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SEC Commissioner Sparks ICO Safe Harbor

SEC Commissioner Sparks ICO Safe Harbor

A Bruce Springsteen-quoting SEC Commissioner told a Chicago blockchain audience that she wants her agency to provide a grace period for digital asset projects to develop free of worry about securities regulation interfering with their token issuances.

A Cyber Security Update by vSEC, LLC

A Cyber Security Update by vSEC, LLC

The CFTC asked all futures markets participants to report by January 20th if they had (or had not) been impacted by the Cloud Hopper security breaches described by the Wall Street Journal on December 30, 2019.

Life and Times of Navinder Sarao

Life and Times of Navinder Sarao

Navinder Sarao pleaded guilty to roughly $13 million worth of spoofing on his first visit to the United States in November 2016. Wearing leg irons and an orange prison jumpsuit in a Chicago federal court, Sarao was freed on bail pending final sentencing, which occurs today, January 28, 2020. 

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

This week on The Spread – low natural gas prices lead to an increase in swaptions trading, the CME has another successful launch, and a Binance-backed exchange boasts a ton of trading volume.

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

If Jitesh Thakkar loses his case brought by the Enforcement Division of the CFTC, it will not be because the facts in the case are damning against him. It will be because the CFTC has bled Thakkar and his family and friends dry of the financial resources and the will to persevere. It will be because the CFTC’s tactic of drawing out the process and the costs for deposing him, former employees and even customers became too much for Thakkar to endure.

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

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.

Out with the old…

Out with the old…

This week on The Spread, as we say goodbye to the 2010s, we take a look at a few changes coming ’round the bend.

Martin Hollander Reflections

Martin Hollander Reflections

John Lothian News asked several former colleagues of Martin Hollander’s to offer reflections on his life. Martin and his family were killed in the volcanic eruption on White Island near New Zealand.

Turbulence at the #1 Bitcoin SEF in the World 

Turbulence at the #1 Bitcoin SEF in the World 

In the middle of Monday afternoon, the board of directors of LedgerX Holdings announced with a press release that each in the husband and wife team of Paul and Juthica Chou had been put on administrative leave from their roles as CEO and president, respectively.

Regulator Rumble

Regulator Rumble

This week on The Spread – Bakkt’s CEO heads to Washington, the VIX perks up for the first time since October, and regulators debate over who has jurisdiction over SPIKES futures trading on MGEX.

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Coronavirus Could Infect Two-Thirds of Globe, Research Shows

Coronavirus Could Infect Two-Thirds of Globe, Research Shows

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Could stock market volatility return in 2020?

Could stock market volatility return in 2020?

Lead Stories Could stock market volatility return in 2020? Bloomberg Stock market volatility, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index, is near 5-year lows even as instability in the Middle East and the coronavirus have led to pockets of...

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