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Anchorage running Libra test nodes and other highlights from the Digital Asset Summit

Anchorage running Libra test nodes and other highlights from the Digital Asset Summit

After the close of the first day of the Voice of Blockchain conference in Chicago on Monday, dozens gathered on the tenth floor of the venue for a Digital Asset Summit hosted by FinTank, a fintech development hub based in Chicago, as well as Fidelity Digital Assets, Galaxy Digital, and Token Daily. It was a closed event unaffiliated with the Voice of Blockchain conference, though many attendees from VoB were there.

Ah, September! Litigation is in the air

Ah, September! Litigation is in the air

This year, early September is back-to-federal-court time in Chicago. Three of our favorite cases have seen some recent action in the Dirksen Building.CFTC v Kraft and Mondelez.  Last week, the CFTC asked to move the date of the evidentiary...

Mining Troubles Take Down Ecosystem

Mining Troubles Take Down Ecosystem

Judge Janet Baer presided over a motion hearing on June 5 in the bankruptcy proceedings of Bcause, ”the world’s first full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem.”  Bcause’s full stacks include mining, spot trading and futures trading, as well as a...

Did an April Fools joke cause bitcoin to breach $5K?

Did an April Fools joke cause bitcoin to breach $5K?

At one point in the 2013 comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Matthew McConaughey’s character Mark Hanna – a slick, coke-snorting stockbroker – tells Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, “Nobody – I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffett or Jimmy Buffett – nobody knows if the stock is going to go up, down, sideways or in circles.” While many in the financial services world might disagree, we can probably all agree that this accurately describes the current crypto market. Just replace “the stock” in that sentence with “bitcoin.”

“Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin”

“Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin”

Thom Thompson is a derivatives specialist who has worked in product design, business development and regulatory roles for the CFTC, the Chicago Board of Trade, The Clearing Corporation, Swiss Exchange, Eurex and Eurex Clearing. Much of the...

Look Who’s Talking

Look Who’s Talking

Last week many of us were surprised to hear EF Hutton talk again – Wow! They exist? – when Hutton issued three press releases over eight days. Hutton has emerged as potentially much cooler, socially conscious version of a money...

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Europe digs in for a long battle with the virus

Europe digs in for a long battle with the virus

First Read $12,791/$300,000 (4.3%) Leticia Manos, Ray Mckenzie and Nils-Robert Persson ++++ Election 2020: Tight Races Set Stage for Continued Period of Volatility By Suzanne Cosgrove - John Lothian News Here's how the presidential election 2020 is unfolding in its...

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