Green points out that Giancarlo was working in the financial services industry during the initial roll out of Dodd-Frank and the SEF rules that were implemented as a result of this legislation. The Next Step As the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, takes arguably the next big step towards mainstream adoption, Galen Stops takes a look at the different approaches being taken by regulated exchanges towards designing bitcoin contracts and regulators to overseeing them.
Last week, on December 1, three exchanges regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC self-certified new cash-settled derivatives contracts based on bitcoin. I don't believe the words and phrases, "in lunch", "barrelled", and "done your boots" are used often enough in today's foreign exchange industry, however the advent of December allows me to use all three in today's column, which announces - to the ringing of triumphant bells, widespread disbelief on your part and a shaking of the head from my colleagues - the return of my annual accolades - The Irrationals.
The first will be unveiled in the midweek issue, but you can join in Spreading the Wealth With more information becoming increasingly accessible to a wider set of FX market participants, are we witnessing the democratisation of data? Galen Stops takes a look. The starting point for claiming that data is being democratised in FX, and in the financial markets more broadly, is to point out how much more accessible data has become to a wider range of market participants.
At the retail level, people can use smartphones to find out a currency exchange rate at any time in just seconds. At the professional level, trading firms can now access high-speed market data from numerous sources at affordable prices, while aggregators allow them to rapidly compare the data coming on from these sources. What is that and how does it differ from a typical law firm? Although there is some overlap between what we and law firms do, there are services that I offer that a law firm does not.
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