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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running

NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff One of my former Eagle Scouts, who attended the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015 with help from readers of this newsletter, was laid off from his consulting firm job on the West Coast at the end of 2022 and...

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Hedge Fund Debuts in Biggest Launch Led by a Woman

Hedge Fund Debuts in Biggest Launch Led by a Woman

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Yesterday I experimented with ChatGPT to write a couple of entries on MarketsWiki. The wiki entries it wrote were on Dean Witter Reynolds, Smart contracts and the Woolen Exchange - London All the entries were...

Case for blockchain in financial services dented by failures

Case for blockchain in financial services dented by failures

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Thank you to Exchange Analytics and Jim Downs of Connamara Tech and an anonymous donor who gave an amount yesterday to the JLN MarketsWiki Education GoFundMe campaign that exceeded the amount Trading...

Solana Founders Scramble to Move Past FTX’s Stain on Their Token

Solana Founders Scramble to Move Past FTX’s Stain on Their Token

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Tomorrow is the last day that Trading Technologies will match any contributions to the John Lothian News MarketsWiki Education GoFundMe campaign to support our work to help capture industry history. These funds...

Exit from zero-Covid is no easy path for China

Exit from zero-Covid is no easy path for China

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Connamara Technologies launched a new website, connamara.tech, several days ago. Also, earlier in 2022 Connamara Tech split from Connamara Systems, they said to "laser-focus on a world-class exchange platform,...

Crypto Bankruptcies Chip Away at Customers’ Anonymity

Crypto Bankruptcies Chip Away at Customers’ Anonymity

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Heavy snow in Western New York killed 28 and in parts of Japan killed 17 over the Christmas holiday. Thirty more people were killed by the sub-arctic storm across the U.S. as freezing temperatures and blowing...

London Stock Exchange Stakes Its Future on Data

London Stock Exchange Stakes Its Future on Data

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff It is minus nine degrees Fahrenheit in Elmhurst this morning, dropping from 33 degrees yesterday at its high. The winds are blowing about 24 miles per hour. Similar negative temperatures and winds are in New...

OCC Announces Two Executive Leadership Promotions

OCC Announces Two Executive Leadership Promotions

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Congratulations to Dan Busby and Mike Hansen of the OCC on their promotions. Busby is succeeding Scot Warren as the COO and Hansen is to become the chief clearing and settlement services officer of the OCC. The...

What does the crypto collapse mean for Chicago’s exchanges?

What does the crypto collapse mean for Chicago’s exchanges?

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Today's lead story from Crain's Chicago Business by Steve Daniels titled, "What does the crypto collapse mean for Chicago's exchanges?" is two separate interviews, one with CME's Terry Duffy and the other with...

ICE warns it may pull gas market from EU over Brussels price cap

ICE warns it may pull gas market from EU over Brussels price cap

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The FT has a story that sums up the sentiments of the crypto space very well right now. The title of the story is "FTX charges leave industry's image in tatters." The accounting firm Mazars decided to pause all...

Europe’s Trading Superhighway in the Alps Highlights Data Rush

Europe’s Trading Superhighway in the Alps Highlights Data Rush

First Read Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff Yesterday I attended the holiday party of Advantage Futures, which held a private party at Ceres Cafe in the CBOT Building, renting out the whole restaurant for the event. The event had about 200 people there,...

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