Category: Tether

New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on Tether

New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on TetherCan any stablecoin topple tether? In 2019, the answer to that question was an emphatic ‘No.’ Despite a string of stablecoins being released onto the market, tether (USDT) increased its grip on the cryptoconomy’s fiat supply, racking up $127B of on-chain volume on Ethereum alone. This year, the king of stablecoins faces a renewed assault […]

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Market Outlook: Bullish Trend Sends Crypto Prices Northwards

Market Outlook: Crypto Prices Head North As Trends Start Looking BullishDigital currency markets are seeing significant gains this week as the entire market capitalization gained $28 billion in the last seven days. Moreover, trade volume has spiked to a massive $100 billion and during the last 24 hours, numerous digital assets have gained between 3-48%. Also read: Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved in […]

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Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Refiled in New District

Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Re-filed in New DistrictIfinex Inc, parent firm of Bitfinex, finds its ongoing legal troubles further complicated as a November lawsuit has been withdrawn by the plaintiff and refiled in a new district. The company, whose close affiliations with both the Bitfinex crypto exchange and stablecoin Tether have continually raised suspicion, now faces at least three ongoing legal battles. […]

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Market Update: Top Cryptos Face Strong Resistance Ahead

Market Update: Top Cryptos Face the Strong Resistance AheadOn January 6, digital currency markets saw decent gains as the entire crypto market capitalization surpassed the $200 billion mark at 3:50 p.m. EST. Since then most cryptocurrencies have tested heavy resistance and a slew of assets are being held back. Moreover, crypto trade volumes have increased significantly and there’s been roughly $83 billion in […]

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Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Version of Fractional Reserve Banking

Stablecoins Are Crypto's Version of Fractional Reserve BankingStablecoins provide much sought after stability in the volatile crypto markets. They are sometimes even said to affect the price of bitcoin in drastic fashion. Tether (USDT) in particular continues to be widely scrutinized for this, with recent lawsuits about conflicts of interest and price manipulation being hotly contested. More important to dive into, however, […]

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Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total Supply

Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total SupplySince Tether’s (USDT) migration to other networks beside the BTC-based Omni protocol, significant shifts have taken place seeing the heavily-printed stablecoin rise to prominence also via Ethereum’s ERC20 standard and Tron’s TRC20 implementation. Ethereum-based USDT supply currently sits at over 2.2 billion tokens, while the Omni equivalent stands at around 1.5 billion. The Tron network […]

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Veriblock Captured Close to 60% of BTC’s OP Return Transactions in 2019

Veriblock Captured Close to 60% of BTC's OP Return Transactions in 2019During the course of 2019, the most used BTC-based OP_Return protocol, Veriblock, outshined Omni Layer outputs. According to statistics, Veriblock captured 57% of BTC’s OP_Return outputs in 2019. Ever since the protocol’s opcodes started dominating, a number of BTC influencers called the outputs “abuse” and “spam.” Also Read: Central Bank Gold Hoarding Hits 50-Year High […]

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Market Update: Crypto Traders Search for Bullish and Bearish Trends

During the last few days, digital currency markets have been meandering sideways and prices have been less volatile. On Sunday, during the last 24 hours, the entire cryptoconomy is hovering just below the $200 billion zone and there’s roughly $71 billion in global trades. Crypto proponents are still uncertain about the future trajectory and whether […]

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BCH Is An A-Class Crypto for Auditability

BCH: An A-Class, Top-Tier CryptoCrypto research group Coin Metrics recently released issue 30 of its “State of the Network” series, which ranks crypto assets by auditability. Taking into account node operation, synchronization, normal operation, code audit and extraction of ledger data, the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap were ranked. These were also ranked on ease of ledger reconstruction, […]

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Market Update: Bears Claw Crypto Prices Below Long-Term Support

Digital currency prices plummeted on Tuesday, as cryptocurrency markets lost billions during the morning trading sessions, New York time. BTC dropped well below the $7k range and other digital assets followed BTC’s path with sharp losses. Crypto prices haven’t been this low since May as the market valuation of the entire cryptoconomy is struggling to […]

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Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB ‘Ahead of the Curve’

Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB 'Ahead of the Curve'At her first press conference as head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde outlined her plans to lead the ECB “ahead of the curve” in the field of digital currency. “There is clearly a demand out there that we have to respond to,” she said, referring to stablecoins. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – […]

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Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in StablecoinsDoes the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency […]

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Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally

Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 RallyCrypto commenters have torn into a new research paper alleging a single whale caused bitcoin’s 2017 price rally. The paper, reported prominently in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, has been criticized for failing to understand that mass inflows of tether (USDT) to the cryptoconomy are not indicative of a single source accounting for all […]

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Market Update: Crypto Prices Hold Steady After Massive Bullish Spike

Market Update: Crypto Prices Hold Steady After Massive Bullish SpikeDigital currency markets are coasting along after an enormous move on Friday of more than 20-40%. The entire cryptoconomy is hovering around $249 billion as it gained a whopping $30 billion very quickly this week. Crypto prices corrected a touch since the spike, but are still well above the lows seen just a few days […]

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104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research RevealsThe ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the […]

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Tether Created ‘Largest Bubble in Human History’ Claims Lawsuit Against Bitfinex

Tether Created the Largest Bubble in Human History Claims Lawsuit Against BitfinexA common attack against Tether in the crypto ecosystem is that the stablecoin isn’t really backed one-to-one by the U.S. dollar. We might soon get to know if these concerns are substantial, as the matter is now going to court. A new lawsuit against the operators of USDT accuses them of creating the largest bubble […]

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Market Outlook: Traders Play New Positions After Massive Drop in Crypto Prices

Market Outlook: Traders Play New Positions After Massive Drop in Crypto PricesOn September 24, digital currency markets saw significant losses as the entire cryptoconomy lost $35 billion in a short period of time. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders are now even more uncertain to where markets are headed in the short term. The sudden sell-off that took place on Wednesday afternoon was unexpected and today traders are […]

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Market Update: Low Volumes and Uncertainty Shake Crypto Traders

Market Update: Low Volumes and Uncertainty Shake Crypto TradersThe majority of digital currency markets have lost a few percentages over the last few days as cryptocurrency trade volume has been waning. Since our last market outlook, more than $20 billion in global trade volume disappeared and this Tuesday’s market data shows there’s only $60 billion in worldwide crypto trades in the last 24 […]

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How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model

An In-Depth Look at Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain ProjectsSince 2011, just after Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project for good, networks have emerged that leverage the BTC chain in some way. A variety of projects over the last nine years have found value in anchoring some sort of feature set to BTC in order to bolster the satellite’s underlying network. The following article […]

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Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted ChinaCrypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal to send or receive over $50,000 in fiat money without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations, international trade wars, and a surveillance state in the midst of political unrest mean that transferring money can […]

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Connecting Cash to the Internet Using Stablecoins

Most often overlooked in the fintech space is the world’s most scalable and private payment system: cash. It is used in every country around the world and despite its much exaggerated demise, according to the G4S Global Cash Report 2018, cash circulation has risen to 9.6% of GDP across developed and emerging market countries since […]

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Bitcoin.com’s Premier Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Now Live

Bitcoin.com's Premier Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Now LiveWe’ve just launched our premier trading platform exchange.Bitcoin.com and registered users can access it right now. Since we announced pre-registration last month, over 10,000 accounts have signed up with our exchange and the platform is ready to provide a world-class trading experience for crypto newcomers and veterans alike. Also Read: Check Out the New Featured […]

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Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

Tether Plans to Mint a Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex ShareholderTether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (USDT), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent interview that Tether is also preparing to launch […]

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