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February 06, 2018, 02:49:02 PM

There you go!

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Concluding remarks by Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

"Through the years, technological innovations have improved our markets, including
through increased competition, lower barriers to entry and decreased costs for market
participants. Distributed ledger and other emerging technologies have the potential to further
influence and improve the capital markets and the financial services industry. Businesses,
especially smaller businesses without efficient access to traditional capital markets, can be aided
by financial technology in raising capital to establish and finance their operations, thereby
allowing them to be more competitive both domestically and globally. And these technological
innovations can provide investors with new opportunities to offer support and capital to novel
concepts and ideas.

History, both in the United States and abroad, has proven time and again that these
opportunities flourish best when pursued in harmony with our federal securities laws. These
laws reflect our tripartite mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets
and facilitate capital formation. Being faithful to each part of our mission not in isolation, but
collectively, has served us well. Said simply, we should embrace the pursuit of technological
advancement, as well as new and innovative techniques for capital raising, but not at the expense
of the principles undermining our well-founded and proven approach to protecting investors and

Overall, these sound promising to me. However I wouldn't get too excited because a wise man once said - Everything before the word but is horse shit. So, let's wait and see.

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