Philippe Bekhazi, the founder and CEO of the XBTO Group, has a long history of creating technological tools for trading, devising portfolio and risk management solutions for clients trading equities, FX, rates, and credit instruments. On this episode of the CMW Podcast, he discusses how XBTO went from a prop trading desk to one of the biggest investors in the growing digital asset space, as well as the rise of digital asset derivatives and stablecoins, and the future of digital money.
This week on The Spread, the CME announces the re-opening of its Eurodollar Options trading floor, Cboe announces the re-launch of an old product, JLN highlights an unsung hero of the OCC, and more. Transcript: Welcome to The Spread, where...
This week on The Spread, several exchanges cautiously open their trading floors, the OCC’s volumes are up yet again, Cboe posts its earnings report, and more. Transcript: Welcome to The Spread! I’m Matt Raebel, just settling into the new normal like everyone else....
Michael Sonnenshein, the managing director at Grayscale Investments, is passionate about bringing digital asset investing to his clients. In this episode of the CMW Podcast, Sonnenshein discusses institutional digital asset investing, the upcoming “Halvening” of bitcoin, and more.
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...
First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff Don't forget to sign up your interns or college student age family members for our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity virtual event on July 22 starting at 1:30 PM. You are also welcome to sign up for this free event if...