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Security token

Security token

Security tokens are explained and their economic and regulatory significance explored in a new report from the securities trade group, SIFMA. 

Coinbase

Coinbase

Coinbase said on Friday that its institutional business has grown enormously since its acquisition of OTC broker Tagomi earlier this year. The value of its holdings for institutional customers has risen to about $20 billion. 

Paradigm

Paradigm

Communications network Paradigm, which facilitates block trading of CME bitcoin options, among others, has launched a new RFQ feature that lets clients trade in one click against multiple dealers.

Jay Clayton

Jay Clayton

Chairman Jay Clayton says he will leave the SEC by the end of the year. During his tenure, the agency has brought 56 cases regarding digital assets and launched the Cyber Unit. 

Galaxy Digital

Galaxy Digital

Galaxy Digital, a cryptocurrency-focused investment company,  announced on Friday that it had acquired two Chicago firms, Blue Fire Capital and DrawBridge Lending. 

BitPay

BitPay

BitPay, a company founded in 2013 to help merchants receive and process bitcoin payments, is launching BitPay Send to allow firms to make mass cryptocurrency payments to employees, contractors and vendors.

FIA Expo: U.S. Treasuries’ 2020 March Madness

FIA Expo: U.S. Treasuries’ 2020 March Madness

Wednesday morning Kevin McPartland, head of research at Greenwich Associates, and his U.S. Treasury Market: Key Takeaways From March 2020 panelists dug into what happened in the market during that remarkable month.  The Managed Funds Association’s Ben Allensworth said...

Cerealia

Cerealia

Swiss-based Cerealia has launched an agricultural trading platform that uses blockchain technology to replace error-prone telephone grain trading.

Coinsquare

Coinsquare

Coinsquare, one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, is being sued by local tax authorities to provide customer trading data. The company is still deciding on its response.

Fidelity Digital Assets

Fidelity Digital Assets

Fidelity Digital Assets is hiring! According to an FDA blog post from CTO Peter Farland, the company is looking to take on “more than twenty passionate and innovative engineers” as the Fidelity Investments sub expands its cryptocurrency support. 

Thom Thompson

Thom Thompson

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Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the CFTC, the Chicago Board of TradeThe Clearing CorporationSwiss ExchangeEurex and Eurex Clearing.

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