In their last recorded episode before JLN’s staff switched to work-from-home mode, Matt and Thom sat down to discuss how the epidemic is affecting the crypto markets, India’s lift on cryptocurrency trading, the Steemit/TRON controversy, and more.
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.
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.
Matt and Thom take to the JLN studio once again to discuss 2020’s biggest stories in crypto (so far).
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
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.
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.
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.
Hester Peirce’s arrival to the main stage at the Block(Legal)Tech Conference in Chicago on October 24 felt like the arrival of a celebrity. Her awareness of the esteem in which the audience held her was apparent as she opened with the joke,...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian & JLN Staff The world hit one million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. The US saw cases hit almost a quarter of the total, with deaths exceeding the 1000 level for the first time Wednesday. If this were...
Lead Stories VIX clues show how stock investors underpriced the risk of the coronavirus pandemic Ing-Haw Cheng - MarketWatch The speed of the fall in the stock market and increase in market volatility over the past month has been stunning. From...