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The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

This week on The Spread, the unregulated crypto exchange Deribit announces a bitcoin volatility index, the CME says over 1 million micro e-mini equity options contracts traded, and more.

The Spread: Moonshot

The Spread: Moonshot

This week on The Spread, bitcoin options hit records for bullishness, the OCC adds two industry veterans to its board of directors, and more.

The Spread: To The Moon And Back

The Spread: To The Moon And Back

This week on The Spread, Michael Bolton wants you to break up with your brokerage, Rocket Companies become “GameStop 2: Electric Boogaloo,” and more.

Cannabis to Face Big Policy Issues in 2021

Cannabis to Face Big Policy Issues in 2021

February was a quiet news month for industrial hemp, giving us a little time to think about some of the structural issues facing the industry. Per usual, PanXchange’s monthly Benchmarks & Analysis report provided a good launching pad.  

NFL Calls Time-Out on ErisX’s NFL Binary Options

NFL Calls Time-Out on ErisX’s NFL Binary Options

The National Football League asked the CFTC to delay any approval of ErisX’s proposed binary options contracts “pending a more comprehensive study” of whether the contracts would be used for hedging and whether users of the contract might be breaking federal laws by risking money on football spread betting across state lines.

CBD Prices Languish As KSU Studies Using Hemp In Feed

It has been quiet lately in hemp country - which, since the 2018 Farm Act, of course, includes all 50 states. In fact, industrial hemp plantings were reported to the USDA’s Farm Service Agency by farmers in 48 states in 2020 (Alaska and Mississippi didn’t come to the...

Mark James Powers, 1940-2020

Mark James Powers, 1940-2020

The following obituary was provided by the Powers family: September 16, 1940 - November 17, 2020 Mark James Powers, aged 80, died peacefully in his home in Durham, NC, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  Mark was born in Mauston, WI on September 16, 1940, to James and...

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