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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

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

FinTech Australia Adds Sydney Stock Exchange to Partnership Program

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

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

New Bitcoin Fund with High-Interest Returns Introduced by DeFi Platform YIELD App

YIELD App, the decentralized finance (DeFi) wealth management platform that’s focused on combining the best of traditional and digital finance, is pleased to confirm that they have launched a Bitcoin Fund, enabling users to earn “high-interest” returns on the world’s leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC). As… 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

Average Bitcoin Network Block Times Drop Back Below 20 Minutes, but Still Abnormally High: Report

Nate Maddrey and the Coin Metrics research team notes in their latest State of the Network report that the cryptocurrency markets plummeted again this last week after more news surfaced about stricter Chinese regulation, including the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) instructing the nation’s financial… Read More

Boston Federal Reserve Official Calls Tether a Risk, Notes that a Stablecoin Recently Had Financial Difficulties

In a speech delivered last Friday, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren pointed a finger at top stablecoin Tether as a looming risk for the economy. Tether, or USDT, is the leading stablecoin in the crypto-ecosystem. Used by traders to move in and out of… Read More

P2P Bitcoin, Ethereum Exchange Paxful Reveals that its Digital Commerce Solutions Now Support Nearly 400 Payment Methods

Paxful, a globally accessible peer-to-peer marketplace supporting transactions with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Tether (USDT), reveals that its digital commerce solution has been allowing businesses and individuals to seamlessly receive and send payments. Paxful now supports nearly 400 different payment methods on its platform…. Read More

Recent Bitcoin, Ethereum, Wider Crypto Market Crash Was “Big Test” for Nascent Stablecoin Market: Report

The cryptocurrency market has really been tested during the past few weeks following “a cascade of negative news,” the Coin Metrics team notes in its latest report. The resulting crypto market price crash has also been “a big test” for stablecoins, which are becoming a… Read More

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