cushion and casts chats at two conferences, volume of MIAX's SPIKES options spike, and more. References Dash Taking Order Routing To Next Level, Exec Says Tom Zagara –...

The WILD Growth of Cathey Curley – Part One

The WILD Growth of Cathey Curley – Part One

Cathey Curley is the president of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD). She sat down for an interview with John Lothian News to talk about the explosive growth WILD is experiencing and what they are doing with that success.

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

This week on The Spread – MIAX keeps expanding, Cboe veteran Tom Zagara spins us a yarn about the early days of the exchange, and JLN prepares for the Options Industry Conference in April.

SEC Commissioner Sparks ICO Safe Harbor

SEC Commissioner Sparks ICO Safe Harbor

A Bruce Springsteen-quoting SEC Commissioner told a Chicago blockchain audience that she wants her agency to provide a grace period for digital asset projects to develop free of worry about securities regulation interfering with their token issuances.

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 17-21, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Junk bond king’s pardon viewed as ‘spectacular’ on Wall Street Thirty years after his conviction for securities fraud, and 20 years after he began asking US presidents to pardon him, junk bond king Michael Milken...

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

  This week on The Spread: bullish bets abound despite coronavirus concerns, Cboe creates a cushion and casts chats at two conferences, volume of MIAX's SPIKES options spike, and more. References Dash Taking Order Routing To Next Level, Exec Says Tom Zagara –...

The WILD Growth of Cathey Curley – Part One

The WILD Growth of Cathey Curley – Part One

Cathey Curley is the president of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD). She sat down for an interview with John Lothian News to talk about the explosive growth WILD is experiencing and what they are doing with that success.

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

This week on The Spread – MIAX keeps expanding, Cboe veteran Tom Zagara spins us a yarn about the early days of the exchange, and JLN prepares for the Options Industry Conference in April.

SEC Commissioner Sparks ICO Safe Harbor

SEC Commissioner Sparks ICO Safe Harbor

A Bruce Springsteen-quoting SEC Commissioner told a Chicago blockchain audience that she wants her agency to provide a grace period for digital asset projects to develop free of worry about securities regulation interfering with their token issuances.

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

A Cyber Security Update by vSEC, LLC

A Cyber Security Update by vSEC, LLC

The CFTC asked all futures markets participants to report by January 20th if they had (or had not) been impacted by the Cloud Hopper security breaches described by the Wall Street Journal on December 30, 2019.

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