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#Responsibility of #programmers for their #algorithms
😇Shooting stars: from expert advisor to #spoofing criminal
👉Spoofing #algo coder partially acquitted
🤦‍♂️CFTC and FBI fail with indictment of the programmer who developed the algo at the heart of the infamous 2010 #FlashCrash
😇Jitesh Thakkar, the founder and president of Edge Financial Technologies, one of the leading firms for #software development for #algorithmic and #highfrequencytrading #hft, was acquitted on April 9th, 2019 of the count of #conspiracy to commit spoofing.
⚠️Thakkar’s case is the first in the US where a programmer is prosecuted for his involvement in the development of a manipulative algorithm and shows regulators’ willingness to prosecute programmers in addition to the users of such algorithms.
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@lovetogive2 @kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 1/ It's interesting that you should mention this because here's a really interesting reply to me from yesterday. I don't understand how money laundering works, but the sources in the Medium article were extremely helpful, ICYMI:
@lovetogive2 @kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 2/ It's way out of my league to even understand what this Medium article is saying (the article explains clearly, I'm not sure my understanding is correct), so can't assess if its premise is right, but Deutsche Bank is *key*:
From Oct 14, 2014:
motherjones.com/politics/2014/…
@lovetogive2 @kelly2277 @ThomasS4217 @MingGao26 @WendySiegelman @DrDenaGrayson @RepPeterDeFazio 3/ "In 1999, Deutsche Bank—which did not respond to requests for comment—approached Renaissance and offered to package all of the Medallion fund’s investments into a portfolio, or “basket,” that was held in the bank’s name. (con't)
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