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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 […]
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 interesting indeed. But it has a very expensive requirement: for every unit of this cryptocurrency, there must be an equal unit in the reference […]
Opinion: Tether is likely backed by Bitcoin U$ equivalents, not by cash US Dollars [June 2018]
A lot of the controversy surrounding the Tether cryptocurrency seems to focus on whether it is fully backed by US Dollar funds or not. Several relevant questions have been posed in this respect, such as why investors would keep U$ 2.5 billion (as of May 2018) in cash deposited as reserves for Tether, with little […]
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 […]
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A crypto-Twitter personality who is skeptical of Bitfinex and the Tether stablecoin
A Bear Market is an informal term for a downward trending market. Generally, to be considered a bear market, there should be at least a 20% decline for two months or more.
Tether is a stablecoin - a cryptocurrency which is tied 1:1 with the US dollar.
Ticker symbol for the Tether cryptocurrency