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Will The Bitcoin Bubble Pop Or Will It Envelop Us All?

Guest contributor Erik Hoel asks the question whether the worst is over for bitcoin holders, or still yet to come, what is yet to come? And why.

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In your opinion, what is the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain?

Cost of implementation

17%

Too many systems available

23%

Not applicable to my business

3%

Uncomfortable with the technology

33%

Nobody else is using it

23%

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Nanoseconds for All?

UBS' Matt Senecal and Hyannis Port's Tony Amicangioli predict the spread of high-speed trading to asset managers

Come Together

The buyside wants its brokers to integrate their high- and low-touch traders into a unified coverage team. That's what institutional traders have requested, according to a consultancy.

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UBS Pushes into Nanoseconds

UBS is now offering its latency-sensitive customers a faster way to access the public markets.

Communication Gap

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Buyside Wants Algo Clarity

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Back to Basics

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Liquidity Managers

During a lunch with a bulge firm, Traders Magazine discussed a range of topics, but perhaps the most pertinent was the changing nature of the buyside-sellside relationship during these slumping times.

White Glove Service

For Lionel Mellul, the second time around opening a U.S. trading desk will hopefully prove the charm. The former co-founder and chief executive of now-defunct Momentum Trading Partners is looking to carve out a niche for himself by offering white-glove, high-touch service to a select clientele.

Flexing Their Mathematical Muscles

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Taking Control of the Process

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