Write-Offs: 01.09.14

$$$ A Look Inside the “New York Stock Exchange” of Bitcoin [Animal NY]

$$$ Big Banks Set For Best Year Since Crisis [WSJ]

$$$ CFTC Expected to Usher In New Swaps Trading Rules [WSJ]

$$$ Bernanke gives upbeat assessment of economy to U.S. senators [Reuters]

$$$ Scheller was taken to York Hospital where an X-ray found “an abnormality” in his rectum, police said. Scheller initially refused to have the object removed but eventually consented, and medical staff found a bag of synthetic marijuana, a socket wrench used for smoking, four bracelets, four necklaces, and 11 ladies rings, police said. [ABC]

$$$ Cohen testified that he didn’t remember Martoma’s exact reasons for wanting to dump Elan and Wyeth, but “[t]hey were, you know, reasons that were normal, typical reasons.” NO INSIDER TRADING HERE, JUST NORMAL TYPICAL STUFF. [Bloomberg / Matt Levine]

$$$ What Alan Greenspan Has Learned Since 2008 [HBR]

$$$ Competitive eater Molly Schuyler devoured a 72-ounce steak in under three minutes, demolishing the previous world record. “World record for eating just a 72 oz steak is 6 min 48 seconds. I took it down just a little bit faster :)” Schuyler wrote on her YouTube page Tuesday. [NYDN]

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  1. Posted by Im_a_Dude | January 10, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Are my eyes playing tricks on me or is that a link to Matt at Bloomberg?