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London-based bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is to open up to new currencies, accepting deposits in US dollars, euros and Polish zloty, this Tuesday. Coinfloor is already the the biggest exchange for bitcoin-to-sterling transactions by volume of currency traded.

First Derivatives has agreed a £36 million deal to acquire a further 46.47% stake in high performance database outfit Kx Systems, giving the firm a leg-up into the market for big data systems in capital markets and other vertical industries.

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DTCC to oversee US market shift to T+2

16 October 2014  |  0

Within a week of European markets moving to a T+2 settlement cycle, the DTCC in the US has formed a steering committee and working group to oversee a similar shift for trades in equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trusts (UITs).

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CME to cull tech staff in restructuring

14 October 2014  |  0

CME is to cut five percent of its workforce, or about 150 jobs, with the majority of lay offs coming from technology positions.

An agreement by the University of Michigan to distribute its market moving consumer confidence survey via Bloomberg terminals, rather than exclusively through Thomson Reuters, has been applauded by the New York Attorney General as a victory in his prolonged battle against high frequency trading.

Online retailer Overstock has hired developers who worked on the P2P decentralised exchange Counterparty to build a marketplace for corporate stocks issued as 'cryptosecurities'.

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