Tagged: tether

Short Tether: Hindenburg Research Offers $1 Million Reward for Details on Popular Stablecoin with Bounty Program

Short-seller Hindenburg Research has initiated the Hindenburg Tether Bounty Program as it seeks information “undisclosed details” on the backing of Tether (USDT). Tether is the most popular stablecoin with a market cap of around $70 billion. Tether is a dollar based stablecoin that is ostensibly… Read More

Tether Issues Statement on CFTC Settlement

As was reported earlier today, Tether – the leading dollar-based stablecoin (USDT), along with crypto exchange Bitfinex, were the targets of enforcement actions issued by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Both platforms are required to pay penalties with Tether paying $41 million and… Read More

CFTC Commissioner Stump Comments on Tether/Bitfinex Enforcement Action: Concerned About Regulatory Confusion on Stablecoins

At the same time the CFTC announced its enforcement actions against Bitfinex and Tether, Commissioner Dawn D. Stump has issued a statement regarding the action by the regulator. Commissioner Stump says she agrees with the action taken by the Commission while expressing her concern regarding… Read More

Tether, Bitfinex Ordered to Pay Over $42 Million in Fines by CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered Tether and Bitfinex (iFinex) to pay $42.5 million in fines, according to a statement by the regulator. Tether, a leading dollar-based stablecoin, must pay $41 million in regards to claims that Tether (USDT) was fully backed by… Read More

Sovryn (SOV), a Bitcoin or BTC-Native App for Decentralized Lending, to be Listed on AscendEX

AscendEX will be listing Sovryn (SOV) under the trading pairs SOV/USDT and SOV/BTC, beginning on September 15, 2021 “at 1:00 p.m. UTC, 2021.” Sovryn is notably one of Bitcoin (BTC)’s fastest-growing ecosystems. It’s the first Bitcoin-native application that will enable users to access decentralized trading… Read More

P2P Bitcoin, Ethereum Exchange Paxful Integrates Lightning Network for Faster, Cheaper BTC Transfers

Paxful, an established and globally accessible P2P Fintech platform, reveals that it has performed an integration on the Lightning Network. More than 7 million Paxful users will now be able to “leverage the power of the Lightning Network, a system built on top of the… Read More

China Evergrande Group Flashes Default Warnings, Tether Says We Don’t Hold its Debt

As has been widely reported, China Evergrande Group (HKEX:3333), China’s second-largest property developer, is flashing default signals on its corporate debt.  In a corporate statement Evergrande said that the company expects a “significant continuing decline in contract sales in September, thereby resulting in the continuous… Read More

Canadian Crypto Exchanges Banned from Trading Tether

Last month Coinberry became the first “pure-play registered crypto trading platform” in Canada. At that time, Coinberry CEO Andrei Poliakov commented: “Canadians have been seeking a safe, trustworthy, and regulated platform to acquire crypto assets for far too long. We are finally thrilled to offer them… Read More

Bitcoin focused Blockstream Acquires $210M via Series B Financing, Firm Now Valued at $3.2B

Bitcoin-focused firm Blockstream reveals that it has secured $210 million in capital as part of their Series B round at a $3.2 billion valuation. Blockstream’s investment round was led by Baillie Gifford and iFinex, the operator of Bitfinex. As mentioned in the announcement, this new… Read More

Recent Tether Disclosures Answer Some Questions, Raise New Ones

Cryptocurrency investors this week learned more about how Tether shared more information on how it manages its reserves, as its seeks to reassure investors it can safely manage its role as a stablecoin linked to the US dollar. The third biggest cryptocurrency after BTC and… Read More

Bitfinex Derivatives to Offer Perpetual Contract for Solana, Company CTO Paolo Ardoino Anticipates Great Demand for Product

Bitfinex Derivatives is offering a derivatives platform that is accessible via Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Bitfinex Derivatives has introduced a perpetual contract for Solana (SOLF0:USTF0). Solana (SOLF0:USTF0) “went live on 26/07/21 at 15:00 PM CET,”… Read More

Curve Finance, Adds Support for Tether Stablecoin Pegged to Euros – EURt

Curve Finance, an automated market maker protocol developed for swapping between stablecoins and various other crypto tokens with low fees and slippage, reveals that it will be supporting Tether tokens pegged to the euro (EURt). The addition of EURt to Curve — a protocol developed… Read More

William Callahan, Director of Government and Strategic Affairs at Blockchain Intelligence Group, Says Money Launderers Benefit from Volatility

William Callahan, Director of Government & Strategic Affairs at Blockchain Intelligence Group,  has noted that Tether CTO and General Counsel had made an appearance live on CNBC last week. William has asked us whether we think the U.S. Department of Justice was watching this “slow… Read More

Decentralized Lending Protocol C.R.E.A.M Finance to Offer Euro backed Tether Tokens, EURt

C.R.E.A.M. Finance, a decentralized lending protocol, has revealed that it will be “the first” protocol in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space to provide a Euro-backed stablecoin in, “with the addition of Tether tokens pegged to the euro (EURt).” Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Tether Operations Limited,… Read More

Tether Management Said to be Target of Criminal Investigation by US Department of Justice

Tether, the largest stablecoin by market cap, is said to be a target of a criminal investigation in the US. According to a report in Bloomberg, the US Department of Justice is investigating whether, or not, executives committed bank fraud. Rumblings have long swirled around… Read More

Jeff Dorman of Arca: “Tether is the biggest systemic risk to the digital assets ecosystem”

Jeff Dorman, Chief Investment Officer at Arca – an “institutional-grade” digital assets firm, threw some shade at the world’s largest stablecoin today. Dorman noted in a blog post that he is hearing that several macro and credit funds are trying to short Tether – a… Read More

DeFi focused Wealth Management Platform YIELD App Reports Strong H1 2021, with 45,000+ Users

The team at YIELD App, the developers of a fast-growing wealth management platform for digital assets, has published their second progress report – which reveals that users for their app have doubled while assets have increased by 3x since the last update. The YIELD App… Read More

Bitcoin and other Crypto Addresses Associated with Hamas Donation Campaigns Now Seized by Israeli Government: Report

Israel’s National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing (NBCTF) has shared information on the “seizure” of virtual currency held by several different crypto wallets that are believed to be associated with donation campaigns “carried out by Hamas.” As noted in a report from Chainalysis, the seizure… Read More

Stablecoin Report: Greater Risks Posed by Stablecoins Using Only Fractional Reserves or Higher-Risk Asset Allocations

The dramatic growth of stablecoin issuance may eventually have implications for the overall functioning of short-term credit markets, according to Fitch Ratings. The statement by Fitch follows comments late last month by Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren stating that Tether is a looming risk for… Read More

Digital Assets Report: Stablecoins Most Frequently Traded, Bitcoin Serving as Long-Term Investment, Ethereum as DeFi Builder

Cryptocurrency adoption has grown considerably during the past year, however, many people still may not yet fully understand how diverse this space really is as an “asset class,” according to a new report from Chainalysis. The team at Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, notes… Read More

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