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Meet El Salvador, Newest Bitcoin Paradise

Meet El Salvador, Newest Bitcoin Paradise

On Saturday, June 5, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador announced that he would ask his country’s legislature to declare bitcoin “legal tender” in the country. This statement was part of a pre-recorded presentation to Miami, Florida’s Bitcoin 2021 conference.  

Eurex Derivatives Forum Takes a Look At German Blockchain Innovation

Eurex Derivatives Forum Takes a Look At German Blockchain Innovation

Day One of the Eurex Derivatives Forum, held this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, offered a discussion of German developments in blockchain innovation. Germany has implemented not only detailed legislation on custody of cryptocurrencies and digital assets but has also recently adopted a law allowing electronic issuance of securities, including on blockchain.

FIA Boca-V: Crypto Goes Mainstream at Boca, Day 2

FIA Boca-V: Crypto Goes Mainstream at Boca, Day 2

The second day of FIA Boca-V was reserved mainly for discussions focused on one of the most disruptive pieces of financial technology shaking up the markets today. I’m not talking about smartphone apps that let you make options bets based on nihilistic posts you read on Reddit – I’m talking about cryptocurrency.

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: DECEMBER 14-18, 2020

THE WEEKEND UPDATE: DECEMBER 14-18, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK GEORGE GERO REMEMBRANCES JLN asked friends and colleagues of George Gero to offer any remembrances they had of him to honor him at the time of his passing. JLN Interviewed Gero for our JLN Profiles video series. Here is our interview....

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 15: Digitizing the Capital Markets

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 15: Digitizing the Capital Markets

Carlos Domingo is the founder of Securitize, the aptly-named blockchain company that securitizes assets in the form of digital tokens. The company recently signed a deal with an SEC and FINRA-registered broker-dealer and ATS called Distributed Technology Markets, LLC, and seems on track to become an end-to-end digital securities platform that offers both securities issuance and trading through secondary markets. 

Peter Wind Remembrances

Peter Wind Remembrances

From Bernie Dan: My good friend and colleague for 35 years, Peter C. Wind, suddenly passed away on Saturday October 24, 2020.  My thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family, especially his beautiful wife Stephanie, during this difficult time. 

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 14: The 80/20 Split

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 14: The 80/20 Split

DrawBridge Lending LLC sees itself as the “bridge” between the cryptocurrency world and the world of institutional trading. In this episode, DrawBridge CEO Jason Urban discusses the finer points of running a business based around lending against cryptocurrency, the state of institutional demand for digital asset products, how to work with regulators, and more.

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 13: Digital Assets to Scale

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 13: Digital Assets to Scale

Magnus Almqvist is a technology, compliance, and market surveillance expert, and the head of exchange development for Exberry, a software development platform designed to help its customers create sophisticated new trading platforms fast, and with the ability to easily scale after launch.

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Libor’s Final Days Begin With Push to Shake Up Swaps Market

Libor’s Final Days Begin With Push to Shake Up Swaps Market

First Read $51,906/$300,000 (17.3%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The SEC issued an "Opinion of the Commission" on Monday in a case between ABN AMRO Chicago LLC and Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. and C2 Options Exchange, Inc. Here is a...

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