Matt and Thom take to the JLN studio once again to discuss 2020’s biggest stories in crypto (so far).
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
JLN Editor Thom Thompson has decades of experience working in the financial markets in both the U.S. and Europe. These days, he uses his expertise to explain the cryptocurrency markets, especially the burgeoning cryptocurrency derivatives to JLN’s readers. In this episode of the CMW Podcast, Thom joins Matt in the studio to discuss the most notable moments in the cryptocurrency markets in 2019.
Before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in physics in 2015, Carson Cook was already an experienced futures trader. In 2018, he started Fractal Wealth, a trading and technology firm that provides liquidity to digital asset exchanges – including so-called “decentralized” (DEX) exchanges. Cook explains the differences between both exchanges, as well as his unique insight into how the digital asset markets are changing.
After finishing her education at Pepperdine University, Lexy Prodromos dove headfirst into the blockchain world, quickly establishing herself as an influential figure. An early contributor to the Illinois Blockchain Initiative, she later became executive director of the Chicago Blockchain Center as well as a strategic lead at Bloq. Prodromos shares what it has been like working behind the scenes with both regulators and technology firms to help this nascent technology flourish.
Why did Scott Freeman go from being a managing partner at a quantitative hedge fund to starting a company for digital asset trading and advisory services? Scott answers this and other fascinating questions about pivoting into institutional crypto trading, navigating through the regulatory nuances between different markets around the world, and more.
Bill Ulivieri, former CBOE market maker and Principal of Cenacle Capital Management LLC, is a veteran of the industry who’s done it all – including crypto trading. Ulivieri joins Matt at the JLN studio to discuss the benefits and shortcomings of digital assets as a store of value, and how he thinks bitcoin fits into the future of global finance.
This is the story of open outcry trading, electronic trading and an imaginary secret organization I created to tell the story of both. This was the first time I used SPET, or the Society for the Promotion of Electronic Trading, to tell a story.
Before the CME went public in 2002, there was a change in leadership at the top. Terry Duffy ran for the job of chairman of the board against the incumbent, Scott Gordon. I was a fan of Gordon’s and then CME CEO Jim McNulty. McNulty was one of the reasons I started the John Lothian Newsletter. He had helped me find a job when I first graduated from Purdue University. He was for a short time one of my mentors. But then I started my career and he started traveling the world as an investment banker and I lost track of him.
Juan Hernandez, CEO of OpenFinance Network, joins JLN associate editor Matt Raebel to talk tokens – that is, securitized assets in the form of digital tokens, not the tokens you use to pay for arcade machines at Chuck E. Cheese’s.
Ever wonder where bitcoin came from, or who made it? How about, ‘what is a blockchain, and how does it work?’ John Lothian News Associate Editor Matt Raebel offers a crash-course in crypto for the inaugural episode of the CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast.
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Lead Stories Could stock market volatility return in 2020? Bloomberg Stock market volatility, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index, is near 5-year lows even as instability in the Middle East and the coronavirus have led to pockets of...