Analysis | Why Crypto Traders Are So Worried About Tether  Washington Post

It's one of the most hotly debated questions in the world of virtual currencies: Is Tether telling the truth when it says that each of its digital coins is backed by one ...

Tether tantrum Concern about cryptocurrencies could lead regulators to crack down  The Economist

DAYS AFTER allegations of misuse of customer money against Tether rocked the cryptocurrency world, the shock wave has temporarily subsided.

Bitcoin Rally Is Masking Capital Flight From Crypto Exchanges  Bloomberg

Lost among the current bout of cryptocurrency euphoria is the fact that capital outflows are exceeding inflows on some of the biggest digital-asset exchanges.

Op Ed: A Summary of NYAG vs. Bitfinex/Tether  Bitcoin Magazine

In the latest on the ongoing legal dispute between the New York Attorney General (NYAG), cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin issuer Tether, the ...

Only 74% of Tether is backed by USD – Should you really trust stablecoins?  Yahoo Finance

Since its inception, the stablecoin Tether has faced scrutiny over whether it is backed one-to-one by the US dollar. Although the team behind Tether has tried to ...

Bitcoin: Up or Down? Best and Worst Case Scenarios for The Cryptocurrency Price Pump  Hacked

As the Bitcoin and the altcoin market continue to pump like crazy, we appear to be on the precipice of something huge. Whether that's a huge pump to an new ...

UnTethering the Cryptocurrency Market  CoinJournal

Last week, the New York Attorney General (NYAG) launched an investigation into Tether, arguably the most controversial stablecoin in the crypto space, over an ...

Cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin is unbothered by Tether (USDT) ongoing woes, says Tom Lee  FXStreet

Cryptocurrency top analyst Tom Lee of Fundstrat still believes that Bitcoin has the potential to hit new highs within the next couple of years. While.

The Bitcoin bear is dead, but Tether drama could spell bad news for traders  The Next Web

The price of Bitcoin $BTC△2.19% has “bottomed” – or so say the cryptocurrency analysts who predicted the end of the bear market. But, they're also warning the ...

Why Can USDQ, KRWQ, CNYQ, JPYQ Stablecoins Replace...  Coinspeaker

While Tether appears at the center of yet another controversy, its compatitors seize the moment to dethrone this number-one stablecoin. Platinum Q DAO ...

Should cryptocurrency exchanges delist Tether? The community debates  Chepicap

Following the news that USD stablecoin Tether only has enough cash to support 74% of its increasing supply, the cryptocurrency community is discussing ...

Coinbase CEO Suggests Using USDC Stablecoin Instead of...  Invest In Blockchain

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, is urging cryptocurrency users to use more trustworthy stablecoins such as Coinbase's own ...

Tether [USDT] registers all-time high daily transaction count despite transaction volume stagnating  AMBCrypto News

The cryptocurrency market witnessed a major market surge recently which rapidly improved the market capitalization of virtual assets, taking the collective ...

Bitcoin passes $8,000 as value more than doubles in 2019  CNBC

After crashing in value a *fresh* wave of buying appears to be hitting the market.

$300 Million Worth of Tether Printed in Midst of Bitfinex Allegations  Crypto Daily

300 million worth of Tether's USDT token has just been printed due to the demand for the cryptocurrency just keeps on growing.

Bitcoin Gained In April. What's Next For The Cryptocurrency?  Forbes

Bitcoin prices rose in April, marking the third straight month of gains. At this point, the question on everyone's mind is: what will the market's most prominent ...

Tether and Bitfinex Ask New York Supreme Court for Help - Cryptocurrency Regulation  Altcoin Buzz

In the world of Tether and Bitfinex, nothing is ever easy. Accused of fraud, the two companies have turned to the New York County Supreme Court for help.

Tron (TRX) and Tether (USDT) Partnership Birthed Stablecoin to Save Cryptocurrency Market  Today's Gazette

Tron (TRX) brought USDT to its blockchain through a solid partnership with Tether about two months ago, with zealousness to get people properly informed.

Binance announces ATOM trading pairs with stablecoins; abstains from pairing with Tether [USDT]  AMBCrypto News

While the Tether/Bitfinex fiasco continues to boil over with allegations and counter-allegations from all involved parties, a major cryptocurrency exchange has ...

Tether (USDT) Stablecoin Surpasses Bitcoin (BTC) in 24 Hour Trading Volume as Market Recovers  Bitcoin Exchange Guide

Bitcoin (BTC), the cryptocurrency that is considered as the largest digital currency and atop the mountain of crypto assets, though true to the title, Tether.

