Tether’s Collapse Would Be Chaotic, Not Cataclysmic

Possible criminal charges against Tether executives will put even more pressure on a product that the market is already cooling on.

Opinion  ·  26 July 2021

Bitfinex Halts Trading Amid ‘Reduced Performances’

The Hong Kong-based exchange said it is temporarily halting trading while investigating issues on the platform.

News  ·  1 July 2021

Bitfinex Now Owns a Stake in No-KYC Bitcoin Exchange Hodl Hodl

Bitfinex plans to enter the DeFi market via Hodl Hodl and will add fresh liquidity to the Hodl Hodl lending pool.

News  ·  7 June 2021

Elliptic Is Mapping Bitcoin Stolen From 2016 Bitfinex Hack

New research from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic asks whether zkSNACKs, the firm behind bitcoin privacy wallet Wasabi, is turning a blind eye to stolen coins.

Business  ·  13 May 2021

Tether’s First Reserve Breakdown Shows Token 49% Backed by Unspecified Commercial Paper

The new composition report is part of Tether’s efforts to stay in compliance with a settlement with the New York Attorney General.

News  ·  13 May 2021

$623M in Bitcoin From 2016 Bitfinex Hack Moved Under Cover of COIN Hype

But the impact on the market may be little.

Markets  ·  14 April 2021

Tether Takes Step Toward Transparency With First Accounting Firm Report Card

The report is similar to those produced by other stablecoin issuers like Centre or Paxos.

News  ·  30 March 2021

Bitfinex Seeks to Attract Institutional Investors With Off-Exchange Settlement

The integration will let investors make deposits and withdrawals more quickly, as well as mitigate counterparty risk.

News  ·  23 March 2021

Tether Deal With New York State Brings Quick Reversal of Crypto-Market Sell-Off

The settlement appears to remove what might have been a systemic threat to cryptocurrency markets.

Markets  ·  23 February 2021

NY AG’s $850M Probe of Bitfinex, Tether Ends in an $18.5M Settlement

In a closely watched case with wide-ranging implications for the crypto market, Tether has admitted no wrongdoing and will provide reports on USDT’s reserve composition for two years.

Markets  ·  23 February 2021

A Sudden Loss of Faith in Tether Would Pose Risk to Bitcoin, JPMorgan Says

"If any issues arise that could affect the willingness or ability of both domestic and foreign investors to use USDT, the most likely result would be a severe liquidity shock to the broader cryptocurrency market," the report says.

Markets  ·  19 February 2021

SEC Should Monitor Tesla’s Elon Musk for Market Manipulation: Roubini

The NYU economist also warned bitcoin could "collapse" if Tether and Bitfinex are indicted this year.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 February 2021

Bitfinex Says It Repaid Tether for $550M Loan at Center of NYAG Probe

Bitfinex says early Friday it repaid fully of the loan to Tether.

Markets  ·  5 February 2021

Questions About Tether Just Won’t Go Away. Does the Crypto Market Care?

Is the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies inflated because the backing of tether may not be as strong as people think it is?

Markets  ·  26 January 2021

Bitfinex Says It’s Nearly Done Turning Over Documents to NYAG

The document production process has already stretched over a year.

News  ·  19 January 2021