Wavelength Podcast Episode 125: Bitcoin, Ether Aren't Securities (Maybe); Privacy Issues and the Law

The SEC takes a definitive stance on the status of cryptocurrencies; the idea of privacy consistently changes with the introduction of new technologies.

On the podcast, Anthony and James read the tea leaves after William Hinman, head of the division of corporation finance for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said that “current offers and sales of ether are not securities transactions,” and what that could mean for cryptos, including bitcoin, going forward (2:45). Then they shift their attention to the concept of privacy and how lawyers (including James’ wife!) are addressing the issue today, and what that could mean for capital markets firms going forward (10:00). Finally, they wrap things up by giving their World Cup predictions and what that could mean for world peace in the future (23:00).


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_malakiananthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

James: @JimRundle; james.rundle@infopro-digital.com

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 115: The CME Buys NEX Group

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

Episode 117: Machine Learning, Chatbots & Fintechs

Episode 118: CAT ‘State of the Union’, RTS 27 & 28 Concerns

Episode 119: SS&C's Acquisition Plans; Data Privacy Concerns; May 2018 Features

Episode 120: CCP Non-Default Losses

Episode 121: An Examination of CQRS; Coinbase’s Institutional Play

Episode 122: An Interview with Cboe's Chris Isaacson; GDPR Has Arrived

Episode 123: An Examination of the SGX-NSE Row; Esma Targets Reporting Platforms

Episode 124: Exchange Outages and Blockchain Developments

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