"Regulation" Posts
Crypto-pumps: the widespread pump-and-dumps schemes in cryptocurrencies

Crypto-pumps: the widespread pump-and-dumps schemes in cryptocurrencies

Pump-and-dump are ubiquitous in crypto currencies. The schemes are well organized online groups, acting for the explicit purpose of manipulating currencies.
Organizers are front-running their groups and make great returns for themselves, so why would other participate? For hubris and gambling fever, say academics.
Regulators are absent, and the situation will deteriorate. This is the long-form review of this Far West of modern ages.

read more
Volmageddon, miscalculation, new regulation?

Volmageddon, miscalculation, new regulation?

On February 5th, 2018 (Volmageddon) the volatility reverse ETF XIV lost 96% of its value in the space of a few hours. Its iNAV was also miscalculated for an hour.
We have now discovered why: S&P Dow Jones was understaffed and did not release an ‘auto hold’ safety.
This human error contributes to current debate on the need to regulate index providers as investment advisors.

read more

Read our privacy policy for info.

Follow on LinkedIn

Click here to follow Gontran de Quillacq

If already following, go to LinkedIn profile

Previous Posts

The pros and cons of crypto markets (vs. regulated markets)

There are structural issues in both the crypto and regulated worlds. But how deep and how frequent are they? Here is a review of Cryptos’ pros and cons.

The-dark-web-regulator

The dark web’s regulator

The Cybercriminal underground community has a regulating authority!
It uses disciplinary procedures to reduce the risk for the overall community.

BITO-Listing

The hidden costs of the new Bitcoin ETF

Heavy demand for the first bitcoin ETF, which was listed yesterday.
But be wary of hidden costs. BITO is an expensive ETF to carry.

Kid-in-a-destroyed-town

The world’s largest Ponzi is bursting – the Evergrande default

Evergrande, China’s second largest real estate, will default on bond payments in the coming days. The company, bloated with $300 bn of debt, is typical of the $62 trillion Chinese real estate sector.
Evergrande’ s default may bring the sector and the Chinese economy down with it.

Fed-Chairman-Jerome-Powell

A Fed Cryptocurrency?

A few interesting comments from Fed officials about the likelihood of a US CBDC (a Central Bank Digital Currency would be fungible into our daily US dollar).

Pandora papers – Panama papers on steroids

“Pandora papers”. The name will make thousands of influential people shake in their boots. The new trove of leaked private financial records is the largest ever. It throws light on the world of hidden offshore accounts. Again.

Market-Taker

SEC charging option traders for arbing the maker-taker model

Option traders were charged by the SEC for ‘painting the tape’ on meme stock options after arbitraging exchanges on their Maker-Taker model. Explanations.

rolls-royce-in-jungle

How about using options for your next insider trades?

Somebody gave you an insider tip and you want to use options? Think again.
The SEC sees you coming. Good luck justifying yourself to a jury. The stick will hurt.

Stefan He Qin

Cryptocrook: 7½ years of jail. More like him to come.

You remember our cryptocrook? Quant WizKid, market-neutral hedge fund, Cryptocurrency arbitrage great returns, $90m AUM… Except that it was a Ponzi.
His sentence just came out: 7½ years of jail. Here are the explanation & the context.

Why is Goldman getting into BNPL?

Goldman is paying $2.24 bn in stock to acquire GreenSky, another Buy-Now-Pay-Later provider, at a 50% premium.
Why pay such a premium?

Richard-branson-drinking-Champagne

Insider trading, Mr. Branson?

Virgin Galactic’s successful flight may have brought joy to Mr. Branson, but it will also bring some after-party headaches.
The entrepreneur and space explorer is accused of basic earthly financial misgivings for this same flight – a pretty serious insider trading issue.

Infinity-Q-Capital-Management-Logo

Infinity Q is a warning to investors

Investors are not happy with Infinity-Q, the derivatives hedge fund that had a slight ‘mismarking’ and is now in a wind-down. We’ve learnt a few more things since the announcement.

Pin It on Pinterest