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Derek Edward Schloss
Traders Magazine Online News

What the !@#$ is a Security Token?

In this first part of a series, Mr. Schloss will begin to explain what a security token is by explaining how the building blocks of securities law are fundamental to understanding the tremendous value security tokens will one day unlock.

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SEC's Hu Says IEX, As Exchange, Helps Improve Market Quality

– Despite its detractors and inflated rhetoric surrounding it becoming an exchange, IEX has helped the equity market, according to an SEC's analysts report.


TokenAI Launched Proprietary Artificial Intelligence Tool Juliet

– Juliet helps both new and experienced cryptocurrency traders make smarter investments. It integrates with TokenAI’s three core services: Individual Coin Analysis, Current Portfolio Rebalancing, and its Token Basket Generator.


SBI Holdings Invests in Potamus Holdings

– Potamus Trading seeks to dramatically lower execution costs and generate alpha for its clients’ trading strategies by combining high-frequency execution with mid- and low-frequency institutional orders.


Three Reasons the ‘Downs’ Have Greater Impact In An ‘Up and Down’ Stock Market

– Brian Decker, a financial planner and founder of Decker Retirement Planning Inc., argues that it is much more important for investors to consider the downside in turbulent markets than the upside.


ON THE MOVE: Credit Suisse Alum Bacidore Opens Consultancy

– Market veteran Jeff Bacidore has opened his own consultancy firm, The Bacidore Group.


BUY--SIDE SNAPSHOT: BlackRock's Paul Whitehead

– Asset-management giant says the future is about scale, efficiency and risk control.


Going Public in a Post-Spotify World

– In this Traders Magazine exclusive, OTC Markets examines how companies can go public after Spotify's direct listing; the decline of IPOs by about half over the past 20 years; and the proliferation of alternatives to IPOs.


Systematic Internalisers: Challenges and Opportunities in the MiFID II Era

– Vela shares insights gleaned from a recent roundtable discussion hosted by The Realization Group, led by Vela, Aquis Exchange and Hudson River Trading on MiFID II and systematic internalisers.


TradeSmarter Debuts New Crypto Product Suite

– White Label trading platform TradeSmarter has a developed a new product suite, bringing multiple cryptocurrency functions under one roof for the first time.


Virtual Crypto Technologies Launches NetoBit ATM

– In contrast to most bitcoin ATM platforms, which only allow the purchase of bitcoin, Virtual Crypto's NetoBit ATM is a bi-directional platform that enables users to sell bitcoin as well.


Online Blockchain (OBC) Takes Crypto to Brazil

– Online Blockchain plc, a blockchain company in the UK, is launching ‘Brazio’?—?a cryptocurrency that will pave the way for the blockchain revolution to reach South America.


ON THE MOVE: Mark Viani Returns to CAPIS

– Former buysider, contributor to Traders Magazine and market veteran Mark Viani has returned to CAPIS, the Dallas-based agency-only brokerage in a new role as its Executive Director of Business Development.


Financial Advisers Like ETFs But Pass on Cryptos

– This year marks the fourth consecutive year that ETFs are the preferred investment vehicle among advisers, with 87 percent of financial advisers surveyed currently using or recommending ETFs with their clients, according to a new survey.


‘Conditioning’ Venue Analysis

– Equity traders searching for block liquidity need to know their venue options.


European Demand for U.S. Equity Options Remains Strong

– A new Burton-Taylor study found that European investors account for approximately nine percent of total U.S. exchange-listed equity option order flow and that the magnitude of their U.S. equity holdings has increased 52 percent since 2013.