The Weekend Update: February 24-28, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

In a dingy corner of the internet is a message board, soaked in profanity, bro-speak, and greed, where posters with handles such as OverthrowYourMasters and yolo_tron campaign for their favorite stocks, putting up screenshots from their online brokerage accounts of their moonshot victories—or showing off their massive losses like badges of honor. Some of them think they’ve found the key to fast wins on the stock market. Wall Street doubts they’re right, but it’s getting nervous about what it sees there.

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

CRYPTOMARKETSWIKI PODCAST EPISODE 9: PRIVACY COINS VS. PRIVATE MONEY (FEATURING MELTEM DEMIRORS, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AT COINSHARES)

Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at CoinShares, is passionate about cryptocurrency, financial technology, and civil rights – and she wants to share her knowledge as well as her enthusiasm with the world. In 2019, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency project, Libra. Demirors has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, CoinDesk, and the MIT Technology Review – now, Demirors joins us to discuss privacy, mining, and regulation – and of course, Facebook’s Libra.

THE WILD GROWTH OF CATHEY CURLEY – PART TWO

In part two of JLN’s interview with Cathey Curley, she talks about her career starting as a recent high school graduate who took a job in downtown Chicago for $6 per hour, which was big money back then.

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