IMF Educates on Stablecoins, Is Government Adoption Possible?

The International Monetary Fund has always shown some crypto-curiosity. In a recent document, the IMF commented on the use cases and utility of stablecoins, or assets with a pegged value. IMF Bigs Up Stablecoins In a recent IMF staff paper, part of the Fintech Notes series, the organization outlines the promises and risks of those […]

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Tether (USDT) Launches Digital Yuan Before PBoC

Controversial firm Tether Limited has announced that it is expanding its list of stablecoins by launching an offshore yuan-backed digital currency.  Tether Continues its March The Hong Kong company said in a short blog post that the new stablecoin, known as CNHT, would be pegged one-to-one to the offshore Chinese yuan. Like its popular stablecoin […]

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3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Has Surged $700 This Week

Bitcoin has bounced back above the $10,000 level, gaining over $700 since Sunday. Here are three of the main drivers for why the dominant cryptocurrency is rallying right now. Binance & Bitfinex Announce Bitcoin Derivatives While Bitcoin started as a decentralized digital currency meant for peer-to-peer transactions, crypto exchanges reshaped the coin’s flow by handling […]

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Tether Flips Binance Coin For 6th Largest Crypto Spot

Controversy continues to surround Tether, as recent market moves have vaulted the crypto into the sixth position on the world’s list of digital assets.  As Tether fires up its printers once again, many market commentators wonder if this will lead to a sustained BTC prop above the 10K level. Controversial cryptocurrency Tether continues to make […]

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Tether Finds Real-World Use Case In China-Russian Grey Market –

The grey market flow of cheap Chinese goods into the Russian market has established a real-world use case for Tether. Millions of dollars worth of USDT are being used every day to sidestep strict capital controls for remittances back to China. The Flow Of Rubles Into Tether OTC trading desks in Moscow are doing a roaring […]

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Tether Is In The Soup ‘Again’ For Blatant USDT Issuance

On July 8 the office of the New York Attorney General submitted a report detailing Bitfinex and Tether’s alleged illegal trading and securities issuance in the state of New York. Have Tether and Bitfinex Colluded to Manipulate Bitcoin Price? A recently filed Memorandum of Law filed by the New York Attorney General’s Office (NYAG) alleges […]

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Kraken CEO: Tether Is Not Driving Bitcoin Price

TD Ameritrade interviewed Kraken’s Jesse Powell over concerns about large amounts of Tether coming into the market. Tether Influx Usually Indicates Fiat Entering Bitcoin Market The latest surge in #bitcoin has been accompanied by big volume in #tether. Watch as @krakenfx CEO @jespow details to @OJRenick why the controversy over the stablecoin is much ado […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Bitfinex Scores Win Against NY Attorney General –

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has secured a temporary reprieve in its ongoing legal tussle against the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office. NY Judge Grants Stay of Document In a press release issued on Wednesday (May 22, 2019), Bitfinex announced that Hon Joel M. Cohen on the New York Supreme Court granted its motion for an […]

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