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first_img A CFTC order authorizes the firm to provide clearing services for fully collateralized digital currency swaps. Earlier this month, the company was also approved for registration as a swap execution facility (SEF), which allows it to clear Bitcoin options. New York-based LedgerX says traders will be able to obtain and hedge Bitcoin and other digital currencies using exchange-traded and centrally cleared options contracts. Initially, it plans to list one- to six-month options contracts for Bitcoin, with contracts for other digital currencies, such as Ethereum, to come in the future. Registered broker-dealers, banks, futures commission merchants, qualified commodity pool entities and qualified HNW investors will be eligible to participate in its market. “A U.S. federally regulated venue for derivative contracts settling in digital currencies opens the market to a much larger customer base,” said Paul Chou, CEO of LedgerX, in a statement. “We are seeing strong demand from institutions that previously could not participate in the bitcoin market due to compliance restrictions against unregulated venues. In particular, there is a desire for fund managers to hold financial instruments that are not correlated with the broader equity market, and digital currencies meet that need.” The CFTC noted that the decision to grant authorization to provide clearing services for digital currency swaps does not represent an official endorsement of the use of digital currency generally, or Bitcoin specifically. The terms and conditions of the order require, among other things, that LedgerX comply with U.S. derivatives laws, and that it adhere to promises that it has made to the CFTC regarding compliance with CFTC rules and its underlying principles. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Related news Bitcoin should face tough capital rules, Basel Committee says New York attorney general secures receiver for crypto firmcenter_img How should banks allocate capital for crypto? Keywords Derivatives,  CryptoassetsCompanies Commodity Futures Trading Commission U.S. derivatives regulators have approved a digital currency firm, LedgerX LLC, to function as a registered derivatives clearing organization (DCO). This move clears the way for financial firms and high-net worth (HNW) investors to trade in digital currency options. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted unanimously to grant LedgerX registration as a DCO in the U.S. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAssist the Education Coordinator(s) as needed in communityparticipation opportunities for students and the public and helpcoordinate logisticsCommunity participation opportunities to students and thepublic and coordinate logistics A bachelor’s degree is desired or the equivalent combination ofeducation/experience from which comparable knowledge and abilitiesare acquired.Must have excellent computer skills with good working knowledgeof Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and I-padknowledge.Must be knowledgeable of Google email functions, electroniccalendars, linking Google documents, and Internet searchengines.Time management skillsProofing abilitiesProfessional office and phone etiquetteAbility to establish prioritiesAbility to recognize, manage, and protectsensitive/confidential informationMust be able to become familiar with database utilizationincluding learning management systems and exam testingsoftwareMust be willing to work independently and closely withothersMust be of even temperamentMust treat students, staff, and faculty in a collegialmannerMust be able to juggle several projects while meeting deadlineswith strong prioritization abilitiesMust represent ATSU in a highly professional manner with bothinternal and external stakeholders Develop and monitor course teaching contracts for adjunctfacultyProctor examinations when neededProvide instructional design for D1-D4 courses including theset-up and maintenance of the learning management systemWork with course director(s) to revise and update courses onlearning management systemAttend MOSDOH Curriculum committee meetingsEnsure all course deliverables are received and uploaded toappropriate MOSDOH computer drive(s)Curriculum project management as neededManage the learning management system for D1 & D2courses Job ResponsibilitiesCurriculum Responsibilities Service Learning Responsibilitiescenter_img A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry & OralHealth (ATSU-MOSDOH) is seeking an Education Manager Pre-Clinicalon the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. The position reports to ViceDean, Academic Affairs. The incumbent is responsible for thecontinued implementation of MOSDOH’s curriculum and assessment forall D1 and D2 courses. Various tasks require advanced coordinationskills and the ability to work independently, without being toldindividual steps to complete tasks. The individual must possessstrong organizational skills, have advanced problem solving skillsand excellent customer service skills. This position providessupport to administrators on an as needed basis.May require some weekend and evening work. Travel to area/regionalcommunity service learning sites, locations fortraining/development, and the St. Louis Dental Center may berequired.Major Job Duties Requirements Work directly with the Vice Dean to successfully plan, develop,and implement D1 & D2 courses and D43 & D4 course as neededfrom start to finish.Provide instructional design for D1-D4 courses including theset-up and maintenance of the learning management systems.Work with instructors and course directors to obtain materialsfor all D1 & D2 courses and D43 & D4 course as needed.Google calendar coordinator (D1 and D2).Order and track educational and instructional supplies forstudent group activities as needed for all D1 & D2courses.Update standard curriculum documents as needed (syllabustemplate, policies, etc.)Input and track course grades D1 & D2.Monitor and manage dental course development and SMEcontracts.Facilitate and monitor adjunct faculty teaching contracts.Coordinate adjunct faculty travel arrangements and travelreimbursements for preclinical courses.Order and track educational and instructional supplies forstudent group activities.Coordinate schedule of all visiting lecturers.Oversee electronic class schedules for D1 and D2 courses.Prepare final grades for D1 and D2 courses and submit forreview and final approval.Assist office of Academic Affairs in course evaluationscheduling.Develop end of course summary reports for all D1 & D2courses.Work with the Education Coordinator to track student communityservice activities and develop a yearly summary for the Dean’sAnnual Report.Assist with data collection etc. and provide data reports forCODA, any data platforms, special assignments etc. as requested bythe Vice Dean.Assist with special events, faculty advance etc., as requestedby the Vice Dean.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTo fulfill a 3-book contract for his publisher before taking office in January 2009, President Barack Obama finished writing a children’s book, an illustrated tribute to 13 American leaders.Unveiled this week, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, has already rocketed into the top of the Amazon.com charts, two months before its scheduled release. With a whimsical cover featuring his two girls walking Bo, the family dog, proceeds from the thin tome are to go to a scholarship fund for the children of soldiers killed and disabled in wars.  The 13 chosen Americans include George Washington, baseball hero Jackie Robinson and painter Georgia O’Keefe.Random House Children’s Books plans a first printing of 500,000 copies.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more