Top Stablecoins to Watch in 2022

Stablecoins are virtual currencies that help minimize crypto market volatility. These crypto-assets are often pegged to the value of fiat money, exchange-traded commodities like gold and silver, or cryptocurrency. These tokens operate on blockchain technology and offer investors more safety than other crypto assets. Over the years, stablecoins have increasingly brewed up a storm in the crypto space. For instance, most of them chose the US Dollar as the primary asset to peg their value and reach global acceptance. Nevertheless, not all stablecoins…

Hindenburg Offers a $1 Million Bounty To Find Tether’s Reserves

A forensic financial research firm – Hindenburg Research – has launched the Hindenburg Tether Bounty Program. The program offers a $1 million reward to anyone who can provide details related to Tether’s stablecoin backing. The firm’s initiative establishes a significant effort to solve a longstanding mystery looming over the entire cryptocurrency market. The Hindenburg Tether Bounty Program As revealed in a company blog post earlier today, Hindenburg’s program intends to provide public clarity on Tether’s operations. Users who submit information…

Which Altcoins Made The News in H1 of 2021

Altcoins are constantly jostling to make a mark in the crypto world. After Bitcoin and Ethereum, the race to be the third cryptocurrency force keeps heating up every year. Many strong contenders with different use cases promise more than what the big two currently offer. As a result, many are making their mark in a big way, for good and not so good reasons, as long as they stand out from meme coins that ride the celebrity popularity wave and…

Tether Fined By Regulators For Lying About Fiat Reserves

Tether was hit with more legal repercussions amid rising concerns about its fiat currency backing. The stablecoin issuer is set to pay $41 million as settlement for allegations that it lied about its reserves. In the same case, Bitfinex received an accompanying charge. The CFTC Strikes against Tether and Bitfinex The news dropped this Friday when the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a press release on the matter. Earlier in the day, the agency settled charges against Tether,…

Tether Fires Back at Bloomberg Following Investigative Piece

Tether Holdings – the issuer of the most popular stablecoin, "Tether"– just responded to a Bloomberg article casting doubt on their operations. While Bloomberg claims that Tether's $69B reserves are nowhere to be found, Tether calls their accusations fake news. Tether's Response to Bloomberg Tether published their response to Bloomberg yesterday, on the same day Bloomberg's accusatory article was released. Tether calls the piece a "one-act play" that cherry-picks old news from "dubious sources" to fit a defamatory narrative. This…

Former Treasury Secretary Compares Stablecoins to Casino Chips

Steve Mnuchin– former Treasury Secretary of the United States– recently discussed stablecoins and FinTech investment opportunities. While he sees potential in blockchain technology and stablecoins, he also says they shouldn’t operate like “casino chips." Stablecoins and Casino Chips Mnuchin aired his thoughts earlier today in an interview with Bloomberg Invest Global. He begins stating that there’s “gigantic opportunity” in “real-time, cross border currencies,” and calls both blockchains and stablecoins “interesting”. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="755"] Steve Mnuchin. Source: NBC[/caption] However, he…

Tether Scores Major Legal Win in Trillion Market Manipulation Case

Market manipulation by significant exchanges throughout the world has been a critical issue for most crypto traders. More so, the underdogs in the crypto industry are at a wild toll. Crypto whales only require to move a massive amount of crypto to determine how the marketing strategies go. Recently, Tether and Bitfinex found themselves in a spot concerning the same. Both blockchains have been in a fix. The two professors acting as plaintiffs declared their lawsuit against Tether and Bitfinex…

DeversFi Refunds Extra-Charged Gas Fees on Bitfinex

Bloomberg said Bitfinex paid $23.7 million in gas fees to deposit $100,000 on the Tether blockchain. Reports also revealed that the exchange was moving millions from the network to a decentralized exchange DeversiFi, and accidentally suffered an inflated gas fee. However, recent reports from DeversiFi show the platform is ready to make the refund. Bitfinex Makes a Quest-Riddled Crypto Trade Bitfinex, one of the world's most controversial crypto exchange platforms, made an eyebrow-raising trade on Monday that involved unrealistic gas fees. Recent reports suggest the exchange was moving…

Hong Kong Authorities Bust Four in Alleged $155M Cryptocurrency Laundering Scheme

In operation known as “Coin Breaker,” the Hong Kong authorities arrested four men in a suspected cryptocurrency laundering scheme worth $155 million (HK$1.2 billion). According to the South China Morning Post, these men aged between 24-36 years have been in operation from February 2020 to May 2021. How they Managed the Scheme The authorities believe that the syndicate operated in various bank accounts where they made transactions through virtual currency exchanges. According to the Syndicates Crime Investigation Bureau of Custom…

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