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Friday / Nov 09, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP071: New York Attorney General Investor Protection Bureau John Castiglione

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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with John Castiglione from the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Investor Protection Bureau. We discuss the recent Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative report covering virtual currency trading platforms. This was a fact finding inquiry into the policies and procedures of virtual asset trading platforms

Friday / Nov 02, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP070: B23 Co-founder Dave Hirko

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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with b23.ai Co-Founder Dave Hirko. We cover the origins of Amazon Web Services, the progression of cloud and predictive analytics. We answer the question why is data engineering a zero-sum game for most organizations and what happened when b23 did analysis on the CDS (credit default swaps) market.

Friday / Oct 26, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP069: CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo Cross Border Regulation 2.0

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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and review his white paper, “Cross-Border Swaps Regulation Version 2.0.” At the FIA Expo conference, the Chairman states, “If a satisfactory resolution cannot be found, the CFTC will have no choice but to consider a range of readily available steps to protect U.S….

Friday / Oct 19, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP068: Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on special guest Dallas Federal Reserve President and CEO Rob Kaplan. We had a wide ranging discussion covering the US economy, FOMC monetary policy, oil and technology.

Friday / Oct 12, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP067: FIA CEO Walt Lukken

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This week on CFTC Talks podcast, we review the state of the futures and options industry with FIA CEO Walt Lukken. We cover the markets, fintech and the upcoming FIA Expo in Chicago. We’ll hit big themes of shrinking FCMs, lack of investment in technology and cross border trading.

Friday / Oct 05, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP066: Coincenter.org Peter Van Valkenburgh

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This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Coincenter.org Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh. We discuss the key new innovation underneath bitcoin: the consensus mechanism. Curious how bitcoins are created and why there’s a limit? Listen and find out. This show was originally broadcast on 12/28/2017.

Friday / Sep 28, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP065: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part Two

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview.  On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics:  Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.”  We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be…

Wednesday / Sep 26, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP064: FlashCast CFTC Chris Ehrman

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On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject. And we bring on CFTC Director Whistleblower Office Chris Ehrman to discuss recent awards of $45 million and how this contributes to trust in the financial markets.

Friday / Sep 21, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP063: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part One

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be…

Friday / Sep 14, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP062: Natixis Chief Economist Joe LaVorgna

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on Natixis chief economist Joe LaVorgna. We discuss the latest US unemployment data and how this impacts monetary policy in the United States. How far will the FOMC raise rates in 2018 and 2019? What are the key factors to watch going forward? Is there a recession on…