This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with TLDR’s Andre McGregor. Mr. McGregor is a former FBI cyber security special agent and is head of security for TLDR, a global advisory firm specializing in the token economy. We discuss cyber security and safeguarding assets in a digital world. How many characters does Andre have in…
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Director of Enforcement Jamie McDonald on the record number of cases his division brought against traders who utilize spoofing to manipulate market prices. Why joint prosecution has been one driver: “There’s no deterrent effect like the prospect of criminal prosecution in the appropriate case.” (36:06)
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
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.