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David Weisberger
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ICOs: Financial Innovation or Modern Day Scam?

In this new blog series from CoinRoutes, the potential for ICOs to enable public participation in the funding of new blockchain related technology ventures being important is discussed.

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75% of Financial Companies to Leverage AI in Next 12 Months

Artificial intelligence is about change the way a majority of firms do business - and could mean further job losses, according to a Greenwich report.

The Chlorine Dipped Chicken of Capital Markets

In this new blog shared with Traders Magazine from Steve Grob at Fidessa, the discussion focuses on the euro clearing debate and how common sense plays second fiddle to short-term economic self-interest and politics.

Buy-Side Unhappy with Tick Pilot; Want Rebates Banned

A new Greenwich Associates report analyzes status of tick-size pilot, speed bumps, maker-taking pricing, and the “Order Protection Rule.”

MiFID II Among Regulations Forcing New Looks at Old Post-Trade Systems

In this article shared with Traders Magazine, TORA describes the outdated middle- and back-office systems many firms still use. It also offers key things firms should consider as they begin to think about modernizing their middle- and back-office infrastructures in the current regulatory environment.

Financial Institutions Must Go from Regulatory Spaghetti to Regulator Ready to Ease Compliance Strain

With many new regulations drawing from the same data sets, the old approach of having siloed compliance teams pull the necessary statistics for each directive in isolation no longer makes sense. Instead, institutions need streamlined data processes that allow them to access exactly the reference data they need, when they need it.

Short-Term Gain = Long-Term Pain?

OTC Markets asks the question is Reg A the right move for small-caps seeking to become public companies through innovative capital raising frameworks?

Rush for Blockchain Patents Won’t Impede Innovation

The modern day equivalent of the California Gold Rush is taking place at the nation’s patent offices as people are rushing to get patents for blockchain technology. But what does it all mean?

The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible Two: The Seven Deadly Sins of Technical Analysis

Enjoy this second installment of Daniel Jeffries' light-hearted and colorful look at trading crypto-currencies.

The Long-Term Stock Exchange Comes to Life

The Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE) is on track to open as a new public markets option in 2018.

Data Assets Strategy and Int-Data

In the report, Celent looks at the powerful combination of data and costs will trigger an interrogation of front-office processes in a manner never previously experienced. It also looks to answer some unique questions.

Navigating Cybersecurity on a Stretch of “Regulatory Rapids”

In this shared commentary, Aplomb Strategies writes that when considering a firm’s governance structure, a holistic approach makes the most sense.

Global Exchange Revenue Driven by Data Fees

In this shared report from Burton Taylor, exchange revenues from data and index activities continued to see strong growth with revenue totaling $2.9 billion in H117, up from $2.7 billion in the comparable period in 2016.

Why US firms Must Pay Close Attention Ahead of MiFID II Implementation

In this contributed item. Daniel Carpenter details the important upcoming changes U.S. firms need to look out for ahead of the January MiFID II implementation.

DTCC Unveils New White Paper Assessing Fintech's Impact

In this new white paper from DTCC, the company discusses how fintech could materially change the risk landscape in the years to come in either positive or negative ways,

Was it Worth It?

In this piece from 10th Man, author Jared Dillian discusses how the ETF revolution is less about ETFs and more about indexing; about how people have come to view stocks less as stocks and more as blobs of stocks.