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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.

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.

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

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. 

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

Nothing Learned from the CFTC Bullying a Win in the Thakkar Case

If Jitesh Thakkar loses his case brought by the Enforcement Division of the CFTC, it will not be because the facts in the case are damning against him. It will be because the CFTC has bled Thakkar and his family and friends dry of the financial resources and the will to persevere. It will be because the CFTC’s tactic of drawing out the process and the costs for deposing him, former employees and even customers became too much for Thakkar to endure.

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

CryptoMarketsWiki Podcast Episode 7: Buy the Dip! Featuring: Thom Thompson, editor at JLN

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.

Options markets to get liquidity boost

Options markets to get liquidity boost

A new rule finalized last month by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency might make it easier for banks to keep less capital tied up, potentially clearing the way for them to do more business with market makers.

Turbulence at the #1 Bitcoin SEF in the World 

Turbulence at the #1 Bitcoin SEF in the World 

In the middle of Monday afternoon, the board of directors of LedgerX Holdings announced with a press release that each in the husband and wife team of Paul and Juthica Chou had been put on administrative leave from their roles as CEO and president, respectively.

Regulator Rumble

Regulator Rumble

This week on The Spread – Bakkt’s CEO heads to Washington, the VIX perks up for the first time since October, and regulators debate over who has jurisdiction over SPIKES futures trading on MGEX.

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