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The purpose of CFTC Talks is to provide information about the commodity markets, futures trading and other information about conditions in this country and abroad that affect the markets. Our goal is to talk about and get information on all things impacting these markets. We’re going to talk with a wide range of experts in the markets: government agencies and offices, exchanges and clearing houses, authors and researchers, and market participants. Please listen to the introductory podcast to get more information on why we’re doing this and to listen to an important disclaimer about the podcast.

The purpose of CFTC Talks is to provide information about the commodity markets, futures trading and other information about conditions in this country and abroad that affect the markets. Our goal is to talk about and get information on all things impacting these markets. We’re going to talk with a wide range of experts in the markets: government agencies and offices, exchanges and clearing houses, authors and researchers, and market participants. Please listen to the introductory podcast to get more information on why we’re doing this and to listen to an important disclaimer about the podcast.
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The purpose of CFTC Talks is to provide information about the commodity markets, futures trading and other information about conditions in this country and abroad that affect the markets. Our goal is to talk about and get information on all things impacting these markets. We’re going to talk with a wide range of experts in the markets: government agencies and offices, exchanges and clearing houses, authors and researchers, and market participants. Please listen to the introductory podcast to get more information on why we’re doing this and to listen to an important disclaimer about the podcast.

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Episodes

CFTC Talks EP075: Georgetown Law Prof. Chris Brummer

12/7/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we talk with University of Georgetown’s Faculty Director of the Institute of International Law Chris Brummer. Chris joins us to discuss the DC Fintech Week held at Georgetown and what he learned from the conference.

Duration:00:28:24

CFTC Talks EP074: World Bank Sharmista Appaya

11/30/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with World Bank’s Sharmista Appaya, a Senior Financial Sector Expert – in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice at the World Bank Group and focuses on Bank’s engagement on fintech issues as they relate to, and can have an effect on, financial inclusion and financial sector development. Most recently, she was the Head of the Fintech Accelerator at the Bank of England in London looking at innovative firms and technologies to...

Duration:00:29:14

CFTC Talks EP073: TLDR Andre McGregor

11/21/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with TLDR’s Andre McGregor. Mr. McGregor is a former FBI cyber security special agent and is head of security for TLDR, a global advisory firm specializing in the token economy. We discuss cyber security and safeguarding assets in a digital world. How many characters does Andre have in his passwords? Hint>25.

Duration:00:31:14

CFTC Talks EP072: CFTC Jamie McDonald

11/16/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Director of Enforcement Jamie McDonald on the record number of cases his division brought against traders who utilize spoofing to manipulate market prices. Why joint prosecution has been one driver: “There’s no deterrent effect like the prospect of criminal prosecution in the appropriate case.” (36:06)

Duration:00:36:06

CFTC Talks EP071: New York Attorney General Investor Protection Bureau John Castiglione

11/9/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with John Castiglione from the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Investor Protection Bureau. We discuss the recent Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative report covering virtual currency trading platforms. This was a fact finding inquiry into the policies and procedures of virtual asset trading platforms

Duration:00:35:21

CFTC Talks EP070: B23 Co-founder Dave Hirko

11/2/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with b23.ai Co-Founder Dave Hirko. We cover the origins of Amazon Web Services, the progression of cloud and predictive analytics. We answer the question why is data engineering a zero-sum game for most organizations and what happened when b23 did analysis on the CDS (credit default swaps) market.

Duration:00:28:56

CFTC Talks EP069: CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo Cross Border Regulation 2.0

10/26/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and review his white paper, “Cross-Border Swaps Regulation Version 2.0.” At the FIA Expo conference, the Chairman states, "If a satisfactory resolution cannot be found, the CFTC will have no choice but to consider a range of readily available steps to protect U.S. markets and market participants. Be assured that the CFTC has a range of options.”

Duration:00:28:02

CFTC Talks EP068: Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan

10/19/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on special guest Dallas Federal Reserve President and CEO Rob Kaplan. We had a wide ranging discussion covering the US economy, FOMC monetary policy, oil and technology.