Hodler’s Digest, May 13–19: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week  Cointelegraph

Major crypto exchange Bitstamp launched an investigation this week after a large bitcoin (BTC) sell order heavily impacted its order book. Bitstamp reported on ...

Crypto Markets See Major Correction, BTC Below $7,350 as US Stock Futures Trade Lower  Cointelegraph

Friday, May 17 — after a week of deep green and bullish price performance, crypto markets today are seeing a major correction, with bitcoin (BTC) dropping ...

Bitfinex Token Sale Has Lined Up $1 Billion in Commitments, Shareholder Says  CoinDesk

Bitfinex's parent company has received $1 billion in hard and soft commitments for its exchange token sale, according to a shareholder involved in the process.

XRP Tops Cryptocurrency Price Gains After Coinbase and ETN Rollout  Cointelegraph

Coinbase releases trading for New York residents in a move which sparked a 22% XRP price move.

Traders Don’t Care About Tether’s Troubles  BBN Times

Another day, another cryptocurrency scandal. Yet *fresh* news that Tether, a long stablecoin stalwart and favored on-ramp for dollar-cryptocurrency trading, may ...

Algorithmic Cryptocurrency Trading Firm GSR Launches New Bitcoin Halo Option Derivative  Cointelegraph

Algorithmic cryptocurrency trading firm GSR announced the launch of a new bitcoin (BTC) halo option derivative in a Medium post published on May 13. Per the ...

WSJ: Facebook Seeks Reported $1 Billion for FB Coin Amid Talks With Visa, MasterCard  Cointelegraph

Sources tell the Wall Street Journal there exist multiple plans for integrating the coin into the lives of users. Facebook is attempting to net at least $1 billion for its ...

Tether Drama Increased Demand for Other Stablecoins  Cryptonews

The prices of stablecoins went into a frenzy following the news of Tether's current legal troubles, with most of them jumping - as much as stablecoins can jump ...

Tron [TRX] CEO Justin Sun says partnership with Tether [USDT] is vital for the ecosystem  AMBCrypto News

The Tron Foundation and its Chief Executive Officer [CEO] Justin Sun have been in the news multiple times over the past few weeks because of the number of ...

$10 Million in Paxos Stablecoins Printed Overnight Following Tether Allegations  CoinDesk

More than 10 million Paxos Standard stablecoins were minted in the 18 hours after the New York Attorney General's bombshell allegations about rival issuer ...

EBay Denies Rumors It Will Start Accepting Crypto, Despite Advertising at Crypto Event  Cointelegraph

EBay has denied rumors that it is going to start accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method, according to a Bloomberg report on May 14. Speculation has ...

Coinbase To Dethrone Tether, Its Stablecoin Now Available in 85...  Invest In Blockchain

Coinbase announces that their stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), is now available in 85 countries, in a push to topple the debunked USDT.

TRON CEO Says Tether Controversy Will Delay User Rewards  Unhashed

Justin Sun, the CEO of TRON, has commented on the controversy that is brewing around Tether, the largest stablecoin in existence. TRON recently introduced a ...

Japan’s GMO Internet Sees 45% Cryptocurrency Profit Dip for Q1 2019  Cointelegraph

Japanese internet giant GMO Internet Group saw its cryptocurrency profits drop in Q1 2019 amid market weakness, Cointelegraph Japan reported, quoting a ...

Joseph Lubin on Tether-Bitfinex Debacle: “It seems like a really big mess that probably won’t get better”  Ethereum World News

Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum, has shared his views on the recent debacle involving controversial stablecoin, Tether, and its ...

NY Attorney General Files Fraud Claims Against Bitfinex And Tether - Fin Tech - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

A showdown is underway between the New York Attorney General's Office and the companies that own and operate the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and ...

Nexo Co-Founder Weighs In on Tether and Crypto Market Landscape  Bloomberg

Antoni Trenchev, Nexo co-founder and managing partner, discusses the fraud allegations roiling the cryptocurrency market with Bloomberg's Romaine Bostick ...

Hodler’s Digest, April 29 – May 5: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week  Cointelegraph

Stablecoin tether is apparently only backed 74% by cash reserves, and Elon Musk and Vitalik Buterin get friendly on Twitter.

Belfast Launches Own Digital Currency to Boost Rockefeller Social Project Success  Cointelegraph

The city will work with Israel's Colu to roll out belfast coin later in 2019 as part of a plan to galvanize social interaction.

