Russian programmers manipulation of markets

If someone else could use this program to unfairly manipulate markets…  I presume that is exactly what “the bank” has been doing with said software. If this program was neting them millions and millions of bucks, I think you can bet they were using it to their own maximum advantage. Were other banks targeted by “the bank” using this program, or some similar technology, offensively? I think a US attorney should be looking into how “the bank” was using as well as mis-using this technology.

One other thing – as a software developer, we often insert clauses into contracts to protect our interests – particularly if our own prior art is involved. The defendant in this case is at least somewhat of an expert on image and neural processing. They would not be paying him 400K per year, if he were not. Any software expert would insert a clause into his employment contract, allowing himself a legal copy or “fork” of the code he developed. He would also insist on a clause maintaining his right to continue developing his “fork”. This would be particularly applicable if the developed system contained methods or algorithms he had previously designed, developed, or invented. This could be how the defense can say they have broken no law. It would also mean “the bank” is using the government, and the legal system, to break an otherwise legally binding employment or consulting contract.

Some other US attorney should also be asking what this software had to do with the price of oil one year ago…

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