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The US Senate confirms a new addition to Securities and Exchange Commission — Elad Roisman, a known Republican lawyer. He is a Bitcoin ETF supporter.

Elad Roisman becomes the SEC commissioner

An important new development in Washington has seen the lawyer Elad Roisman join the US SEC, as confirmed by the Senate. This means that the SEC is once again at full strength, with the addition of the fifth member.

Elad Roisman has spent the last several years working on the Senate Banking Committee. During this period, he rose to a position of the chief counsel of the panel. Now, he will take his place on the US SEC, succeeding Michael Piwowar, after he decided to step down in July of this year.

The US SEC is a large agency. numbering over 4,600 individuals, and is mostly run by Jay Clayton, its chairman. Clayton was appointed by the US President Donald Trump. The SEC’s four commissioners are in charge of voting for any new regulations, and they are the ones who decide whether a new proposal gets approved or not. While they do not manage the staff of the SEC, they can negotiate regulations with the chairmen.

Roisman’s role

Ever since Clayton took over as a chairman, the SEC had only six months of being at full strength, with all four seats taken. This ended with the departure of Piwowar. Now, however, with Roisman joining the team, the SEC is at full strength once again. Additionally, Roisman will join when the need for the majority of commissioners to approve new rules and regulations.

Imposing new constraints on those stockbrokers dealing with investors in retail are one of the best examples of this. According to the proposal by SEC, brokers would have to act in a way that will benefit their clients. The Democratic commissioners were not exactly thrilled with this plan, and they did not try to hide that fact. This is why Clayton will likely need Roisman’s vote quite soon.

Additionally, Roisman might also assist in various deregulatory proposals that will allow firms to raise additional capital through stock and debt sale. Clayton’s goal seems to be to allow additional individual investors to private markets. At the same time, he would scale back the necessary requirements on smaller firms. He recently said so in front of an audience, calling for exempting small firms from the need to audit their inner control.

Finally, Roisman will be the newest commissioner that will join the SEC after previously working in the Senate. Another commissioner, Ms. Peirce, used to be a banking panel stagger. While working at the Senate, Roisman assisted at drafting a legislation that brought new financial regulations after the financial crisis 10 years ago.

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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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