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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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Federal Reserve Governor: Facebook’s Libra Faces ‘core set’ of Regulatory Hurdles

Federal Reserve Governor: Facebook’s Libra Faces ‘core set’ of Regulatory Hurdles

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 […]

London School Changes Lyrics to “Away In a Manger”

London School Changes Lyrics to “Away In a Manger”

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 […]