Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 80: All About Digital Currencies (And Some Libor, Politics & Game of Thrones)

There were major moves in the crypto space this week, which James has covered closely. They also discuss Libor's future phase-out, talk politics and analyze Game of Thrones.

waters wavelength
Waters

Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

 

This week there were several big announcements surrounding bitcoin and digital currencies. Anthony and James delve into those stories and look at James’ all-encompassing feature—which was published on Thursday—that looks at some of the issues hindering the cryptocurrency space. James next gives a breakdown of the FCA’s announcement that it will phase-out the Libor benchmark and what it will mean for the industry. They then talk about the dramatic scene that played out in the US Senate in the wee hours of Friday morning, and end things by discussing episode two of Game of Thrones.

1:00 First, an amusing story about how James got “scooped” by the SEC.

3:30 A quick tutorial on how digital currencies are traded.

6:00 A look at the biggest challenges facing adoption.

9:30 Circuit breakers and order limits—are those the solutions?

11:00 What does the SEC announcement mean for future bitcoin investment?

14:00 The CFTC approves LedgerX Bitcoin CCP.

16:00 FCA puts Libor on notice for 2021 phase-out.

20:00 What’s the tech component of this announcement?

21:45 POLITICS! (Be forewarned.)

31:30 GAME OF THRONES! (Spoiler alert.)



Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; [email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]

 

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 70: A Look at Liquidnet's Acquisition of OTAS

Episode 71: Social Data, Analytics and Trading

Episode 72: An Examination of the Muni Bond Market

Episode 73: The UK Election, Brexit & Fintechs; the Bloomberg Point-Port Integration

Episode 74: The RegTech Craze; Clearing Concerns 

Episode 75: An Update on the Julia Programming Language; AI & Alternative Data; Digital Currencies

Episode 76: Radziemski Talks Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation & Public Cloud Adoption

Episode 77: A Look at Mifid II Developments & the Use Cases for Behavioral Analytics

Episode 78: JavaScript Challenges & CFTC Revisits Reporting Regs

Episode 79: IBM's Major Moves & FCA Worries about Mifid II Readiness

  • LinkedIn  
  • Save this article
  • Print this page  

You must be signed in to use this feature.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: