If someone were to ask Malcolm CasSelle how he believes the future of cryptocurrency will unfold, chances are he will tell you that its future lies with video games. This is because Malcolm CasSelle has been using cryptocurrencies to run third-party video game asset trading marketplaces since nearly the introduction of bitcoin.
OPSkins is the leading name in helmet and gun skins right now. This is the company that Malcolm CasSelle calls home. This company buys and sells skins and overrides for games like Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. It sounds like this is a very niche audience, but the marketplace is extremely large. Many games called “free-to-play” do not charge players a base cost to begin playing the game;however, they release limited items that must be purchased or won from loot crates. These items are often available for only a limited time and can go for hundreds of dollars on OPSkins.
OPSkins owes much of its success to blockchain protocol. This type of protocol creates a scenario where all records of transactions are stored on hundreds of people’s machines. This makes the information unable to be hacked, creating the most secure payment method of all time.
Malcolm CasSelle has now founded a new entry into the third-party video game marketplace. WAX doesn’t aim to replace OPSkins but expand on its vision. While OPSKins is focusing strictly on MOBA and Battle Royale genres, WAX aims to meet the needs of all video game users.
Malcolm CasSelle may currently be the President of WAX, but he has also been involved in a long list of other companies in the tech industry. He has invested in big companies such as Facebook and Zynga. CasSelle is also involved in the publication industry and multimedia. His former companies were MediaPass and Xfire, among others.
Malcolm CasSelle learned the ins and outs of programming at MIT and Standford, where he holds degrees in Computer Sciences. In addition to his knowledge on all things programming and tech, Malcolm CasSelle speaks Mandarin and Japanese.
Adam Milstein is the chairman of the Israeli-American Council. The organization’s primary focus and objective is to build and strengthen ties and relationships between Americans and Israelis. Adam is tasked with improving the relations between the United States of America and the Republic of Israel. He has been able to achieve great success and has seen the institution grow and become one of the most respected Jewish institutions in the United States. Adam and his wife Gila moved to the United States in the 80s’ to continue exploring his ambition in design, building, and construction.
With a degree in business and economics acquired from the Israeli Institute of Technology, Adam Milstein enrolled for his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. Immediately after graduation, he joined the American real estate industry as a sales agent. In 1983, he partnered with Hager Pacific Properties to assist him to grow his business portfolio as well as expand his networks.
Apart from his entrepreneurial acumen, Adam Milstein is well known for his philanthropic works. He has partnered with over 100 charitable organizations with a focus on helping the Jewish communities escape the hardships of life. He is committed to ensuring they get access to better healthcare, job opportunities, and quality education. When growing up, Adam was exposed to the effects of the Yom Kippur War. The conflict taught him the need for people to stand up and speak against the problems facing the society and also showed him the importance of helping and protecting the oppressed. The lessons have shaped his charity endeavors to date.
Adam Milstein and his wife Gila are the co-founders of the Gila Milstein Family Foundation. An organization that that offers philanthropic and charitable services to several institutions with the aim of strengthening Israel, the US-Israel relationships, and the Jewish people. The services provided include Jewish continuity, partnership development, consulting, and fundraising to help programs that support Jewish education.
Adam Milstein sits on various boards associated with empowering Jews including Jewish Funders Network, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and Birthright Israel. Adam and his wife also run an organization that gives out free Hebrew books teaching Jewish values to Jewish-American families every month.
The federal government of Brazil created a program dubbed Simples Nacional under Micro and Small Companies Act in 2006. This program is a simplified tax system that minimizes tax payable by micro and small companies.
With a simple tax system, entrepreneurs focus their mind on growth and development of their organizations, which gives the businesses a better chance of survival. This business survival was recently proved by the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE) through a survey that was conducted to show the survival rates for businesses in relation to adopting the Simples program. The results showed that in 10 companies that use this program, eight of them reach the second year mark in business. On the contrary, only four of 10 business get past two years without the program. The survey also showed a 64 percent increase in those opposing the program from 2012 to last year. This increase was brought about by the growth of the Individual Microentrepreneur (MEI), which went up by 150 percent. Nearly 67 percent of those not qualified for the program noted that they would like to join. A third of companies in the program indicated that Tax Replacement (ST) was harming them. January 2018 will see a change in the income bracket for Simples Nacional qualification.
Importance of Auditing
In his recent article, Flavio Maluf explained the importance of auditing to any business. Auditing involves scrutinizing a firm’s financial documents, checking on integrity, accuracy, and credibility. Endeavor Brasil notes that this process is essential to prove a company’s trustworthiness to the main players in the business, such as shareholders. It is also critical for business survival in a competitive market.
Auditing takes two forms: internal and external auditing. Internal auditing is whereby a team is employed by the company and tasked with responsibilities to help the administration in decision making. The team is also expected to analyze the internal controls of the company. External auditors report is used by outsiders involved in the business, such as partners and banks among others.
About Flavio Maluf
Flavio Maluf is the senior leader of Eucatex Group, a firm that specializes in the production and selling of furniture and construction products made from eucalyptus. Flavio’s maiden job was in the trade department in 1987. He served in other capacities before being named the president.