As Google And Facebook Ban Crypto Ads, Former Regulatory Head Launches Hedge fund Devoted To Asset

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When digital goliaths Google and Facebook, increasingly the societal arbitrators of acceptable free speech, decided to ban paid communications from cryptocurrency advertising it sent a message. In a blog post on the Google website, Scott Spencer, director of sustainable ads, lumped cryptocurrency advertising in with addiction treatment centers and online gambling services to describe “new threats” to the user experience. A point Spencer made clear was the “unregulated” and “speculative” nature of the financial products being advertised was driving adverse inferences. It is into this hornets’ nest that Chris Hehmeyer, former Chair of the National Futures Association (NFA), who is…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.