Dark Pools and High-Frequency Trading Under Scrutiny

2014-07-24T09:30:41+00:00July 24th, 2014|Categories: Finance|Tags: |

Given the impact that dark pools and high-frequency trading can have on financial markets, it is not surprising that both practices are garnering more attention from government agencies as well as banks and investment firms. High-frequency trading involves using powerful computers to trade stocks at very fast speeds ahead of other investors. By using complex [...]

Banks, Countries and Bitcoin Legality

2014-04-24T09:00:17+00:00April 24th, 2014|Categories: Finance|Tags: |

As of today, Bitcoin is in money limbo. In the majority of countries throughout the world, Bitcoin is not illegal or completely unregulated. Virtual currencies like Bitcoin are basically digital money that does not have the backing of any official authority or governing body. Most governments are trying to decide how to handle this issue. [...]

Mobile Wallets: Monopoly or Real Money for Banks?

2014-02-27T09:00:17+00:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: Finance|Tags: |

The term “mobile wallet” has been thrown around quite a bit in recent months. Although it is sounds intriguing in concept, there does not seem to be a clear definition of what it actually looks like in reality. As pointed out in American Banker, no one can definitively say how it will impact banks, merchants [...]

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