In an ideal stock market, all people who want to trade would meet a single location to arrange their trades. In the old days, the trading floors of exchanges such as the NYSE were such a place. Over time, however, people got weary of the NYSE and its outsized influence…

Equity markets have seen dramatic changes over the past two decades. Gone is not just the foul language but an entire way of life and type of personality. Trading floors have closed, engineers and computer scientists have replaced boisterous human traders, and today, autonomous, algorithmic traders dominate the trading activity…

Facebook finally came out with its long-awaited cryptocurrency framework, and there were many surprises. Instead of building a centralized system, they are building a distributed one. Instead of keeping control in perpetuity, they propose to gradually relinquish control. …

Andreas Park

Andreas is an associate professor of finance at the University of Toronto and Research Director at the Rotman School of Managements FinHub

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