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GameStop and Bitcoin Renewed a Push to Digitize the Stock Market

GameStop and Bitcoin Renewed a Push to Digitize the Stock Market

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CME Group Inc. said it will launch a futures contract for lithium, seeking to capitalize on growing demand for the metal, which helps to power electric vehicles. Trading is planned to begin May 3.

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SGX’s CEO Talks With John Lothian News

SGX’s CEO Talks With John Lothian News

John Lothian News interviewed Singapore Exchange CEO Loh Boon Chye over Zoom in Singapore after the FIA Boca-V conference. Boon Chye talked about SGX, its new products and marketing during the pandemic.

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The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

The Spread: Tiger Billionaire

This week on The Spread, the unregulated crypto exchange Deribit announces a bitcoin volatility index, the CME says over 1 million micro e-mini equity options contracts traded, and more.

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GameStop and Bitcoin Renewed a Push to Digitize the Stock Market

GameStop and Bitcoin Renewed a Push to Digitize the Stock Market

First Read $34,126/$300,000 (11.4%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff There is a new Van Gogh exhibit in New York billed as Van Gogh - The Immersive Experience. The site of this exhibit is the former trading floor of the NYMEX. The NYMEX trading floor...

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The John Lothian Daily Update is a podcast turning the daily JLN hits and takes comments, our original content and the stories and quips in the top box of First Read into a daily podcast.

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The Spread: Boca On-Demand

The Spread: Boca On-Demand

This week on The Spread, FIA hosts a virtual version of Boca, Bill Brodsky and Steven Sears start an options-focused asset management firm, and more.

Eurex Derivatives Forum Takes a Look At German Blockchain Innovation

Eurex Derivatives Forum Takes a Look At German Blockchain Innovation

Day One of the Eurex Derivatives Forum, held this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, offered a discussion of German developments in blockchain innovation. Germany has implemented not only detailed legislation on custody of cryptocurrencies and digital assets but has also recently adopted a law allowing electronic issuance of securities, including on blockchain.

FIA BOCA-V: Dr.  Hakeem Oluseyi Bookends Boca with Inspiring Personal Story

FIA BOCA-V: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi Bookends Boca with Inspiring Personal Story

The FIA Boca-V conference saw a slight deviation in form with its final keynote speaker on the topic of sustainability. Instead of an extended Q&A or a roundtable discussion among many panelists seen in sessions from previous days, FIA CEO Walt Lukken gave the floor to renowned astrophysicist and former space science education lead at NASA, Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, to tell his life story.

FIA Boca-V: Acting Chairman Behnam Looks For Expedience and Patience in CFTC’s Climate Change Response

FIA Boca-V: Acting Chairman Behnam Looks For Expedience and Patience in CFTC’s Climate Change Response

In a one-on-one discussion with FIA President Walt Lukken on Thursday, Acting CFTC Rostin Behnam talked about the commission’s new Climate Risk Unit, saying the unit will let the commission pivot its attention away from the broader concerns about the effects of climate change on financial markets raised in last year’s report from the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee to a focus on derivatives’ role in smoothing the transition to zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

FIA BOCA-V: Dr.  Hakeem Oluseyi Bookends Boca with Inspiring Personal Story

FIA BOCA-V: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi Bookends Boca with Inspiring Personal Story

The FIA Boca-V conference saw a slight deviation in form with its final keynote speaker on the topic of sustainability. Instead of an extended Q&A or a roundtable discussion among many panelists seen in sessions from previous days, FIA CEO Walt Lukken gave the floor to renowned astrophysicist and former space science education lead at NASA, Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, to tell his life story.

FIA Boca-V: Acting Chairman Behnam Looks For Expedience and Patience in CFTC’s Climate Change Response

FIA Boca-V: Acting Chairman Behnam Looks For Expedience and Patience in CFTC’s Climate Change Response

In a one-on-one discussion with FIA President Walt Lukken on Thursday, Acting CFTC Rostin Behnam talked about the commission’s new Climate Risk Unit, saying the unit will let the commission pivot its attention away from the broader concerns about the effects of climate change on financial markets raised in last year’s report from the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee to a focus on derivatives’ role in smoothing the transition to zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

FIA Boca-V: In the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

FIA Boca-V: In the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Rana Foroohar, global economic analyst and Financial Times columnist, gave a fascinating presentation to FIA Boca on Wednesday on surveillance capitalism that melded finance with global politics and foreign affairs as well as some history, current events and a little...

FIA Boca-V: Global Exchange Leaders – Fintech

FIA Boca-V: Global Exchange Leaders – Fintech

As part of a series of presentations at FIA Boca on Wednesday, exchange leaders weighed in on fintech. Kicking off the discussion, Terry Duffy, chairman and chief executive officer of CME Group, noted that the cost of technology at the exchanges is substantial and...

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.

FIA Boca-V: Eurex To List Futures Tied to German Bitcoin ETN

FIA Boca-V: Eurex To List Futures Tied to German Bitcoin ETN

Eurex CEO Michael Peters on Wednesday told this year’s FIA Boca-V attendees that Eurex will launch a futures contract on a bitcoin ETN, an instrument that trades on Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra platform. Peters nodded to the example of other Eurex derivatives based on ETNs, mentioning specifically its gold ETN futures, but offering no launch date or other details on the bitcoin product. 

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