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The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

The Spread: Ronin Runs Into Liquidity Issues

 This week on The Spread, the OCC's daily clearing volume for March exceeds its average for the past three months; Ronin Capital suffers from liquidity setbacks, major exchanges plead for flexibility, and more. TranscriptWelcome back to The Spread, which...

The Spread: Quarantined

The Spread: Quarantined

This week on The Spread, bitcoin option volume spikes as bitcoin craters, the VIX closes at an all-time high due to coronavirus concerns, the NYSE closes its doors as two traders test positive for COVID-19, and more.   Transcription Welcome to the Spread, where...

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

Walt Lukken: FIA Moves Forward After Boca Cancellation

After FIA Boca 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus, JLN found some alternative ways to put together the video interviews we had scheduled. In this one, with Walt Lukken, we spoke via phone with Walt and the FIA taped their side of the interview in his...

The Spread: Crash and Burn

The Spread: Crash and Burn

This week on The Spread: the coronavirus causes crashes not seen since 2008, derivatives trading hits record volumes for major exchanges, Robinhood has yet another outage, and the OCC adds two clearing-side veterans to its board of directors.

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 9: Privacy Coins vs. Private Money (featuring Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares)

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares, is passionate about cryptocurrency, financial technology, and civil rights – and she wants to share her knowledge as well as her enthusiasm with the world. In 2019, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency project, Libra. Demirors has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, CoinDesk, and the MIT Technology Review – now, Demirors joins us to discuss privacy, mining, and regulation – and of course, Facebook’s Libra.

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

  This week on The Spread: bullish bets abound despite coronavirus concerns, Cboe creates a cushion and casts chats at two conferences, volume of MIAX's SPIKES options spike, and more. References Dash Taking Order Routing To Next Level, Exec Says Tom Zagara –...

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.

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 8: Krakpots

The CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 8: Krakpots

Matt and Thom take to the JLN studio once again to discuss 2020’s biggest stories in crypto (so far).

Topics:

00:35 Bitcoin options are not, in fact, hot right now
02:58 Kraken CEO says cost of regulatory requests rising for the exchange
08:28 Japan puts limits on leverage for regulated cryptocurrency exchanges
09:05 Bitmain’s “questionable” need for layoffs
11:48 Bitwise Bitcoin ETF takes a knee
15:02 Libra creates a new committee
17:35 “Crypto Dad” gets two new gigs

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: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

This week on The Spread, Cboe sets its sights on the European derivatives market abroad while preparing for growth at home, and options traders clamor for more VIX data to make "unprecedented" hedges against market volatility. Produced by Mike...

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.

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Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

Virus Models Offer No Quick Fix for Panicked Leaders and Traders

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian & JLN Staff The coronavirus has claimed the life of one of the leading women from our industry, Carole Brookins. Ms. Brookins' career ranged from being a market reporter at the Chicago Board of Trade to executive...

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