Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 116: The Perils of Bitcoin; SS&C and Ion Move in on Fidessa

Anthony and James look at some of the negative effects of bitcoin mining and take a quick look at Fidessa’s new suitors.

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.

On the podcast, Anthony and James first discuss the potential Temenos-Fidessa deal and what the entry of SS&C Technologies and Ion Investment Group means for Fidessa going forward (4:15). Then they turn their attention to bitcoin, but rather than look at it as an investment vehicle, they examine some of the byproducts of bitcoin, such as the energy it takes to mine for these coins and some of the real-world impact that’s already had, particularly in Tony’s old college town of Plattsburgh, NY (11:30). They also hit on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight (30:30), and they give some TV picks to watch over the weekend (33:30). Also, the Women in Data and Technology Award write-ups are now live online and we have also posted a longer feature where eight of our winners give advice for advancement in what is a male-dominated world (1:00).

To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.


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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 or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian[email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 106: Blockchain on the Buy Side; the Importance of Coding

Episode 107: An Examination of the Thomson Reuters-Blackstone Deal

Episode 108: Dan Schleifer Talks About the Challenges of Creating a Fintech

Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting

Episode 110: An Examination of the Temenos-Fidessa Deal

Episode 111: The Challenges Facing Utilities

Episode 112: A Look at How Fintechs are Being Disruptive

Episode 113: IBM’s Lund on Blockchain’s Evolution

Episode 114: A Recap of FIA Boca - Blockchain, Crypto, AI, Brexit

Episode 115: The CME Buys NEX Group

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