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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

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May 26, 2005

Is it Good News for Nasdaq?

By Gregory Bresiger

The Reg NMS trade-through rule extension was a "non-event." It may help electronic trading firms that are interested in obtaining more Big Board listed business. That's what several trading executives privately told Traders Magazine.

The trading executives, conceding that the ideal would have been the abolition of the rule, said the next best result was applying the rule to all markets. Joe Gawronski, chief operating officer for New York Stock Exchange floor broker Rosenblatt Securities, said the controversial decision was moot for electronic competitors of the NYSE. That's because they already have smart order routing. And he adds that the NYSE, in the course of defending the rule, was forced to commit to a hybrid system. That model will give electronic players a better chance to compete. The Big Board, however, dramatically undercut potential competition when it announced its merger with Archipelago Holdings.