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Owain Johnson: World-Class Listener,  Citizen, Author and Researcher, Sees Acceleration of Economic Change

Owain Johnson: World-Class Listener, Citizen, Author and Researcher, Sees Acceleration of Economic Change

Things are happening so fast amidst an acceleration of economic change that the old order of product adoption by various categories of industry players is being upended, Owain Johnson told John Lothian News in a recent interview.

That speed of change is exciting to Johnson, the London-based global head of research for the CME Group. New asset classes are joining the six traditional asset classes of the CME’s traded products, he said. He mentioned digital assets as a new asset class, as well as environmental products. The CME’s new CVOL products are also exciting. The CME’s six traditional asset classes are agriculture, metals, energy, interest rates, equities and foreign exchange.

Coinbase

Coinbase

With bitcoin trading at $20K below its April 13 record high prices,  cryptocurrency platform Coinbase’s share price yesterday closed at $248.24, more than $130 below its $381 April 14 debut price on Nasdaq. 

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Let’s Go Get High On Hemp! 

Will transforming hemp-based CBD into mildly psychoaffective Delta-8 THC save industrial hemp production? It’s complicated. 

The common wisdom is that a person does not get high smoking industrial hemp leaves, stems or flowers. We have been following news reports, including those from PanXchange’s monthly benchmark reports, about the growing interest in smokable hemp flower.

Bitfinex

Bitfinex

Bitfinex has announced the launch of historical funding statistical data on Bitfinex Terminal, its real-time cryptocurrency market data feed, a service designed to support algorithmic traders.

Dan Larimer

Dan Larimer

Dan Larimer, CTO of Block.one, has left the $4 billion company he founded to work on, as he said, “creating tools that people can use to secure their own freedom.”

Binance

Binance

Binance will make $800 to $1 billion in profits, according to co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao. Zhao, who is known as “CZ,” was named one of the Bloomberg 50 for 2020. 

SushiSwap

SushiSwap

SushiSwap burst onto the DeFi scene when it exploited Uniswap’s liquidity pool by issuing a governance token which rewarded Sushi’s founder with a $14 million windfall. Chef Nomi, Sushi’s founder, was shamed into returning the funds to Sushi. 

Bitfinex

Bitfinex

Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, was subjected to a distributed denial of service attack that took the trading platform off line for about an hour on Friday. 

Binance

Binance

Binance, despite its frequent representations to the contrary, was never licensed in Malta let alone headquartered there, according to an official Maltese “Public Statement” today. Binance has not responded to press inquiries about the issue.

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Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

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How Options Trading Is Driving Up Stocks—and Driving Them Down

How Options Trading Is Driving Up Stocks—and Driving Them Down

Lead Stories How Options Trading Is Driving Up Stocks—and Driving Them Down Andrew Bary - Barron's Options trading by retail investors may account for the strength in the S&P 500 during the morning this year and weakness in the afternoon. The S&P 500 is up 9%...

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