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The Spread: Crash and Burn

The Spread: Crash and Burn

This week on The Spread: the coronavirus causes crashes not seen since 2008, derivatives trading hits record volumes for major exchanges, Robinhood has yet another outage, and the OCC adds two clearing-side veterans to its board of directors.

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 CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 8: Krakpots

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 8: Krakpots

Matt and Thom take to the JLN studio once again to discuss 2020’s biggest stories in crypto (so far).

Topics:

00:35 Bitcoin options are not, in fact, hot right now
02:58 Kraken CEO says cost of regulatory requests rising for the exchange
08:28 Japan puts limits on leverage for regulated cryptocurrency exchanges
09:05 Bitmain’s “questionable” need for layoffs
11:48 Bitwise Bitcoin ETF takes a knee
15:02 Libra creates a new committee
17:35 “Crypto Dad” gets two new gigs

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

JLN Editor Thom Thompson has decades of experience working in the financial markets in both the U.S. and Europe. These days, he uses his expertise to explain the cryptocurrency markets, especially the burgeoning cryptocurrency derivatives to JLN’s readers. In this episode of the CMW Podcast, Thom joins Matt in the studio to discuss the most notable moments in the cryptocurrency markets in 2019.

Bad News Bear Market

Bad News Bear Market

This week on The Spread – options traders hedge like the world is ending, ICE launches options trades on Bakkt bitcoin futures, Cboe acquires Europe’s biggest stock trade clearing house, and the industry remembers a lost legend.

Back in Court with Bcause – Year End Report

Back in Court with Bcause – Year End Report

Wednesday was the last hearing scheduled for this year for the Bcause bankruptcy. The next court date is January 7 when the bankruptcy trustee’s disposition of Bcause’s remaining “asset,” the spot market, will be presented to the court. 

Voice of Blockchain 2019: Smaller, More Streamlined

Voice of Blockchain 2019: Smaller, More Streamlined

In 2018, “Disruption” Joe Hernandez’s Chicago-based blockchain conference, Voice of Blockchain, debuted at Navy Pier from August 24-25. When I asked Hernandez why he started VoB, he said he was “disappointed with the quality level of most...

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 4: Evolving With the Market

Why did Scott Freeman go from being a managing partner at a quantitative hedge fund to starting a company for digital asset trading and advisory services? Scott answers this and other fascinating questions about pivoting into institutional crypto trading, navigating through the regulatory nuances between different markets around the world, and more.

The Marriage of Money and Machines

The Marriage of Money and Machines

At MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Rumi Morales, entrepreneur and partner in Outlier Ventures, gave a brief history of trading and the technological changes that have swept the industry, ending with blockchain, which she said is “revolutionary” because no central counterparty is necessary. Blockchain, along with the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, will lead to a “Convergence Ecosystem,” she said.

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 3: A Speculative Streak

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 3: A Speculative Streak

Bill Ulivieri, former CBOE market maker and Principal of Cenacle Capital Management LLC, is a veteran of the industry who’s done it all – including crypto trading. Ulivieri joins Matt at the JLN studio to discuss the benefits and shortcomings of digital assets as a store of value, and how he thinks bitcoin fits into the future of global finance.

Bcause bets it all on bitcoin

Bcause bets it all on bitcoin

On Thursday, August 8, Judge Janet Baer continued the current round of proceedings in Bcause’s ongoing federal bankruptcy case until September 4.  Bcause demonstrated to the court there is hope a confirmable reorganization plan can be...

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