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Bitfinex Applies to US Court to Subpoena Former Senior Banking Official Who Could Help the Crypto Exchange Recover $850 Million

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Digital asset exchange Bitfinex recently applied to a US court to subpoena a former senior banking official of a trust company that the exchange says could help it recover more than $850 million in frozen funds. On October 18, Bitfinex submitted a filing to a… Read More

Attendees at November Offshore Alert Conference in London Will Examine Whether Tether Cryptocurrency Enabled “Biggest Scam in the History of Finance”

Two hundred-fifty investigators, thirty speakers gathering and other attendees at the OffshoreAlert Conference on financial intelligence and investigations in London November 11th and 12th will have a chance to examine the role tethers played in creating “the largest bubble in human history,” the Bitcoin/crypto bubble… Read More

Class Action Suit Launched Against Bitfinex and Tether, Alleged Creators of “Largest Bubble in Human History”

Lawyers at Roche Freedman LLP filed a class action suit on October 6th against Bitfinex, Tether, and associated parties and firms. The suit alleges plaintiffs collectively suffered over $1.4 trillion USD in damages due to defendants alleged violation of Commodities Exchange and federal RICO statutes, as well… Read More

Tether Surpasses Bitcoin as Most Traded Crypto

Tether, a cryptographic proxy of USD created in 2014 to give liquidity in crypto markets, has now solidly surpassed Bitcoin as the most traded cryptocurrency in the world. According to the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), Tether first surpassed Bitcoin in daily trading volumes back in… Read More

Enough Delays: New York Attorney General Asks That Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Be Ordered to Have Records Ready If Company Loses November Appeal

New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked a New York judge to order crypto companies iFinex, Bitfinex and Tether to have records ready and on hand, if they lose their November 4th appeal: “(T)he OAG respectfully requests that this Court…(to) issue an order that… Read More

Happy Anniversary: One Year Old USD Coin Now Second Most Popular Stablecoin

USD Coin (USDC) celebrated its first birthday this past week. As noted in a tweet, USDC is now the second most popular stablecoin following Tether. On September 26, 2018, Circle and the CENTRE open source consortium introduced USD Coin to enable individuals and institutions to… Read More

Tethers Cause Traffic Jam on Ethereum

The unexplained recent migration of almost a billion USD-pegged tether cryptocoins to the Ethereum network has caused 100 000 transactions to get “stuck” in processing there, Trustnodes reports. (Graphic courtesy of Trustnodes) The controversial tether coins have been moving from their native OMNI network and other… Read More

Report: Coinbase Processing Majority of Public-Facing USD-to-Tether Trades, Binance Hosting Most Public BTC-to-Tether Action

America and Asia’s two largest public-facing crypto trading platforms, Coinbase and Binance, also bear the most exposure to Tethers, a synthetic form of USDs introduced into crypto trading markets to give liquidity. This is the conclusion of CoinMetrics, a blockchain data analysis firm, which recently… Read More

Tether Launches Offshore Chinese Yuan Proxy

Controversial stablecoin issuer Tether has launched its promised “CNHt” coin, which is designed to act as a cryptographic proxy of offshore Chinese yuan (CNH). The coin will run as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network. Offshore Chinese yuan (CNH) added to our basket of… Read More

Ethereum Blockchain Running Out of Room Again

The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency network after Bitcoin, Ethereum, is close to capacity as scaling solutions remain unrealized and other coins rent space on the chain. Ethereum came close to capacity once before, in 2017, when there was a brief craze for the “digital collectible” KryptoKitties…. Read More

Chicken or Egg? Firm Finds Correlation Between Tether Demand and Sentiment on Reddit

Tether traders are trading sentiment, but are they creating it? Crypto-sentiment analysis provider Augmento is claiming to have found a correlation between sentiment regarding the controversial USD-proxy cryptocoins Tethers, and sentiment expressed on Reddit, a social media platform favoured by crypto enthusiasts. According to the… Read More

Crypto Twitter Pundit Claims New York Attorney General’s Pounce on Bitfinex Highly Strategized

Cryptocurrency skeptics, in particular, these days are closely watching the showdown now underway between sister crypto companies Bitfinex and Tether and the New York Attorney General’s Office, which has alleged fraud at the two firms. As a bit of background, Tether makes a synthetic US… Read More

Still Undaunted by New York Investigation, Tether to Issue Offshore Yuan

Tether is continuing its bid to sell synthetic versions of world currencies by issuing yet another “stablecoin,” this time in the form of CNHT, which will act as a proxy for offshore Chinese yuan (CNH). Tether, its parent company iFinex and sister company, crypto exchange… Read More

Celsius Network Announces New Partnership With Tether

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Tether, a stablecoin which pegs its value to the US dollar. Celsius Network reported that its mobile app will now support the USDT ERC20 stablecoin allowing USDT holders… Read More

After 4-Month Fight, Bitfinex Ordered to Provide Business Records

A judge presiding over proceedings in a case of alleged fraud by crypto trading platform Bitfinex (and associated companies) has ordered the companies to provide records compelled under ex parte orders issued in New York in April. Almost immediately after the orders were issued, Bitfinex… Read More

No Tethers, No Go Up: Critics Note Crypto Price Slump as No New Tethers Issued

Skeptical crypto-twitter commentators are throwing shade on the controversial stablecoin Tether, claiming a correlation between recently stable cryptocurrency prices and the cessation of “printing” at Tether, a company that has minted more than $4.15 billion synthetic USDs for the use in trading of cryptocurrencies. Self-declared… Read More

Report: 300 Whales Control 80% of Tether Supply

A cryptocurrency data research firm says that 80% of the world’s $4 billion USD supply of Tethers, a cryptographic/digital proxy of USD, is controlled by about 300 entities, Bloomberg reports. These “whales” all control more than $1 million USD in tethers each. By comparison, at… Read More

New York Attorney General Says Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Should Have Required Records On Hand

Lawyers for Bitfinex, iFinex, and Tether, cryptocurrency companies currently under investigation for fraud in New York sent a letter to the presiding judging promising to appeal if the case against them is not dismissed. They also asked Judge Joel M Cohen to preclude them from having… Read More

Report: Tether Has Supplanted Bitcoin for Russia-China Commercial Remittances

An unnamed OTC trading desk in Moscow is selling up to $30 million USD in “tethers” per day to Chinese merchants sending proceeds home, Coindesk reports. Until 2018, the favoured currency for this type of transacting was reportedly Bitcoin, but Chinese merchants have lately started dumping… Read More

Bitfinex Lawyers Threaten to Appeal if Motion to Dismiss New York Fraud Case Denied

Lawyers for the crypto exchange Bitfinex (and associated companies iFinex and Tether) have sent a letter to the judge presiding over anti-fraud proceedings against them in New York threatening to appeal if the judge does not dismiss the case against them. The letter from Bitfinex… Read More

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