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Erik Hoel
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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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Cost of implementation

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Nobody else is using it

23%

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April 30, 2004

A Faster Market On the Horizon?

By Gregory Bresiger

Michael LaBranche, CEO of the NYSE's largest specialist firm, says the fast market provisions of the proposed Reg NMS trade-through plan could force the Big Board to make technological changes.

"How will the fast market exception to the contemplated anti-trade-through procedures affect us? It may force us to abandon certain auction market principles to become a fast market," LeBranche wrote to regulators.