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David Azaraf
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Five Predictions for Crypto in 2019

In this guest article, David Azaraf examines 5 macro trends that crypto investors and traders should watch out for in the next 12 months.

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Canada’s First Bitcoin Fund Now Available On NEO Connect

– First Block Capitalís FBC Bitcoin Trust gives accredited investors ability to hold bitcoin investments in registered accounts, including RRSPs and TSFAs.


The World Federation of Exchanges Calls for Global Reform of Leverage Ratio

– The WFE calls for prompt and concerted action internationally to address issues confirmed in a regulator-sourced paper.


Nucleus195’s Rivelli Talks Research and New Platform

– In an interview with Traders Magazine, co-founder Doug Rivelli talks about his firm's quest to change the research provision landscape as it enters the institutional space.


Broadridge Launches New MiFID II Solution

– Fintech firm and recent addition to the S&P 500 Index, has launched a new solution to support investment firms with their MiFID II ex-post reporting obligations outlined under Article 50 of the Delegated Regulation.


TORA Integrates its OEMS with NEX Regulatory Reporting

– By integrating the TORA OEMS with NEX Regulatory Reporting, which is an approved ARM and APA, TORA clients will enjoy a straight-through-processing solution.


QuantHouse Widens Access to QuantFEED for Cboe US Equities and Options

– With this new service, QuantHouse now provides clients access to all asset classes traded by Cboe from all QuantHouse data centers via a single API.


Exegy and TNS Partner on Global FX Trading Platform

– The new partnership will include redundant, hardware-accelerated computing Exegy appliances that will allow Exegy Trade Port FX to deliver single-digit, microsecond normalized FX market data.


Broker Pay Up 13% to $422,000 in 2017; NYS DiNapoli Report

– Itís the best time to be a broker in New York City, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. In his most recent report, DiNapoli reported that securities industry pretax profits totaled $13.7 billion in the first half of 2018, 11 percent higher than last year.


Tourmaline Enhances Buy-Side Commission Spend Web Reporting

– Tourmaline tracks and reports each clientís total broker spend, combining all broker CSA payments and attributed trading.


ON THE MOVE: BNY Lands Regelman; Bennett to Hehmeyer

– The weekly recap of hires, job moves and promotions around Wall Street.


Mary Daly Named President of San Francisco Fed

– Daly's term begins October 1.


Custody Holds Back Institutional Crypto Trading

– Bakkt, a new company launched by ICE, is a "game-changer."


Paxos Launches New Paxos Standard Regulated Crypto Asset

– The Paxos Standard token is fully collateralized 1:1 by the U.S. dollar, issued by the Paxos Trust Company, and approved and regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services.


IHS Markit Adds BidFX to MarkitSERV FX Post Trade Network

– The two firms now offer straight through post-trade processing of FX trades, including FX spot, forwards, swaps and NDFs.


Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain - Explaining it to a 5 Year Old

– In this guest article, author Sidharth Malhotra looks to explain the blockchain in terms anyone can understand.