The world of blockchain and digital assets is one of tech enthusiasts. Consequently, understanding it requires significant technical knowledge, so it can be difficult to understand how a digital asset protocol works, let alone a broader technological movement like...
DrawBridge Lending LLC sees itself as the “bridge” between the cryptocurrency world and the world of institutional trading. In this episode, DrawBridge CEO Jason Urban discusses the finer points of running a business based around lending against cryptocurrency, the state of institutional demand for digital asset products, how to work with regulators, and more.
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.
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
This week on The Spread – options traders hedge like the world is ending, ICE launches options trades on Bakkt bitcoin futures, Cboe acquires Europe’s biggest stock trade clearing house, and the industry remembers a lost legend.
Low volatility, regulatory uncertainty, lack of transparency – there is no shortage of challenges for those trading in the digital asset market. Chris Hehmeyer joined JLN at FIA Expo 2019 to discuss how his firm, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments, is meeting these challenges.
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.
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.