Category: Trading

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,…

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…

Bitcoins! Bitcoins! Bitcoins!

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…

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…

Tweaking FPGAs for Better Trading