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Manny Alicandro

Manny Alicandro is a former candidate for New York Attorney General and NYC Public Advocate. He is a New York City-based attorney specializing in compliance, regulation, and governance. He is an expert in the blockchain space focusing on the trading of digital assets and cryptocurrency. Manny brings comprehensive capital markets knowledge gained through diverse leadership roles in alternative asset management, banking, consulting, and trading technology as well as through senior roles at NASADQ and FINRA. Broad experience includes compliance, risk management, regulation, controls, surveillance, supervision, and governance. Expertise in U.S. trading regulations and market structure issues with particular understanding of electronic trading and management of electronic exchanges. In-depth knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance issues pertaining to equities, derivatives, options and futures markets. Expertise in regulation technology with ability to advise on founding and structuring of new entities from Fintech startups, to hedge funds, and to electronic market places. Frequent industry speaker, panelist, webcaster, and published author.

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Attorney General Barr Requests Apple’s Help To Access Terrorist’s Phone

Attorney General Barr Requests Apple’s Help To Access Terrorist’s Phone

On Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told reporters that Apple needs to help investigators access Apple phones that were used by the Saudi soldier who killed three Americans in December at Pensacola Naval base. “This was an act of terrorism. The evidence shows that the shooter was motivated by Jihadist ideology.” Barr said, explaining […]

Russians Successfully Hack Ukrainian Gas Company Tied To Bidens

Russians Successfully Hack Ukrainian Gas Company Tied To Bidens

Hackers from the Russian military have reportedly hacked Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that Hunter Biden, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, worked at and which sparked controversy for Joe Biden. “The hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter Biden served, began in early November, as talk of the Bidens, […]

Secretive Big Tech Group Aims To Spend $140 Million To Beat Trump

Secretive Big Tech Group Aims To Spend $140 Million To Beat Trump

A secretive Silicon Valley group, “Mind the Gap,” is aiming to spend $140 million to promote Democratic candidates and oppose President Trump in the 2020 election, according to Recode. “In 2018, the group, which is led by Stanford law school professor Barbara Fried, raised about $500,000 for 20 different Democratic congressional challengers, many of whom were underdogs […]