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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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Bitcoin about to drop to 4k, how will the market recover?

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It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency market (including Bitcoin) has been under a bearish run since last December 17th and it’s been going down steadily over the previous eleven months. But nobody was ready for the way in which the bears hit the market this November 14th.

It was just insane. The market capitalization for crypto went to its lowest point in a very short time. Bitcoin, which is crypto’s canary in a coal mine (so to speak) dropped below the 5k mark. It’s trading at $4,443 as we write this article and is expected to hit the 4k mark if things keep going in the same direction.

Can the trend change? Is there any good news to report? Any reason to be hopeful? The answers are: yes, yes, and yes.

The trend can and will change. We know this because drops as dramatic as the current one have already happened four times over the last ten years. Every time the market has bounced back to reach previously unexpected (allegedly impossible) heights.

About good news to report. There’s plenty. Blockchain projects like Ripple, Cardano, Stellar Lumens, Tron, and some others have reached impressive milestones this year. They are gaining adoption, becoming useful in the real world and securing strategic partnerships.

Also, even in the bearish climate, the crypto infrastructure has kept snowballing so you’ll be hard pressed to find any place in the world in which you…

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First crypto ETP gets approval from Switzerland, XRP takes a significant bite

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Bitcoin is currently at the lowest price it’s had in a year and, yet, confidence and interest among the traditional financial industry (which has been very skeptic since it all started) keeps growing at an unprecedented rate. Switzerland, the world’s quintessential banking country, has green-lighted the world’s first exchange-traded product tracking multiple cryptocurrencies.

It will be called Amun Crypto ETP and will go online next week on Zurich’s Six exchange. It’s designed to track five cryptocurrencies and to index their market performance. The five digital assets in question are Bitcoin, XRP, ETH, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

Having your tokens managed by Amun will set you back by 2.5%. It’s expected for Bitcoin to be responsible for about half of the trade, with XRP doing a quarter of business and the three remaining coins at smaller percentages.

The Swiss exchange parent company is Amun, a fintech company based in London and founded by Hany Rashwan. Mr. Rashwan assured to the press that the ETP is built to meet all the same standards valid in conventional exchange trade used by investors all over the world. Mr. Rashwan added,

“The Amun ETP will give institutional investors that are restricted to investing only in securities or do not want to set up custody for digital assets exposure to cryptocurrencies. It will also provide access for retail investors that currently have no access to crypto exchanges due to local regulatory impediments.”

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