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Chris Hehmeyer – Bitcoin, Bakkt and Beyond

Chris Hehmeyer – Bitcoin, Bakkt and Beyond

Hehmeyer Trading and Investments shut down its CTA and CPO and IB business at the end of the year, along with its Hehmeyer Cryptocurrency Index Fund. The market maker is now focused on cryptocurrencies, bitcoin in particular. Chris Hehmeyer told John Lothian News that...

Not the Ronin Death Watch

Not the Ronin Death Watch

The CME announced on March 20 that it had auctioned the portfolios of Ronin Capital, a direct clearing member, because its capital was insufficient “going forward.”  Friday’s Issues and Stops report from the CME, whose Chicago Board of Trade division lists Treasury...

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...

Ceres Hit Hard By Restaurant Ban

Ceres Hit Hard By Restaurant Ban

The popular restaurant in the Chicago Board of Trade’s Jackson Street Lobby closed Monday afternoon in response to the Illinois governor’s restrictions on restaurants and bars serving the public.

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.

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