Opinion: Will Tether blow up? [Dec 2017]
There is an elephant in the room in the cryptocurrency world and it's called Tether.
The concept of a cryptocurrency that is tied to the world's reference fiat currency is very...
Cryptocurrency bubble: reality or FUD?
What is a financial bubble?
Why do boom/bust market cycles happen?
These questions have been asked ever since trade and commerce began and the first financial markets appear...
Most cryptocurrency market cap is fake
Impressive U$ dollar cryptocurrency market capitalization numbers are misleading new investors every day.
The market cap metric is used heavily by investors to estimate crypto ...
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Exchanges adopting $USDT for $USD valuation should demand a Bitfinex audit
When a large exchange, like Bittrex for instance, adopts USD Tether ($USDT) as their US Dollar reference, they must offer investors some guarantee that the adopted benchmark is somewhat accurate. When you select USDT pairs in Bittrex, the user interface does not show USDT but shows U$ instead, clearly suggesting USDT is the official US […]
2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2016. Gatecoin In May 2016 an attack on Gatecoin’s hot wallets cost them U$ 2 million in damages. As much as 185,000 ETH and 250 BTC were stolen in the heist. […]
ELI5 What’s a stablecoin?
Since the beginning of cryptocurrency history, most crypto assets have been known to experience enormous oscillations against the US Dollar (or some other legacy fiat currency). This has arguably scared many risk averse investors away from cryptocurrencies. More conservative investment instruments such as blue chip corporate bonds and Treasuries usually oscillate very little. Bitcoin, on […]
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017. BitGrail In late 2017, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail was hacked and 2.5 million NANO were stolen. Initially, the exchange reported the issue as a “maintenance”: XRB withdrawals will be enabled […]
Stable coins are backed by a reserve fiat currency in order to hedge against exchange variations. Most stablecoins are tethered against the US dollar.
Stablecoin, or stable coins, are cryptocurrencies which are backed 1:1 (or some other ratio) against a reserve currency or bag of currencies. The most popular stablecoins are pegged to the US dollar.
Tether is a stablecoin - a cryptocurrency which is tied 1:1 with the US dollar.
Ticker symbol for the Tether cryptocurrency
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One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Has close ties to the Tether stablecoin cryptocurrency.
A crypto-Twitter personality who is skeptical of Bitfinex and the Tether stablecoin