Prometheum founder Aaron Kaplan and Thomas Sullivan, a managing director at Societe Generale, recently discussed blockchain, crypto regulation, and special purpose broker dealers in a podcast interview with John Lothian of John Lothian News. They explored how blockchain technology is poised to enhance market efficiency by streamlining operations. Kaplan highlighted the inefficiencies in traditional Wall Street systems and stressed the advantages of instantaneous settlement and improved record-keeping that blockchain can offer.
Roosevelt University’s CCCF honors student Luis Arreola and former Professor Bryan Rodriguez are pioneering a concept that might shape the future of near earth space commerce. Merging Arreola’s research on water futures with a mentor’s study of space markets, they have embarked on an ambitious project: a futures market for space commodities.
Tim Babcock, the vice president and head of the TSX Venture Exchange, was recently interviewed by John Lothian News about TSX's Venture Forward initiative, which is designed to strengthen Canada’s public venture market, the foundation of the country’s capital...
John Lothian News caught up to former ISDA CEO Bob Pickel at ISDA’s recent 37th Annual General Meeting in Chicago. Pickel is now consulting and sitting on boards during his post ISDA career, something that the Dodd-Frank Act was seemingly made for him for. JLN spoke to him about his career before ISDA and how he found his way to the organization and what he had done since he retired.
John Lothian News spoke with James Davies of Tacans last week about his company, a Web3-focused venture builder firm founded in 2021 by Matthias Nielsen and Lars Seier Christensen. Tacans is working on building trading applications for decentralized exchanges, where there is no centralized location but the exchange is made via smart contracts.
Josh Sterling, a partner with Jones Day specializing in commodities and derivatives law, spoke with John Lothian News about his work helping trading platforms address strategic enforcement, regulatory, and transactional matters.
NIck Baker is the deputy editor-in-chief of CoinDesk, which has about 100 people in its content operation, of which about 50 are journalists. Most work remotely from home, though CoinDesk does have a New York office. Like cryptocurrency, CoinDesk is decentralized, Baker said.
Mark Smith started his career at broker-dealer Edward Jones, became an entrepreneur and then after his second firm was purchased by Citi, he found himself working for the bank, which he found an eye-opening experience.
Copper.co’s Betty Sharples sat down with John Lothian News on the second day of FIA Boca 2022 to discuss industry growth, protecting digital assets, and her hope for regulatory solutions.
Betty Sharples is the business development director for the digital asset custodian Copper.co, which launched in 2018. Since its inception, Copper has provided custody, trading, and digital asset services across 450 crypto assets and over 40 different exchanges. Sharples said that Copper’s products and services all serve a purpose: to bring prime brokerage to the crypto space.
Eventus Systems’ CEO Travis Schwab has been coming to the FIA conference in Boca Raton for 20 years and said it was great to be back to seeing clients in person again this year. Schwab spoke with John Lothian News at the conference about Eventus’ marketing, regulatory and volatility challenges, and the burgeoning crypto field.
John Lothian News interviewed John Fildes of Bain & Company, Inc. of Australia at FIA Boca 2022 about the crypto space, exchange consolidation, payment for order flow and his perspective from down under. Fildes, who was formerly the CEO of Chi-X Australia, is now the capital markets practice lead and expert partner with Bain & Company.
Fildes weighed in on Jump Trading and the wormhole hack, Citadel’s getting into crypto and the 24/7 nature of the crypto business and its impact.
There is a new book out from Risk Books titled “Regtech, Suptech and Beyond.”
The book is a compendium of chapters addressing technology and innovation in regulatory and supervisory oversight in financial services. Different authors explore the emerging best practices in regulatory oversight and financial services that leverage technological solutions.
SEC Special Counsel Laura Harper Powell collaborated with the former President of ICE Trade Vault and current President and Founder of CoinReg Tech Bruce Tupper on a chapter in the book focusing on CFTC regtech implications for virtual currency trading.
Sam Bankman-Fried, the “richest person in crypto” according to Forbes Magazine, is the founder of FTX, a leading exchange for buying and selling crypto derivatives. John Lothian News spoke with him at FIA Expo 2021, where he talked about how the crypto space has grown and changed, crypto versus “traditional finance,” and the latest trends, including NFTs.
First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Welcome to March. One of the market issues of the moment is bitcoin halving, an event that occurs approximately every four years whereby Bitcoin miners are rewarded half the amount they were previously rewarded for...
Observations & Insight Futures Discovery: Physical Delivery VS Cash Settlement JohnLothianNews.com Today, we're delving into the fundamental aspect of futures trading-the Settlement Showdown: Physical Delivery versus Cash Settlement. In the dynamic world of...