The Weekend Update – June 17-21, 2019
JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK
Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency
Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan on Tuesday to create an alternative financial system that relies on a cryptocurrency that the company has been secretly working on for more than a year.
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FROM JOHN LOTHIAN NEWS
Electronic Derivatives Trading in South Africa Gears Up
A half decade’s worth of work at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to update its trading technology is bearing fruit. The exchange now has its equities, equities derivatives and foreign exchange derivatives trading on LSEG Technology’s Millenium Exchange platform, with interest rate derivatives and commodities the next asset classes to transition.
Breaking Down Eurex’s Latency Protection
In this video from FIA IDX, Eurex Executive Board Member Randolf Roth discusses Eurex’s plans for latency protection (a speed bump) in its French and German equity options markets.
WILD Celebrates 10 Years of Networking, Education, and More
Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2019. In this video, WILD President Cathey Curley and Vice President Katie Cleland spoke with JLN about how WILD started as a networking group and how it has evolved over the years to offer more technology-specific and regulation-focused events, as well as other opportunities for women in the financial industry.
Breaking Down The Merger of JPX and TOCOM
In March 2019, JPX and TOCOM signed an agreement to merge. In this video from FIA IDX, Osaka Exchange President and CEO Hiromi Yamaji talks about the benefits of an all-in-one Japanese exchange for market participants.