Binance possibly adding margin trading and creating Stablecoin as Tether-Bitfinex...  Dapp Life

With the largest stablecoin Tether currently in serious trouble, it may be the perfect time for Binance to launch a stablecoin of its own.

Funds Are SAFU, but Reorg Is Not: What We Know About the Binance Hack So Far  Cointelegraph

Binance experienced a “large scale” data breach this week — here is what is known so far.

Bloomberg: Major Crypto Traders Meet to Establish Industry Blacklist, Standards  Cointelegraph

A group major cryptocurrency traders is considering the idea of creating a blacklist of counterparties engaged in nefarious activities in the crypto space, ...

ErisX’s Spot Market: More Institutional Participation and Regulatory Oversight Coming to Crypto?  Cointelegraph

ErisX's spot market could increase institutional participation — as well as regulatory oversight.

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz: Bitcoin Should Cross $20,000 Within 18 Months  Cointelegraph

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz said that he expects bitcoin (BTC) to beat its all-time-high price within 18 months.

BitOasis Secures Preliminary Approval With UAE Financial Regulator  Cointelegraph

BitOasis has reportedly secured preliminary approval with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Concerned Crypto Industry Hindered by Regulatory Delays  Cointelegraph

Commissioner Hester Peirce gave remarks in which she expressed fears that the cryptocurrency industry has been hindered by the U.S. SEC.

Insured Cryptocurrency Custody Services and Their Potential Impact: The Key to Institutional Investment Growth?  Cointelegraph

Global Conglomerate Believes Insured Custody Services to Be the 'Key' to Cryptocurrency Institutional Investment Growth.

Tether (USDT) Market Cap Achieves $2.93 Billion  Mayfield Recorder

Tether (CURRENCY:USDT) traded down 0.1% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 21st. Tether has a total ...

Top 5 Crypto Performers: BTC, XEM, BSV, ETH, BNB  Cointelegraph

Altcoins led the rally this week from the lows with bitcoin (BTC) lagging behind. After a sharp up move, it was natural for traders to book profits on their quick ...

Hodler’s Digest, April 22–28: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week  Cointelegraph

The New York attorney general's office alleged this week that crypto exchange Bitfinex lost $850 million and subsequently used funds from affiliated stablecoin ...

Crypto Mining App Honeyminer Now Available on MacOS  Cointelegraph

New Jersey-based crypto mining startup Honeyminer has made its mining app available for Macintosh computers.

Blockchain Capital Partner Spencer Bogart: Facebook Could Double or Triple Crypto Users  Cointelegraph

Blockchain Capital partner Spencer Bogart claimed that the crypto endeavors of social media giant Facebook could result in the cryptocurrency user base ...

Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Bans Crypto Transactions in Its Payment Policy  Cointelegraph

Chinese social media giant and payment *service* provider WeChat banned cryptocurrency transactions in its payments policy. Dovey Wan, founding partner of ...

Platform Allows Users to Send and Receive Cryptocurrency With Gadget of Their Choice  Cointelegraph

The team behind a private digital currency for secure payments says its goal is to make every consumer their own bank — enabling them to send and receive ...

US Tax Authority Prioritizes Issuing Guidance on Cryptocurrencies  Cointelegraph

The United States Internal Revenue *Service* (IRS) has prioritized issuing tax guidance on cryptocurrencies, according to a May 16 letter. The letter from the IRS ...

Fidelity Investments Seeks Talent for Its Digital Assets Division  Cointelegraph

American investment management company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital asset wing, Fidelity Digital Assets, according to the company's job ...

2018 Was the Year of the ‘Stablecoin.' Here’s What to Expect in 2019  Fortune

Here are 5 cryptocurrency predictions for 2019, covering stablecoins, Bitcoin ETFs, the SEC, Facebook's WhatsApp, and prices trends.

Indian Crypto Exchange Coinome Halts Services Citing Regulatory Pressure  Cointelegraph

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Coinome has announced it will be halting operations as of May 15, ostensibly due to regulatory difficulties. The development ...

Facebook Registers Secretive 'Libra' Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland  CoinDesk

According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with the slow roll-out of their internal ...

Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Launched LEO Cryptocurrency Trading  The Coin Shark

On May 20, Bitfinex launched the UNUS SED LEO (LEO) cryptocurrency trading. The site has added LEO trading pairs with Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT),

Diar: Bitcoin Transaction Volume Shows Signs of Bull Market as Quarterly Trend Reverses  Cointelegraph

On-chain transactions on the bitcoin (BTC) network hit *fresh* highs not seen since 2017 in April, industry newsletter Diar noted on April 30, quoting blockchain ...

