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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.

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.

BitVol, A “VIX-Like” Volatility Index for Bitcoin, Makes Its First Trade

BitVol, A “VIX-Like” Volatility Index for Bitcoin, Makes Its First Trade

The first-ever over-the-counter (OTC) trade of BitVol, the options-fuelled volatility index for bitcoin developed by T3 Index, the creators of the SPIKES index, was executed Wednesday by LedgerPrime, a quantitative digital asset investment firm owned by Ledger Holdings (the parent company of LedgerX). The counterparty for the trade was a cryptocurrency asset manager that was not named.

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.

The Spread: That’s a Wrap

The Spread: That’s a Wrap

This week on The Spread, Cboe announces new products, Massachusetts regulators file a complaint against Robinhood, and JLN says goodbye to Mike Forrester.

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. 

FIA Expo 2020: DeFi Demystified

FIA Expo 2020: DeFi Demystified

The world of blockchain and digital assets is one of tech enthusiasts. Consequently, understanding it requires significant technical knowledge, so it can be difficult to understand how a digital asset protocol works, let alone a broader technological movement like...

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