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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency: Standing on the Shoulders of Dwarfs

“We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours” The above quote is widely attributed […]

Refinitiv Expands Data Service via Amazon Cloud

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, has announced that its Elektron real-time data delivery using Amazon Web Services (AWS) is being expanded.

In a recent survey of 250 financial firms across the globe, Refinitiv found that over 90% of firms surveyed said that they will use public cloud for the majority of their market data needs in less than four years. Further, 24% of them said that they expect to use public cloud for the majority of their market data needs within just one year.

In a release issued today, Refinitiv says that Elektron real-time cloud delivery can simplify access to real-time price information across the financial community and beyond by taking away the need to invest in on-premises infrastructure. The firm says that it also helps clients be more nimble by helping accelerate time to market for businesses that need access to real-time data.

Can Silicon Valley Business Models Work in FX?

It seems that increasingly, some FX firms want to adopt the business models deployed so successfully by the large technology giants that have emerged from Silicon Valley.

Banks talk about developing their single-dealer platforms to mimic the Amazon model of being able to supply everything that their customer needs within one platform.

At least one trading venue is talking about moving to the Facebook model of charging nothing for the actual technology platform that it provides, because it will instead derive profits from the data generated by that platform.