Tagged: tether

Stakeholder Says Troubled Bitfinex Exchange Has Sold All One Billion IEO Tokens Issued to Cover $850 Million USD Seized

Chinese OTC Bitcoin trader Dong Zhao has once again taken to Chinese mega social platform WeChat to talk up an IEO (initial exchange offering) being issued by Bitfinex, the troubled cryptocurrency exchange in which Zhao reportedly holds equity, Coindesk reports. Bitfinex is owned by iFinex,… Read More

iFinex, Parent Company of Bitfinex and Tether, Asks Court to Void Ex Parte Orders Compelling Records and Freezing Funds

iFinex, parent company of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange and creator of Tether, the world’s most popular “stablecoin” cryptocurrency, has asked a court in New York to “vacate” (render void) ex parte orders issued by the Attorney General of New York compelling iFinex to produce comprehensive… Read More

Bitfinex May Sell “Initial Exchange Offering” LEO Token Raising $1 Billion, Proceeds for “General Business Purposes”

Controversial cryptocurrency company iFinex, operator of several crypto exchanges and the issuer of billion-dollar “stablecoin,” Tether, has issued a “marketing document” outlining its plans to create a new IEO (Initial Exchange Offering) token, LEO, that the company may use to cover operating expenses and hypothetically… Read More

TrustToken Says No Surprise Regarding Bitfinex – Tether News, TrueCAD – Canadian Dollar backed Stablecoin is Now Live

TrustToken, a stablecoin issuer building a portfolio of fiat backed crypto, has commented on the Bitfinex and Tether news pertaining to the lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General alleging fraud. TrustToken threw shade at the targets of the lawsuit saying the news did… Read More

Tether Lawyer Admits the Stablecoin Only 74% Backed

A lawyer for iFinex, the company behind the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange and”stablecoin” Tether (USDT), has admitted in an affidavit that the company only has enough cash on hand to cover 74% of the tethers it has issued into cryptocurrency trading markets. In the affidavit, “Stuart… Read More

Federal Authorities Charge Two Individuals with Providing “Shadow Banking” Services to Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Including Bitfinex

“Processed hundreds of millions of dollars of unregulated transactions on behalf of numerous cryptocurrency exchanges.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested American citizen Reginald Fowler, 60. The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York has charged him with bank fraud, conspiracy… Read More

Scott Purcell of PrimeTrust on Tether: They Refused an Audit, that Means One Thing – Fraud

The crypto world is still regrouping from the reality that Bitfinex/Tether is being pursued by a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Stablecoin Tether, operated by the owners of Bitfinex, is a big part of the fraud allegations leveled by the state…. Read More

Researchers: Stablecoin Buys Surged Just Before Bitcoin’s 30-Minute 15% Price Jump

Researchers at LongHash, “a global blockchain incubator supported by the Singapore government,” have concluded that surging stablecoin trading volumes corresponded with a sudden 15% increase in the price of Bitcoins on April 2nd of this year. On that day, the price of one bitcoin, which… Read More

Cryptocurrency Forensics Firm Chainalysis Adds Tracking of Four “Stable Coins”

Chainalysis, an American company at the forefront of cryptoforensics (cryptocurrency transaction investigation), says it has added tracking of four “stable coins” to the suite of coins its “KYT” software can monitor. Chainalysis says its KYT (Know Your Transaction) software has already been being used by,… Read More

Tether Responds to New York AG Investigation, Claims “Lost” Funds “Seized and Safeguarded”

The PR team at cryptocurrency company Tether has vigorously denied allegations included in a New York court order claiming the company “lost” $850 million USD in customer funds to a Panamanian entity called Crypto Capital then “co-mingled” customer and company funds to cover the loss…. Read More

New York Attorney General Issues Court Order Alleging Fraud Pertaining to Bitfinex and Tether. Cover Up of $850 Million Loss is Claimed.

New York Attorney General Letitia James has obtained a court order against crypto exchange Bitfinex ( iFinex Inc.) and stablecoin Tether alleging violations of New York law in connection with “ongoing activities that may have defrauded New York investors that trade in virtual or cryptocurrency…. Read More

TRON Partners With Tether to Issue USDT Tokens

TRON announced on Monday it has teamed up with Tether to issue USDT Tokens on its blockchain platform. According to the duo,  TRC20-based USDT enables interoperability with TRON-based protocols and Decentralised Applications (DApps) while allowing users to transact and exchange fiat pegged currencies across the… Read More

Huobi Now Offers Tether ERC20 Deposits & Withdrawal

Huobi Global is now offering deposit and withdrawal service for Tether (USDT) in both its Omni Protocol and ERC20 token form. Prior to today, Huobi only offered USDT linked to Bitcoin’s Omni layer. Bitcoin-based USDT and Ethereum-based USDT are considered two separate cryptocurrencies which run on different… Read More

Just Print More Cash: Serial Cryptocurrency Creator Brock Pierce Proposes Creating a New Investor-Funded Crypto to Pay Back Ripped Off Mt Gox Investors

Give-with-one-hand to old investors and take-with-the-other from the new seems to be an increasing policy in crypto worldwide, and ga-ga serial cryptocurrency creator and billionaire Brock Pierce now proposes to compensate ripped off Mt Gox investors by creating yet another crypto, “Gox Coin,” Tech Crunch… Read More

Belarus Selling “Tokenized Stocks” for Crypto- Buyer Beware

Two Belarusian investment companies, VP Capital and Larnabel Ventures, have launched a platform called Currency.com to sell Ethereum-based digital tokens they say represent stocks and commodities like Apple, oil and gold, Yahoo Finance reports. The site will reportedly buy the tokens using other cryptocurrencies. PR… Read More

Stablecoins: Holy Grail or Impossible Trinity?

Are stablecoins the future of cryptoassets? In the quest to develop a digital token with the decentralization aspects of bitcoin and none of the associated volatility has sparked interest from many. From talented tech teams, economists and VCs it seems stablecoin projects have the potential… Read More

Bloomberg: Sources Claim Criminal Investigation of Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Now Underway in US

According to three sources to Bloomberg, a broad investigation into manipulation of cryptocurrency markets initiated last year by the US Department of Justice is now focussing on alleged Bitcoin price manipulation by creators of the Tether cryptocurrency and its origin exchange, Bitfinex. The two businesses are… Read More

Saskatchewan Markets Regulator Cautions Public Around Investing in Cryptocurrencies

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has issued a warning to investors cautioning them around investing or trading in cryptocurrencies. In its “Using Or Investing In Cryptocurrency? Know The Risks” release issued October 31st, the last day of Investor… Read More

Crypto Trading Continues in China Despite Bans

Cryptocurrency trading continues in China despite a ban imposed in September 2017 and escalating countermeasures this summer, The South China Morning Post reports: “Despite multiple attempts by Beijing to shut down all local exchange platforms since September 2017, cryptocurrency trading (has) continued to prosper, with many Chinese… Read More

Alleged Price Calculation Errors at Tether Badly Skew Crypto Price Data on CoinMarketCap

“Data Issues” on CoinMarketCap.com over the weekend badly skewed crypto coin price data on at the popular website over the weekend, causing a flurry of confusion on CryptoTwitter. CoinMarketCap attributed the issues to problems with the data feed emanating off coins linked to the controversial… Read More

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