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Following Collapse of Algorithmic Stablecoin TerraUSD, Tether Reassure Users with “Assurance Opinion”

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As TerraUSD (UST), an algorithmic stablecoin imploded going to zero, reserve-based stablecoins rushed to stem the tide of concerns about contagion. Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin in the market, has been hit with collateral damage due to the failure of UST. At the beginning of… Read More

Update: Tether Says it Will Honor ALL Redemptions at USD $1 for Verified Customers

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Tether, issuer of the dollar-based stablecoin USDT, has announced that it will honor all redemptions at USD $1 for all verified customers. The commitment by Tether arrives at a time of unprecedented volatility in crypto markets. In recent days, algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) was hit… Read More

Circle CEO Pumps USDC: “Flight to Quality”

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Early bird Circle CEO and founder Jeremy Allaire took to Twitter today to tout USDC, Circle’s dollar-based stablecoin while throwing shade at competitor Tether (USDT) – a competing dollar-based stablecoin. USDC/USDT is the trade of the day. Flight to quality. — Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) May… Read More

Stablecoins: TRC20-USDT Reaches 40B in Total Supply, as TRON Navigates Crypto Payments to Benefit Consumers

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As the global crypto market keeps growing, stablecoins are playing “a more indispensable role, with TRC20-USDT becoming a mainstay.” On March 23, 2022, Tether’s (USDT) official data showed that “the supply of TRC20-USDT topped 40.7B, surpassing that of ERC20-USDT (39.8B).” This is another milestone for… Read More

Daily Usage Patterns of Tether Issued on Ethereum Shifted in 2021, Coin Metrics Reports

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The Coin Metric State of the Network Report #135 notes that decentralized finance (DeFi) has experienced tremendous growth during the past few years. At present, the most widely-used metric to measure DeFi adoption is called “Total Value Locked”, or TVL. According to Coin Metrics researchers,… Read More

Crypto Exchanges See $598M Stolen in First Half of December: Elliptic

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More than half a billion dollars worth of cryptoassets were stolen from exchanges in the first half of December, compliance firm Elliptic said in a recent blog post. On Dec. 11 and 12, close to $83 million was stolen from AscendEX, a cryptoasset exchange that… Read More

Blockchain Developers May Now Use Wyre’s API Tools to Build dApps on Algorand

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If you’re a blockchain developer or brand building your application on the Algorand blockchain, then you may be interested in knowing that Wyre’s integration with Algorand is now live. As mentioned in the announcement, this means that application developers on the Algorand blockchain are able… Read More

HUMBL Pay Mobile Wallet Improves Digital Asset Management, Blockchain Functionality

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HUMBL this week released HUMBL Pay, a mobile wallet that includes the latest upgrades to its peer-to-peer (P2P) capability, along with additional features that simplify the management of digital assets and blockchain functionality. The service is now available on the Apple App Store and Google… Read More

RSK Expansion to Increase Filipinos’ Stablecoin Access

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Smart contract platform RSK’s expansion throughout the Philippines will result in more access to stablecoins for investors living in the country. Given their peg to existing assets such as fiat currencies, precious metals and, on occasion, other cryptocurrencies, stablecoins are less vulnerable to the wild… Read More

USDt Now Available on Avalanche, Market Cap North of $73 Billion

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Tether Operations today announced it has launched Tether tokens (USDt) on Avalanche, a decentralized smart contracts platform built for the scale of global finance and business. Avalanche is designed as a highly scalable ecosystem, able to deliver rapid transaction finality and low transaction fees. It is… Read More

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

FinTech Australia Adds Sydney Stock Exchange to Partnership Program

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FinTech Australia, the leading voice in Australia advocating on behalf of innovation in the financial services sector, is reporting that the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) has joined its corporate partnership program, becoming the 13th new major member in the past year. SSX joins other partners… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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