Grayscale Reports Vast Majority of Investments in Q1 2019 Were in Bitcoin Trust  Cointelegraph

New York-based crypto asset manager Grayscale reported a 42% growth in its product inflows in Q1 2019 over the previous quarter.

Eight People Allegedly Arrested for Money Laundering Scheme Involving Crypto in Spain  Cointelegraph

In Spain, eight people have been arrested for allegedly operating a money laundering scheme involving cryptocurrencies, Europol announced in a press ...

Altcoins React in Different Ways to Tether Scandal – Russia to test Cryptocurrency with Monitoring Sandboxes  The Cryptocurrency Analytics

Litecoin might gain a boost following the upcoming block reward. The block reward reduction is only 100 days away. This will make it even harder to mine tokens ...

21-Year-Old Jailed for 10 Years After Stealing $7.5M in Crypto By Hacking Cell Phones  Cointelegraph

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after becoming one of the first people in the United States to be convicted of stealing cryptocurrency ...

Bitcoin Surges Above $6,300, Hits Dominance Records From December 2017  Cointelegraph

Friday, May 10 — bitcoin (BTC) has seen another rally today, having surged above the $6,300 price mark and hit market dominance records from December ...

Just 376 Individuals Hold 33% of All Ether Cryptocurrency: Chainalysis  CoinDesk

A third of all ether, ethereum's native cryptocurrency, is owned by just 376 whales as of May 1, new research indicates. Blockchain analysis startup Chainalysis ...

Crypto Wallet Secures $50 Million Insurance for Customer Crypto Assets  Cointelegraph

Crypto securities company Curv has partnered with insurance company Munich Re to obtain $50 million in coverage, according to a Curv press release on May ...

Russian Sberbank Demands Client Provide Data on Cryptocurrency Revenue  Cointelegraph

Russia's largest bank Sberbank has requested that a client provide information on their income from cryptocurrency, the Russian version of Forbes reported on ...

Cryptocurrency Community Eyes Tether After Website Dilutes USD Backing Claims  Cointelegraph

A rephased description of the stablecoin's backing appears to suggest it is not entirely backed by USD, undoing previous assurances.

Bitmain’s Hashrate Noticeably Dropped in Past 30 Days  Cointelegraph

Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain's hashrate has noticeably dropped in the past 30 days, according to the company's hashrate disclosure update as ...

South American Startup Ripio Rolls Out Crypto-Fiat Exchange and OTC Desk  Cointelegraph

Latin America-based cryptocurrency startup Ripio has launched a trading platform, including an over the counter (OTC) desk, according to a press release ...

What Crypto Exchanges Do to Comply With KYC, AML and CFT Regulations  Cointelegraph

Top fiat-to-crypto exchanges are adopting market surveillance technologies. Of all crypto-to-crypto exchanges, only Binance has one.

Price of 'Stable' Cryptocurrency Tether Tanks to 18-Month Low  CoinDesk

UPDATE (10/15, 7:50 PM EST): Representatives from Tether have released a statement, attributed to chief compliance officer Leonardo Real. The statement ...

Coinbase-Backed Stablecoin Startup Reserve to Launch ‘Venmo Style App’ in Venezuela  Cointelegraph

Stablecoin project Reserve announced that it will launch a crypto-fiat payments app in Venezuela and Angola in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on ...

Unconfirmed: Disney Considers $13.2 Billion Equity Deal With Stake in Korbit, Bitstamp  Cointelegraph

Plans are afoot to give Disney a major say in the fate of Bitstamp and Korbit platforms in future.

Opera Web Browser Crypto Wallet Launches Support for Tron, TRC-Standard Tokens  Cointelegraph

Web browser Opera has added support for tron (TRX) and TRC-standard tokens to its built-in crypto wallet, according to a press release shared with ...

Hackers Used Microsoft Email Accounts to Steal Users’ Cryptocurrency, Report  Cointelegraph

In worsening news for users of Microsoft's email services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN, several cryptocurrency holders affected by a recent hack allege that the ...

Tether Just Burned 500 Million USDT Stablecoin Tokens  CoinDesk

UPDATE (24 October 19:25 UTC): This article has been updated to include comments from a Bitfinex spokesman. Shortly before 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, ...

