Exchange Invest

Patrick L Young
7 min readApr 30, 2021

Exchange Invest is a unique information resource combining the day’s stories in a newsletter for investors in exchanges/financial markets infrastructure.

Exchange Invest was founded by former exchange CEO and author of the first bestselling book of fintech (“Capital Market Revolution!” FT 1999) Patrick L Young. Monday through Friday our daily paid subscriber email discusses the business of bourses of all kinds across the world.

This weekly edition is a magazine of broader macro topics as well as including our free weekly podcast which reviews the highlights of the week in the world’s market structure.

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On this day in 1975, the US stock market saw commissions deregulated as Richard Milhous Nixon’s actions cemented his role as a key political player in the development of modern markets.

Key Exchange Influencers 2020

Coming this week in Exchange Invest Daily is our data visualisation on influential exchange execs 2020 — catch the top 6 being unveiled head to head through the week ahead — DM for your free trial now…

The process began yesterday in Exchange Invest where we revealed some leading exchange bosses who didn’t make it…

Big World

From Exchange Invest 2032 Friday April 23rd:

Scary statistic from the World Bank which estimates that 50% of Lebanon’s population has slipped below the poverty line. The Lebanese Pound has lost 90% of its value since October 2019 and the exchange rate is more like 1500 Pounds to a USD dollar where the official rate is 1507.5.

The most salutary element to this tale is how just 60 years ago Lebanon was known as “the Switzerland of the Middle East.”

As I mentioned when visiting Lebanon a couple of years back, the most incredible facet to the country was how the Uber drivers were all ethnic Lebanese — a sign I felt displayed an ongoing crisis in the nation. It is so sad to see an amazing country in this ghastly economic predicament.

This Tuesday — Season Five of IPO-VID

Season 5: Episode 6 — IPO-VID Livestream 030

Innovating Financial Law Through Blockchain

Max Ganado is a semi mythical figure in Maltese law: his widespread description as a ‘visionary’ hardly does him justice! Beginning as a maritime lawyer, Max hugely developed the Financial Services practices at GanadoAdvocates, the blue riband law firm in the island state. Max has been heavily involved in the drafting of new legislation required for the development of Malta as a financial centre, including the revision of the law relating to trusts and the law on legal persons and foundations, as well as on netting, securitisation, DLT and aviation. He was the Managing Partner of Ganado Advocates for 6 years prior to retiring in December 2020 and becoming a Consultant to the firm.

As Chamber FinTech Legal noted in 2020, “He has a curious and inquisitive mind and is fascinated about new legal challenges. He’s quick on understanding the key issues and can go into action quickly as a result,” An early adopter of the technology, Max remains a key thinker around the law for Distributed Ledger Technology.

Now Online — Season Five of IPO-VID

Season 5: Episode 5 — IPO-VID Livestream 029

The Man From Messy Times Returns

A board member of North American Nickel (TSX.V:NAN) amongst other mining companies, Christopher Messina is a markets-focused executive and entrepreneur with deep, international experience in the global capital markets, private equity, technology and commodities…

Christopher is the co-founder and CEO of CrowdFill LLC and an advisor to Digital Gamma, the first prime brokerage service for professional traders to access cryptocurrency markets. He began his fintech career as part of the team that created BrokerTec at Goldman Sachs.

Perhaps appropriately for financial markets, he has an AB in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and an MBA in Finance & Strategy from the Australian Graduate School of Management. A contributing author to Shari’ah Compliant Private Equity: A Primer for the Executive (Euromoney Books, 2010), he has lectured on derivatives, hedge funds, Shar’iah finance and artificial intelligence at law schools and conferences globally.

EI Weekly Podcast 092

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A mixed week for parish results is just one element to a busy seven days in the world of exchanges and market structure, stay tuned for some key highlights..

The Exchange Invest Weekly Podcast 092

Victory Or Death

Available worldwide.

COVID-19 is a killer, can it kill your career, or is that the impact of fintech destroying your business? It’s a “Victory or Death” world of risk and opportunity…

20 years on from the first fintech bestseller “Capital Market Revolution!”… “Victory Or Death” is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and FinTech as part of the whole future of finance.

Podcasts This Week

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman On Crypto, Boardroom Diversity And R/WallStreetBets

Carlos Watson Show

Financial Markets Innovation With Boerse Stuttgart — Voice Of Fintech

Voice of FinTech

Ulli Spankowski, Chief Digital Officer at Boerse Stuttgart, spoke to Rudolf Falat, founder of the Voice of FinTech podcast, about Boerse Stuttgart’s commitment to innovation to provide access to more financial products for retail investors.

Podcast 130: Crowdfunding Review Of Microventures With Alpesh Parmar

Wealth Matters

Macro Thoughts

ETFs Continue Their Record-Shattering Inflow Pace

Seeking Alpha

Exchange traded funds continue to take in a record-setting pace of inflows. Year-to-date ETFs have brought in +$311B.

Of Interest

The Island Of Excellence Emerging Around Murban Futures

The National 29/04/2021

PLY: Latest Opinion piece by PLY, this time in UAE newspaper The National, all about the rise and rise of Murban futures thanks to the incredible rise of the 504 day project which delivered IFAD — ICE Futures Abu Dhabi and is now demonstrating volume which is unheard of for a new futures market.

Pandemic Thwarts Efforts To End Currency Black Markets, Study Says


Tracking Objects In Space From A Farm In Costa Rica

Yahoo Singapore News

A Hedge Fund, A Jewish School And $1.1 Billion In Cum-Ex Trades


Joe Biden’s Speech Was A Declaration Of War On America

The National Interest

US Government Sells 9.45 BTC At Significant Market Discount


The 11 lots auctioned amounted to 9.45 BTC, which would have a market value …

PLY: $520,000 worth of BTC sold for $487,000, a useful primer for those who naively think the government is a sound manager of assets and money…. AKA the core lesson of giving somebody a government pension: faster and with less surgical intrusion but essentially a lobotomy for common sense, let alone taxpayer value for money.

Money Printer Goes Quiet And Argentina’s Government Gets Squeezed

Buenos Aires Times

Saudi Arabia Bans Lebanese Produce Over Drug Smuggling


Kolkata Must Aspire To Become India’s Chicago

The Sunday Guardian

The economic revival of Kolkata is crucial to eastern India’s future. … The moribund Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) must be revived.

President Biden Wants To Spend $2.3 Billion On Infrastructure: Here’s Where All The Money Would Go

Motley Fool

India’s ‘Buoyant’ Startup Culture Shut Out Of Global SPAC Hunt

The Hindu BusinessLine

Central Bank Digital Currencies And The Orwellian New World Order


Billionaires: Gautam Adani Set To Win Three More Slots On MSCI India Index

The National

Binance Coin, FTX, Huobi Have All Burned Tokens; Does It Make A Difference?


Private Equity Is Buying Up Annuity And Life Insurance Policies. That May Be Bad For Consumers


Adventures in ESG — JPMorgan’s Own Goal And Other Stories

National Review

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell: Esports Will Be Bigger Than The World Cup

The Times

The Strange Tale Of NEOM: Saudi Arabia’s Struggling Desert Megacity


How Elon Musk Distorts Scrutiny With Bitcoin


Last Word

Catch up Monday for Exchange Invest 2040… the future continues in the water cooler for the bourse business…


Patrick L Young

Entrepreneur, Investor, Author. #Exchanges #Fintech #Startups #Motorsport Emerging Markets. CoFounder @Exchange_Invest @HanzaTrade @MissionToRun @YMarkets