CBOE Boards the Cryptocurrency Train

Julianne DardanesFirm News, Market Rules & Responsibilities

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On August 2nd, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) launched itself into the Bitcoin market worth tens of billions of dollars via an announcement that left many of the cryptocurrency’s users jumping for joy. This announcement revealed that the CBOE has entered into an exclusive global license with Gemini Trust Company to use Gemini’s Bitcoin market data to create new … Read More

FinTech Events, Chicago Style

Jess GoodwinFirm News

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FinTech is an umbrella term for technology innovation that disrupts trading, banking, insurance, and more in the financial services industry. From hedge funds and startups to big banks, Chicago has a deep bench of FinTech businesses collaborating and competing to create the most efficient financial services. The city has embraced FinTech’s expanding role in its already robust financial services industry … Read More

Fundraising While Female: Crowdfunding Campaigns vs. Seeking Venture Capital

WebContentFirm News

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When growing and fundraising for a business, there are many boundaries to overcome for both men and women. However, recent studies show that women specifically face more difficulties raising money through traditional fundraising channels, and the gender gap in venture capital funding is getting worse. Stories of sexual harassment and discrimination towards female founders from venture capitalists (VC’s) also abound … Read More

48 Hour Film Project: Chicago Edition

WebContentFirm News

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On August 25, the 48 Hour Film Project is issuing a challenge to all of Chicago’s creatives: create a short film in only 48 hours! The winning film will go on to compete “against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 … Read More

2112: Our Home and the Cause of M&A Close to Home

Ilya ZlatkinFirm News

At Ziliak Law we pride ourselves on our roots in the financial services industry and our tenancy within the Chicago Board of Trade. At the same time, since the inception of the firm in May 2013, we’ve branched out to service other industries, including music, film, theatre, and other media-related practice areas. At the core of our involvement in the … Read More