The Weekend Update: July 29 – August 2, 2019

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK

What is going on at LedgerX?

LedgerX may have launched trading on the contract market platform designated by the CFTC in June as reported by the cryptocurrency press on July 31.

FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS

The Spread – A Big Deal

If LSEG’s purchase of Refinitiv goes through, it would be quite the mega deal for capital markets. This episode of “The Spread” examines the tie-up’s potential. 

“FOMO” As A Motivator

Whether we like to admit it or not, the fear of missing out, or FOMO, does influence our behavior. 

Petition to deny Jon Corzine’s request for SEC registration

Jon Corzine, who was responsible for the MF Global bankruptcy and banned for life from the futures industry, has applied for SEC registration as an investment adviser.

The Case for More Clearing of Treasury Securities

In this video, DTCC Managing Director and Head of Global Public Policy Mark Wetjen reflects on the Treasury flash crash of 2014 and lays out why more Treasury trading activity should involve a central counterparty. 

The Power of the People

Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for more than $26 billion in 2016 and the platform now has more than 500 million users.

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