On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard attacked Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, stating it faces a “core set of legal and regulatory challenges” before it could be viable for public use. Brainard said that the idea Libra being a cryptocurrency backed by government currency or other stable assets to avoid unpredictable and drastic fluctuations […]
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.
Parents and staff at a London primary school are outraged after the headmaster changed the lyrics to “Away In a Manger” in the name of “inclusivity.” According to Fox News, students are to sing “little baby” instead of “Lord” so “all pupils” could fully participate in the school’s annual Nativity Tuesday celebration. “I picked up […]
Hundreds of freelance writers for Vox Media are losing their job as a result of the passage of California’s AB 5 law, which outlaws freelance writers from being able to submit more than 35 articles per year, CNBC reported. Ironically, this law was praised by Vox just months ago. In September, Vox described the passage […]