US ‘Investigating’ If Tether, Bitfinex ‘Illegally Moved’ Bitcoin Price to $20K

Bitcoin’s latest price plunge has coincided with fresh scrutiny of stablecoin Tether and exchange Bitfinex almost a year after both received subpoenas from US authorities. DoJ ‘Homing In’ On Tether, Bitfinex As Bloomberg reports November 20 citing “three people familiar with the matter,” Tether and Bitfinex, which share a CEO, are under suspicion of market […]

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Tether Announces Relationship With Deltec Bank in the Bahamas

On November 1st Tether said they have established a banking relationship with the Bahamas-based Deltec Bank & Trust Limited. Tether Limited made a few notable announcements on Thursday, November 1st. Early in the day on Twitter, the firm confirmed a new banking relationship with Deltec Bank & Trust Limited (Deltec), which has a headquarters in the […]

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London Block Exchange Launching Crypto Pound-Backed Stablecoin

The London Block Exchange said they have permission to launch a new virtual currency, the LBXPeg. The stablecoin would be backed by UK Pound Sterling reserves. The London Block Exchange (LBX) is planning to release a new virtual currency pegged to the Pound Sterling. The startup’s CEO Benjamin Dives told Business Insider the first “cryptopound” would […]

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‘Full Circle’: Goldman Sachs Backed Startup Launches Stablecoin Cryptocurrency

On September 26th, Circle announced the release its new stablecoin USD Coin (USDC), which will begin trading on Circle’s Poloniex exchange immediately. The new USDC stablecoin will be fully collateralized by USD at a 1:1 ratio. The stablecoin market has been particularly active recently, with several other projects launching in past few months. Circle’s announcement […]

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Chinese Cryptocurrency Traders Use Tether and VPNs to Bypass Ban

Cryptocurrency traders in China appear to have found numerous ways to circumvent the nationwide ban on trading with digital currencies. According to industry experts, as long as the transactions remain peer-to-peer and decentralized, regulators won’t be able to block them out completely.   Tether and VPNs to the Rescue Quoting sources familiar to the matter, […]

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Abnormal Tether Price Moves on Kraken Leave Analysts Puzzled

Massive trade orders on Kraken fail to sway the price of Tether any further than modest ones, leaving researchers and analysts puzzled. Unlikely Coincidences “USD-backed” Tether (USDT) is making headlines yet again for the dubious activity surrounding the token. A report from Bloomberg today details evidence that Tether markets on the US-based Kraken exchange are […]

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‘Precursor of Price Going Up’: Tether Grants Another $250M in USDT Tokens

Controversial stablecoin Tether (USDT) has issued $250 million dollars worth of tokens — which Litecoin creator Charlie Lee sees as a bullish sign.   ‘Precursor of Price Going Up’ Tether has issued 250 million tokens (worth US$250) on June 25, according to Omni explorer. This follows its previous grant issued on May 18 of another $250 […]

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‘Really Un-Tethered?’ Bitcoin Price Manipulation Returns With New Research

Wilma Woo · June 13, 2018 · 1:00 pm Days after Tether (USDT) gained a higher market cap than Monero and Dash, new research has reignited suspicions that the altcoin “manipulated” Bitcoin prices.  Cryptocurrency Highs Fuelled By Tether The product of two researchers at the University of Texas, the paper — titled Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered? […]

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USD-pegged Stablecoin to be Introduced by Goldman Sachs-backed Circle

Adam James · May 15, 2018 · 11:00 pm Circle, a startup payments company backed by Goldman Sachs, is set to launch a cryptocurrency with a value pegged to the U.S. dollar — similar to Tether (USDT) — after announcing a $110 million investment round dominated by cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain.  A ‘Compliant Alternative’ to […]

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