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Hyperledger Ramps Up Efforts

June 6, 2016 Comments (0)

Hyperledger Ramps Up Efforts The newly minted executive director of the Hyperledger Project, Brian Behlendorf, managed to speak with Markets Media to discuss the status of the open-source distributed-ledger initiative and shared his thought on the year ahead. The Daly Post

Getting the Blockchain Blues

May 5, 2016 Comments (0)

Getting the Blockchain Blues I spent the first part of this week attending CoinDesk’s Consensus 2016 blockchain conference in Midtown Manhattan. It was a great event with good content and a huge audience. However, now I’m having a post-blockchain crash. (It’s like the crash after a sugar high, but more forgiving on the teeth and waistline.) Yes, blockchain will change… The Daly Post

CAT Reaches Next Milestone

April 27, 2016 Comments (0)

CAT Reaches Next Milestone After four years of waiting for the self-regulatory organizations to submit their plan for the Consolidated Audit Trail, the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved to release it for comment. In the next few days, the plan will appear in the Federal Register and the SEC will have 180 days from then to select a… The Daly Post

Rethinking Institutional Bitcoin Investments

October 19, 2015 Comments (0)

Rethinking Institutional Bitcoin Investments I might have been hasty in my last post regarding being bearish on institutional investments in bitcoins. After interviewing Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead for Trader Magazine’s current cover story, I refined my views a bit. Buy-and-hold asset managers will still find investing in the digital currency directly difficult. The bitcoin market remains relatively small, highly fragmented, […] The Daly Post

Institutionally Bearish on Bitcoins

October 19, 2015 Comments (0)

Institutionally Bearish on Bitcoins The more research that I dig up for an upcoming feature on institutional investors and bitcoins, the more I believe that it will be a few more years before asset managers are able to profit from digital-currency investments. This has nothing to do with the maturity of the bitcoin infrastructure, which is fine and only needs […] The Daly Post

Seeding the Front-Office Clouds

October 19, 2015 Comments (0)

Seeding the Front-Office Clouds Two phrases that never seem to go together are “high performance” and “hosted cloud computing,” but two-year old startup Lucera looks to change the industry’s mind with its aptly named Compute offering. Most marquee cloud providers typically focus on driving down computing costs through server consolidation, explained Jacob Loveless, CEO of Lucera. “It’s very cheap in […] The Daly Post

Bitcoins! Bitcoins! Bitcoins!

April 27, 2015 Comments (0)

Bitcoins! Bitcoins! Bitcoins! Ron Quaranta,Wall Street Bitcoin Alliance Kicking of the second season of The Daly Post Podcast, I sit down with Wall Street Bitcoin Alliance executive director Ron Quaranta and discuss what institutional investors, broker-dealers, exchanges and vendors need to do to take part in the ever-growing Bitcoin market. Although these cryptocurrencies have strong libertarian, over-the-counter, and retail roots, Quaranta sees the markets maturing quickly and growing...

Fed Calls for Further Non-bank Transparency

March 27, 2015 Comments (0)

Fed Calls for Further Non-bank Transparency Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Speaking before German Finance Ministry and Bundesbank officials earlier today, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer warned his audience that non-bank are less vulnerable than they were during the global financial crisis, but now is not the time to relax. “Regulation is a ‘cat and mouse’ game,” said Fischer. “Regulators need to respond to existing regulatory gaps and...

BATS Announces London-based Hotspot

March 24, 2015 Comments (0)

BATS Announces London-based Hotspot Since completing its acquisition of Hotspot institutional foreign-exchange (FX) market earlier this month, BATS Global Markets officials have not let the grass grow under their feet. The global exchange operator plans to deploy an instance of its Hotspot matching engine in its Slough facilities later this year. “We plan to move swiftly with this project to meet the demand from European customers,” said Bill Goodbody, senior vice president, foreign...

Tweaking FPGAs for Better Trading

February 19, 2015 Comments (0)

Tweaking FPGAs for Better Trading Author Khaled Aly argues that hardware-based decimal-floating-point arithmetic (DFPA) offerings deliver better FPGA performance for low-latency trading than native binary floating-point arithmetic or software-based DFPA. Via EE Times.