Crypto Markets Recover With Bitcoin Breaking $5,300, Gold and Oil Prices Rise  Cointelegraph

Tuesday, April 30 — following another decline yesterday, crypto markets again reversed to gain momentum upwards, with all but one top 20 coins by market cap ...

Bitcoin Volumes Finally Grow Again and Bitfinex/Tether Issues Spark Systemic Risks, New Diar Report Affirms  My Bitcoin

Diar has recently published its report of the crypto market for April. According to the company, Bitcoin volumes are finally growing again and the whole situation ...

Cryptocurrency Project OneCoin Denies Ponzi and Pyramid Scheme Claims  Cointelegraph

Cryptocurrency project OneCoin is denying claims that it is a “hybrid ponzi-pyramid scheme” and scam, news outlet Samoa Observer reported on May 14.

Poloniex Stops Offering Nine Coins in US Due to Uncertain Regulations  Cointelegraph

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex will stop offering nine coins to United States-based customers due to uncertain regulations, according to a blog post ...

Binance-Backed Crypto Bank Appoints Deutsche Bank Executive as New CEO  Cointelegraph

Malta-based cryptocurrency bank Founders Bank has appointed former executive of Deutsche Bank as its new CEO, according to a Bloomberg report on May 9.

Financial Advisory Firm Says Past Market Trends Point to Bitcoin at $20,000 by 2021  Cointelegraph

Analysts from financial advisory firm Canaccord Genuity predict bitcoin to hit $20000 by 2021, based on past market trends.

Facebook May Announce FB Coin Stablecoin in Q3, Say Anonymous Sources  Cointelegraph

Social networking giant Facebook is hiring PayPal staff ahead of its alleged cryptocurrency launch, Bloomberg reported on May 8. Facebook, which has courted ...

Bitcoin Touches $8,200, Gold Hits Its Highest Point Since April  Cointelegraph

Wednesday, May 15 — All of the top 20 coins are in the green after seeing some losses over the past day, with some reporting double-digit gains, according to ...

ShapeShift’s Voorhees: Bitcoin Won’t Become Trillion-Dollar Asset Without More Bubbles  Cointelegraph

The CEO of instant cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift told Bloomberg TV on May 15 that bubbles are an essential part of the industry's growth.

Paxos Now Allows for Instantaneously Redeeming Unlimited Amounts of PAX for USD  Cointelegraph

The company behind the Paxos Standard (PAX) stablecoin announced that its users can now instantaneously redeem unlimited amounts of its tokens for United ...

Report: Coinbase Negotiates Acquisition of Xapo’s Bitcoin Custody Business  Cointelegraph

Coinbase is reportedly negotiating the acquisition of the bitcoin custody business of cryptocurrency wallet provider Xapo for $50 million in cash.

Major Crypto Exchange in Korea Shut Down in April: 2018 Was a Nightmare for Most  Cointelegraph

A major crypto exchange in South Korea has shut down, showing the intensity of the brutal 16-month bear market that caused a wide range of issues for crypto ...

AMD Earnings Surpass Target Amid Talk of Cryptocurrency Bull Market Return  Cointelegraph

United States transnational IT firm Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) over delivered on Wall Street expectations for earnings, the company confirmed in a press ...

Report: Bitcoin’s Recent Surge Due its Maturation as an Asset  Cointelegraph

New data suggests that bitcoin's (BTC) growth is explained by its maturation as an asset based on conversations surrounding the leading cryptocurrency, ...

Top Banks 'Investing $50 Million' to Build Blockchain Settlement System  CoinDesk

Some of the world's biggest banks are said to be investing around $50 million to build a blockchain-based digital cash settlement system. A Reuters report on ...

About That Orange B... The History of Bitcoin's Logos  CoinDesk

Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement? This is perhaps too much meaning to attribute to any one design, but if any logo ...

Cryptocurrency funds still have questions about controversial Bitfinex and Tether  MarketWatch

Cryptocurrency funds continue to scrutinize Bitfinex and Tether.

Cardano ADA Seven-Day Trading Range May Hit $0.0797 - Cardano May Hit $2 By The End Of 2019  Smartereum

It was a bloody weekend for all cryptocurrency world. Almost every cryptocurrency fell significantly against the USD. At the time of writing, the bears were running ...

HTC Debuts Smartphone In-Wallet ERC-20 Token Swaps  Cointelegraph

Consumer electronics giant High Tech Computer (HTC) is rolling out in-wallet cryptocurrency trading for users of its Exodus 1 smartphone, according to a press ...



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