Duration:00:29:47

CFTC Talks EP067: FIA CEO Walt Lukken

10/12/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks podcast, we review the state of the futures and options industry with FIA CEO Walt Lukken. We cover the markets, fintech and the upcoming FIA Expo in Chicago. We’ll hit big themes of shrinking FCMs, lack of investment in technology and cross border trading.

Duration:00:29:35

CFTC Talks EP066: Coincenter.org Peter Van Valkenburgh

10/5/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Coincenter.org Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh. We discuss the key new innovation underneath bitcoin: the consensus mechanism. Curious how bitcoins are created and why there’s a limit? Listen and find out. This show was originally broadcast on 12/28/2017.

Duration:00:37:44

CFTC Talks EP065: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part Two

9/28/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be used to collude. In part two, we discuss his recent travels to 10 different global conferences on Blockchain/smart contracts/cryptos...

Duration:00:20:21

CFTC Talks EP064: FlashCast CFTC Chris Ehrman

9/26/2018
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On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject. And we bring on CFTC Director Whistleblower Office Chris Ehrman to discuss recent awards of $45 million and how this contributes to trust in the financial markets.

Duration:00:10:29

CFTC Talks EP063: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part One

9/21/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be used to collude. In part two, we discuss his recent travels to 10 different global conferences on Blockchain/smart contracts/cryptos...

Duration:00:31:52

CFTC Talks EP062: Natixis Chief Economist Joe LaVorgna

9/14/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on Natixis chief economist Joe LaVorgna. We discuss the latest US unemployment data and how this impacts monetary policy in the United States. How far will the FOMC raise rates in 2018 and 2019? What are the key factors to watch going forward? Is there a recession on the horizon?

Duration:00:26:08

CFTC Talks EP061: FlashCast CFTC Chris Goodenow

9/12/2018
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On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject. And we bring on CFTC Market Intelligence Branch’s Chris Goodenow to discuss his research entitled, “Impact of U.S. Tight Oil on NYMEX WTI Futures.” The MIB team conducted research on activity in the New York Mercantile Exchange (“NYMEX”) Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contract (“WTI”) to determine what effect, if any, the growth of tight oil1 in the United States had on usage of the contract. DMO staff...

Duration:00:10:54

CFTC Talks EP060: JPMorgan Sandie O’Connor

9/7/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we dive into the key interest rate market issue of Libor and SOFR with $200 trillion in contracts impacted. Will SOFR replace Libor? What are the key differences in the two rates? Is there a date in the future the transition will happen? All these questions answered and more!

Duration:00:28:47

CFTC Talks EP059 Beacon Platform Mark Higgins

8/31/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we return to the structural issues of the financial markets and have a discussion with Beacon Platform, Inc.’s COO Mark Higgins. The evolution of fintech, algorithmic trading and artificial intelligence all covered.

Duration:00:32:44

CFTC Talks EP058: Craig Phillips, US Department of the Treasury

8/24/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we talk with Counselor to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Craig Phillips about the Treasury’s latest research report on regulatory reform, “Nonbank financials, Fintech, and Innovation.” We discuss technological advances in financial services, digitization of finance and the economy, and how there are significant opportunities to accelerate innovation in the United States.

Duration:00:23:27

CFTC Talks EP057: Kathy Jones Schwab Fixed Income Strategist

8/17/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks, we talk with Charles Schwab Fixed Income Strategist Kathy Jones. We cover the top three drivers for US interest rates: Federal Reserve policy, inflation expectations and the global economy.

Duration:00:23:39

CFTC Talks EP056: CFTC DAVE AMATO FLASHCAST

8/15/2018
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This week on CFTC Talks Flashcast, we bring on CFTC’s Dave Amato to discuss the Market Intelligence Branch’s research entitled, “Agriculture Block Trade Analysis.” We discuss what block trades are, why they have been added to agricultural futures trading and what impact they are having on the markets.

Duration:00:16:16