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Market News Posted by Team Topstep January 9, 2020

The Future of Crypto Trading with Brock Connelly

Episode Summary:

Crypto is not new. Whether it’s blockchain or bitcoin, misconceptions abound in the digital currency space. To help us sort through the noise, our guest today, Brock Connelly, is here to talk crypto and offers advice on how you can get started trading in crypto futures. Tune in!

Full Show Notes:

Crypto has been around for quite a while but there are still many who don’t fully understand how it works or how it will change the industry further down the road. Tokenization has big implications and can potentially become a great equalizer. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Brock Connelly of RoundBlock Capital is here to explain crypto futures.

Brock shares his advice for traders looking to get into the crypto space and talks about some of the common misconceptions people have about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Listen for Brock’s tips and learn more about his new venture RoundBlock Capital. Stay tuned for this week’s MARKet Reaction.


  • [00:16] – This week: Brock Connelly
  • [00:55] – Limit Up! 2019 Listener Survey 
  • [01:12] – Gift certificate winners announcement!
  • [02:26] – Jeff Carter interview with Brock Connelly
    • [02:39] – Name A Hotel Room So We Never Forget 
    • [03:12] – Digital asset futures at RoundBlock Capital
    • [03:44] – What does an Introducing Broker do?
    • [05:35] – The difference between an IB and a Commodity Trade Advisor
    • [06:31] – Breaking into the floor trading business
    • [10:09] – The gentleman of the hog pit
    • [13:01] – The intrigue of crypto
    • [27:48] – Competing exchanges
    • [30:32] – Contract delivery
    • [37:18] – Becoming a legitimate asset class
    • [40:25] – Tokenizing assets
    • [49:11] – Stupidity bets
    • [50:15] – Brock’s worst trade
    • [51:49] – Making the transition to trading crypto
    • [54:50] – Sticking point in the educational process
    • [57:42] – Private equity roll-up

Brock Connelly is the Founder, CEO, and Head of Brokerage of RoundBlock Capital. RoundBlock is a bitcoin futures brokerage that was born from traditional futures markets. Under Brock’s direction, RoundBlock leverages technology, clearing partnerships, and risk management to encompass a full-service futures brokerage solution.

This episode of Limit Up! is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value. Today it’s worth $55 Billion.
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