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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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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

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