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Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The World Health Organization says the coronavirus is growing faster in the U.S. than in any other country at 40% and New York's cases are spiking, growing faster than expected. New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo...

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Trouble at Ronin?

Trouble at Ronin?

With everyone looking for the first big financial collapse of the coronavirus market meltdown, all eyes turned to Ronin, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, last Friday.

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Australian Securities Exchange

Australian Securities Exchange

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has been forced to delay the rollout of its new blockchain-powered post-trade system because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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CFTC

CFTC

The CFTC published a statement Tuesday clarifying its definition of “actual delivery” for digital assets made in retail transactions.

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John Lothian Newsletter

Today’s Newsletter

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

First Read Hits & Takes By John Lothian and JLN Staff The World Health Organization says the coronavirus is growing faster in the U.S. than in any other country at 40% and New York's cases are spiking, growing faster than expected. New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo...

We visit more than 100 websites daily for financial news (Would YOU do that?)

JLN Options Newsletter

Today’s Newsletter

Everything you need to know about Options Today

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Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

This week on The Spread – MIAX keeps expanding, Cboe veteran Tom Zagara spins us a yarn about the early days of the exchange, and JLN prepares for the Options Industry Conference in April.

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.

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

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 Weekend Update: January 27-31, 2020

The Weekend Update: January 27-31, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK 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...

Chicago Trading Community’s Take On Spoofing

Chicago Trading Community’s Take On Spoofing

Sponsored By Suzanne Cosgrove and Thom Thompson - John Lothian NewsSpoofing is an illegal trading strategy used on electronic markets where a trader enters orders with no intention that they be executed - in fact, with the hope that they not be executed. Spoofing is...

Eileen Flaherty’s Perilous Road to Success

Eileen Flaherty’s Perilous Road to Success

Eileen T. Flaherty is a longtime legal and compliance professional who is currently managing director of The Global Capital Group Ltd., a legal and regulatory consulting firm. She is also the author of a forthcoming novel entitled The Perilous Step.

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

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

This week on The Spread – MIAX keeps expanding, Cboe veteran Tom Zagara spins us a yarn about the early days of the exchange, and JLN prepares for the Options Industry Conference in April.

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.

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

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 Weekend Update: January 27-31, 2020

The Weekend Update: January 27-31, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK 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...

Chicago Trading Community’s Take On Spoofing

Chicago Trading Community’s Take On Spoofing

Sponsored By Suzanne Cosgrove and Thom Thompson - John Lothian NewsSpoofing is an illegal trading strategy used on electronic markets where a trader enters orders with no intention that they be executed - in fact, with the hope that they not be executed. Spoofing is...

Eileen Flaherty’s Perilous Road to Success

Eileen Flaherty’s Perilous Road to Success

Eileen T. Flaherty is a longtime legal and compliance professional who is currently managing director of The Global Capital Group Ltd., a legal and regulatory consulting firm. She is also the author of a forthcoming novel entitled The Perilous Step.

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

Sarao Sentenced to Home Detention

Sarao Sentenced to Home Detention

Navinder Singh Sarao escaped possible detention in a U.S. prison for anywhere from 78 to 97 months when he was sentenced yesterday in Chicago to one year of detention to be served at his parents’ home in Hounslow, west London. The term of the sentence begins today.      

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. 

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